This cheesecake is so beautiful to look at we almost hated to cut into it! I'm glad we did, because it's the all-time best strawberry cheesecake we've ever tasted! I now use the crust ingredients for many other desserts requiring graham cracker crusts. It is somewhat time-consuming, but is well worth the effort. Many times I do the crust and filling steps one day and the glaze/strawberry decorating the next. (I prefer lemon juice in the glaze or 1/2 lemon juice and 1/2 Grand Marnier rather than the full 3 T of Grand Marnier, but use your own taste as judgment!) It must be chilled thoroughly before serving. (Tweaked from a Taste of Home recipe...)
JULY 2011, NOTE: I very rarely make the glaze topping anymore. I'd like to be virtuous and say I'm trying to reduce sugar content, but it's mainly because I usually am short of time or lazy. I make and chill the cheesecake, then cut stems off strawberries and prettily arrange them pointy-side up on the top before serving. The cheesecake is still as beautiful and SOOO good, so you decide which way you want to go.