This recipe is awesome! I've made it several times and I have discovered an interesting tip for making the garnish. Rather than pouring the sugar mixture into two circles on a cookie sheet and have to sit there and cut them, grease a cupcake pan and pour a little mixture into each little circle! It gives you perfect circle sugar glass pieces for you to decorate your cheesecake with!
Everyone enjoyed it so much that they want me to make it again for the next party. I changed the baking conditions slightly. I put a pyrex cake pan with boiling water on the bottom rack of the oven. I baked the cheesecake at 350?F for 20 minutes, then reduced to 220?F for another hour and 20 minutes.I turned off the oven and let it cool with the oven door closed until it was almost cooled to room temperature. It was allowed to chill in the refrigerator overnight. It was a huge success.