The sauces are extra if you want to make them. I was inspired to make this at home from scratch because of the famous restaurant Yard House. I mean, I could NEVER make this cheesecake as good as theirs but its still great and fun to make! As for making the caramel sauce, remember before you begin, make sure you have everything ready to go and to put in. Making caramel is a fast process that cannot wait for hunting around for ingredients. If you don't work fast, the sugar will burn.