Candy canes, lollipops and gingerbread men are iconic symbols of Christmas. We encourage you to get playful and create some magic! Take the pressure off by enhancing ready-made desserts with candies and cookies. Make sure to layer your table and add lots of interesting eye-catching ornaments. Watch your guests ooh-ing and aah-ing over all of the irresistible choices.
This very merry, wonderful cake was created by pastry chef Laura Schoffel from patisserie_Ohlala
The scrumptious berries are from Betsy @betsys_berries
Make a beautiful ready-made cake extraordinary by embellishing it with edible ornaments. Start by purchasing a delicious cake. Our Candy Cane Cheesecake is from our favorite bakery counter @thevillagegrocer.com, but you can find something similar close to home. Follow our steps and create your own masterpiece:
- Make or purchase your favorite cake and plate it on a pretty cake stand. Gather your decorations: ribbon for a pretty bow, (remember to remove before slicing) cookies, candies, French macaroons and candy canes.
- Add the ribbon to the center of the cake and tie a small bow for an extra cute touch. Add the macaroons around the base of the cake, spacing evenly. Use a dab of icing, if needed, to secure the macaroons to the cake.
- Remove wrappers from the candy canes and stick them in the center of the cake forming a circle, spacing evenly. Keep chilled till your party begins.
Nothing smells better than the aroma of gingerbread baking in the oven. Nothing looks more adorable than plates of gingerbread cookies decorated for the season. This tried and true family recipe will delight all. Make sure to take some time to bake them.