A solid week under 100º in Phoenix, talk around the rest of country of some crazy thing called fall, pumpkin spice everything, store shelves already reminding us of what’s to come. There’s no denying it, even as crazy as 2020 has been, the holidays are just around the corner. Thanksgiving will be here in just three short weeks, with Hannukah, Christmas and New Year’s right on its tail.
Whether you’re planning a modified small, family get-together or you’re shooting for a virtual party, there must be dessert. There should always be dessert! Whatever your plans, let’s talk about your dessert options. Read on for the 9 most popular holiday party desserts, for groups big and small.
1) Cake Pops
Who doesn’t love cake pops? This isn’t your coffee shop cake pop, though. Sure, it’s a ball of cake on a stick. But Silver Rose takes it up to another level. These little bites of heaven are cake and frosting, dipped in a candy melt. They can be personalized to your party’s theme colors, made in any flavor combinations and wrapped individually for low mess during the party! Yay for less clean up! If you’re feeling really ambitious, Silver Rose can even decorate them with cute little designs.
3) Dessert Cups
I mean, how much more can you really ask for? Dessert in a cup? Yes please! These tiny, clear cups, usually 1-3 ounces, are filled with all sorts of delectable, eye-pleasing treats that will make your dessert table the talk of the town. Some of the most popular fillings, complete with tiny spoon, include chocolate mousse, lemon mousse, berry trifle, strawberry shortcake, tiramisu, creamy no bake cheesecake, and so many more!
Did you know there’s a difference in macarons and macaroons? Maybe that’s another discussion for another blog. But, for today’s purposes, let’s talk about the tasty little almond flour cookie sandwiches, straight from France – macarons. If you’re going for a high-end, classy dessert table that says, “I spared no expense.” These are your best bet. With multiple color options and a smooth texture, macarons are the perfect touch to any party.
Santa cookies, snowman cookies, reindeer cookies, heck we can even make a turkey shaped cookie if that tickles your fancy. If you can think of it, we can make it (probably, let’s keep it PG-13). Our frosted sugar cookies have royal icing and the design can be as intricate or as simple as you want. The only complaint we’ve ever had about these cookies is that they’re too pretty to eat. Trust me though, once you take your first bite, you’ll get over that.
6) Cream Puffs
Four words – Chocolate. Dipped. Cream. Puff. Need I say more? Ok, I don’t need to, but I will. Baked evenly to have that perfect little, golden crunch when you bite into them, without even a hint of sogginess. Then you get a taste of the chocolate, along with that smooth, sweet pastry cream…is your mouth watering yet? Sit a few of these out for your guests and they’ll be gone before you know it. Fair warning, order extras.
80% of the weddings that ordered more than just a wedding cake from Silver Rose Bakery in the past year have included cheesecake bites in their wedding dessert table. So, it’s safe to say these are a crowd favorite. The cheesecake is a New York style crust and batter, so it’s rich and sweet, a perfect palate cleanser. Choose from toppings of fresh fruit, fruit jam/mash drizzle, caramel, Chantilly cream (whipped cream), and of course chocolate, or order a combination of each.
9) Mini Tarts
Bonus! Chocolate-dipped treats
We’re pretty firm believers that chocolate makes everything better…because chocolate, right?! Some of the best ideas are strawberries, pretzels, marshmallows, Oreo cookies and cake truffles (cake pops without the stick).
Even though the holidays this year might look a little different, it doesn’t mean we can’t still have great food! Don’t forget, we’re here to help keep you and your loved ones safe. If you are planning a socially distanced or virtual gathering, ask us about our new shipping services! Between shipping and our free delivery to all of Maricopa County, sharing sweet treats with your family and friends is still definitely something worth celebrating!