9 Most Popular Holiday Party Desserts

9 Most Popular Holiday Party Desserts

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 

    custom 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.

    2) Mini Cupcakes

    mini cupcakes

    If you love a regular cupcake, you’ll definitely love the mini cupcake. A hit for all ages, these little guys are easier and less messy to eat than their larger counterparts. Served in tulip liners with frosting to match your party colors, mini cupcakes don’t just taste great, they make for a beautiful presentation on your dessert table.

    3) Dessert Cups

    desert 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!

    4) Macarons


    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.

    5) Sugar Cookies

    Christmas holiday custom sugar cookies

    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

    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.

    7) Cheesecake Bites

    cheese cake bites


    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.

    8) Brownies and Cookies

    fresh baked cookies and brownies

    You didn’t think we’d leave everyone’s favorite classics off the list, did you? Nothing fancy, nothing frilly…just good ol’ fashioned rich, fudgy brownies and fresh baked cookies. Of course, we have to put the Silver Rose spin on them though. Try our Brownies of Doom, Chip Chip Hooray, Sprinkle-fetti or Raisin the Roof.

    9) Mini Tarts

    mini tarts

    Are you picking up on the mini theme yet? Mini is just more fun. These little guys are a great option for anyone who enjoys a lighter dessert. Popular tart fillings are Bavarian berry, fruit compotes (like blueberry or mixed berry), chocolate pudding and pistachio. These light, flaky pastries are a must for any gathering.


      Bonus! Chocolate-dipped treats

      chocolate dipped strawberries 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 shipping services. Between shipping and delivery to those in the Phoenix area, sharing sweet treats with your family and friends is still definitely something worth celebrating!