I eat amazing sweets all year round, but that doesn't mean I don't love getting some as gifts during the holidays. I also like getting (and giving) cool sweets accessories, like vintage-style glasses that make my ice cream eating feel oh-so-classy, or my trick to professional looking cake decorating.
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So you didn't stockpile a bounty of summer preserves to give out over the holidays? Neither did I. But it's not too late! Just because berry season is long gone doesn't mean you can't whip up a batch or two of homemade jam sure to please everyone on your gift list.
Treat the chocoholic in your life to a satisfying chocolate fix this holiday season with one of these luscious gifts.
Cookie monsters are a special breed. It doesn't matter how old we get, or how refined our palates may be, we love nothing more than a petite treat (often with a glass of milk.) If you know someone who's part of the crew, then check out this gift guide. It's got something for every stage: the baking, decorating, eating—and proclaiming our love for—cookies.
Homemade edible gifts really can't be beat. And in that spirit, here are American Classics that travel well for gift giving or sharing.
Do you know someone who loves baking layer cakes, just because, or brings a perfectly decorated tray of cupcakes to every occasion? This is definitely the time of year to reward their interest—who knows, maybe you'll get a sweet gift in return.
December is a cruel month for the ice cream lover in your life. Ice cream's hardly at the top of our dessert agendas now, which means you may not be thinking about what to give someone who'll take sundaes over cake any day. Here are eight gift ideas to show how much you care. If your friend is a good one, most of these will presents will pay you back in kind.