Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Dessert Lover
What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Dessert Lover.
Some people never tire of eating dessert. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snack: it's all sweet all the time. If that sounds like one of your beloved family members or friends, these five gifts are a perfect fit. If you'll be enjoying a holiday feast with them, go all out and complement one of these giftable treats with a special order dessert for a super sweet celebration they'll never forget.
Candy mixed bag from Smeeks
Put together the perfect selection of nostalgic favorites and hard-to-find candies at Smeeks, recently relocated to UNION at Biltmore, where you can also pick up sweets from Whoopie Baking Co. to add to your gift bag of goodies. Old time candies that will make your parents' and grandparents' hearts swell include Abba-Zaba, Charleston Chew, Mallo Cups, Chuckles, Sky Bar and C. Howard's Violet. Smeeks also stocks locally made creations, including Goodytwos Toffee and Tracy Dempsey Originals, and hard-to-find items from out-of-state, including Whimsical Candy's handmade sea salt caramels and the three-day labor of love, La-Dee-Dahs.
Gift certificate to ABC Cake Decorating Supplies
Does someone on your list love dessert so much that they make their own? It's tough to know what tools of the trade a home baker or professional pastry chef already has in the kitchen. When in doubt, get a gift certificate to ABC Cake Decorating Supplies. Just $25 will buy over 25 cookie cutters, a whoopie pie pan and a few pastry bags, or a couple of Fat Daddio's topsy turvy cake pans for a gravity-defying tiered cake. Or, if they have all the equipment and tools they need, ABC Cake also stocks fondant, icing, gum paste, Guittard chocolate, edible spray paint, and rows upon rows of edible decorations.