Best Baked Goods with a Twist on Presentation


When you serve a variety of desserts after a good meal, your guests get excited. Oh, which one should I try first? A really fun and unique way to showcase dessert is to offer a sampling of each in small glasses. Adding a cool visual presentation prior to eating, adds to the enjoyment of taste. Pictured here are five favorite choices to serve and all are easy to bake.

Everybody loves chocolate. Turn a simple brownie recipe into a "mini sundae" adding chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry and you've got a winner.

This week is National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day and it is a favorite. Try adding fresh, frozen or dried cranberries to the cake. The sweetness of the pineapple and the tartness of the cranberry make this cake another great selection.

Key Lime Pie is a real favorite. The pie goes with meat or fish and its tart and creamy texture will bring smiles.

Strawberry short cake is always special on a dessert list. When strawberries are in season and paired with a delicious cake and a dollop of cream, it is usually the first chosen. Just bake your favorite yellow cake mix and the dish is easier then you think.

Round out this great selection with a Pecan Pie. It is kind of retro and the combination of a buttery crust mixed with sweet and gooey pecans conjure up visions from the past on your palate.

Just spoon a small portion of each dessert into a small container and display all on an attractive serving platter. It is not only a cool, different and visually enticing way to serve dessert, but the selection is sure to garner raves from your guests.