THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, and this year, we may be home a little more than usual. So let’s really spruce things up! Holiday baking fills the home and heart with nostalgia and warmth. Lucky for us, author of Unicorn Food and Mermaid Food, Cayla Gallagher, is back in the kitchen with the third book in her Whimsical Treats cookbook series, Reindeer Food: 85 Festive Sweets and Treats to Make a Magical Christmas. This winter, follow her journey to new realms of sweetened confectionery goodness.
WHERE WE’RE GOING
Gallagher separates her journey into five chapters: Cakes, Cookies, Candy, Other Treats and Extras, and Drinks. Within each chapter, Gallagher shares her best tips for frosting, food coloring, decorating and more. She’s created an assortment of recipes that both beginners and pros will enjoy following. If there’s one sure thing about cooking with Gallagher, it’s this: Your holiday table will look (and taste) better than ever before!
WHAT WE’RE MAKING
A standout recipe from Gallagher’s cookbook is her Wintry Snowstorm Cake. Packed with flavor from frozen blueberries, fresh strawberries and cream cheese frosting made from scratch, it’s a unique cake that will make any winter festivity feel special. “If you love the holidays, but aren’t necessarily a fan of classic holiday flavors, this cake is for you,” Gallagher says. Another favorite is her Christmas Bauble Cakelettes. “These pretty little ornaments are essentially jumbo cake pops. They are coated in a beautiful metallic chocolate coating and will look very at home on your holiday dessert plate!” Gallagher says. They’d look darling in a gift basket or as an accent on a holiday charcuterie board. However you choose to display them, these bauble cakelettes will add sophistication galore.
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