Special DeliveryDecember, 2012
Delicious treats by mail? Yes please! And don’t worry, your guests will be so busy complimenting you, they won’t even notice the box in the kitchen.
Baked in the classic French tradition, these delicate meringue sandwich cookies come in an array of fresh flavors. $48 for 24-macaron holiday gift box; lette Macarons; deandeluca.com.
LACK & WHITE CAKE
Luscious layers of chocolate cake, rich buttercream filling, and fudge frosting make the Black & White Cake a decadent delight. $40; Bake Me A Wish; bakemeawish.com.
An assortment of Ugly Truffles—handmade in Chicago of the finest ingredients—is the perfect accompaniment for post-repast coffee. $27 to $76; Cake; cake-chicago.com.
Made on Washington’s Bainbridge Island from old-world recipes, Mora Sorbet comes packed in dry ice. $40 for four flavors (the grapefruit is an unexpected delight!); Mora Iced Creamery; moraicecream.com.
Warm, crispy, burnt-sugar coated, custard-filled canneles pair perfectly with fruit, like sweet-tart rapsberries. $45 for 24 cakes; Mackenzie Limited; mackenzieltd.com.
A traditional British delicacy, Fruit Cheese (actually, it's not cheese at all, but preserved, sliceable fruit) is a sophisticated addition to an elegant cheese plate. $18; June Taylor; junetaylorjams.com.