Need Elegant but easy to make Desserts for Gift
I need some elegant but easy to make dessert recipes as I want to give away some desserts to someone as a favor. The problem is I don't know them at all and what they like.
I need something that can be unrefrigerated for a day or two.
I was thinking cupcakes and maybe some apple/cinnamon tarts, but I'm not sure. I really want to make sure these desserts have an interesting twist on them and that they look professional and beautiful.
When I say "easy to make", I just don't want it to be super complicated but I don't want it to be "from a mix" either as taste is first and foremost!
Any suggestions? Thanks so much in advance!
I've suggested this before. A bouquet of cake lollipops. They are very impressive. They look a lot harder than they are. They are still rare enough that most people have never even heard of them much less eaten them. They will hold for a few days.
Here are links with more info on cake lollipops:
Pecan tassies, but I make them with macadamia nuts. They have a shortbread crust and gooey nut mixture inside. Mini tarts. They were one of the first things that I ever learned to bake at 18. They always come out yummy and keep for a long time. This is close to the recipe I use.
Along what you were thinking, what about cream cheese apple tarts? With apples arranges in a circle, it makes a pretty presentation. I posted it in this thread.
It's also really good w/ pears, lemon curd, or chocolate ganache on top instead.