Nobody Slays Holiday Sweets Like Dominique Ansel
’Tis the season for sweets. And Dominique Ansel is as magical as Santa Claus.
The Cronut creator-pastry whiz is helping dessert lovers get into the holiday spirit in the sweetest way. His latest creative confections are sure to bring heaps of joy and deliciousness to the most wonderful time of year.
Feast your eyes on these merry masterpieces:
Blizzard the Polar Bear Religious is a double decker cream puff filled with caramelized apples and brown butter (basically an apple pie in cream puff form) with a festive red and white striped scarf and powdered sugar “snow.” Bring Blizzard to your next holiday party to steal the show. #cutenessoverload
And the cream puff creatures don’t stop there—these penguin puffers (complete with red sprinkle ear muffs and scarf) are almost too adorable to eat.
The limited-edition gingerbread pinecone confection is made with a spice cake base layered with ginger-flavored mousse and rich speculoos ganache, then finished with about 70 tiny, hand-cut chocolate petals. We’re seriously pining for this pinecone.
Your dessert table will look oh-so merry and bright with this elegant Pistachio Cherry Bûche de Noël made with pistachio mousse, mascarpone ganache, Amarena cherries, crispy praline feuilletine, and a white chocolate reindeer on top.
Dominique Ansel even makes something as basic as hot chocolate fun and whimsical. Watch the Blossoming Hot Chocolate, topped with a blooming flower-shaped marshmallow, in action below:
The Cronut® gets a dose of festive flair in December, too. The monthly NYC flavor is Eggnog Caramel: the croissant-donut hybrid pastry is filled with creamy eggnog ganache and ooey gooey caramel, then finished with nutmeg sugar glaze.
And the special LA Cronut® flavor is Strawberry Butter and Cinnamon Toast Ganache filled with slow-cooked strawberry preserves and creamy cinnamon ganache, finished with raw sugar and a touch of anise. Who wouldn’t want a six-pack of these babies under the tree?
And then there’s the always-enjoyable DAB signature sweets including chocolate chip cookie shots with vanilla-infused milk and frozen s’mores on a stick. We can go on and on…
In the holiday spirit yet?
These joyous treats available at Dominique Ansel Bakery locations in New York City, London, Tokyo, and the new Los Angeles outpost (the lines at all DAB shops are typically bananas, so arrive early), and can be purchased online. Happy holidays, sweets lovers!
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