Christmas dessert finale: Make a dessert topiary (and a sweet giveaway, too)

If you’d like to finish your holiday dinner with a flourish, I have a collection of elegant dessert topiaries that will make everyone “ooh” and “ahh.” How about serving a Cake Pop Christmas Tree, or a Chocolate Truffle Candy Tree? If you’re trying to be “good,” the Strawberry Topiary Tree makes it almost fun to skip the sweets. (For more sweet fun, check out the Cupcake Bouquets.) The photos link to the tutorials for making these very special Christmas desserts.

Cake Pop Christmas Trees

How to make a Cake Pop Tree

Cake Pop Christmas Tree from Miss Candi Quik.

Cupcake Christmas Tree Topiary

DIY a Christmas tree Cupcake Topiary Tree

Christmas Cupcake Topiary Tree from

Chocolate Truffle Topiary Tree

how to make a chocolate truffle topiary tree

Chocolate Truffle Topiary from Taste of Home.

Meringue Cookie Topiary Tree

how to make a meringue cookie topiary tree for Chirstmas

Meringue Cookie Topiary Tree from Better Homes & Gardens.

Strawberry Topiary Tree

how to make a strawberry topiary tree

Strawberry Topiary Tree from Belle The Magazine.

book giveaway for Dessert Bouquets

You might win this book, packed with 60 pages of fun dessert ideas.

On Christmas eve, we have hot fudge sundaes made with peppermint stick ice cream. Do you have a special Christmas dessert tradition? Or, maybe there’s a Christmas cookie recipe that’s a “must” on your list? Please share your sweet, Christmas traditions for your chance to win a copy of the book Dessert Bouquets. Please leave your yummy response by Thursday, December 20 at midnight. I’ll announce the winner on Friday, December 21.

**Please Note: This Giveaway is Closed!**

Happy Christmas crafting!


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46 Responses to Christmas dessert finale: Make a dessert topiary (and a sweet giveaway, too)

  1. Brenda Thomas says:

    Our tradition is to have Kolackys. I make them only at Christmas time, but each and every Christmas. I top them with cherry pie filling and they are gone in no time. I’m the only one who doesn’t eat them, and I can honestly say, I’ve never even tasted one! I’m just glad the rest of the family loves them. I hope I win this book! Maybe we can start another traditional item!

  2. Earnestine Blue says:

    Love this, I love to fix a hot drink using apple juice,steam with red hot cinnamin candy. Also fill ice cream cone cup with pudding top with fruit fresh or canned

  3. lucy cook says:

    Our Christmas favorites are wedding cake cookies, and soft rolled cut out sugar cookies . It is tradition for NaNa ( me ) and my 5year old granddaughter to mix them all , bake em, and decorate them while trying to keep papa from eating them in the meantime. Then we make up gingerbread cookie dough cut around the patterns bake and decorate its a blast until clean-up.

  4. Our Christmas tradition is for me to make many batches of my homemade cookies. I always make 7 different kinds and try 1 new variety each year to see if it’s a keeper. So far nothing good enough to replace any of the original 7!

  5. Debbie Kaste says:

    All those deserts look amazing! Thanks for the chance to win the recipe book:)

  6. Geri Brown says:

    How can I order this book I LOVE it!!!!

  7. jessica w says:

    IT would be soo cool to learn how to make those!

  8. Jeanette says:

    We like to bake and eat choc. chip cookies. So the cookies for Santa will be warm and fresh.

  9. Maureen R. says:

    On Christmas morning, I get up early and cinnamon buns. Then the kids get up and unwrap their gifts. Nothing like unwrapping a gift while eating a sweet treat!!

  10. Amy Pinion says:

    The kids get together with their Memaw to bake and decorate cookies. My Mom and I used to make cheese balls and perculator punch. At church we have an ornament exchange.

  11. m-a says:

    All kind of cookies but this year it will be one of my daugther who will make cupcakes, cookies and meringue. She love to make them! And I appreciate it!
    have a nice day

  12. Becky C says:

    Cookies, cookies and more cookies

  13. Melissa says:

    The meringue tree is pretty, but the chocolate truffle tree is pretty irresistible!

    My family has cookies and candy for breakfast on Christmas morning. No, we don’t do that any other day of the year!

  14. ColleenB. says:

    would love to win this book.
    Not so much of a tradition as we just started doing this last year, but having a table set up with different fondues and having neighbors over was awesome. A good time was had by all
    Than this opportunity on the book giveaway. (I like it, I want it )

  15. Violet W says:

    We really don’t have a traditional sweet on Christmas. Please enter me for the giveaway. Maybe we will find something to make as a traditional sweet dessert.

  16. Birgit says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I don’t have a favorite Christmas dessert, but ice cream is always great — even in deep winter! 🙂 Moreover, I love butter cookies — simple yet simply delicious.

    Have a lovely Christmas time,

  17. Becca Christensen says:

    What a fun and delicious book. Makes me hungry.

  18. Barbara MacAskill says:

    I make homemade chocolate bowls and fill them with homemeade chocolate mousse and whipped cream! We add a few berries for color. It is a refreshing end to Christmas dinner. The best part is it only takes about 45 minutes from start to finish and I make it all the day before and assemble it while I drink my after dinner coffee. YUMMO!

  19. Valerie Cavuoto says:

    OMG……I have got to try this……what an star at the Christmas table

  20. Sandy says:

    I am celebrating the first Christmas with my first grandchild and will be giving him an ornament every Christmas.

  21. annehaun says:

    Our favorite is a cookie tray heaping full of many, many different kinds of cookies.

  22. Jaan L of Tx says:

    We seem to be a bit weird, we always have pudding, plain jane pudding every year. I try my best to get it decorated, but it never happens. My family loves pudding so much, that even whipped cream is neglected. So, one huge bowl of pudding with spoons in it. We just sit around talking about Christmas and munch away on the pudding.

  23. Helen Johnson says:

    These are so cute and look so yummy. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

  24. Rebecca Disher says:

    I love these these kinds of things. The Meringue Cookie tree reminds me so much of sea urchins and would wonderful in the summer for a bbq by the sea. The Chocolate Truffle could be used with a Valentines theme as well. Geez they all look so delectable! Yummmmm

  25. Theresa says:

    Pumpkin cake with brown sugar & whipped cream frosting. Taste like pumpkin pie with out the crust. YUM

  26. Cindy says:

    Oh forgot we make Christmas cookies every christmas the whole family gets together and we have a night of cookie making, music and fun! We have been doing this for the past 10 years

  27. Cindy says:

    I love this!! I would be thrilled to win!!
    Thanks for a great giveaway

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