From Christmas Cakes to Gingerbread Houses

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Nov 19, 2013
Christmas cakes are a go-to for the holiday season, but why not indulge the senses in some experimental recipe ideas? There are tons of edible ideas to choose from in terms of appetizers, mains and desserts, all of which result in a festive and distinct holiday meal.

Cake pops with snowman faces are classic tokens of the Christmas season and are sure to get everyone in the mood. However, if you want to get a little more edgy, hotdog reefs and architecturally advanced gingerbread houses are excellent ways to test your culinary capabilities.

Cupcakes, candy canes and cookies are also easy ways to explore holiday themes. For example, you can crush candy canes to sprinkle on cake pops, cookies and chocolate dips. Traditional ways are always nice, but if you're itching for something different, definitely try some new themes.