Turn Your Holiday Dessert Table into a Winter Wonderland This Year

In the kitchen, we can build a hedgehog!

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Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

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We're calling it: This holiday season is all about woodland desserts. Yummy and oh-so-adorable, these beautifully decorated treats are sure to take your sweets spread from typical to whimsical with just a few frosting swirls and icing whirls. Plus, some of these are so simple, you don't even need to turn on your oven to make them!

We suggest starting your rustic spread with pastry chef Lasheeda Perry's Woodland Treats class on the brand-new Food Network Kitchen app. During the class, you’ll learn how to make no-bake hedgehogs, deer and owls that perfectly fit a winter woodland spread.

The best part about these cuddly creatures is that they look impressive without a ton of work. With Lasheeda’s step-by-step guidance and the some store-bought snack cakes, shortbread cookies and rice cereal treat, not only will you get professional-looking treats in no time, you'll also have more than enough leftovers to give as edible gifts. Plus, because they're mostly assembly-required, they're the perfect snow day project with kids.

And you can’t have a woodland scene without some, well, wood. Food Network Magazine has you covered on that end with three dessert recipes from the December 2019 issue. You’ll need to use a bit more elbow grease to make these sweets, but when placed next to your cute creatures from Lasheeda's class, your dessert table will look like truly magical.

The Dulce De Leche Stump Cake is a showstopper with its shaved chocolate “bark” and and swirly caramel-flavored frosting, while the Chocolate-Orange Pinecone Cupcakes are great for anyone looking for just a bite of dessert. And don’t forget about the Birch De Noel — it’s rolled cherry jam- center is so breathtaking that you’ll want to make it well past Christmas. It really is a beautiful sight.

You can make Lasheeda's Woodland Treats by checking out the all-new Food Network Kitchen app where you’ll be able to drop in for classes and learn more must-know tips and must-make recipes. And be sure to grab the December issue of Food Network Magazine on newsstands now for even more holiday fun.

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