Dressed Up Desserts: Sweet Sangria Snacks
Sangria is the perfect after-dinner drink or afternoon cocktail, and what better to complement it than with some decadent desserts? Desserts are one thing that don’t need to take too much time and effort—it’s very easy to make a store-bought dessert look sexy! Simply buy a cake or pie from a bakery, take it home, and dress it up! Here are some ideas to get you started.
Fruit & Berries
Fruit is the easiest way to dress up a store bought dessert. Raspberries, cherries, sliced peaches, blackberries, strawberries, you name it – pile it up on top of or around the cake and it will look more decadent already. Pomegranate seeds are a fabulous addition, and they lend a nice fresh crunch to the dessert too!
A Bit of Green
Everything looks better with a bit of green! Keep the leaves on the strawberries, add a sprig of mint, or place your dessert on top of a bed of lemon leaves for the perfect pop of brightness!
Roses & Flowers
Roses make everything better. Wash a few stems and press them gently into the sides of your cake or around the platter. Instantly more elegant and beautiful!
A dusting of powdered (confectioner’s) sugar can instantly elevate your desserts. Place a bit of the sugar in a sieve and lightly dust over the entire cake. Don’t neglect the fruit and roses—they look beautiful iced too!