Baked in the classic French tradition, these delicate meringue sandwich cookies come in an array of fresh flavors. $48 for 24-macaron holiday gift box; lette Macarons; deandeluca.com.
LACK & WHITE CAKE
Luscious layers of chocolate cake, rich buttercream filling, and fudge frosting make the Black & White Cake a decadent delight. $40; Bake Me A Wish; bakemeawish.com.
An assortment of Ugly Truffles—handmade in Chicago of the finest ingredients—is the perfect accompaniment for post-repast coffee. $27 to $76; Cake; cake-chicago.com.
Made on Washington’s Bainbridge Island from old-world recipes, Mora Sorbet comes packed in dry ice. $40 for four flavors (the grapefruit is an unexpected delight!); Mora Iced Creamery; moraicecream.com.
Warm, crispy, burnt-sugar coated, custard-filled canneles pair perfectly with fruit, like sweet-tart rapsberries. $45 for 24 cakes; Mackenzie Limited; mackenzieltd.com.
A traditional British delicacy, Fruit Cheese (actually, it's not cheese at all, but preserved, sliceable fruit) is a sophisticated addition to an elegant cheese plate. $18; June Taylor; junetaylorjams.com.