It’s Christmas! Ok, not quite, but that hasn’t stopped bakers whipping up delicious treats fit for Father Christmas himself.
From gingerbread cupcakes to Christmas tree meringues, and even cakes suitable for the family pet, there’s a raft of NPD from the nation’s smaller bakers.
Meanwhile, many food-to-go retailers released their seasonal NPD a few weeks ago – including the eagerly anticipated Christmas sandwiches, Yuletide doughnuts and boozy Belgian buns.
Here are some of our favourite festive fancies:
...Christmas Gallery 2Be Right Bake, Croydon: These brioche doughnuts are shaped like everyone’s favourite reindeer, complete with edible nose. They also come with a syringe of delicious chocolate filling. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Revolution Bakery, Dublin: Perfect alongside a festive cuppa, this decorated iced doughnut is one of four on offer this Christmas at the Irish bakery. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Cuckoo’s Bakery, Edinburgh: This stylish drip cake comprises a ginger and treacle sponge with butterscotch sauce, vanilla buttercream and shimmery dark chocolate.focallength 85flash 9cameramake Canonheight 500fnumber 5exposuretime 0.0333333351camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17originaldate 12/2/2017 9:36:14 PMwidth 640cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IISugar Cake, Altrincham, Cheshire: These meringue kiss Christmas trees are perfect on their own or atop a cake. They’re gluten-free as well and topped with sprinkles. originaldate 12/12/2017 3:29:04 PMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Bread Ahead, London: Putting a modern spin on a festive classic, Bread Ahead has created a Christmas pudding doughnut complete with star decoration.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Biscuiteers: Raymond Briggs’ classic Christmas tale The Snowman is turned into an edible adventure, complete with his pal the Snowdog and Father Christmas.cameramake Phase Oneheight 500camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17originaldate 6/8/2015 9:04:00 PMwidth 640cameramodel P25Beetles Bakery, London: A winter wonderland made from gingerbread sponge, salted caramel buttercream and meringue decorations from Meringue Girls complete with a gingerbread house. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 635width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Fondant Follies Cakes, Hartlepool: This traditional, but sparkly, creation is a fruity Christmas cake covered with marzipan and fondant. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Instow Kitchen, Instow, North Devon: Vegans won’t miss out this Christmas with these gluten-free Whisky Christmas Cakes, topped with fruit and nuts. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17Milly & Molly, Windsor: Pampered pooches aren’t left out this ‘Woofmas’ thanks to this dog-friendly, all-natural cake.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 500width 640camerasoftware paint.net 4.0.17