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7 Colorado Christmas dessert ideas from local bakeries

Support Colorado businesses with these delicious desserts
Posted at 10:37 AM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 13:55:38-05

DENVER — No holiday meal is complete without a mouthwatering dessert. Leave the baking to these confectioners for the holidays and feel extra sweet knowing you're supporting a local business.

Here's 7 Colorado Christmas dessert ideas from local bakeries:

1. The Colorado Cookie Company

Who doesn't love an ooey gooey cookie? The Colorado Cookie Company offers a wide-range of options sure to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth.

  • What they have to say: “The Colorado Cookie Company makes small-batch, scratch-made cookies and treats daily. We offer themed gift boxes, baskets and holiday decorating kits. We have free in-store pickup, local delivery and nation-wide shipping for most products! We appreciate your small business support during COVID-19!”
  • Holiday dessert ideas: The decorated holiday sugar cookies are super festive, as well as holiday themes for baskets, decorating kits and boxes
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2. Flick of the Whisk Cakes

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Bryonna Williams is a completely self-taught baker who turned her hobby into a business in 2019. Her stunning cakes, cupcakes and cookies are not only delicious, but sure to turn heads.

  • What she says: "Woman and black-owned bakery specializing in small, scratch-made custom cakes and beautiful, one-of-a-kind cupcakes and jar cupcakes."
  • Holiday dessert ideas: The Holiday Dessert Gift Set includes: 2 Jar Cupcakes (5 flavor options to choose from), 12 cookies (select from chocolate crinkle or ginger molasses sandwich cookies), 1 hot cocoa mix cone with marshmallows & peppermints (2 servings); Add a holiday flower bouquet from The Flower Shack or a DIY wreath kit from Simple Petals Flowers, both local businesses
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3. Duffeyroll Bakery

If you want to wake up to the warm, comforting smell of a delicious cinnamon roll, the Colorado grown, community-based Duffeyroll Cafe has you covered.

  • What they have to say: "Duffeyroll Cafe has been a holiday tradition in Denver for over 34 years. As we approach our 35th anniversary(!) we are continually thankful for the support we have received from everyone who walks through our doors. Our Bake at Home pans are the perfect way to enjoy fresh from your oven, delicious Duffeyrolls in minutes. Order for take-out, have them delivered or ship them Nationwide for the gift of true Colorado taste adventure. This Christmas Eve we are delivering from Castle Rock to Boulder and everywhere in between."
  • Holiday dessert idea: Bake at Home pans are the perfect holiday morning tradition and they also make a great gift; buy three or more pans and get $1 off each one—from 3 to 300
  • How to order:
    • https://duffeyrolls.com/
    • (303) 753-9177
    • 4994 E Hampden Ave, Denver; 1290 South Pearl St., Denver; 5198 S. Broadway, Englewood

4. La Belle French Bakery

If you're dreaming of hopping on a plane again, trick your taste buds into thinking you're sitting at a cafe looking at the Eiffel Tower with authentic French treats from La Belle French Bakery.

  • What they have to say: "La Belle French Bakery is dedicated to bringing you an authentic French experience using only the highest quality ingredients and artisanal methods to create our products. We specialize in wholesale ordering with local businesses and also have a retail shop located in Thornton. A native to France, Chef Julien has more than ten years of experience in perfecting the traditional French technique of creating pastries. From croissants to desserts, you and your guests can visit France with just one bite!"
  • Holiday dessert ideas: - Bûche de Noël (Yule Log) with six flavor options, White Chocolate Cranberry Cookie, Peppermint Buttercream Red and Green Croissan, Mini Pastry Gift Box, including 14 mini pastries
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5. Yours Truly Cupcake

If the cupcakes are mini, that means you can have three, right? With an assortment of flavors, including gluten-free, vegan and keto, Yours Truly Cupcake has traditional treats and bite-size options perfect to share from near and far.

  • What they have to say: "We may be restricted in the number of people we can celebrate with, but we are not limited in our joy, enthusiasm or desserts! Our mission is to spread love and joy through sweet treats and even 2020 can't stop us! This year for the holidays, we wanted to spread the joy by offering various individually packaged holiday treats. We have everything from holiday decorated brownies and rice krispie treats to cotton candy snowballs! They can be shipped nationwide to share those special moments with loved ones that we can't be together with right now."
  • Holiday dessert ideas: Cotton candy snowballs, $4 bagged and bowed; Individually wrapped treat boxes: $20 for 8 item XSmall, $45 for 20 item Small, $75 for 35 item Medium, $112.50 for 52 item Large, $150 for 70 item XLarge
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6. Royal Bakery

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Who says paczki are only for Fat Tuesday? This Arvada Polish bakery is serving up specialty cakes, cookies, breads and more. They'll be open with special hours just before Christmas, Dec. 22-23 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Dec. 24 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • What they have to say: "We are a small Polish bakery that has been family owned since 2001! Our products are made with love and from scratch daily."
  • Holiday special: Spend $25 and get a pastry for free. For every $100 spent, get a $10 gift card or a two dozen cookie tray.
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7. Delfina's Sweets

Delfina's Sweets in Commerce City is getting into the holiday spirit with adorable Create Your Own Reindeer Kits using their delicious donuts and other fun sweet treats. They'll taste great and allow families to make memories creating together.

  • What they have to say: "We are so appreciative of our community and how they have rallied alongside of us during the pandemic. Our mission is to bring “a little JOY with every treat.”
  • Holiday dessert idea: Try their Giant Donut or their new Reindeer Kits, as well as gift baskets and stocking stuffers. They also offer their Delfina’s Salsa trio and 10% of those sales go towards the Be a Blessing Non-Profit to help single-parent families.
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