It's the time of the year again where we get everyone's presents - um, everyone present - at dinner!
Bring on the holiday season!
1. Gingerbread Cookies
There are too many things to worry about other than whether your home-baked cookies are going to deform in the oven. Leave it to the pros - these soft Gingerbread Cookies ($5.50 each) come in adorable shapes of gingerbread men, trees, and reindeer.
Pro tip: Stand the cookies atop a simple cake to jazz it up with festive cheer!
2. Assorted Christmas Cupcakes
The Internet says the right way to eat cupcakes is to pinch off the bottom half of the cupcake, tack it on to the frosting atop, and eat it like a sandwich.
But where's the fun in that? Cupcakes were meant to be cute. Case in point: these assorted Christmas cupcakes ($22 for box of 4).
3. Gingerbread Christmas Tree
They say cooking is an art, but baking is a science. But we're calling this Gingerbread Christmas Tree ($55) an artistic masterpiece anyway.
Comprising gingerbread star cookies stacked up in the shape of a pine tree and decorated with icing, it'll make a great (and edible) decoration piece on the coffee table at your party.
4. Matcha Chocolate Cornflakes & Almond Festive Wreath
Christmas may have its roots predominantly in Western history, but we're loving the Asian flavours incorporated into this sweet treat ($27.90), topped with pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. There's also a dark chocolate version!
5. Cookies & Cream Log Cake
This stunner is a moist chocolate cake with cream cheese and cookie chunks, finished with mini meringues ($85). Need we say more?
Da Paolo also offers a savoury range of holiday meats and Christmas classics: