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Desserts are sweet treats which will make the perfect end to any meal. They can also be
served at special celebrations, such as birthdays and weddings. This article lists some of
the most popular types of desserts that are enjoyed around the world.

Cakes

The term cake refers to any type of dessert which has a sweetened bread-like base.
Cakes are often filled with jam or cream, and covered with a mouse or icing. They can
be topped with decorative features, such as sliced fruit and berries, or chocolate pieces.
There is a huge variety of cakes available on the market. Some popular types of
chocolate cake include chocolate truffle cake, and black forest gateaux. Fruit flavoured
cakes are also common, these can include raspberry, mango, blackberry, pear and
passion fruit cakes.

Pastries

Pastries are baked goods that consist primarily of a baked dough mixture that is made
from flour, sugar, milk, butter, and sometimes eggs. The dough can be combined with
several ingredients to make different types of pastries. A croissant is a popular buttery
pastry, which is commonly enjoyed with jam at breakfast time. Other types of pastries
include danish pastries, cinnamon swirls, pain au chocolats, and brioches.

Tarts

A tart is any dessert which has a pastry base that is covered with a sweet filling. The
base is typically made from shortcrust pastry, and the top of the tart is always left open.
The fillings can vary, but they are usually some form of fresh or cooked fruit, or a
melted chocolate filling; sometimes it is a combination of the two.
Profiteroles

A profiterole, also known as a cream puff or a choux a la creme, is a type of pastry ball
which is filled with cream, and often topped with melted chocolate. There are many
variations of the profiterole, sometimes they can be filled with ice cream, and topped
with caramel or powdered sugar. A stacked tower of profiteroles in a triangular
formation makes a great centerpiece for a party.

Chocolates

Chocolates are one of the most loved confectionary items in the world. There is a huge
selection available, from turkish delights, marzipan fillings, and chocolate ganaches, to
chocolates that contain liquor or fruit based fillings. Chocolate can be placed in a
beautiful presentation box to make a great gift for any occasion.

Petit Fours

Petit fours are a popular type of French dessert which are typically served at the end of a
meal. Petit fours translates as 'small oven', and these types of confectionary can be made
up of small cakes, biscuits, macaroons, meringues, and puff pastries. Petit fours usually
come in an assortment box, or they can be purchased individually.

You can buy desserts from supermarkets, but for the absolute best quality deserts you
should check out a specialist bakery. You can find these online by typing 'fine dessert
makers', along with the town or city that you live in into a search engine. You can then
browse through the top results until you find a company that sells what you are looking
for.

You can also enjoy mouth-watering fine Swiss pastries at a specialist bakery. These
pastries are very popular around the world for their delicious taste. Click here to know
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