Martha Grimes' Fairy Cakes — These are the Fairy Cakes that were mentioned often in the Martha Grimes' mysteries. Substitute "angel" for "fairy" and you have the perfect holiday party treat. Instead of dyeing the filling pink and green, it would also be pretty to leave it natural, then dust with gold sprinkles or colored sugar crystals.
Molten Chocolate-Cherry Cakes — These little molten chocolate-cherry cakes are perfect to serve on Valentine's Day for a very special dessert. When you cut into them, chocolate comes "oozing" out, so good!
Rainbow or Neapolitan Cookies
— This festive “cookie” is really a cake. Like many classic petit fours, Neapolitans are thin layers of rich butter cake sandwiched with jam. Almond Paste in the batter keeps the cake moist for a week or more at room temperature, a month or more when frozen.