F&W fans are entering their best party dessert photos for the chance to win a camera and be featured in the magazine. These are some of our favorite submissions, but there's still time to upload your beautiful images by the contest deadline on September 15.
"My favorite time to bake is for someone's birthday. I love to take a friend's favorite chocolate bar/sweet treat and make a dessert out of it. This was for my brother's birthday since he loves hazelnuts."
"Being very similar to a crostata (a sweet Italian tart), these have a layer of frangipane followed by a layer of custard for the blueberries to sit on top offvery prettily too. Charming, winsome and perfect for any occasionthese little tarts have everything going for them, in the sweetest of ways."
"A divine combination of the most chocolatey of cakes, a layer of luscious ganache, a cherry compote with a good dash of kirsch, lashings and lashings of whipped cream and a scattering of fresh cherrieswhat's not to like?"
"Every year I have a 'Thanksgiving with Friends' party, where I cook dinner for 20-30 people. Although we eat and eat and eat, everyone always saves room for pie! This Dutch Apple Crumb Pie is a group favorite at any party, but especially in the fall, when apples are at their peak. The toasted pecan crumb topping gives this pie a sweet crunchy finish. Everybody loves pie!"
"My birthday cake: dark chocolate cake, dark chocolate coconut panna cotta filling, dark chocolate ganache glaze, white chocolate drizzle, strawberry chips, edible gold dust, edible flowers, dried raspberries. And 37 candles! Fun to make, fun to share with family at my birthday dinner party."
"Thyme adds extra flavor to delicious lemon pound cake. Its aroma also infuses the Muscat-based syrup that is drizzled over each piece of cake moments before serving. Garnished with a sprig to hint at what's to come and served with refreshing mint tea for the homey and cozy end of the day in the garden."
"Here's a bit of history about Bananas Foster. In the 1950's, New Orleans was the major port of entry for bananas shipped from Central and South America. Owen Edward Brennan challenged his talented chef, Paul Blangé, to include bananas in a new culinary creation..."
"I love my Charlotte's! This particular dessert is Triple Chocolatea true chocoholic's delight! Rich, decadent chocolate cake is layered with creamy chocolate ganache, fluffy chocolate mousse and raspberry jam! Surounded by light and airy chocolate ladyfingers and tied together with a celebratory bow, this is sure to wow your friends and family!"
"I'm an avid home cook who expresses herself through original recipes. All photos are of my original recipes made entirely by me except for the phyllo and puff pastry doughs as well as the chocolate, which I do sometimes flavor."