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L.A. Holiday Desserts: Christmas Sweets To Go

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Can't be hassled with slaving over an oven to make treats for all those holiday parties you're gonna hit up? L.A. has many wonderful dessert shops to save the day. Take your pick. Will it be cute peppermint cupcakes, a personalized gingerbread house or how's about a Yule log cake?

Crumbs has gone over the top with holiday joy by creating several impressive holiday cupcakes ($3.75 each or 12 mini cupcakes $18). White Hot Chocolate is made with vanilla cake and white chocolate mousse and frosted with vanilla cream cheese frosting, topped with mini marshallows, and, if that's not enough it's drizzled with white chocolate and decorated with mini white chocolate chips. The Candy Cane one is vanilla cake with green-colored vanilla cream cheese filling and topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting and crushed peppermints. For something that seems a lot simpler in comparison and perfect to go with Christmas Day coffee, Gingerbread is apple spiced cake with cinnamon cream cheese filling and frosting edged with crumbled ginger cookies. For eggnog in a cupcake, try Crumbs' Eggnog -- vanilla cake filled with vanilla cream cheese frosting and frosted with eggnog cream cheese frosting, drizzled with white chocolate and edged with white sprinkles.