Are you a Gossip Girl fan? Do you share Blair's love for French macarons and Serena's fascination with chocolate-covered strawberries? The show celebrated desserts, both old and new and if you want to curate a Gossip Girls-themed dessert spread, consider these options.
Can you believe the beloved teenage rom-com series Gossip Girl turns 17 this year? It seemed like only yesterday, we were still clearing our schedules to keep up with Blair Waldorf’s clever schemes and Serena van Der Woodsen’s jet-setting itinerary. The show which followed the lives of rich Upper East Side teens was a lot more than just a celebration of wealth and featured some layered storylines and complex characters. It also featured an array of the most scrumptious desserts, including some New York classics and trendy bakes.
While Blair loved macarons and delicate French pastries, Serena had a sweet tooth for pumpkin pies and chocolate-covered strawberries. If you’re planning a Gossip Girl-themed spread for dinner with your pals, think of desserts that will fit right into a Gossip Girl episode. Here are some desserts to make your dinner memorable!
Blair Waldorf's Macarons
Picture-perfect and always in style, macarons are the epitome of elegance, much like Queen Bee Blair Waldorf herself. These delicate almond meringue cookies, with their smooth and vibrant fillings, could easily be the signature dessert for Upper East Sider’s most notorious socialite. From classic flavours like raspberry and rose to avant-garde combinations inspired by Blair's fashion-forward choices, these macarons are a must for any Gossip Girl themed dessert spread.
Serena van der Woodsen's White Chocolate Truffles
As effortlessly chic as Serena herself, white chocolate truffles exude luxury and sophistication. Encased in a silky layer of white chocolate and adorned with edible gold leaf or delicate patterns, these truffles are a nod to Serena's timeless beauty. The rich, creamy centres can be infused with flavours reminiscent of Serena's favourite indulgences, such as champagne, vanilla, or even a hint of lavender.
Chuck Bass' Whiskey-Infused Cupcakes
To capture the essence of the charismatic Chuck Bass, whiskey-infused cupcakes are the perfect choice. These moist and decadent cupcakes can be crafted with a splash of Chuck's favourite whiskey, reflecting his taste for the finer things in life. Topped with a rich buttercream frosting and a touch of edible gold, these cupcakes exude the charm and allure that define the Upper East Side's resident bad boy.
Dan Humphrey's Coffee-Infused Panna Cotta
For the brooding Dan Humphrey, you need a dessert that combines his love for literature and coffee. Coffee-infused panna cotta, served in individual glass jars or elegant cups, embodies the sophistication of a writer navigating the world of the Upper East Side. The subtle bitterness of coffee complements the smooth and creamy texture of the panna cotta, creating a dessert as complex as Dan's character.
Nate Archibald's Salted Caramel Brownies
Sweet, dependable, and with a touch of surprise much like Nate himself, salted caramel brownies are a crowd-pleaser with a sophisticated twist. The gooey richness of the brownies, combined with the contrast of salted caramel drizzle, mirrors the duality of Nate's life in the Upper East Side. These indulgent treats are both comforting and irresistibly luxurious.
Jenny Humphrey's Couture Cupcakes
Inspired by Jenny's journey from Brooklyn to the glamorous world of haute couture, these cupcakes are a celebration of innate style. Adorned with edible pearls, fondant bows, or even miniature edible fashion accessories, these couture cupcakes reflect Jenny's evolving sense of design. Choose flavours that capture her rebellious spirit, such as red velvet with a hint of spice or lavender-infused vanilla.
Lily van der Woodsen's Champagne-infused Sorbet
Reflecting Lily's refined taste and love for everything expensive, champagne-infused sorbet is the epitome of sophistication. The effervescence of champagne blends seamlessly with the frozen delight of sorbet, creating a refreshing and elegant dessert. Garnish with edible flowers or a hint of citrus zest to elevate the experience, much like Lily's ability to enhance any occasion with her presence.
Dorota's Polish-inspired Pastries
To pay homage to the beloved Dorota, the Waldorf family's loyal housekeeper, incorporate Polish-inspired pastries into your dessert lineup. Options like paczki (Polish doughnuts) filled with fruit preserves or flaky babka twists infused with cinnamon and nuts honour Dorota's cultural roots and add a touch of warmth and tradition to the table.