A new book released on Tuesday, February 6 offers 50 creative boards for sweetening social gatherings – no baking skills required. The Dessert Board Deck (published by Simon Element), courtesy of author Trang Doan, provides unique ideas for colorful, abundant and beautifully arranged boards filled with sweet treats, fresh fruits, candies, dips and more for every occasion.

Organized by season, each card contains a bountiful board image on the front. And with simple recipe instructions and organizational tips on the reverse of the card, these boards are simplistic enough that anyone can assemble them at home but stylish enough to impress on every occasion.

With ingredient lists, tips for swaps, and simple recipes for elevating store-bought goods, readers can look forward to styling boards such as:

  • A sweet brunch board
  • An afternoon tea board
  • A candied Valentine’s Day board
  • An autumn pumpkin board
  • A trick-or-treat Halloween board
  • A wintery hot chocolate board
  • A special birthday board
Trang Doan is a self-taught baker, recipe developer, photographer and founder of the food blog Wild Wild Whisk, where she shares kitchen-tested baking recipes, from cookies and cakes to fluffy bread and flaky croissants