Piccione Pastry, an Italian pastry shop in St. Louis, invites guests to make the holiday season a bit sweeter with the simplicity of pre-ordered treats that are perfect for holiday gifting or entertaining. Taste the flavors of the season with the new lineup, which features whole cakes, Italian cookies, pies and other freshly made novelties.

This year, Piccione Pastry offers cakes to please a crowd, including the Tri Color Cake, Cannoli Cake, Cassata Cake and Ricotta Cheesecake. Cut into the Tri Color Cake to reveal a festive red and green interior with layers of rich almond cake cookies, separated by sweet apricot jam, and topped with a silky chocolate ganache. Indulge in the Cannoli Cake with 16 cannoli and one pound of authentic Italian cookies. The full-size Cassata Cake is available in sweet and savory flavors: Mocha Checkerboard, Pumpkin and Orange Champagne. The price of Piccione Pastry’s full-sized cakes vary from $25-$55 per cake and require 48 hours’ advance notice. 

Guests can also enjoy Whole Italian Pound Cake for $15. And, back by popular demand, Piccione Pastry offers Petite “P” Pies in Pecan, Pumpkin and Chocolate Chess flavors. Enjoy “P” Pies for $3 each or grab four for $10 and share.

Italian cookies come packaged in a holiday gingerbread house carrier, with a gift tag already attached for your convenience. Let Piccione Pastry fill the cookie carrier with 1½ pounds of assorted cookies to try authentic favorites like a Raspberry Thumbprint, an Italian Tri-Color, flavored macaroons and more for $12.50. Or try seasonal specialties like a Spiced Rum Baba filled with Piccione Cream ($3.75), Peppermint Shortbread Cookies dipped in white or dark chocolate and topped with crushed peppermint ($10 per pound) and Peppermint Meringues (two for $1.50). Piccione Pastry offers vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free cookie options to please all guests.

For the perfect combination of cookies and cannoli, select one of the shop’s Party Boxes. Piccione Pastry can fill each Party Box with Italian Cookies or a variety of Mini Cannoli and authentic Italian Pastries. Or, you can request family or office favorites and the latest seasonal flavors. Piccione Pastry also offers vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free items. Party Boxes require 24 hours’ notice and range in price from $40 to $60.

“Authentic Italian treats are the perfect addition to any celebration, whether your gifting 1½ pounds of cookies, creating a beautiful dessert display or enjoying cake in festive colors,” said Sandia Hoormann, Piccione pastry chef. “We love to continually bring guests new ways to enjoy Piccione’s Pastry’s year round.”