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Holiday desserts from Supermoon Bakehouse, Milk Bar, Du’s Donuts and more

There’s nothing quite like the holidays to inspire confection connoisseurs. For a taste of the season, here’s what you can find at some of the city’s best bakeries, doughnut shops and other sweets destinations — most for a limited time only.

Supermoon Bakehouse's holiday pie

Supermoon Bakehouse's holiday pie The cruffin creator has
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The cruffin creator has brought its extravagant holiday pie back for the season. That's layers of peppermint chocolate chip cheesecake, peppermint chocolate mousse and chocolate-mint fudge in a chocolate graham cracker crust, topped with whipped white mint chocolate cream bulbs, peppermint clusters, silver leaf, torched meringue and chocolate shards. Available for pre-order for pickup Dec. 20-24, $45; 120 Rivington St., supermoonbakehouse.com

Baked’s Stump de Noel

Baked's Stump de Noel The classic bûche de
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The classic bûche de noël – aka yule log – goes sideways in Baked’s take. A chocolate sponge cake is filled with malted vanilla buttercream, coated with dark chocolate frosting and decorated with mushrooms and seasonal florals made out of fondant. Available year-round, $60; 359 Van Brunt St., Red Hook, 279 Church St., 212-775-0345, bakednyc.com

Milk Bar’s Peppermint Bark Cake

Milk Bar's Peppermint Bark Cake Christina Tosi's trademark
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Christina Tosi’s trademark naked cake gets a candy cane-inspired edition, with layers of chocolate malt cake, peppermint frosting, chocolate fudge and chocolate crumbs. It is topped with a candy cane. Available through Dec. 31 in stores and online, $50.50/6-inch, $133.30/10-inch; milkbarstore.com

Dominique Ansel's bûches de noël

Dominque Ansel's bûches de noël There's plenty on
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There's plenty on the menu for the cronut inventor this season, from a Santa religieuse to a gingerbread loaf. But some of the more impressive options are the bûches de noël. The three offerings include a gluten-free chocolate cake and chocolate mousse decked out with a forest of white chocolate pine trees; a soft almond biscuit with chestnut mousse; and a milk and cookies ganache with a chocolate chip almond biscuit decorated like a winter gnome. Available for preorder for pick-up Dec. 15-24, $45; Dominique Ansel Bakery, 189 Spring St., dominiqueanselny.com/shop; Dominique Ansel Kitchen, 137 Seventh Ave. S., dominiqueanselkitchen.com/shop

Cinnamon Snail's decorated cookies

Cinnamon Snail's decorated cookies The vegan spot is
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The vegan spot is whipping up all sorts of unique holiday-inspired cookies this season, from dachshund Santas to gingerbread men with bubble-gum brains to holiday sweaters and leg lamps a la "A Christmas Story." Expect offerings to be different each day and served on top of doughnuts and cakes. Available seasonally at the Pennsy and through DoorDash, Grubhub and Caviar, $5-$7/each; 2 Pennsylvania Plaza, 212-695-7454, cinnamonsnail.com

Doughnut Plant's seasonal doughnuts

Doughnut Plant's seasonal doughnuts The yeast, cake and
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The yeast, cake and square doughnut specialists have nearly a dozen holiday specials. Find doughnuts in the shape of gingerbread men, snowmen, Christmas trees and stars, along with flavors like roasted chestnut and marzipan. Pair your pick with the new gingerbread latte. Available seasonally in stores and through DoorDash, Postmates and UberEats, $3.50-$4.75/each; multiple locations, doughnutplant.com

Du’s Donuts’ holiday wreath

Du's Donuts' holiday wreath Among the Wylie Dufresne-founded
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Among the Wylie Dufresne-founded doughnut shop’s seasonal offerings is this wreath composed of 20 mini vanilla-cake doughnuts. For the wreath effect, they’re covered with vanilla buttercream, green pearl sugar, red and silver dragées and, for the “holly,” sugared cranberries. Bring it to your next party – it’ll serve 15 to 18 people. Available for pick-up through Dec. 24, $48; 107 N. 12th St., Williamsburg, 718-215-8770, Brooklyn Roasting Company, 50 W. 23rd St., dusdonuts.com

Republic of Booza’s holiday flavors

Republic of Booza's holiday flavors If you're in
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If you’re in the mood for a cold treat, there’s seasonal booza. The new shop, which specializes in the Levant ice cream, has whipped up several flavors for the holiday that include takes on eggnog (with egg yolks, marsala, vanilla and nutmeg added to the booza base) and panettone (with the sweet loaf cake pureed into a booza base and stirred in again as it freezes). Available through Dec. 31, $5.25-$8.25; 76 N. Fourth St., Williamsburg, 718-302-5000, republicofbooza.com

Dana’s Bakery’s holiday macarons

Dana's Bakery's holiday macarons The macaron maker always
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The macaron maker always has a variety of colorful options available, and for the holidays that means gingerbread, eggnog and sugar cookie takes on the gluten-free, meringue-based treats. Available online and in store through Dec. 31, $35/box of 12; Dylan’s Candy Bar, 1011 Third Ave., danasbakery.com

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