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New Year's Eve desserts: Tuxedo choux, bacon cannoli and more decadent treats

Of course there's edible 24 karat gold.

Supermoon Bakehouse's sweet cream cheese, black pepper and

Supermoon Bakehouse's sweet cream cheese, black pepper and mandarin croissant is black-tie ready. Photo Credit: Supermoon Bakehouse

Capping off 2018 on a sweet note is, well, necessary. No matter what your opinion of the past 365 days has been, ringing in 2019 with a treat is as good as tradition as any to ensure the next year surpasses the last. Pick up one of these over-the-top creations in New York City to treat yourself to a fabulous 2019.  

Mah-Ze-Dahr’s Tuxedo Choux  

Forget putting on an actual tux and prepare to get your fingers sticky with this tuxedo-inspired sweet, subbing out the black jacket and crisp white shirt for dark cocoa and puff pastry. A sugar cookie crust and vanilla pastry cream are stuffed inside each choux, and edible 24 karat gold (cuff links!) is sprinkled atop the bite-sized tuxedo. $4.50/each; 28 Greenwich Ave., 212-498-9810, mahzedahrbakery.com

BarBacon’s bacon cannoli

Bacon connoisseur and executive chef Peter Sherman has, naturally, found a way to deliciously infuse creamy desserts with cured pork. Available through the end of the year, BarBacon’s bacon cannoli are made with maple ricotta filling inserted into a bacon shell, topped with powdered sugar. Perfect before any resolutions kick in. $24/six; 836 Ninth Ave., 646-362-0622, 127 Fourth Ave., 212-477-0104, barbacon.com

Supermoon Bakehouse’s sweet cream cheese, black pepper and mandarin croissant

Sweet and savory unite in this dramatic pastry at a patisserie known for its quirky combos and visually stunning baked goods. This black-tie ready croissant has black pepper in the dough and is filled with sweet cream cheese and tangy mandarin jelly for the ultimate gooey indulgence. $5.50/each; 120 Rivington St., supermoonbakehouse.com

Dean & DeLuca’s chocolate raspberry cake

This festive chocolate cake is layered with homemade raspberry jam and chocolate-raspberry ganache. Fresh raspberries and Valrhona chocolate top it off, as does just enough gold leaf to feel just slightly over-the-top. This six-inch square cake is designed to serve six people, but no judgment if you only need two spoons to dig in. $40; 560 Broadway, 212-226-6800, 1150 Madison Ave., 212-717-0800, deandeluca.com  

Orwashers’ cherry pie

End the year with a cherry on top! Orwashers’ limited-edition New Year’s Eve cherry pies are baked with local New York cherries and a crisp, buttery crust. While you’re at it, grab some chocolate almond croissants and sourdough bagels to make New Year Day morning a little easier. $25; 308 E. 78th St., 212-288-6569, 440 Amsterdam Ave., 646-461-7929, orwashers.com

Luke’s Lobster’s lobster caviar rolls

They may not be sweet in the traditional sense, but Luke’s signature succulent lobster rolls are getting a major New Year’s upgrade with help from Petrossian, purveyors of top-notch Baika caviar. This seafood roll — available through the end of the year — comes with a 20-gram tin of caviar to spoon atop each lobster bite (and maybe some chips). $45; Upper East Side, 242 E. 81st St., 212-249-4241, Upper West Side, 426 Amsterdam Ave., 212-877-8800, Plaza Hotel, 1 W. 59th St., 646-755-3227, Financial District, 26 S. William St., 212-747-1700, lukeslobster.com

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