Happy holidays, bakers! It’s that time of year when we’re all looking for a little warm inspiration in the form of spicy gingerbread, wintry peppermint, and boozy fruitcake. Look no further than this November/December issue! From our Christmas tree-shaped baked goods to our American layer cakes blowout, we have the showstopping celebratory sweets your holiday plans deserve. If you’re looking for wintry flavor, our peppermint-packed recipes are guaranteed crowd-favorites. For an epic holiday centerpiece, flip to our guide on crafting bûche de Noël, or turn to our deep-dive on coffee cake for the perfect holiday wake-up call. Finally, we take you around the world with five mouthwatering holiday cookies from across the globe. From a take on traditional German lebkuchen to our showstopping persimmon upside-down cake, this issue has everything you need to satisfy that holiday sweet tooth.