Do you always prepare the same old desserts, meal after meal? Have you ever wondered about making scrumptious, gourmet desserts? Making gourmet desserts is not nearly as complicated as some persons think. All that is needed is just a little specialized knowledge and some creativity. No matter what the occasion, presenting an unusual dessert in any form will be sure to add a spark to your meal times.Worldwide, cheesecakes are always a favorite among guests, and with just a few variations to this timeless dessert you can create a gourmet masterpiece. Though naturally rich, a few adjustments can be easily made to accommodate persons who would prefer something with less sugar or calories. For instance, cream cheese is readily available in low-fat or non-fat options, as well as fruit topping can be made with sugar substitutes.You may also consider another favorite in the form of Baked Alaska. This dessert is extremely rich and though it is not difficult to create, it does require that extra time be spent on its preparation. Because the Baked Alaska incorporates the use of ice cream, you can begin its preparation from the day before you plan on serving it. Bear in mind, however, that once it is heated it is highly recommended that it is served immediately.Crumble is a tasty dessert which has its humble begins fully entrenched in British culture. It is basically fresh fruit topped with a mixture of butter, sugar and flour, which is then baked until golden brown and crispy. It is simple and can be a fun dessert to make and is a perfect accompaniment to custards and ice cream.If you really desire to make authentic custards, do not choose to make the kinds which can be had from readymade packages – start from scratch. As a basic gourmet rule, custards are a combination of milk and eggs. There are also some combinations which include sugar, milk or cream, egg yolks. Custards are of two basic types; it can be stirred/soft or it can be baked, both types, however require slow cooking in order to avoid curdling.Sauces and sundae toppings are a gift from the culinary gods. These items will allow for much variation with even the blandest of desserts. They are available in an inexhaustible array of flavors. Just drizzle a little cakes, crepes, pancakes or even muffins for a totally new culinary experience – flavors such as raspberry, cinnamon pear, caramel and chocolate are ‘to die for’. Also, fruit spreads such as wild blueberry, apricot or the all time favorite,’strawberry’; can easily be served on dessert breads or cheesecake.Always select quality ingredients, remember only the freshest of frits, dairy products and nuts, will produce the dessert which you desire.Selecting scrumptious desserts to serve at special occasion is not quite the herculean task as many may have thought. There are tremendous amount of varieties that one may choose from available both online and in cookbooks. Even if you are not necessarily blessed with lots of creativity, you can still be able to choose to create a special dessert for a multiplicity of occasions, without resorting to serving the same dessert over and over again.Happy Baking!