The air is warmer, the birds are singing, and we’ve got colorful springtime desserts on our minds. That’s why we’re sharing spring treats perfect for parties, showers and Easter dessert tables. From a sumptuous garden-themed cake to easy fondant overlays you can place on cookies and decorate with edible markers or paint, here are some our favorite treat ideas to put some spring in your step.
A darling centerpiece for springtime baby showers, picnics or parties, this cake combines homemade macarons and store-bought mini candy eggs for a color palette that calls to mind spring’s cutest buds and babies. Nest your robin’s egg candies in simple 1M swirl borders along the top, or try rosettes for a different effect.
Just like your favorite lace curtains and tablecloths, these cupcakes feature a classic springtime theme — flowers! Spatula ice your cupcakes in pretty pastels before using a small round tip to pipe delicate dots and lines that look like elegant embroidery. So beautiful you’ll think (briefly) about not eating them.
Nothing says springtime like a lovely bouquet! Use our Cupcake Cone Baking Rack to bake a bit of cake in small waffle cones, and top with buttercream flowers and candy ferns. This is a true artist’s project where freeform candy and buttercream shapes combine for a lush, colorful effect that makes for elegant edible place settings.
These adorable egg cookies are perfect for an Easter brunch. Mix your icing colors with lemon extract, then paint a watercolor-like flower pattern on rolled-out white fondant. Add details with one of our food-safe edible ink pens, then cut them out with the same cookie cutter that you used for your eggs and attach with piping gel. Eggtastic!
Experienced decorators will enjoy trying their hands at this fanciful spring cake. Positively blooming with beautiful buttercream blossoms in shades of pink, purple and white, this dessert makes for a lovely addition to a Mother’s Day brunch, engagement party or high tea.
For those trying to keep things simple, adding coconut and almond to white cupcakes is a great way to dial up the flavor with minimal effort. The secret ingredient? Coconut milk added to the cupcake batter that makes you think of warm places and relaxation. Use all the time you save to plan your spring break getaway.
What treats get you in the mood for springtime? Comment below with your ideas or post a picture of your sweet successes on Instagram and tag us @WiltonCakes.