Easy BBQ Desserts for Summer Pool Parties

July 24th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Whether you’re looking for pool party food ideas or treats for a backyard BBQ, these easy summer desserts will help ensure your celebration ends on a sweet note. From simple no-bake treats to easy pull-apart cakes you don’t even have to cut, these quick and easy summertime treats serve up sweet fun in the sun!

Pineapple Pull-Apart Cake

No need to cut this cake! Perfect for a summer BBQ or pool party, this Pineapple Pull-Apart Cake is made using cupcakes. Simply arrange your cupcakes in a pineapple shape, then ice them all at one time to make a summery sweet pineapple. When it’s time to serve, just grab a cupcake and pull!

Creamy Gelatin Succulent Treats

Made by layering gelatin, these Creamy Gelatin Succulent Treats are great for brunches, showers, birthday parties and more. With no baking or decorating required, these treats also help keep your kitchen nice and cool!

Decorated Sugar Cones

No pool party is complete without ice cream! Add a little something sweet to your ice cream social by dipping your cones in melted candy and sprinkles. A fun activity for kids of all ages, these Decorated Sugar Cones are made even better when topped with a scoop (or two!) of ice cream or sherbet.

Easy Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Cool down on a hot summer day with this Easy Brownie Ice Cream Cake. Layers of delicious homemade brownies, ice cream and whipped cream combine to create this classic summertime dessert that’s great for everything from birthdays to BBQs.

Rainbow Rice Cereal Treat Pops

You don’t have to worry about these Rainbow Rice Cereal Treat Pops melting in the summer heat! Fun for a summer pool party or to hand out as favors at a birthday party, these rainbow pops make a great addition to your summer sweets table.

Summer Watermelon Cake

Put the perfect finishing touch on your summer BBQ with this sweet Summer Watermelon Cake. Once your cake layers are baked, assembled and iced, all you have to do is roll you cake in sanding sugar and you’re ready to serve!


If you’re looking for a few savory pool party recipes to balance out the sweet ones, check out these delicious Pizza Puffs. Made using a mega mini muffin pan, this recipe allows you to create several pizza flavors at once. You can also use the mega mini muffin pan to make these crowd-pleasing Mini Corn Dog Bites or these tasty little Taco Cups.

What’s your favorite summer dessert? Let us know in the comments below or post a picture on Instagram and tag us @Wiltoncakes.

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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  1. Floranet says:

    What a Fantastic Post!! Love your work.

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