Adorable Spring Desserts That Will Make You Even More Excited for the Season
Bird's Nest Cupcakes
Once this cake gets all dressed up, you'll never know it started with a boxed cake mix. And we'll share our surprising technique for making the honeycomb texture on the sides and top! To make this cake even more like a bustling beehive, add a few candy bees and flowers on top.
Easy Flower Macarons
Macaron recipes are fun any time of year, but you can turn them into a spring dessert by piping them in flower shapes instead of plain circles. We didn't add color to these light-as-air cookies—just a lemony yellow filling— but you could easily tint them any color you want to make them look even more like fresh spring flowers.
Burrowing Bunny Cupcakes
A gorgeous bouquet of flowers is even better when it's a bouquet of flowers you can eat. Incorporate a mix of rose, hydrangea, and coneflower cakes for an eye-catching blend of blooms.
Almond Cookie Carrots
These cute cookies may look like carrots, but there are no real veggies here. Celebrate the arrival of spring and gardening season with these almond-frosted cookies. A few swirls of frosting give the "carrots" their signature color, and sliced almonds mimic tiny carrot tops.
Potted Cactus Cakes
No green thumb necessary to make these adorable potted cactus cupcakes! Instead, bake cupcakes inside ice cream cones, then decorate with green frosting to look like your favorite prickly plant. This super-cute spring dessert would fit right in at a garden party or even a birthday party for kids with an interest in nature.
Hummingbird Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Surprisingly fresh and fruity, these lamb and bunny cupcakes are hiding bananas and pineapple under that rich cream cheese frosting.
Tip: No piping bag? No prob. Scoop frosting into a resealable plastic bag, then snip off a corner for a makeshift decorating tool.
Easter Dirt Cake
We know this spring cake recipe has Easter in the name, but there's nothing that says you can't enjoy it all season long. Make the top of the cake look like just like a garden by covering it with chocolate cookie "dirt," shredded coconut "grass," and dipped strawberry "carrots." All those edible decorations cover up a pretty pink strawberry cake underneath.
Gorgeous Candied Flowers
Sugar-dusted edible flowers are endlessly versatile come dessert time. Use the shimmery petals to garnish cupcakes, meringues, layer cakes, parfaits, tarts—or any other dessert your heart desires.
Sweet and Salty Chocolate Flowers
Half sweet, half salty, 100 percent ready to celebrate the warm weather. These simple yet delish flower treats require just three ingredients, and they're pretty enough to rival the spring flowers in your garden.
Lemon-Lavender Poppy Seed Cake
This gorgeous cake recipe is a spring dessert through and through. Not only is it decorated with a patch of pretty purple flowers, but it also has dried lavender buds sprinkled into the batter to add a hint of spring flavor. Combine that with lemon cake and lemon buttercream, and no spring dessert will beat this masterpiece.
Fun Flower Cupcakes
Everyone will be buzzing about how much time and effort you put into these sprint garden cupcakes. Only you will know the dessert recipe started with a box of cake mix and a can of frosting!
Carrot Cake Scones
These adorable spring treats taste just like classic carrot cake (the combination of cinnamon, shredded carrots, coconut, and pecans is dead-on), but they have the chewier texture of scones. Plus, you can make them look like just-picked spring carrots by cutting them into wedges and decorating with orange and green frosting. Everyone at your table will be excited to see these "carrots" for dessert.
Sprinkle Cake with Flowers
Earn oohs and aahs from party guests with this spring cake with green sprinkle "grass" and fondant blooms. Tall flower toppers add showstopping height to this centerpiece cake.
Tip: Can't find—or don't love—fondant? Use daisy and tulip cookie cutters to stamp out sugar cookie dough. Add a stick to each before baking, then decorate as desired before pressing into the cake.
Dressed-Up Marshmallow Bunnies
In case adorable marshmallow bunnies aren't sweet enough for you, we've added chocolate, sprinkles, glitter, and more! Each one gets a cute little marshmallow tail, too.
Our love for these just-picked cupcakes continues to grow. We're pretty sure the three different layers of chocolate flavor might have something to do with it!
Giant Bunny Cookie
Celebrate the rainy season with a colorful rainbow cupcake display. The clouds are made from marshmallows, which is what we wish real clouds tasted like.
Marshmallow Easter Fluff
This spring dessert recipe is Easter-specific, but it's just so cute we had to include it. What's really impressive is that everything you see is edible—the bowl is made of white chocolate, and the grass is shredded coconut dyed green. Hidden under the sweet bunny marshmallow is a tasty mix of fruit, mini marshmallows, cream, and pudding.
Spring-Theme Forest Cake
DIY doesn't have to mean difficult. Get our easy step-by-step instructions for this stunning tree layer cake that's bursting with bright spring vibes.
Butterfly Garden Cupcakes
Pretzels and melted candy give these butterflies their impressive wings. And butterflies would be lonely without the flower cupcakes made from jelly beans and mini chocolate chips.
Hyacinth Flower Cake Pops
Lamb and Ducky Cupcakes
What an adorable pair! Coconut feathers and fur make these farm-inspired cupcakes extra sweet. Serve them up as a delectable Easter dessert, or make them the main attraction of any spring get-together.
Ladybug and Flower Cupcakes
Bring a little luck with these adorable ladybug-topped cupcakes. All you need: red candy coating, chocolate chips, and a food-coloring pen.
Adorable Lamb Cake
This sweet lamb cake is adorable as can be. Amp up the cuteness with a pretty piped lace pattern (it takes mere minutes!).
Bird's Nest Cupcakes
These cupcakes are worth tweeting about! These spring-green treats have it all—minty meringues, toasted almonds, and rich frosting. Slivered almonds take the place of collected twigs to make nests for each bird to perch on.
Beautiful Rainbow Butterfly Cake
It was love at first sight with this rainbow butterfly cake. We were head over heels for the pretty tie-dye pattern—especially when we realized how easy this spring dessert is to make!
Spring Flower Cake Pops
Cake pops have never looked so pretty. Colored fondant and sprinkles make these blooming beauties look like a fresh spring bouquet. Serve a cluster of these cake pop flowers sticking up out of a Mason jar or a clean flowerpot.
Marbled Easter Egg Truffles
Chocolate-Dipped Homemade Marshmallows
Marshmallows were just made for dipping in chocolate. These spring shapes start with a homemade mallow and end with a colorful drizzle.
Mother Hen and Chicks Cake
A mother hen just isn't herself without her baby chicks. Coconut flakes and sprinkles give the mama bird cake realistic-looking (and tasty!) feathers, while yellow sprinkles add fluff and flair to the chicks.