Sweet treats are great for unique moments and capturing a significant event or time in someone’s life. We often use cake to celebrate a birthday or wedding. We have treats for Halloween or Christmas, and we make cookies and other baked goods for school functions or important events. Some people make baking these goodies a career, and it is how they make their money to feed themselves and take care of their families. There are so many tasty treats out there; we put together a list of 15 amazing sweet treats we love, and who knows, maybe one of these treats will become a new favorite of yours or something you will want to try for one of your special events or anytime!
1. Unicorn Cake In A Jar
This unicorn cake is a spin on the classic cake in a jar utilizing the mason jar for portion control and functionality. Who wouldn’t want to be able to walk around a function without the worry about dropping their cake right off their plate? This adorable unicorn style is perfect for fairs and birthdays. You can, of course, choose any flavor of cake and frosting for the cake, but it would be fun to do a rainbow version for a children’s party or even pride month!
2. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
This ice cream cookie sandwich features two rainbow sprinkle cookies with vanilla ice cream and cover in sprinkles outside the ice cream. The cookie ice cream sandwich is an excellent sweet treat for a summer day, and it combines two things we love, cookies and ice cream, but adds pizazz with sprinkles. These would be excellent sweet treats for a party, sleepover, or school event.
3. Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet is a common choice for cakes or cupcakes for weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. We love a great design and a tasty one as well. The cupcake below is just one of many design choices used for a red velvet cupcake, and it is a nice change from having a traditional chocolate cake and white frosting or buttercream frosting. A cream cheese frosting is often used for red velvet and gives it a flare and difference between red velvet and any other simple choice cake. Keep in mind there are vegan choices for many cakes, and red velvet has a vegan choice to look up recipes for online.
4. Ocean Pudding Cup
Summer is here, but keep in mind that this is one of the sweet treats that is excellent all year round! You need crushed graham crackers, a gummy ring, blue gel dye, and a teddy graham. You can always change the theme of the cup design and keep the recipe similar. There are many variations to this cup, such as a beach theme, desert, or Candyland. However, we love the look of this one as it can work for children or adults and is a great little treat for the hot days of Summer. If you want the full recipe on how to achieve this tasty treat, check out FoodNetwork.com
5. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
This soaked strawberry shortcake sponge is quite the treat. It is topped with whip cream and strawberries. Strawberry shortcake is a popular treat that many have loved for years. This tasty treat is like having a cake but in a smaller capacity making it a great way to manage your portions. This cupcake is great for Summer or anytime. Strawberries are a naturally sweet berry and make an excellent substitution for frosting when married with a light whip topping. It is a great treat for anyone who loves strawberries and wants something light and fluffy for a dessert or sweet! Get this delicious recipe from KitchenTreaty.com.
6. Rainbow Filled Cake Pops
Cakepops are extremely popular and they are fantastic choices for any event, celebration, party, or holiday. You can make cake pops into a bouquet or you can hand them out individually. Either way, these bite-size sweet treats are a wonderful treat. One thing that is great about cake pops is that the inside is a surprise for some people when they bite into it because you cannot tell the type of cake it is because it is covered. The cake pops below show a rainbow cake inside and covered with a lovely white or vanilla frosting on the outside with sprinkles. You can get the recipe for the Surprise Rainbow Cakepop at Tastemade.com.
7. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate-covered strawberries are a familiar and delightful treat. You can use white chocolate or dark chocolate as alternatives to standard milk chocolate. What is excellent about the strawberries is that you can use food coloring to change the colors or create unique designs by drizzling other colors, using sprinkles, or other tasty treats on the outside of the strawberries. These, just like many other tasty treats, can be used for various events and celebrations. People often use their imaginations to make designs that fit any of the occasions they want or to follow a particular color scheme. Ladybugs, hearts, and rainbows are just some of the many designs you could use to model your strawberries after. You can order custom berries or make them yourself. Try Edible Arrangements or visit Pinterest.com for great recipes and ideas!
If you are looking for a more decadent cookie, try a macaroon. The macaroon is a french treat that will leave you in awe. These are delightful and come in various colors. Many recipes incorporate flower tastes such as lavender into their macaroons. The filling is a sweet treat with a crunchy cookie shell. John Kanell has a great website filled with yummy food and treats. Check out Preppykitchen.com for the recipe for the beautiful macaroons pictured below!
9. Tres Leche Cake
Tres Leche Cake translates to three milk cake. This cake is a sweet treat that can be filled with peaches or other berries. There are many choices for the cake and there are many variations such as Costa Rican Tres Leche cake. Tres Leche Cake comes from Mexico, Nicaragua, and Latin America. You can get the recipe for a traditional Tres Leche cake at NatashasKitchen.com and just tweak it to the things that you would prefer to have in it or top your cake with.
Torte is a rich cake filled with whipped cream, mousse, or jam. Tortes are multilayered cakes and are a unique sweet treat topped or garnished accordingly. You will sometimes find the tortes filled with fruit. Check out landolakes.com for this decadent chocolate raspberry torte.
11. Cookie Dough Stuffed Oreos
Oreos are already stuffed, and sometimes they are double stuffed, or they have different variations of fillings. This treat has cookie dough in between the two Oreo Cookies. Not only is the cookie stuffed with the Oreo cream and cookie dough, but it is half glazed with chocolate and sprinkles! You can get the recipe from Delish.com.
12. Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
The double chocolate crinkle cookies are delicious and relatively easy to make. My mother would make cookies like this during Christmastime each year, and they were perfect because they looked like mountains covered in snow. This cookie marries unsweetened and semi-sweet chocolate together and topped with confectioners sugar. It is a delightful treat for chocolate lovers! I consider chocolate a comfort food, and this cookie is great comfort food! Get the recipe from Readyseteat.com.
13. Cookies and Cream Cookies
For those who love Oreo cookies, you will love this rendition of cookies and cream. You can get the recipe from sugarspunrun.com. It is a simple recipe that utilizes your favorite cookie crushed up and incorporated into a traditional way of making cookies. Check out the recipe and treat yourself and others to a spin on a popular cookie dessert.
14. Sweedish Princess Cake
Sweedish Princess cake is a Scandinavian torte. The cake has a particular round mound shape to the cake and layers. The layers are a sponge cake, and it is filled much like a traditional torte. The dome-shaped cake is covered in marzipan or fondant. The cake is traditionally green marzipan, but you will see pink as well. The cake is usually topped with a beautiful rose. Get the recipe from Sprinklebakes.com.
15. Mini Apple Rose Pies
These Mini Apple Rose Pies are just as tasty as they are lovely. Essentially you are making a mini pie, and you are using a cut-up apple to create a lovely layered rose for the top of the pie. It is a process but quite simple to make. The author of this recipe recommends a particular apple due to the result of the color. These pies are mini crisps and delicious. These would be great for a wedding, Valentine’s Day, or an anniversary. Get the recipe complete with picture instructions from fmitk.com.
If you are looking for something to treat your sweet tooth or something unique, these 15 amazing sweet treats are just the ticket. There is something here for everyone, whether you want something small like a pudding, a sweet cookie, or a tasty cake. These are the decadent sweets we love not only because they are sweet, but they are foods that you can incorporate into events and everyday life or parties. Be sure to share these sweet treats with your friends! Bon Appétit!
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