These 7 Bright and Colorful Desserts Prove That Love Is The Best Ingredient

May 26, 2023

desserts to celebrate pride

We love any excuse to celebrate.

Whether a friend’s birthday, a backyard engagement party or a month-long celebration of love, we’re always the first to volunteer to bring a sweet treat to mark the occasion.

And while you could eat the rainbow via a hearty plate of fruits and veggies, where’s the fun in that? Celebrations are about joy, and what brings more joy than a delicious and decadent dessert that’s made with love?

So, to mark the start of Pride month and show our support for the LGBTQ+ community, we’ve rounded up the rainbow and curated a list of our favorite bright and colorful bakes that are worthy of celebrating.

Check them out below.


Hungry for more? Join us in one of our baking classes celebrating Pride and learn how to make rainbow-colored macarons that are light, airy and baked with love.

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Strawberry Mascarpone Tartlets with Rhubarb Glaze

What happens when you take succulent, ripe strawberries and lay them on a bed of sweet, vanilla-laced mascarpone and drizzle them with tangy and tart rhubarb glaze?

You get this elegant and decadent recipe that’s perfect for celebrating life, love and everything in between.

Get the Strawberry Mascarpone Tartlets with Rhubarb Glaze recipe!

desserts to celebrate pride month

Blood Orange Tart

We just can’t get enough of the delicately tart, subtly sweet juiciness of blood oranges.

And who can blame us? Especially when they’re made into a creamy, indulgent curd that’s layered atop a sweet, buttery and flaky crust. It’s refreshing, delicious and perfect for those lazy, hazy days of summer.

Get the Blood Orange Tart recipe!

Little Lemon Cakes Filled with Vanilla Pastry Cream

From teatime indulgence to a summertime dessert that’s as satisfying as it is flavorful, these little lemon cakes are perfect for every celebration.

Mini lemon-flavored cakes are halved and filled with a vanilla-soaked pastry cream, and topped with a sweet but surprisingly light glaze. They’re bright, indulgent and perfect for the summery days ahead.

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Matcha Panna Cotta

Creamy, silky and brimming with notes of vanilla and a delicate, sweet earthiness, this matcha panna cotta is a stunner in its own right.

The best part? It’s surprisingly simple to make! The matcha is mixed with heavy cream, vanilla and sugar and combined with bloomed gelatin to achieve that decadent panna cotta consistency. Enjoy with reckless abandon.

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desserts to celebrate pride

Blueberry Nectarine Crisp

If you’ve never had the pleasure of biting into the nutty, sweet, satisfying crunchiness that is a fruit crisp, this is your sign.

We especially love this recipe because the crisp topping can be made ahead of time and frozen. Plus, it’s endlessly versatile, so feel free to dress it up with whatever fruit is in season. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dessert that’s as comforting as it is delicious.

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Mixed Berry Sorbet

Few things make us smile quite like the tart, tangy and refreshingly sweet flavor of sorbet. Just saying the word “sorbet” conjures up images of poolside fun and carefree days spent soaking up the sun.

And since this recipe can be made with either fresh or frozen berries, you can indulge in that happy-go-lucky, summery feeling all year round.

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Rainbow Cake

We saved the best for last, because once you cut into this bright and vibrant cake, you’ll be greeted by a chorus of “oohs” and “ahs” that’ll turn this labor of love into a lovely masterpiece.

With its rainbow hues and homemade buttercream, this rainbow cake is fitting for every kind of celebration—whether a birthday, a gender reveal or celebrating Pride, this is one cake that’s truly made for everyone.

Get the Rainbow Cake recipe!


Hungry for more? Join us in one of our baking classes celebrating Pride and learn how to make rainbow-colored macarons that are light, airy and baked with love.

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