Colourful and Creative: 60 Rainbow Dessert Recipes for Every Occasion

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60 Rainbow Dessert Recipes for Every Occasion | Whether you're looking for easy dessert recipe ideas you can make with kids for a birthday party or holiday celebration, or in need of inspiration to help celebrate Pride, this collection of colorful desserts will not disappoint! Whether you're looking for a bright or pastel aesthetic, these beautiful treats will add a pop of color to your table. From rainbow cake, to funfetti cookies, to rainbow Rice Krispie treats, these recipes are so much fun!

Want to add a little colour to your desserts? The rainbow food trend that started with bagels and coffee has made its way to desserts. Now you can upgrade your favourite treats with fun and beautiful colourful designs that everyone in your family will love. From cakes to cookies, popsicles, ice cream, doughnuts and so much more, you can pretty much give the rainbow treatment to any dessert you like! Check out our round up of 60 rainbow dessert recipes you can bake for any occasion!

5 Rainbow Dessert Tips and Hacks

1. Edible Colour Spray
Decorating desserts with edible colour spray is one of the easiest ways to get the rainbow effect. It allows you to create ombre and colour blends unlike any other decorating technique. Giving your dessert an airbrushed effect, you can decorate cakes, cookies, cupcakes, doughnuts and more with edible spray.

2. Use Fruit to Create Colours
If you want to add a healthy touch to your rainbow desserts, use fruit to create the colours of the rainbow. From raspberries and strawberries, to mandarin oranges, mangoes, melons, grapes and blueberries, it’s easy to find fruits to match your needs. Layer them over a pound cake or use them in a trifle for a good-for-you spin on your favourite treats.

3. Get Used to Layers
To get the rainbow effect in your desserts, you’ll have to learn to layer for many of the recipes. From cakes to cookies to cookie bars, creating the perfect rainbow is no small feat. Invest in some thin cake pans you can use to make multiple layers of batter in different colours. This will make the rainbow stripes so much easier to create.

4. Cheat The Rainbow
If you want to make rainbow treats without making the actual rainbow yourself, opt for ingredients like rainbow sprinkles, M&Ms, and colourful cereals like Fruit Loops. These components are already rainbow foods themselves, so why not turn them into fun desserts? From sprinkling them on top of chocolate glazed doughnuts to baking them into cookies or putting them into pies, this is the easiest way to make rainbow desserts.

5. Use Funfetti
Funfetti cake mix is another smart way to get the look of the rainbow without actually having to layer or create the colours yourself. Funfetti is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face and you can use it to not only make cakes and cupcakes, but also cookies, brownies and cake batter bites. Get creative and your funfetti rainbow desserts are sure to please!

20 Easy Rainbow Dessert Recipes

1. DIY Tie Dye S’mores | Studio DIY
2. Rainbow Chex Mix | Tablespoon
3. Rainbow Fruit Loop Bars | Bloom Designs
4. Rainbow Cake Trifle | The Kitchen Magpie
5. Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach | Food Network
6. Rainbow Meringue Kisses | Bakers Royale
7. Rainbow Vanilla Cheesecake Bars | Inside Bru Crew Life
8. Rainbow Marbled Pop Tart | Aww Sam
9. Confetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Squares | Food Network
10. Unicorn Bars | Cookies and Cups
11. Unicorn Poop Cupcake Cones | Mom Dot
12. Chocolate Chip Cookie Layered Birthday Cake | Food Network
13. Edible Sugar Cookie Dough | Lemons and Zest
14. Rainbow Pancake Pops | Made To Be Mama
15. Easy Rainbow Cupcakes | The Girl Creative
16. Rainbow Sugar Cookie Bark | Mom on Timeout
17. Skittles Rainbow Fudge | Lemon Tree Dwelling
18. Rainbow M&M Cookies | Sally’s Baking Addiction
19. Belgian Rainbow Waffles | Brooklyn Farm Girl
20. Rainbow Marshmallow Kabobs | The Decorated Cookie

20 Pride Rainbow Dessert Recipes

1. Colourful Rainbow Crepe Cake | Food Network
2. Rainbow Popsicles | The First Year
3. Rainbow Fudge | Simple Joy
4. White Chocolate Funfetti Cookies | Food Network
5. Layered Rainbow Cupcakes | Dessert Now Dinner Later
6. Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats | I Heart Nap Time
7. Mini Unicorn Rainbow Donuts | The Flavor Bender
8. Marble Macarons with Earl Grey Buttercream and Pink Lemonade Filling | Style Sweet
9. Rainbow No Bake Cheesecake | Food Network
10. Funfetti Gooey Butter Shortbread Bars | The Little Kitchen
11. Fruity Rainbow Froyo Pops | How Sweet Eats
12. Vibrant Meringue Rainbow Cake | Also The Crumbs Please
13. Cake Batter and Sprinkles Cookies | Ashlee Marie
14. Rainbow Ice Cream Cake with Fresh Fruit | Life, Love and Sugar
15. Butter Pecan M&Ms Magic Bars | Cupcakes and Kale Chips
16. Rainbow Frozen Yogurt Bark | A Night Owl
17. Rainbow Cake Truffles | Cooking With Janica
18. Rainbow Ice Cream | Julie’s Eats and Treats
19. Sweet and Salty Rainbow Popcorn | Frugal Foodie Mama
20. Rainbow Candy Pops | The Decorated Cookie

20 Rainbow Dessert Recipes for Kids

1. Rainbow Pancakes | Amanda’s Cookin’
2. Candy-Filled Pinata Cake | Food Network
3. Rainbow Rice Crispy Treats | Made with Happy
4. Rainbow Cake in a Jar | Juliette Laura
5. Rainbow Crepes with Key Lime Whipped Cream | The Proper Blog
6. Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cake | Sally’s Baking Addiction
7. Flaky Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Pastry Pockets | Food Network
8. Lucky Rainbow Bark | The Domestic Rebel
9. Rainbow Ice Cream Sandwich | Craft Create Cook
10. Rainbow White Chocolate Covered Pretzels | Sugar Cooking
11. Rainbow Funfetti Dip | Twinspiration
12. Birthday Cake Crispy Rice Treats | Food Network
13. M&M Cookie Bites | Baker By Nature
14. Surprise Rainbow Cake Pops | Tastemade
15. Rainbow Pretzel Wands | Mom on Timeout
16. Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats | Delish
17. Rainbow Rice Krispie Pinwheels | Center Cut Cook
18. Rainbow Popcorn Balls | Brooklyn Farm Girl
19. Rainbow Muddy Buddies | Lauren’s Latest
20. Rainbow Fruit Roll Ups | Delish

It doesn’t get much better than rainbow desserts! Give your favourite dessert recipes the rainbow treatment and they’ll be just as fun to look at as they are delicious to eat!

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60 Rainbow Dessert Recipes for Every Occasion | Whether you're looking for easy dessert recipe ideas you can make with kids for a birthday party or holiday celebration, or in need of inspiration to help celebrate Pride, this collection of colorful desserts will not disappoint! Whether you're looking for a bright or pastel aesthetic, these beautiful treats will add a pop of color to your table. From rainbow cake, to funfetti cookies, to rainbow Rice Krispie treats, these recipes are so much fun!

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Kate
Kate is a freelance writer with a background in fashion, beauty and wellness. When she’s not trying out new recipes, taking a hot yoga class, or curled up with a good book, you can find her blogging about lifestyle tips and entrepreneurialism at Layered Indulgence.