50 Cutest Dessert Ideas Of All-Time


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It's always hard to stick to a diet, and it's going to be a lot harder in about ten minutes. It's always the season for fancy desserts and over-eating sweets. If you've ever been one to try your hand at cute desserts on Pinterest (and failing), we have compiled a list of the best desserts and dessert ideas just for you.

You'll find some of the most intricate and detail-oriented desserts that take the most crafted mind and a steady hand to recreate. But sometimes, it doesn't matter how the dessert looks, but how it tastes. From Christmas tree brownie dishes to hot fudge sundae cupcakes, you'll be fasting all day long just to score a bit of one of these treats!


1. Tres Leches Cake

This authentic recipe will leave your guests mouth watering. Can we get some seconds?

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2. Carmelitas


Featuring the candy of the season. This treat is loaded full of caramels and gooey chocolate.

3. Oreo Cheesecake Bites

The two best desserts have crossed paths to bring you this (vegetarian friendly) delectable dessert. Grab your sour cream and 36 Oreos and get ready to make the dessert of a lifetime.


4. Samoa Sheet Cake

Girl Scout cookies may have something to compete with when you pull this cake out of the oven. Now, you don't have to wait just once a year for the cookies to come around.

5. Rainbow Cake


The perfect cake for your next gender reveal or baby shower. The vibrant colors and creative confetti has us drooling over the details.

6. Delectable Doughnuts

Can we just frame these instead of eat them? Australian baker, Vickie Liu, crafts these adorable little donuts that are (almost) too good to eat!


7. Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie

A perfect little treat for guests at your next party, and they'll never know what's about to be inside! These delicious cookies are easy to make and even yummier to eat.

8. Pancake Cupcakes


Who says pancakes are only for breakfast? This innovative idea brings the two best food groups together. These cupcakes would be amazing at a brunch bridal shower or even on your way out the door for work. We won't tell if you won't!

9. Fruit Tarts

These adorable mini pizzas shaped out of a sugar cookie are a great way to get in your daily fruits. Top with any fruits you like, set out, and serve!


10. Dessert Cups

If you're looking to ditch the traditional wedding cake these tiny dessert cups are perfect for feeding multiple mouths with a variety of tastes. Why buy just one cake when you can have several?

11. Cactus Treats


If loving macaroon cacti is wrong, then we don't want to be right. How on earth did someone think of this perfect dessert idea? The dirt doubles as a brown and the cactus is, you guessed it, a macaroon!

12. Christmas Tree Krispie Treats

These adorable little cone-shaped trees are perfect for getting into the holiday spirit, even if it's year-round. Whip up some of these for your friends or classmates and you'll be spreading holiday cheer for all to hear in no time at all.


13. Waffles With Chocolate

Everyone loves a good home-made waffle. But these treats have us thinking we have been doing it wrong all this time. These Amsterdam Waffles dipped in chocolate loaded with sprinkles will put the cherry on top of your next gathering.

14. S'More Jar


A perfect winter treat. Cozy up next to the fire with this heartwarming dessert to bring you back. Best part is, you don't have to worry about burning your marshmallow this time around.

15. Bird Mini Cheesecake

Set these bad boys on the dinner table and your guests will be more than impressed. Top with some toasted coconut and mini eggs and you're in for a hoppin' good time.


16. Monster Cookie Milkshake

Give us all the cookies! These blue-dyed milkshakes topped with chocolate chip and Oreo cookies are all of the major food groups in one. This is perfect for that next themed birthday party.

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17. Cats & Ladders

This adorable dessert looks more like an intricate tea cup than an actual dessert. The dollops of cheesecake and whipped cream has us drooling over our computers.

18. Watermelon Cake Pops


A dessert that helps you get in your daily fruit. Perfect for a summer cookout or birthday party.

19. Anime Cakes

These adorable anime cakes look like they were picked from a cartoon and placed on this dish. You'll need a steady hand to make these for your next gathering.

20. Sloth Macaroon


This adorable little sloth is picture perfect. There will be no slowing down when these delicious cookies are at the table!

21. Marble Cakes

Probably the most aesthetically pleasing dessert we will ever lay eyes on. These marble cakes can come in a variety of strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, and more.

22. Painters Art


These cupcakes are so perfectly frosted they hardly look real. Love the idea of each individual cupcake so perfectly coordinated to its color. Unless you're a the Cake Boss level of baking, this may just be something we admire from afar.

23. Alligator Cupcakes

These googely-eyed alligators are the perfect crunch with the soft cupcake. If cupcakes aren't you're thing, you can even top off these cones with some ice cream.


24. Candy Corn Cups

The candy of the season, candy corn! Top off your next mason jar cake with some candy corn. Guests at your party will be able to grab-and-go without the hassle of cutting the cake.

25. Minion Cookies


If you're a fan of peanut butter, you're going to love this adorable treats. These little guys are so cute you can almost hear them jabber on.

26. Finding Nemo

The detail in this cake is actually amazing. These sweet edition to any party is almost too good to eat. If you have a young one who just wants to keep on swimming, consider bringing this cake into the picture.


27. Thanks Cookies

If I was a teacher, I would love to get these as a gift! If you're looking to recreate these cookies, Ruze Cake House in Scottsdale, Arizona has got you covered. If you visit the website you can create custom cakes and desserts like the ones above.

28. Easy Pineapple Donuts


You can easily throw these adorable donuts together to spice up your next party. Just head over to your local Krispie Kreme to grab some glazed donuts, and dab some chocolate in the shape of a "v."

29. Beauty and The Beast

This intricate stained glass cake of Beauty and the Beast is true Disney goals.


30. Melted Snowman

All we can picture while looking at this dessert is poor little Olaf! This is a great idea if you're looking to break the norm of a regular sugar cookie — and these will look great on the table.

31. Faux Cone


Sometimes it's the little desserts that are the best ones to have out on the table. This easy little treat is just an ice cream cone topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. Done!

32. Brownie Christmas Tree

Arrange your next brownie platter to resemble a Christmas tree for guests to pull apart. We say, the more frosting, the better!


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33. Pineapple Cheesecake Trifles

The sweetest, best dessert that will most definitely bring you back. This pineapple trifle features tons of Dole pineapples and juice for you to layer on for your next gathering. While we all know we can't get a Dole Whips anywhere else other than Disneyland, this dessert will just have to do.


34. Mini Pie 

Loving how jar desserts are all the rave. It's an easier cleanup and, not to mention, the perfect serving size.

35. Circus Cupcakes


How adorable are these little circus cupcakes? The long frosting stems add so much more flavor when you take a bite into them. 

36. Character Treats

These adorable Mr. Rogers cookies are great for a cookie decorating party. Simply whip up some sugar cookies for your friends, set out the frosting, and let your guests take it away.


37. Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry frosting is so versatile! This cupcake frosting could be topped on some moist vanilla cupcakes or even a different take on a strawberry shortcake.

38. Mini Neapolitan Brownie Bites


These little brownie cheesecake bites have a little bit of something for everyone. The recipe only contains just a handful of ingredients, making it easy for you to whip up in the kitchen.

39. Hershey's Secret Cookies

An incredible Christmas cookie is about to grace your next goodie basket. These Hershey kiss-stuffed short bread cookies are the perfect touch for your table or gift for your neighbors. Toss them in some powdered sugar to resemble a snow ball for a little extra.


40. Cookie Cupcake

This faux cupcake isn't all that meets the eye. All this recipe is is a couple of cookies in a cupcake wrapper, topped with frosting or whipped cream. This is a creative idea over placing cookies out on a tray while adding a little decoration to your table.

41. Everything Cupcake


This cupcake looks like about a thousand calories, but boy do we want to have one!

42. Pop Tarts

Not your average store-bought pop tarts. You can have a fresher take on these yummy pastries and fill them with just about anything your heart desires. Pictured above are the delectable Nutella pop tarts topped with sprinkles.


43. Dr. Seuss Crazy Cookies

These cookies may look like play dough, but we can assure you they are loaded with flavor. Swirl cookies are really simple to make and take little to no time at all. You can decorate with sprinkles or even frosting. These cookies are extremely versatile to match any upcoming event or party.

44. Mini Baklava Cups


Finally, some Baklava we can get on board with. It's kind of a hassle walking around a Christmas party flaking Baklava all over the floor. With this innovative idea, you can just pop it in your mouth and continue down the food line without the mess.

45. Vanilla Wafer Layer Cake

This easy vanilla wafer layered dessert can be thrown together within minutes. If you have time, whip up a cream or a last minute whipped cream layer.

46. Reindeer Cookies

Dip some double stuffed mint Oreos into chocolate for some Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer fun!

47. Sprinkle Cake

This famous cake comes from the Flour Shop in New York City. Tons of celebrities have featured this incredible cake on social media, and we can't blame them. This cake has a little surprise in it even party guests won't expect. The fun spill of confetti sprinkles leaves everyone wondering just how it bakes without melting.

48. Snow Cone Cupcakes

A summer time snack that won't quite cool you down, but we will definitely have a couple. These sugar-filled treats are a sophisticated spin off of the treats of our childhood.

49. Heart Shaped Meringues

These adorable heart-shaped fluffs are the perfect treat for something light. Set these out during your Galentine's Day party for your girlfriends to snack on while you pour the wine.

50. Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcake

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An amazing twist on the fan-favorite hot fudge sundae. This recipe will wow everyone who takes a bite. Simply make cupcakes as you normally would, and place them into waffle cones for an explosion of flavor when you pour some hot fudge and ice cream on top.

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