Taste the Rainbow: 15 Colorful Treats to Make for Pride Month
Each June, millions of people around the world celebrate Pride Month, which uplifts the LGTBQ+ community and honors the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. From parades to workshops to concerts, this month offers us countless chances to spread the love. Of course, every celebration deserves delicious food—in honor of Pride Month, we're sharing 15 multi-colored dessert recipes that you're sure to love.
If there's one dessert made for Pride, it's our 12-layer rainbow cake. Start by making a large amount of vanilla cake batter—five large egg whites keep the cake super moist and airy. Next, divide the batter into sections and dye each with every color of the rainbow. Bake each separately then stack one on top of the other with a thick layer of our Lemony Swiss Meringue Buttercream between each. Everyone's jaws will drop when they see the rainbow spectacle on the inside.
Another great way to decorate your Pride Month desserts is with ombré frosting. Go from light to royal blue, mint green to pine green, or light pink to magenta with just a few drops of food coloring in the buttercream. We have two recipes that make use of this fun, celebratory technique, including our frosted sugar cookies, which will be enjoyed by one and all. Hosting a pride party for a crowd? Make our Ombré Sheet Cake, which is easy to transport on-the-go and slice up for a festive bunch.
Looking for something a bit lighter? Make our Citrus Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, which is loaded with fresh fruit and bright, juicy flavor. An eye-catching array of mixed citruses such as clementines, tangerines, grapefruit, and Meyer lemons is delicious for a summertime salad.
Break out your gel food coloring to give this festive layer cake a Technicolor effect. Alternate colorful layers with a light, lemony Swiss meringue buttercream frosting.
These frosted cookies are perfect for showing off your pride. A variety of tinted buttercream makes this the ultimate spirited dessert.
Rainbow Fruit Tart
Baked Cake Donuts
It's your lucky day. Even after the parade ends, you can still enjoy these rainbow shortbread cookies.
Ombrè Sheet Cake
Hosting a pride party? This potluck and crowd-friendly sheet cake is just the thing to celebrate with your LGBTQ+ community.
Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Multicolored Frosting
If tinting a cake seems too daunting, stick to working your magic up top. Use gel food coloring for first-rate flavor and consistency.
Citrus Salad with Pomegranate Seeds
Health nuts needn't feel forgotten. This fruity melange is resplendent with (almost) every color of the rainbow.
Chocolate Ganache Heart Tartlets
Chocolate Banana Pops
Spiced Cupcakes with Citrus Glaze
A diversity of glazes makes for a party-perfect platter. The only clash will be your guests fighting for the last one.
Frozen Rainbow Chiffon Cake
Each fruity flavor in this sorbet cake comes directly from the source.
Lovebirds in rainbow colors say it all. Use store-bought candies such as Sweethearts, gumdrops, jellybeans, and candy hearts to make their adorable features.