Great Dessert Ideas

Looking for some great dessert ideas? I love stumbling across unique, creative, and awesome dessert ideas that are actually do-able (it’s no fun if it’s too hard, right?). Check out all of these neat dessert ideas that are easy, fun, and totally worth saving!

Great Dessert Ideas

lots of great dessert ideas

1. Fill plastic martini glasses with cotton candy

Get the plastic wine glass from the $1 store. Place them in a goodie bag, and tie ribbon at the top. Cute! Photography credit: Jen O’Sullivan.com

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Fill plastic martini glasses from the $1 store with cotton candy, place them in a goodie bag, and tie ribbon at the top. Cute!

2. Colorful Candy Apples

How to make colorful candy apples for every occasion all year long! Saving this….

How to make colorful candy apples for every occasion all year long!

3. DIY Cupcake Holder

Use plastic cups to make covered cupcake holders – so smart!

Use plastic cups to make covered cupcake holders - so smart!

4. Cupcakes in Champagne Glasses

Use plastic champagne glasses from the $1 store and fill them with candy to make cupcake stands! Great idea! (source unknown)

Use plastic champagne glasses from the $1 store and fill them with candy to make cupcake stands! Great idea!

5. How to Make Glow in the Dark Frosting

Use tonic water and food coloring to make your cupcakes glow in the dark – must try!

Use tonic water and food coloring to make your cupcakes glow in the dark - must try!

6. Hawaiian Wedding Cake Recipe

With whipped cream cheese frosting! Doesn’t this sound and look delicious?

Hawaiian Wedding Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting - no need to wait for a wedding to make this delicious pineapple, coconut, walnut, cinnamon and sugar cake that will have you going back for seconds, maybe thirds!

7. Chocolate Cherry Mice

Little chocolate mice – so cute! Made with chocolate dipped cherries, Hershey’s kisses, and sliced almonds.

Little chocolate mice - so cute! Made with chocolate dipped cherries, Hershey's kisses, and sliced almonds.

8. Queen Elsa Cupcake Cake

Use cupcakes to create the look of a full cake. No cutting necessary and it’s much easier to do. Smart!

Here's another neat cupcake idea (see the previous slide). Use cupcakes to create the look of a full cake. No cutting necessary and it's much easier to do. Smart!

9. Rice Krispie Hay Barrels

Tractor carrying rice krispie treats. Cute idea! Here’s where you can get one of these cute toy tractors: CLICK HERE

Tractor carrying rice krispie treats. Cute idea!

10. Watermelon cupcakes

How creative (and healthy too). Fruit for dessert – saving this idea!

Watermelon cupcakes! How creative (and healthy too). Fruit for dessert - saving this idea!

11. Fruit Loop Butterflies

Make butterfly treat bags using Froot Loops, a plastic baggie, and pipe cleaners. Great idea! (source unknown)

Make butterfly treat bags using Froot Loops, a plastic baggie, and pipe cleaners.

12. Oreo Sunflower Cupcakes

How to make sunflower cupcakes using an Oreo and yellow frosting. Must try!

How to make sunflower cupcakes using an Oreo and yellow frosting. Must try!

13. Reese’s Pieces Basketball Cake

How to make a basketball cake using Reese’s Pieces – so smart!

How to make a basketball cake using Reese's Pieces - so smart!

14. Flower pot cupcakes

So cute! Place little chocolate cupcakes in small terra cotta pots and use frosting to make them look like flowers.

Flower pot cupcakes - so cute! Place little chocolate cupcakes in small terra cotta pots and use frosting to make them look like flowers.

15. Sewing Machine Cake

Complete with fondant buttons, fabric, and sewing machine on top. Amazing! (source unknown)

Sewing machine cake - complete with fondant buttons, fabric, and sewing machine on top. Amazing!

16. Graduation dessert idea

Make little diplomas using swiss cake rolls wrapped with ribbon that matches the school’s colors. So cute and easy and delicious! Source unknown.

Graduation dessert idea - Make little diplomas using swiss cake rolls wrapped with ribbon that matches the school's colors. So cute and easy (and delicious!).

17. Banana Nilla Cakes

These look fun to make AND to eat! Simply slice bananas (as pictured) and the stickiness of the banana slices will hold the mini nilla wafters on. Must try! (via Flickr)

These look fun to make AND to eat! Simply slice bananas (as pictured) and the stickiness of the banana slices will hold the mini nilla wafters on. Must try!

3 thoughts on “Great Dessert Ideas”

  1. I love the cake with the singer sewing machine on it . I would like to try to make it or have someone make it for me for my mom’s birthday. My mom has been sewing since I was a kid and she made my sisters wedding dress and she use to work in a sewing factors. .

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