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42 Desserts That Are Just Too Cute

From bumblebee cupcakes to watermelon slice cookies to ice cream treats loaded with sprinkles, these oh-so adorable goodies look just as sweet as they taste.

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Sunshine Cupcakes

Want to put a smile on someone's face? Look no further than these cheery cupcakes! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Rainbow Cake with Clouds

Some cakes stand on their own without icing. For this bright Rainbow Cake, use a little whipped cream to make fluffy clouds. —Janet Tigchelaar, Jerseyville, Ontario
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Bumblebee Banana Cupcakes

Make a beeline for these easy, cute-as-a-bug cupcakes that are simply irresistible. They're wonderful for school treats, kids' parties, or even outdoor summer events. —Beatrice Richard, Posen, Michigan
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Owl Cookies

I came up with these cookies as a treat for my kids class parties. Not only do they look cute but they are also delicious.—Starrlette Howard, Ogden, Utah
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Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, these cupcakes definitely bring out the cute factor. So this Easter, delight adults and kids alike with these adorable bunny cupcakes. Hop to it! —Taste of Home Food Styling Team
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Cute Pig Cookies

Every year when National Pig Day rolls around, I make this taste treats to celebrate.—Becky Baldwin, Annville, Pennsylvania
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Reindeer Pops

Kids and adults will go crazy for these cute little reindeer on a stick. They are easy to make too!—Lydia Jones, Carencro, Louisiana
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Chocolate-Glazed Doughnut Cookies

My little nieces love to help decorate these doughnut-shaped cookies. They top them with sprinkles, chopped pecans or crushed candy canes. —Jolie Stinson, Marion, Indiana
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Frosty Polar Bears

I love spending time in the kitchen with my nieces. This is the perfect recipe to make with the little ones. Dang cute, easy and portable! —Emily Tyra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Watermelon Slice Cookies

When I made these butter cookies for a party, a neighbor thought they were so attractive that she froze one to show friends. —Sue Ann Benham, Valparaiso, Indiana
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Monkey Cupcakes

Kids' eyes will light up when they see these cute jungle goodies. The cupcakes never fail to make my grandkids smile, and they're always a huge hit at bake sales. —Sandra Seaman, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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Call me Leo Cupcakes

Little ones will roar with joy when you present these kings of the jungle. They're simple to make, too. The kids can help. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Ice Cream Cone Treats

I came up with this recipe as a way for my grandkids to enjoy Rice Krispies Treats without getting sticky hands. You can also pack the cereal mixture into paper cups and insert a freezer pop stick to create cute pops. —Mabel Nolan, Vancouver, Washington
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Holiday Reindeer Cookies

Gather 'round the tree on Christmas Eve and feast on these adorable reindeer cookies. If you listen closely, you might heard reindeer hoofs on the roof! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Frozen Banana Cereal Pops

When we want a healthy snack, we dip bananas in yogurt, roll 'em in cereal, then freeze. Ta-da! —Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia
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Gingerbread Buddies

These cookies were ideal for a winter get-together I hosted. I like to share these crunchy treats on the way home from cutting our fresh Christmas tree.—Shelly Rynearson, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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Snowman Cookies

Wrap these chocolate-topped snowmen in colored tissue and place them inside holiday containers. Like real snowmen, they disappear fast! —Betty Tabb, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania
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Snowman Christmas Cookies

Get the kids in on the action when you make these cheesecakey cookies—just roll away. The snowmen look adorable on a cookie tray. —Cathy Medley, Clyde, Ohio
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Beach Ball Ice Cream Sandwiches

Who can resist creamy ice cream between homemade sugar cookies? These cheerful treats might be the perfect way to celebrate a get-away to the beach. —Pattie Ann Forssberg, Logan, Kansas
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Give a Hoot Cupcakes

Hoot hoot! Party guests will be "eyeing up" these treats long before you serve dessert! They make a lasting impression and only require six ingredients to make. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas

Purchased sugar cookies make a sweet "crust" for these colorful fruit pizzas. Make them throughout the year with a variety of fresh and canned fruits. —Marge Hodel, Roanoke, Illinois
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Candy Land Cake

My friend asked me to make her son's 5th birthday cake, and when I asked her what he wanted on it, she said, "Oh, just put on gobs and gobs of candy." Instead of piling on candy haphazardly, I thought it should look like the Candy Land board game. The birthday boy, his friends and family members loved it! —Pen Perez, Berkeley, California
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Green-Eyed Monster

Don't be jealous! Just about anyone can make this cute green guy with a little frosting, candy and imagination. —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut
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Flutter By Cupcakes

The best thing about these little cakes is that you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry right now! Fruit Loops, licorice, M&M's and pretzels are all common ingredients that make up an uncommonly adorable treat! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Caramel Apple Cookies

It looks like a caramel apple but it's really a chocolate chip cookie. You can coat the caramel with your favorite type of nut, sprinkles or mini chips. I am often asked to bring these to parties.—Tammy Daniels, Batavia, Ohio
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Lots of Love Cherry Pies

Become the Queen of Hearts when you make these tart-style cherry pies (but without the pepper and treacle, as in "Alice and Wonderland"). Made as single servings, they disappear at the hands of friends and knaves alike. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Cherry Mice

Say cheese! Our sweet little mice are so cute, you'll want to take a picture. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Mini S'mores

Combine marshmallow creme, chocolate, graham crackers and more for a summery delight at any time of year. —Stephanie Tewell, Elizabeth, Illinois
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Easter Basket Cupcakes

My mother and I would make these when I was growing up, and I had just as much fun sharing the same experience with my own children when they were young. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas
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Sledding Teddies

I've been making these special holiday cookies at Christmastime for almost 30 years. They take a while but are worth it, because the teddy bears are so cute and taste delicious. —Linda Nealley of Newburgh, Maine
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Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty Frosting

I begged my aunt for this recipe when I was 16 years old, and it's still my very favorite. The silly monster eyes give these devilish cupcakes some Halloween fun! They are always on my husband's short list for special desserts. —Dawn Koestner, St. Louis Park, Minnesota
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Peanut Butter Honeybees

Children young and old find these snacks irresistible. Even the youngest kitchen helpers can help out by crunching the graham crackers or measuring and mixing the ingredients.—Heather Bazinet, Ingleside, Ontario
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Bunny Carrot Cakes & Cookies

Who can resist these incredibly cute springtime bunny treats? And better yet, they utilize convenience items such as refrigerated cookie dough and a spice cake mix that is doctored up with shredded carrots and cinnamon. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Chocolate Marshmallow Cutouts

I make rich, fudgy cookies that taste like brownies with a marshmallow filling. I usually use heart-shaped cutters, but I've also left them uncut and filled with pink marshmallow creme.—Kelly Ward, Stratford, Ontario
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Ghost Shortbread Cookies

Pac-Man was my favorite video game when I was growing up. For a party, I decided to get creative and shape my go-to sugar cookies into the ghosts from the game. —Jamie S, Regina, Saskatchewan
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Birthday Cake Freezer Pops

On my quest to find birthday cake ice cream—my favorite flavor—I came up with these easy ice pops. Now, instead of going to the store whenever a craving hits, I just head to my freezer. —Dawn Lopez, Westerly, Rhode Island
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Burger Cookies

My husband loves peppermint patties, and our son is crazy for vanilla wafers. So I put the two together to make a cool cookie that looks just like a burger. Both my guys give the recipe a thumbs-up! —Julie Wellington, Youngstown, OH
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Pizza for Dessert

At first glance, people might think this colorful "pizza" is a savory snack. But truth comes in the tasting! Kids get a kick out of the fun candy toppings.—Sandy Gibbons, Ocean Park, Washington
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Meringue Bunnies

These cute meringues are a great addition to your table when entertaining at Easter. Enlist the kids to help shape the bunny rabbits. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Chocolate-Pecan Hedgehog Cookies

Unlike the real woodland creatures, these chocolate-coated hedgehogs dwell on snack plates and cookie trays. The little guys are fun to make and eat. —Pamela Goodlet, Washington Island, WI
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Green Sherbet Froggie

Don’t kiss summer goodbye until you’ve puckered up to this sublime dessert in disguise. This one’s so easy, kids could make it themselves! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Chirpy Chick Cupcakes

These adorable cupcakes are so much fun to make and share. They're perfect for an Easter dinner or a kid's farm-themed birthday party.—Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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