Swoon! 11 Gorgeous Pink Desserts for Valentine's Day

Pink frosting! Colorful sprinkles! Flower petals! Embrace your girly side this Valentine's Day with these totally sweet pink desserts

Rosebud Cupcakes

Rosebud Cupcakes If you’re comfortable working with fondant, give these dainty cupcakes a whirl. Each one is topped with a pretty rosebud and you can add some edible glitter or a leaf or two as well.

 

Strawberry Semifreddo

Strawberry Semifreddo

Illustrated Kitchen Bible

Crushed meringues add a surprising texture to this Italian take on ice cream. Raspberry-flavored liqueur gives each slice a sweet kick.

Pink Champagne Cake

Pink Champagne Cake

Courtesy of "Booze Cakes" by Krystina Castella & Terry Lee Stone. Quirk Books. Read More http://www.ivillage.com/pink-champagne-cake/3-r-313871#ixzz2JJ2Nqwgg Sign up for iVillage Special Offers

A cake that’s fit for a romantic celebration, this cake has two cups of bubbly in the batter and half cup in the frosting. We'll drink to that!

Pink Meringue Kisses

Pink Meringue Kisses

David Bowers

Reminiscent of Hershey’s kisses, these crispy and chewy little meringues are a cinch to whip up.

Strawberry Yogurt Mousse

Speedy Yogurt Mousse

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

If you’re searching for a semi-healthy sweet, try this pretty pink mousse. Made with strawberries and Greek yogurt, it’s a creamy treat without a ton of calories.

The Pink Cake

The Pink Cake

Reprinted with permission from Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson, copyright 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House

If your honey prefers a classic chocolate cake, give this recipe a go. Raspberry icing adds a special twist.

Rose Petal Heart

Rose Petal Heart

Courtesy of "Bake & Decorate" by Fiona Cairns. Excerpted by permission of Rodale. All rights reserved.

If you’re an experienced baker, this is the cake for you. With chocolate, cardamom, rose water, raspberries and crystallized rose petals, it takes some effort, but is truly a swoon-worthy sweet.

Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes

Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes

Sweet Home by Rebecca Miller Ffrench (Kyle Books; 2012)

If you love the strawberry frosting on these cupcakes, you’ll be happy to hear there’s even a smidge inside the cupcake. Even better? No food coloring is necessary for these naturally pink treats.

Pinkies Chocolate Lunch-Box Treats

Pinkies Chocolate Lunch-Box Treats

Excerpted from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl Day & Griffith Day (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2011. Photographs by Squire Fox.

If your sweetheart loved Sno Balls as a kid, this homemade version will be a big hit.

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cups

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cups

Reprinted with permission from Hello, Jell-O!: 50+ Inventive Recipes for Gelatin Treats and Jiggly Sweets. Copyright © 2012 by Victoria Belanger. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA

This elegant dessert is a sure-fire way to impress a sweet tooth. Edible chocolate cups are filled with a raspberry mousse and topped with whipped cream.

Pinkalicious Princess Cupcakes

Pinkalicious Princess Cupcakes

"Sticky, Chewy, Messy Gooey Treats for Kids" by Jill O'Conner (Chronicle); copyright 2009. Photographs by Leigh Beisch

These brightly colored cupcakes scream Valentine’s Day. Make the cupcakes and icing for a bunch of little girls and let them do the decorating with coconut, sanding sugar, edible glitter, flowers and more.

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