5 Rainbow-Colored Treats That'll Make Your Day So Much Brighter

Get ready for some colorful bites!

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Anyone who has laid eyes on an actual rainbow knows that it’s truly a beautiful sight to see. Often thought of as a symbol of luck, hope, good fortune and most recently thanks and gratitude, rainbows have the wondrous ability to make everyone happy. But you don’t need to wait for a thunderstorm or any other kind of April shower to spot the colorful phenomenon. In fact, putting together your own rainbow-hued treat actually makes a really fun, hands-on baking project for the entire family. Whether you decide to make them to celebrate a holiday or you just want to brighten up your time at home, here are five rainbow-colored eats we can’t wait to chase after.

Rainbow Vertical Cake (pictured above)

If you’re looking for a dessert that’s full of surprises, this whimsical vertical layer cake is sure to leave you awestruck. To create the alternating dashes of colorful buttercream filling, you’ll divide your baked sheet cake into four miniature “cakes” and roll them up sideways, one on top of the other like a traditional jelly roll. While this cake definitely requires a bit more elbow grease than your average dessert, the end result is sure to leave you feeling like a true baking champ!

Don’t let these multicolored cookies intimidate you — they’re actually a lot easier to make than meets the eye. In fact, putting them together feels a little bit like playing with Play Dough! Dividing your cookie dough into six variously sized pieces before tinting them with gel coloring is key — doing so will make forming the u-shaped rays an absolute breeze!

Food Network Kitchen’s Rainbow Bundt Cake.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

We’ll let you in on a little secret — this cheerful three-dimensional cake is actually two halves of a traditional Bundt cake joined together by store-bought frosting. Colorfully tinted shredded coconut makes up the magical rainbow arches, proving once and for all that dessert doesn’t need to be difficult in order to be impressive.

If you’re looking for an innovative and playful way to up the "wow factor" on your homemade bread, this psychedelic brioche is a must-try. Dividing, coloring and layering your dough before proofing and baking it is an integral step that results in giving you those mesmerizing swirls. Though you can definitely slice and eat it as is, we wouldn’t object if you also used it to make a baked French toast casserole or an ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich!

A Year In Cupcakes

A Year In Cupcakes

Photo by: Ryan Dausch

Ryan Dausch

Whether you choose to make them as a weekend snack or for an impromptu celebration during the middle of the week, these cupcakes are pure #bakinggoals. Unlike other swirled, multicolored treats which can appear slightly muddled, the rainbow colors that make these cupcakes up are layered on top of one another, so each one has it's own turn to shine.

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