It's cold out, it's February, and it's only Tuesday. Let's take a minute to look at some bright, cheery things that will bring a smile to just about anybody's face. Enter: Pretty pink cakes!
There are so many different kinds of pink going on in this cake: Actual pink cake, frosting, and then macarons with pink cream. I don't have a birthday coming up anytime soon, so I need to find another excuse to make this elaborate thing.
I really love the particular shade of pink on this cake. It's super light and delicate looking without being too precious. The frosting gets its color from blood oranges, which I think is super appropriate for right now.
This is undeniably a cool person's birthday cake. It doesn't scream birthday, but it still brings the party with that awesome pink frosting. The frosting is also made with St. Germain which is genius.
This pink cake is extra special because the recipe requires that you make the rainbow chips or "Funfetti" that fill the white cake. Don't worry, it actually doesn't seem that hard: You just need white chocolate bars and food coloring.
Is this, or is this not, the coolest cake you've ever seen? Using Pocky Sticks to hide that sweet pink cake is pastry magic.
6. Rose Cake from Boulder Locavore
This cake is fancy with a capital "f". The cake itself is made with rose extract and lime juice, while the layers between the cake consists of a pistachio cream. The whole thing comes together with a simple whipped cream frosting. This baby is fit for a queen.
Who doesn't love that easy ombré look? The real star of this recipe, however, is the strawberry mascarpone frosting – it comes together with just four ingredients.
8. Ruffle Cake from Made From Scratch
This cake resembles that pink tutu you might have worn in ballet class as a kid. It's both whimsical and incredibly fun.
The frosting on this cake makes me so excited for spring. This cake is sweet, and rich, and wonderfully spiced with the cardamom cream.
This cake is a classic. It's basically your standard funfetti cake with pink frosting. I like that the sprinkles were mixed in with the frosting, too. Gives it a nice, even look. Who doesn't want more sprinkles?
(Image credits: Raspberri Cupcakes; The Vanilla Bean Blog; The Baking Bird ; Chocolate + Marrow; Sprinkles Bakes; Boulder Locavore ; Audrey 74; Made from Scratch; Vanilla Bean Blog; Best Friends for Frosting)