Disclaimer: I was sent samples for compensation for my participation in Summer Dessert Week, however, the opinions expresses as well as the recipes are my own. 

Hey Y’all! Guess whaaaaaaat?! It’s SUMMER DESSERT WEEK!!! You know what that means?

Giveaways. (Awesome prizes)

Recipes. (Lots of keepers!)

And… updates and new recipes every day this week from yours truly.

In my participation for this event, I received a wonderful box of goodies from Wilton. In it, there was a “DIY-licous” kit for mermaid cupcakes.

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE how mermaids and unicorns have made a “comeback”. As a kid growing up, popular accessories included “Unicorn bags”

1980s unicorn purse

of course, unicorns have gotten a lot cuter these days…

As well as mermaids: they are no longer just the fiery red heads define fathers for feet and freedom… now mermaids are everywhere… from t shirts to coffee mugs… to… cookies!

  I created these using a mold from my Wilton DIY-licous mermaid cupcake kit:

Of course, I am going to make the cupcakes, too… I was just in a “cookie mood” Cookies are great for picnics. Cupcakes can get ugly traveling.

Just sayin’ …. cupcakes are for parties, and cookies are for picnics.

For these I made my favorite soft cookie recipe, and topped them with a simple-but-perfect buttercream that was tinted a soft aqua blue , and I topped them with an adorable mermaid tail, casted from melted white chocolate using my Wilton mold.


Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!


Ice Cream Recipes:

Pies of Summer:

Sweet Summertime Cakes and Cupcakes:

No Bake Treats:

Baked Desserts:



  • Mason Jar Caramel Banana Pudding from For the Love of Food


    Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we’ve got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y’all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!


    There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

    Scroll down to take a look!


    PRIZE #1

    Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1)Keurig® K-Select® Coffee Maker



    PRIZE #2


    Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Adams Poundcake Kit, Adams Best, Adams Lemon Extract, Adams Natural Food Color, and Adams Cinnamon Sugar


    PRIZE #3

    Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips


    PRIZE #4

    Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!

    PRIZE #5

    Prize #4 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Square Springform Pan

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 7th – July 14th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.


    Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.