Step into the whimsical world of Wonderland with these 15 enchanting Alice in Wonderland dessert ideas, perfect for adding a touch of magic to any tea party or gathering.
From ‘Eat Me’ cupcakes and Queen of Hearts tarts to Cheshire Cat grin cookies and Mad Hatter hats, this list provides a delightful variety of sweet treats inspired by the classic characters and motifs of Lewis Carroll’s beloved story. Each dessert is thoughtfully crafted to capture the essence of Wonderland, ensuring your guests are transported to a world of wonder and delight.
Whether you’re a seasoned baker or trying your hand at themed desserts for the first time, these creative and captivating ideas are bound to leave a lasting impression on your guests and bring a sprinkle of Wonderland magic to your table. So, put on your apron, and let’s dive down the rabbit hole together to explore these fantastical dessert ideas!
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- Explore 15 captivating Alice in Wonderland-inspired desserts
- From classic characters to iconic motifs, there’s a treat for every Wonderland fan
- Perfect for tea parties, birthdays, or any whimsical celebration
- Easy-to-follow ideas that cater to bakers of all levels
These whimsical “Eat Me” cookies are inspired by the magical world of Alice in Wonderland. The cookies feature a soft and chewy vanilla base studded with white chocolate chips. Once cooled, the cookies are lovingly decorated with royal icing to resemble the “Eat Me” cookies that Alice encounters in Wonderland.
Each cookie is artfully piped with the phrase “Eat Me” in pretty cursive font. The icing can be tinted in a variety of candy colors like pink, purple, blue or green to mimic the vibrant hues of Wonderland. These cookies are almost too cute to eat! But once you take a bite, you’ll discover a lovely vanilla flavor with melty white chocolate chips throughout. The soft yet crisp texture makes them hard to resist.
Inspired by the mischievous Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, these playful macarons capture his whimsical spirit in cookie form. They start with a pair of fluffy and smooth French macaron shells tinted an enchanting lavender purple.
Once filled with a rich white chocolate ganache, the macarons are decorated to resemble the iconic striped cat. His smiling face and purple stripes are piped on using buttercream frosting in contrasting shades of purple. The result is a cookie that looks just like the disappearing feline from the magical story. Taking a bite reveals a lovely flavor contrast between the sweet vanilla macaron shell and smooth white chocolate filling.
Bring the mischievous Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland to life with these imaginative sugar cookies. They begin as a shortbread dough tinted a lovely lavender purple to match the cat’s iconic hue. The dough is churned with white chocolate chips for melty pockets of flavor in each bite. Once chilled and sliced, the logs are twisted and shaped to resemble the Cheshire Cat’s striped tail.
They’re decorated with royal icing in contrasting purple stripes and cute cat faces at the ends. The result is a cookie that looks just like the cat’s swirly disappearing tail. These playful cookies have a delightful flavor contrast between the rich buttery shortbread and melty white chocolate chips.
These Oreo cookies are decorated to capture all the magic and whimsy of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland. The classic chocolate sandwich cookies are disassembled and coated in white chocolate for a blank canvas. Once the coating sets, the cookies are artfully decorated using royal icing in shades of purple, pink, blue and green to represent elements from the story.
There are mushrooms, pocket watches, “Eat Me” signs, caterpillars, teapots and more. Each cookie is a miniature edible work of art. Biting into them reveals the original Oreo cookie base with its perfect chocolate cookie and sweet creme filling. The white chocolate coating adds an extra layer of flavor and texture while the decoration brings the Wonderland theme to life.
These whimsical cupcakes are decorated to reflect all the magical elements from Alice’s adventures in Wonderland. The cupcakes start with a moist vanilla base swirled with a luscious mad hatter buttercream frosting tinted shades of purple, pink, blue and green. Once cooled, the cupcakes are adorned with an assortment of edible Wonderland decorations.
There are tiny mushroom caps, edible flowers, teapot and teacup toppers, pocket watch candies, and “Eat Me” signs. Each cupcake is unique and captures another element from Alice’s journey through the mystical world. Biting into one reveals a light and fluffy vanilla cake base complemented by the rich, buttery frosting
These creatively decorated cookies capture the magical mushroom element from Alice’s adventures in Wonderland. They begin as a simple shortbread cookie base, baked into round mushroom cap shapes. Once cooled, the “mushroom caps” are frosted with a rich cream cheese frosting tinted red and white to resemble a strawberry top.
Each cookie is then decorated with chocolate chips and green icing to form the face and stem of the mushroom. The result mimics the vivid oversized mushrooms that Alice encounters in Wonderland. Biting into these cookies reveals a tender shortbread with fruity strawberry flavor from the red frosting. The cream cheese frosting adds tang and the chocolate chips provide crunchy contrast.
These delightful sandwiches are fit for royalty, or at least the testy Queen of Hearts from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland! We’ll start with slices of soft white bread cut into neat triangles with the crusts removed per her majesty’s orders. Next we’ll spread the bread with a layer of creamy peanut butter and strawberry jam for a perfectly sweet and nutty flavor.
Each little triangular finger sandwich can then be decorated to resemble tiny crowns, scepters, and playing cards using cookie cutters and food decorating tools. The final sandwiches are assembled on a pretty vintage plate ready for tea time with the Queen of Hearts herself.
Though she may still call for someone’s head, one bite of these charming peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is sure to have her smiling. The classic flavor combination is comforting but made elegant by the dainty triangle shape and royal decorations.
These lovely tarts are fit for the Queen of Hearts herself! We’ll start with a buttery shortbread tart crust shaped into hearts – the perfect shape to please her majesty. The tarts are baked until lightly golden, then filled with a tangy lemon curd made from fresh lemon juice, sugar, eggs and butter.
Once cooled, the tarts are decorated with royal icing piped in red, white and black to resemble the Queen of Hearts. There are tiny crown details, scepters, and silly playing card soldiers marched around the edge. These tarts have a wonderful contrast of flavors – the sweet and crumbly shortbread complements the bright citrus taste of the smooth lemon curd.
Bring the eccentric Mad Hatter to life with these imaginative cupcakes! They start with a moist vanilla cupcake base for a light, fluffy texture. Once cooled, the cupcakes are frosted with a rich and creamy “mad” buttercream frosting tinted shades of green, purple and pink to mimic the Hatter’s wild colors.
The cupcakes are then decorated with edible top hats, teacups, playing cards, rabbits and watches made from fondant and food coloring. Each cupcake showcases an iconic symbol of the memorable tea party scene from Alice in Wonderland. Taking a bite reveals the perfect flavor balance between the sweet vanilla cupcake and the ultra-rich buttercream frosting. The fondant decorations add fun crunch and visual appeal.
This charming carrot cake is inspired by Alice’s hurried White Rabbit friend. It starts with a moist, lightly spiced carrot cake made extra fluffy with grated carrots, crushed pineapple, and toasted pecans. Once baked and cooled, the cake is iced with a luxurious cream cheese frosting tinted a soft shade of lavender – the color of the White Rabbit’s fur.
The cake is then decorated with fondant carrots, clocks, pocket watches, and of course the White Rabbit’s smiling face. When sliced into, you’ll find a beautiful marbled effect from the carrots and pineapple that resembles the look of an enchanted Wonderland forest. Each bite delivers super moist carrot cake with spices and nuts that pair perfectly with the rich and tangy cream cheese frosting.
This whimsical cookie platter brings the enchanted garden of Wonderland to life. The cookies start as a simple sugar cookie dough tinted a variety of colors like red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. The dough is chilled then rolled and cut into flower and leaf shapes using cookie cutters.
Each shaped cookie is decorated with royal icing details to resemble flowers like roses, daisies, pansies and violets. The colorful cookies are artfully arranged on a platter to create a “flower garden” scene. Biting into them reveals a sweet vanilla sugar cookie flavor and crunchy icing. Make these for your next Alice in Wonderland tea party. The beautiful flower shapes and colors are sure to delight.
Inspired by Alice’s curious adventures, this bright Key lime pie is a zesty twist on a classic recipe. It starts with a buttery graham cracker crust, pressed into a pie plate and baked until golden. The filling is made from sweetened condensed milk, fresh key lime juice, and egg yolks. The tangy lime mixture is poured into the crust and baked until set but still creamy.
For decoration, fluffy whipped cream is piled high and topped with edible flowers and adorable fondant mushrooms made with food coloring. Each slice delivers the perfect balance of sweet yet tart flavors. The dense graham cracker crust provides a crisp contrast to the smooth, refreshing Key lime custard. Make this pie the grand finale for an Alice in Wonderland tea party.
Inspired by the curious world of Wonderland, this checkerboard cake is a fun twist on the traditional birthday cake. We’ll bake two 9-inch vanilla and chocolate cakes and crumb coat each layer with frosting. Next we’ll stack the cakes in an alternating checkerboard pattern using squares of chocolate and vanilla cake.
Then we’ll frost the entire cake in pretty swirls. To finish, we’ll decorate with fondant chess pieces and playing card suites – hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades. When sliced, the inside reveals a striking black and white checkerboard pattern of chocolate and vanilla cake and frosting. Each bite delivers the perfect pairing of rich chocolate cake with light and fluffy vanilla. The velvety texture of the frosting balances the soft crumb of the cakes.
Bring the whimsical playing cards of Wonderland to life with these creative rice krispie treats! We’ll start by making the classic sweet treat with melted butter, marshmallows and crispy rice cereal. Once combined, the mixture is pressed firmly into a parchment-lined baking pan and cooled completely. Then using cookie cutters, we’ll cut fun playing card shapes – hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades.
The treats can be decorated with royal icing to mimic intricate card designs. Make these for your next Alice in Wonderland party! Both kids and adults will love the nostalgic flavors of rice krispie treats in these fun playing card shapes. Biting into one reveals that crispy, puffed rice crunch balanced by sweet marshmallow fluff.
These fluffy scones are perfect for hosting an Alice in Wonderland tea party! We’ll make a classic scone dough flavored with fresh lemon zest and juicy currants. The dough is chilled, then rolled and cut into rounds ready for baking. Before placing them in the oven, each scone is brushed with cream and sprinkled with coarse sugar for a sparkling finish. Out of the oven, the scones will be tall and golden on top with delicately sweet flavor from the sugar. Served warm, the scones have a tender, flaky interior with delicious hints of bright citrus. Make a tower of these for your next Wonderland tea! The sweet, buttery flavor pairs perfectly with piping hot tea or coffee.
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