“It’s almost peak Pride Vancouver season, so it’s no surprise that shops and businesses around town are gearing up for the festivities this year. Plenty of bakeries and food establishments in the city are joining in on the fun, creating rainbow-coloured sweets for the LGBT celebrations. Besides being photo-worthy, these vibrant treats are also deeply satisfying—think sugar buns filled with whipped frosting, and classic cinnamon buns with a rainbow hue. Here are eight colourful desserts to get your hands on in the lead-up to the Vancouver Pride parade (August 5).
Blueberry Cheesecake Cake Bars
We don’t know about you, but this combo sounds amazing—you really can’t go wrong with a dessert that pairs cheesecake and cake together. The blueberries are a nod to the summer’s sweet harvest, which are mouth-watering in their own right. Intricately drizzled in rainbow icing, these babies are available through August 5. Find them at giovane café + eatery + market at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.
These fluffy and colourful balls of joy are the limited-edition counterpart to the classic sugar buns. Aptly named “Love Buns” for the Vancouver Pride season, these multi-coloured sugar-dusted pastries are stuffed with a rainbow cream filling and available through August 5. Pro-tip: slice the bun in half with a very sharp knife for an Instagram-worthy shot. Find them at giovane café + eatery + market at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.”