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7 Sweet Dessert Food Trends ...

By Sophia

Dessert food trends are easy to track. Simply flick through any food magazine, click onto a food blog, or stop by an image sharing site to see what desserts people are raving about. For a while it was all about the cupcake, and then everyone went crazy for macarons, and now cake pops seem to be the dessert food trend du jour. Food trends for dessert are pretty cyclical, so my main tip is to stick with eating what you like best! Take a look at a few tasty dessert trends below.

1 Macarons

MacaronsYou must be living under a rock if you haven’t seen heard of this dessert food trend. The macaron is a meringue based confectionary with a buttercream or jam filling. Most of the flavour of the macaron comes from the filling. These delicate treats come in nearly every flavour imaginable (salted caramel, raspberry, pistachio, lavender, to name a few) so there’s bound to be something to please all tastebuds.

2 Cupcakes

CupcakesOnce only a dessert at children’s parties, the humble cupcake quickly became a favourite with adults as well. Bakeries that specialised in artisan cupcakes such as the Magnolia Bakery in New York, and an appearance in the ‘Sex and The City’ television series added to their trend credentials. Cupcakes come in a range of flavours and are a firm favourite these days when it comes to dessert trends.

3 Cake Pops

Cake PopsCake pops are really trending right now. They’re well on their way to being the successor to the macaron and cupcake dessert food trends. Cake pops look like lollipops, but are actually round balls of cake dipped in frosting or chocolate, and stuck on a lollipop stick. They can be decorated in a range of ways and make for great bite-sized treats or party favours.

4 Artisan Marshmallows

Artisan MarshmallowsSource: 240sweet

What’s the next big thing when it comes to food trends for dessert, you ask? Well, the buzz is all about marshmallows. But these marshmallows aren’t your run-of-the-mill pink and white supermarket kind; they’re much more sophisticated than that. Artisan marshmallows are already making their mark in a range of New York bakeries and as the saying goes, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.

5 Jar Cakes

Jar CakesIt seems that there are more and more inventive ways to serve cakes these days. First it was in individual patties, then on a stick, and now it’s in a jar! Jar cakes are a great idea for gifting as they can easily be sealed and transported with minimal fuss.

6 Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Rainbow Fruit SkewersFor something a bit healthier when it comes to dessert food trends, try out the rainbow fruit skewer. They’re a fun way to serve up fruit and are visually appealing as well. The best part about fruit skewers, though, is that they can be consumed at any time of the day!

7 Chocolate Fountains

Chocolate FountainsA popular choice at parties and weddings, the chocolate fountain is a chocoholic’s dream. The most common dipping ingredients are strawberries and marshmallows, but a range of other fruits could work just as well, depending on your personal taste.

There are many factors that play into why some foods become more popular than others. Celebrity endorsements tend to play a part, but mostly it’s because they’re genuinely tasty! Have you tried any of these dessert food trends? What’s your favourite dessert food trend?

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