2. Cupcakes

Once 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.