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We have seen the explosion of cupcakes and cake pops all over the net. They were the biggest trend for the past few years. Cupcakes will always have a special place in my heart; but to be honest I'm getting a little bored. What do you think the next biggest trend will be? This topic really interests me, I love guessing whats next for this industry. Maybe its already been figured out and I'm just behind times :) Fill me in ladies and gents!

post #2 of 134
I think macarons or sugar cookies.
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Decorated cookies. For sure.
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I think macarons or sugar cookies.

 

 

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Decorated cookies. For sure.

 

Agreed, say all the macaron and decorated cookie sellers. :D

 

I'm opening my bakery based on these types of treats, plus the best examples of bakery classics: the ultimate chocolate chip cookie, caramel fudge brownies, lemon bars, cream puffs and eclairs, decorated sugar cookies, seasonal favorites like baklava and Springerle cookies, etc.

 

But, to be honest, the reason that cake pops and cupcakes are everywhere on Pinterest is because the average person can pull them off.  I didn't say pull them off well, just pull them off.

 

It has taken me a lot of trials, time and testing to develop the best recipes, develop the best methods for production, while still making a fantastic looking and tasting end product and still make a profit.  Will it fly?  We will see in March. :)  But without an artistic bent, the average person isn't going to pull off a great decorated cookie, so hopefully they will find all of us professionals out here.

 

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post #5 of 134
I think the reason macarons haven't taken off more is that they are hard for most people. Decorating cookies can be difficult too but it's more easily overcome I think.
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post #6 of 134

Yes I agree, Decorated sugar cookies. I have been get into the cookie thing and really enjoy it.

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Kikiandkyle - I would agree with you that macarons seem hard to most people, and unlikely to be tackled by many beginners.

 

But when thinking about a decorated cookie made by your average Pinterest user, all I can think of is cakewrecks.com.  Not everyone can harness the power of a piping bag. :)

 

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Lol - harness the power of the piping bag!
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But, to be honest, the reason that cake pops and cupcakes are everywhere on Pinterest is because the average person can pull them off.  I didn't say pull them off well, just pull them off.

 

 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/readcommentbackwards/31-horrendous-pinterest-fail-monstrosities-dmjk

 

That is all.

post #10 of 134

Based on the newest tv show, I'd say doughnuts are. Have you seen the craze over cronuts? I also think macaroons are catching on............but I don't see decorated cookies happening in my area (mid-west USA).

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"Summer pudding" cakes. Yum! Cuz I'm gonna make it happen - much like "Fetch". Heh.
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post #12 of 134

 

Yep, nailed it.

 

 

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Based on the newest tv show, I'd say doughnuts are. Have you seen the craze over cronuts? I also think macaroons are catching on............but I don't see decorated cookies happening in my area (mid-west USA).

 

And I think there is also a lot of interest in fried chicken + doughnuts.  But I don't want to stand over a vat of hot grease all day, so I eliminated doughnut maker as a possible business avenue.  Someone else is going to have to take up the slack!!

 

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post #13 of 134
Fetch lol!

People don't seem to be into the doughnuts much here, there's literally 3 Dunkins in the entire Houston metro area. San Antonio has a Krispy Kreme still though which made my day last weekend.

Decorated cookies are super popular here in Tx, maybe because Sweet Sugar Belle is from here, I don't know. There are so many tutorials online now.
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post #14 of 134

Macarons are over, that was a few years ago as far as trendy goes.

post #15 of 134

Have a look at the expression on the hedgehog cake.  Nailed it says it all.

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