Next biggest trend?

Decorating By petitetreats729 Updated 17 Nov 2013 , 6:58pm by JWinslow

petitetreats729 Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 3:10pm
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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!

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sarahgale314 Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 3:13pm
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AI think macarons or sugar cookies.

kikiandkyle Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 9:26pm
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ADecorated cookies. For sure.

kikiandkyle Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 9:39pm
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AI 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.

stefkovic Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 9:43pm
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Yes I agree, Decorated sugar cookies. I have been get into the cookie thing and really enjoy it.

liz at sugar Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 9:45pm
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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  Not everyone can harness the power of a piping bag. :)



Godot Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 9:47pm
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ALol - harness the power of the piping bag!

Stitches Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 1:48am
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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).

BrandisBaked Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 1:51am
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A"Summer pudding" cakes. Yum! Cuz I'm gonna make it happen - much like "Fetch". Heh.

kikiandkyle Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 2:22am
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AFetch 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.

costumeczar Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 2:24am
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Macarons are over, that was a few years ago as far as trendy goes.

cazza1 Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 2:26am
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Have a look at the expression on the hedgehog cake.  Nailed it says it all.

BrandisBaked Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 2:49am
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AMacaroons are just now infiltrating Idaho. Killer bees will probably be next. :D

kikiandkyle Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 3:02am
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AI love macarons (I've had the real ones from Laduree in Paris, amazing) but they're so expensive. At least $4 at Crumbs gets me more than one bite!

IowaBaker Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 4:25am
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I'm brand new, so a trend could have hit 2 years ago and I wouldn't know it!


My best guess is cakes with pictures inside when you slice them. Those amaze me.

smittyditty Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 4:33am
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I'm going with donuts. I do believe that czar was right I was seeing macarons on Etsy years ago and I'm sick of seeing them! I already had a bride ask me about a donut wedding cake. In the american cake magazine it was saying how decadent donuts were the new trend. That pastry chefs were now entering them in contests.

I'm not saying I'm for the donuts craze I'm just saying what I'm reading and hearing.

Godot Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 6:05am
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AI love doughnuts but don't want to make them.

The macaron (proper spelling) craze is about over. I actually stopped producing macarons a couple of years ago. I got so tired of people complaining about the price ( THAT much? For something THAT small?) I snapped one day after hearing that for the umpteenth time (yet they always purchased - and always came back for more - complaining about the cost all the while) and threw away all the macarons in the case and all the shells in the freezer.

I haven't made a single macaron to this day.

costumeczar Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 12:58pm
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AI'm in Richmond VA which is about 10 years behind the trends. We have a woman here who decided to bring th macaron trend to Richmond when it was actually trending in NYC and LA. So she opened a business, bought lots of publicity, and to years later is out of business because there isn't enough business to sustain that kind of thing. Seriously, macarons are dry cookies with a little icing in them. I don't like them personally and I guess when people get over the idea that "they're so cute" they realize that they don't really taste that good overall.

cazza1 Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 2:13pm
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It's all a matter of taste.  I love macarons and avoid making them, not because they are difficult to make, but because they are difficult to resist.  Having said that it is not very often that I will splash out and spend $3 (local price) on one because they are so small and one is never enough.

-K8memphis Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 2:27pm
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got some macarons from one of the most famous chefs in the world located in the nappa area and y'know the vanilla wafer filled cookie sticks (we ate tons of them  as kids--have the cellulite to prove it)


they were the identical taste & texture--super sweet & kinda crunchy --so what


i mean i guess i just never had a good one--but i gave it a good go


now that godot has discontinued hers...i guess i'm permanently out of luck for sure--love love that story!

liz at sugar Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 2:45pm
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Sounds about right -  the Midwest is behind VA, which is 10 years behind the coasts!  Always last to the party!  But who would open an "all macaron" store anywhere?  They don't even do that in Paris!  Macarons aren't my absolute favorite, but mine aren't dry - they have a slight crisp to the outside, and are creamy inside after aging in the fridge.



OK, now, wafer cookies have the consistency of styrofoam to me - loved 'em as a kid, but hate the idea of eating one now. :)



smittyditty Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 3:29pm
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Yep she couldn't find anyone to do it for her..Ya I was like I'm not making donuts have no idea how and even if I did do I really want to start spitting those out of production. NOPE.

howsweet Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 9:05pm
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In my opinion, 2014 will be the year that zorbing finally catches on in a big way.

sixinarow Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 9:12pm
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Original message sent by howsweet

In my opinion, 2014 will be the year that zorbing finally catches on in a big way.

I had to google zorbing -- now I want to try it! :)

IowaBaker Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 10:05pm
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AOoo! Zorbing themed cakes with donut holes that roll down a cake hill! 2 trends in one!

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