Cookies offer a world of possibilities to retail bakeries in all shapes, sizes, colors and flavors. The following are key trends to watch this year as you plan your product lineup in the all-important cookie category.
Un petit treat, aka the Marvelous Merveilleux, is a trendy treat that is popular in French and Belgian pastry shops, and it’s making its way to America. Merveilleux (pronounced mahr-vee-ooo) means marvelous in French. When you combine light and airy meringue cookies, layered with whipped cream filling and ringed in decadent toppings, like chocolate shavings, caramelized hazelnuts or colorful sprinkles—the end result is quite marvelous.
Photo courtesy of O Merveilleux
Bold geometric patterns are taking shape in sweet new ways. Geometric sugar art exemplifies the grace and beauty of crisp clean lines and simple shapes. Mix-and-match sugar art shapes to decorate cookies, cakes and sweet treats with trendy geometric patterns and abstract designs.
Photos courtesy of Modern Bites
Inspired by the aromatic flavors of a spice market, Middle Eastern and North African spices are becoming an increasingly popular ingredient in baking and other sweet treat making. International ingredients like, harissa, zaatar and Aleppo peppers, introduce complex flavor profiles that pair well with dark chocolate, creamy custard and many sweet treats.
Photo courtesy of Sarkis Pastry
Adjust shades and hues of any color under the sun. Combine colors to create surprising new palettes with unexpected pops of unique color. Play with color combinations to create new pairings using everything from stunningly chic neutrals and soft pastels to opulent jewel tones and vibrant primary colors.
Photo courtesy of Freeman's Bakery
Part two of our favorite muffin and loaf cake flavors for the Autumn-Winter season. We firmly believe once you taste our muffins and cakes, you will love them.