Future Bites

The Future of Cake

This week, I’m putting the “bite” back into Future Bites with a look at cake trends.  Believe it or not, there’s not a lot of prognostication out there about what the cake of the future might look like.  Which I personally find shocking, considering how many people are affected by cake every day.  But I did find one brave post from a cake blog that offers up the top 10 guesses from a variety of cake experts and professional pastry forecasters.

fancy cake with chocolate fins

Ceci n’est pas un gateau

There’s a bit of an international flavor here, with French hits macaroons and canelés making the list alongside some South American delights.  Some folks suggest the layer cake is making a comeback, while others insist the current cupcake craze will continue to dominate.  Other trends include a shift towards DIY cakes, gluten-free cakes and something called “cake-in-a-jar” which I refuse to elaborate on.

Check out the post for the full list and links.

And why, exactly, am I focusing on the seemingly trivial issue of cakes today, when this is ostensibly a blog about technology and culture?  Oh, you know… no particular reason… except maybe to drop a minor hint about this week’s regular post.  Come back on Wednesday and you just might find out!  (Edit: or just click here).

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2 thoughts on “The Future of Cake

  1. Personally, I think the future of cake is almost as important as the future of pie. The trend to increasingly individually customized personal-sized cakes will continue, I believe. With adventurous flavor combinations and decorations. Also many more shapes. If cakes take a radical lead, can pie be far behind??!? Apple pie–watch out!

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