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.
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).