One of the main draws of pumpkin spice always seems to be the now-famous pumpkin spice latte. But as a baker, you already know that pumpkin spice season goes far beyond a simple latte.
With BakeMark, you already know you have so many options that you’ll find yourself wondering where to start. With the pumpkin spice season rapidly approaching, your first focus should be to decide exactly what your offerings will be this fall.
Start with BakeSense Canned Pumpkin and BakeSense Canned Pumpkin Pie Spice. Pairing these with BakeMark’s line of bakery mixes, your creativity can run wild to fill your bakery case this year.
With all the options available from BakeMark, the pumpkin spice world is right at your fingertips Create cakes, pies, or other ideas outside the box and create something all your own. Don’t shortchange the quality of your products this fall. Remember, BakeMark offers quality and versatility all in one, so get out there and create your own pumpkin spice paradise.
If you truly want to dazzle your cake customers, it is important to stay in the loop on the latest consumer trends. JackandBeyond.com recently conducted an analysis using Instagram to select the most popular cake styles in America.
Drip cakes take the title of the most Instagrammed cake design with a whopping 3,350,306 hashtags. Naked (2,803,434) comes in second place, followed by marble cakes (581,067) in third place. Asymmetrical (41), sculptural (197) and jelly island cakes (317) are among cake design trends that are on the rise.
Made by drizzling a ganache or glaze over the top of the cake so it runs down the edges, drip cakes have clearly taken the world by storm – as there are 88,000 Google searches monthly.
Following behind in second place are naked cakes with a total of 2,803,434 hashtags to date. If you’re someone that likes a simple cake this is the trend for you, as the cake is filled with buttercream between the layers but has little to no frosting on its sides.
In third place is the marble cake with 581,067 Instagram hashtags. This design has upgraded over the years from a simple swirl of two different cake batters to marbled fondant and even dripped on marble effects. With 70,000 monthly Google searches, it seems that it won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
Completing the top five are 3D cakes (481,558 Instagram hashtags) and ombre cake designs (260,432), showing us that we have moved away from the traditional designs.
Just making it into the top 20 are loaded cakes with 14,198 Instagram hashtags. This cake is definitely one for the sweet tooths as it often comes packed with doughnuts, macarons and chocolates on top.
Also among favorites are wafer paper cakes in 19th place (18,008 Instagram hashtags) and gravity-defying cakes in 18th (18,474). Both of these designs are great choices for people who want a show-stopping cake.
Which cake design trends are on the rise?
While currently scarce with only 41 posts, asymmetrical cakes are set to become bigger in the cake world, according to JackandBeyond.com. This design takes serious skills – with different sized cake tiers sitting on the edge of each other, one wrong move could see this cake toppling over.
From Baby Yoda to extravagant remakes of popular art pieces, sculptural cakes (197 hashtags) are also starting to have their moment on Instagram, as well as jelly island cakes (317). Both cakes require serious attention to detail as well as skill to pull off.
Vanilla Custard Cake
How many flavors can you think of that will pair with just about anything, or can even be made into something else? There aren’t many options, but here is an innovative idea from BakeMark. Start with delicious vanilla.
BakeMark features a vanilla crème custard that you can use in anything from cakes to sweet goods and more. You may not recognize it at first glance due to the name, but Westco Snot Block Crème Filling is exactly what you need to provide versatility in your kitchen with a single product.
This unique filling is an amazing tool to have in your bakery arsenal because it can help you produce awe-inspiring products that will keep your customers coming back again and again. Although the name might be a little funny, see just how far you can take it. Trust BakeMark; it’s not your typical dessert.
BakeMark also offers a great line of Westco flavors like strawberry, coconut, orange, and more. With fall around the corner, Westco Almond flavor is perfect for creating cakes, filled desserts, pies and more.