You may have noticed that when it comes to trends, no industry is exempt. While fashion, beauty and technology may first come to mind, even confectionery treats and baked goods experience changes in the most popular products. Up until recently, cupcakes were the treat of choice, reigning supreme with the arrival of numerous specialty shops, books, videos and recipes on the market. And of course, who can forget about chocolate covered strawberries? However, the heyday of the aforementioned treats has almost ended, leaving a new contender to rise into the top spot: cake pops.
If you've never experienced the joy of these delectable, portable treats, sending cake pops to yourself might not be a bad idea - you’ll be able to check them out! With both classic and whimsical styles to choose from, these pops can fit into any celebration or gathering, from a baby shower to a Christmas bash to a birthday party.
The best thing about cake pops is that they're easy to serve and eat. If you've ever hosted a party with dozens of guests, you know how tough it can be to distribute traditional cake. This involves cutting up the slices, carefully transporting them onto plates (although they never land perfectly) and relying on everyone to pass them around. Not to mention the fact that a slice of cake loses its decorative magic in individual servings (yes, even for the child who fought for the flower on top).
Cake pops can be placed on a platter and left on the table for guests to pick up themselves in passing. Each one is specially rolled, dipped and decorated, so no one will feel like they're getting the short end of the stick.
Another great thing about cake pops is that they're the perfect portion size. Your guests can enjoy their treats without worrying about suffering from a sugar hangover or wondering whether it's okay to ask for seconds. A cake pop is bound to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth.
No matter what occasion you're celebrating, cake pops will undoubtedly make your shindig easier to host. You won't have to worry about picking up that heavy sheet cake at the bakery, stocking up on plates, napkins and tableware for dessert or having any messy leftovers. It's no wonder cake pops are taking over the world of sweets - they're delicious, cute and easy for everyone to enjoy.