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It’s never too early to start prepping for holiday baking season. LloydPans put together this list of the top 5 trends we see for holiday baking. Capitalize on your customers’ holiday needs with products they crave!

1. Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin

Consumers still can’t get enough pumpkin flavors. And once again, bakers are answering the call with pumpkin breads, cookies and even cupcakes. Gigi’s Cupcakes has released its fall flavors, which includes a Pumpkin Spice Latte cupcake. Bruegger’s Bagels also has pumpkin fever, launching not only a Pumpkin Bagel, but also a Pumpkin Spice Coffee and Pumpkin Cream Cheese.

2. Eclairs are making a comeback

This once popular French pastry has made a comeback, featuring in bakeries and restaurants throughout the United States. The allure? Pastry chefs love the ability to push the boundaries on these upscale desserts, and consumers are responding. With a light pastry and hollow interior, pastry chefs are using eclairs as a blank slate to fill or top with a variety of ingredients, from savory to sweet.

Looking for some eclair inspiration, check out these designs and recipes:

3. Boozy Desserts

Liquor-filled desserts have been on trend for a couple years, but the holiday season is the best time to make them for your customers. Here are some of our favorites.

4. Dessert Mashups

Remember the cronut? The croissant / donut mashup still has people waiting in line many years after its introduction. Consumers can’t get enough of mashups. Here are some ideas to spark inspiration.

5. Wake and Cake

It’s not what you think. Well, maybe it is? Cake for breakfast is being promoted as a sound dietary decision. Why? A recent study by Syracuse University found chocolate does a great job at improving cognitive abilities. The icing on the cake comes from Tel Aviv University, which found that eating dessert for breakfast can help people lose weight.

 

 

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