In 2011 I didn't see a pie that tickled my taste buds, I had my share of cake pops and drooled over every recipe in the ON A STICK! book.
This year it is predicted that the American layered cake will tower above all desserts.
The beauty of colorful stacked layers of cake artfully decorated with confections is a sure crowd pleaser.
But if I see another rainbow cake I'm going to hit my head on a pot of gold.
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A subtle ombre is modern and classy.
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They are made from an egg-yolk-enriched crêpe-like batter that’s baked in copper molds lined with caramel and beeswax. Just don’t count on a table full of canelés at your kid's next birthday party or bridal shower. Individual molds go for around $25 a pop!
Hmmm, I've never a canelé. They sound expensive, complicated to make, and unattainable. They don't look very appetizing either. The dark wet looking outside is reminding me of, uhmm... (you get the picture).
What's out? Mini desserts. The miniaturized cannoli, doughnut, popsicle, and the ever struggling macaron.
I predict that the cupcake trend will still go strong for 2012. They are cute, personalized, no mess to cut, serve or eat, and the perfect dessert portion.
It's going to take something bigger than a towering layered cake to knock out the mighty cupcake.