Cool, creative, and full of yummy desserts! Here you will find the latest and greatest products and techniques for flavoring, glazing, catering, and more. Embrace your creativity, curiosity, and stay alert with this year’s trends!
1.)Black and Mirror Glaze- Smooth, different, and an extra shine.
The glaze trend took the culinary world by storm, producing dozens of designs for galaxy glaze donuts, mirror cakes, glazed mousse cakes, and more. One of the most interesting and sexy glaze trends though, was the use of black glaze to create dark, sultry desserts. To get that look, use our Glacage Express Extra Noir glaze. Its dark chocolate and intense black color immediately gives a visibly luxurious and smooth, glossy texture with a delicate flavor (DGF 2369).
For a clear but equally stunning glaze look, use our Mirror Glaze (24977). It is ready-to-use right out of the pail, with no need to heat! If desired, mix with any color or flavor paste to achieve the look you want. Regardless of choice, the glaze with allow your desserts to shimmer.
You no longer have to scour stores or check your garden--floral flavoring has never been easier. Dreidoppel’s Elderflower Flavor Paste allows you to quickly and effortlessly flavor any mousse, pastry, or icing with this year’s most popular flavor! Check out our Top 2018 Industry-Selected Flavor Trends blog for more of this year’s current flavor trends!
3.)Top 5 Convenience Items
4.)Ready-to-serve Frozen Minis
Macarons, cannolos, cream puffs, and eclairs! There’s no rule in the culinary world that states that fast and easy can’t be gourmet. Frozen miniature desserts are simple: just thaw and eat. This process makes life easy when time is not on your side, but you don’t have to sacrifice the look or taste of the overall product. Our artisan French macarons are filled with the finest buttercream, ganache, or jams. Our cannolos are filled with decadent dark or white chocolate mousse, enrobed in a crunchy wafer exterior. And cream puffs and eclairs? A whole new level of pure dairy whipped cream perfection. All of these frozen treats come in various flavors, sizes, and fillings. So many to choose from, you won’t be able to decide on just one!
The elegance of a cocktail without the alcohol! One of this year’s inspiring trends is the mocktail; not only does it give the option to serve to a larger audience, but it gives you the ability to be creative and make unique drink concoctions! Dreidoppel’s Flavor Pastes and Léonce Blanc Fruit Purees offer over 50+ flavors to mix and create festive drinks. 2 of our favorite creations? We call them the Berry Spritzer and Tangy Twister. See ingredients below.
Keep up with the Vegan lifestyle and health trend! Now you can enjoy rich, creamy, and vegan-friendly gelato with our Trilonga 35 Vegan Ice Cream and Gelato Base (DRE 50408 7). Use it with any milk substitute to accommodate people with lactose intolerance and nut and dairy allergies. It is also great for sorbets! Simply add fruit juice and you’ve got yourself a delicious, chilled treat.
This year is all about the textures! Is it smooth, crunchy, sticky? You decide! Textured desserts include brittles, crunchy nut bars, glazed cakes, and more. For example, combine melted chocolate, colored cocoa butter, Nib Clusters (LUK G502), and pistachios into molds, let it set, and voila! You’ve got easy textured dessert galore.
Use our Bienneta Florentine Mix (DRE 33518 6) to make Florentine cookies and other crispy desserts, like brittles. A cool design tip: crack the brittle into pieces and use it as a decoration/topping for cakes!
Best. News. EVER: CHOCOLATE IS HEALTHY FOR YOU. Our manufacturer, CasaLuker, has Cacao Fino de Aroma chocolates that promote:
Have you been keeping up with these top trends? If not, you still have a few months of 2018 left! Step up your game and be a part of these trends, develop ideas, and make sure to check back in the future for the quickly approaching 2019 trends!