Sweet Talk — Popular Dessert Trends

Gooey, sweet, crunchy, chocolatey, fruity…you name it. When it comes to choosing dessert for your event attendees, there’s a lot to consider. But you simply cannot go wrong when you pick these popular new favorites for your guests with a sweet tooth.

Fruit is not forbidden. Naturally sweet, easy to prepare, colorful, and healthy, seasonal fruits are still a wonderful choice for meal-ending magic. Serve them up au natural with dips, or use them in parfaits, cobblers, sundaes or even covered in chocolate.

Small wonder. Folks who are conscious of portion control will love your small desserts. Tempt their taste buds with mini pies, cheesecakes, Bundt cakes, cookies, tarts, or cupcakes.

In season. Pumpkin spice isn’t the only autumn flavor out there. For a warm and seasonal dessert look for decadent dishes that contain apple, cranberry, ginger, and cinnamon. Streusels, cookies, bars, pies, and cobblers are popping up all over the place these days.

Filling station. Dessert stations not only offer variety but can be integrated into the décor and tied in to your event theme. Is it a glamourous evening? A golden-iced cake, bejeweled cupcakes, sparkle glitter cookies, and rich, dark chocolate coins is the perfect way to indulge your guests.

You scream, ice cream. This year’s yummy? Asian-inspired flavored ice creams sandwiched between two macaroons. And for the adults, cheers for alcoholic ice creams like martini, mojito, and daiquiri flavors too!

Make your event memorable with any of these sweet treat trends. Just make sure you get a taste before they’re all gone.

Kris McNeely, Content Editor | meetingpages | kris.meetingpages@gmail.com

As a freelance editor and writer for more than twenty years, Kris McNeely has had the opportunity to write and edit everything from non-fiction books to blog posts, web content to white papers, ads to articles. She was named an Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month, has been featured in multiple anthologies, and was selected by Amtrak Railway Service as one of five travel writers from among a pool of 1500 applicants nationwide. In her free time, she likes to jog, garden, travel, and spend time with her two kids and three grandchildren.