Spring is just around the corner. People will eventually be able to get out and celebrate together. There will be baby showers, birthdays, and youth sports parties going on every weekend. Nothing is better than reconnecting with family and friends after a long winter of indoors.
The trend in recent years has been away from the traditional sheet cake and toward single serve items. Cupcakes, petit-fours, and cake balls offer an surprisingly good alternative to the traditional cake. Cupcake towers and stands can be the centerpiece for your table. They make fantastic pictures, share them with those who may not have been able to attend your party.
Many different flavors of cake and icings can be combined to match the theme of your event. Fillings can be added along with flavored icings, and sprinkles or candies can make excellent toppings and finishing touches.
Bakeries are doing their best to keep up with the latest themes, but if you do not see what you want, ask if they can work with your idea. You may just be the next trend-sitter. One thing to remember, the more elaborate the theme, the higher the price will get. Work within your budget, plan ahead and your event will be all you want it to be.
Plates and plastic forks may become something you can avoid purchasing if you choose single-serve items, using the extra money on others parts of your party. Clean-up is made much easier with single serve items as well, cupcake wrappers and petit-four cups make it easy for each guest to clean behind themselves.