Creative Cupcake Flavors
No dessert food options has received quite as much attention over the past few years as cupcakes. Whether they’re pre-made for grocery store shelves, prepared at bakeries, or mixes put together for buyers to make at home, there are an incredible number of delicious cupcake options available these days. And while traditionally dessert options have trended toward the traditional, flavorists working with cupcakes are finding that consumers are much more likely to be experimental when it comes to these individually sized sweet treats.
All the basics can easily be created with flavor ingredients such as Advanced Biotech’s Natural Vanillin and Natural Choclatone, but the name of the game – and the easiest way to create cupcake desserts that will be sure to make customers take notice – is by spicing up their creation with more unusual ingredients. Refreshing drink favorites, like mojitos, can give a rush of citrus, mint and rum. Fruit flavors are always a popular choice, with everything from strawberry, which can be recreated with Advanced Biotech’s Natural Fermentone, to blueberry, lemon, banana and even unusual options such as apple and pear being found in delicious desserts across the nation.
The royal wedding has influenced many industries and the union has brightened the confectionery industry. Cupcake lovers are including the subtle flavor of elderflower and the tartness of lemon for a classic flavor combination that pairs well in delectably sweet baked goods. Some macro-flavor trends are crossing over into bakery categories. Globally-inspired gochujang is adding a unique twist to allow flavorists to easily add something different to baked goods.
These wide ranging flavors can either be mixed directly into the batters of these desserts, or they may be found in the cupcake’s frosting or filling. Regardless of how these flavors are added to cupcakes, there are a few notable things about this type of flavor creation.
Natural flavor ingredients are among the most popular and in demand, because modern day consumers – especially those shopping from boutiques – are seeking out natural and healthy food options. That’s true even when it comes to sweet treats such as cupcakes. It is also important to create the most natural and accurate flavors possible, whether a product is coming directly from a bakery or being purchased on store shelves. Keeping this in mind, a flavorist can easily concoct a delicious cupcake recipe that will be sure to please.