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2013 Dessert Trends

Happy 2013! I’m excited to kick off 2013 with Jem of the South’s Dessert Trends!  Check them out.     1) Desserts 2.0 Be on the look out for desserts that were popular in recent years being upgraded to the 2.0 level. In other words, macarons won’t just be those cute little round desserts, they will be in various shapes and sizes like these Valentine macarons,  snowman macarons and ice cream cone macarons. Other desserts going to the next level…

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Dessert Trend~ Ombre Desserts

We’re seeing a lot of ombre desserts in baking lately and we love it! Don’t know what ombre is? Well, ombre is a term taken from the fashion industry which means the graduation of color typically in a garment. The dessert industry is taking a cue from the fashion industry and applying the graduated color concept to all sorts of baked goods. We think the idea of ombre desserts is pure genius! Take a look at some neat ombre desserts…

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Dessert Trend~Neapolitan Inspired Desserts

New trend spotted! Neapolitan Desserts. Move over ice cream, other sweet goodies are taking center stage as new neapolitan desserts. Take a look at some of the sweet ideas we found around the web.   Clockwise: Marshmallows via Not So Humble Pie; Gooey Cake Bars via Picky Palate ; Berry Yogurt Popsicles via skinnytaste.com and Rice Crispy Treats via The Partiologist  …

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2012 Dessert Trends

It’s a new year and that means time for new exciting food and dessert trends. Take a look at what’s “haute” in Desserts for 2012. 1) Layer Cakes My Red Velvet Cake   Yes, the old fashioned tried and true layer cakes are making a comeback. Per James Oseland editor-in-chief of Saveur Magazine, layer cakes are in. I actually cut my baking teeth on the old fashioned layer cake so I’m excited to see layer cakes make a comeback. I also see people…

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Dessert Business Tips Dessert Trends Feature Jems

Yummy Delicious Cookies ~ Decorated Cookies

This week’s featured cookie artist is Debra Buker, Owner of Yummy Delicious Cookies. I met Debra last year at a Crave Atlanta event and she had the most delightful lemon shaped cookies. My first question was, “are they also lemon flavored?”. Y’all know how much I love lemon! They weren’t lemon flavored, but they were beautiful! I’ve followed Debra on Facebook since meeting her last year and I’m happy to have her as a featured  guest on Jem of the…

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Cookie Artist Allyson Jane of Designer Desserts

The work of these cookie artists keep amazing me and this week I’m excited to share Allyson Jane’s work with you all. Allyson has collaborated with some really cool folks in the party planning industry and her work shows why they have chosen to work with her. Thanks Allyson for sharing your story with Jem of the South! I know your advice and your work will inspire others to go after their dessert dreams. 🙂   1) How did you…

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The Cookie Lady!

      I’m thrilled to kick off this month’s dessert trend with featured cookie artist, Laura Merkel, aka, “The Cookie Lady”.  Laura shares with Jem how she started her business as well as shares some of her fabulous work.  Thanks Laura for taking time to share with Jem of the South!   1) How did you get started in the cookie decorating business? I have always loved baking, especially decorating cookies. When I had my son 2 years ago,…

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October Dessert Trend~Decorated Cookies!

I’m excited to feature decorated cookies as this month’s dessert trend! There are so many great cookie decorators out there that I could probably run this feature until the end of the year. There is even a website that is totally dedicated to decorated cookie designers. Some of the designs out there are phenomenal. Designs range from cartoon characters to signature handbags to make-up products. I could go on and on. So fasten your seat belts as I share some…

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Madly Stylish Events!

Today’s featured Dessert Table Designer is Wilmara Manuel, Principal Designer of Madly Stylish Events. I stumbled upon Wilmara’s work while perusing Facebook one evening.  I loved her work and instantly knew she had to be a featured business for this month’s dessert trend. Wilmara shares with Jem of the South how she started her business and offers tips on how to start your own dessert table business. Thanks for sharing with Jem of the South Wilmara!   1) How long have…

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