Move Over Sugar Paste… This is the Cake Trend to Take Over in 2018
Have you come across these cakes? I was smitten instantly when I saw these on Instagram. They give a freshness (& lightness) to cakes, which have been otherwise burdened with tonnes of sugar paste layers these days, especially locally. And if you’re not a sugar paste lover like me, the fruity, floral combo seems to be the best new trend to try this year.
I’m not really sure what to call them exactly. Cream tart cakes? Monogram cakes? They’re made with layers of pâte sablée, a French pastry dough that looks and taste like a cookie and in between, dollops of cream and topped with a medley of fresh fruit, macarons, flowers, meringue kisses, and more.
What’s super fun about this trend, besides being utterly beautiful, is the freedom of expression and lack of perfection – I think that’s why I fell for them so easily. There are endless variations that can be made. I hope to try one soon & I’ll share the method & most importantly, the shortcuts 😉 Let me know if you’re already ahead of me & have attempted one yourself!