Trends in graduation party desserts
May 06, 2009
It's graduation season, and that means putting up appropriate party decorations on the walls and possibly hanging a large banner that says "Congratulations!"
But the graduation-themed décor doesn't have to be limited to the walls. Many families opt to incorporate images of diplomas and graduation caps into the frosting of the cake they plan on serving at the party as a way to personalize the event with the graduate's name.
However, some people aren't even bothering with a large cake and are instead using smaller cakes or cupcakes.
Genevieve Konves and Marianne Ferris, who both own the bakery Caked in Arizona, told the Arizona Daily Star that all of their graduation desserts are custom made and that many of their orders are coming in for smaller, bite-sized cakes.
"We can do plain cupcakes or filled cupcakes," Ferris said. "The mini-cupcakes are really a big hit. They're really a one-bite treat."
Cupcakes may be ideal for a larger group of people, especially since it doesn't require someone to spend time cutting up a large cake into square pieces for everyone. Cupcakes are easily accessible and, if there are any extra, are easy to wrap up in an impromptu goodie bag for guests to take home.