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Easter Bakery Trends

23rd February 2024

With 100 years’ experience supplying bakery and food ingredients to bakeries, garden centres, manufacturers, and foodservice operators, we know just what you need to take your Easter bakes to the next level – from giving your hot cross buns a twist to doing something completely new.

If you’re looking for some inspiration – here’s what we predict will be big bakery trends this Easter season!

Easter Colour & Decorations

Easter is the first big celebration of the year (31st Mar ‘24) and showstopper bakes will take centre stage. Bright colour and decorations are a key trend and perfect for Easter. Alongside classic chocolate, pastel pinks and yellows, dusty rose, mint green and violet are all making an appearance on Easter cakes.

The exciting thing is that there are no rules on colour and the same goes for decorations. Chocolate shards, sugared chocolate eggs and carrot patch decorations are a simple and effective way to add interest and texture to any Easter product. Bakers are getting adventurous and also using bakery ingredients such as cotton candy, marshmallow and even bubble gum to decorate a host of products to bring added value and the wow factor this Easter.

Easter Goes Retro

There’s a growing interest in retro flavoured bakery items inspired by the nostalgia trend, including classic Carrot Cake and zesty Lemon Drizzle. There is a very real demand for Easter cakes that remind consumers of days gone by, think decorated tray bakes and mini slices when it comes to planning your Easter products.

The great news is anything goes! From beautifully decorated butter cream showstoppers to drip cakes.

A Twist on Easter Tradition

Easter wouldn’t be Easter without a hot cross bun, a classic cinnamon and raisin bun will always be popular, but you can be adventurous too with sweet and savoury ingredients from swapping sultanas for chocolate or orange, or even experimenting with herbs and cheese. Be inspired by those traditional flavours and aromatic spices such as sweet cinnamon spice and give your other products a hot cross bun makeover! From Hot-cross Brownies and Muffins to breads or loaves, there are no limits.

Global Influences

Eggs are certainly the most recognised and common theme around the world when it comes to Easter celebrations. Use chocolate eggs to decorate cakes as they do in Spain and update your cookies and biscuits to this well loved and popular Easter symbol.

The Prince Regent Torte – a Bavarian and German torte is the ultimate Easter showstopper with its layers and layers of chocolate – top it with Spring Flowers, chocolate shards or even eggs for added impact.

If you’re looking for bakery and food ingredients to take your Easter creations to the next level, why not take a look at our range of high-quality bakery ingredients.