Sweets are a fantastic part of life. Having one to look forward to at the end of a long work week is something many people enjoy. For those with a sweet tooth, it can be difficult to actually eat a small portion or know when to walk away. OROGOLD understands fully, and that’s why ORO GOLD has compiled a list of some of the favorite sweets of 2014 to ring in the New Year with.
Chocolates and Candy
Chocolate is a go-to for many people around the world. It seems as though women tend to opt chocolate more than men, due to its comforting properties. It’s been known as an aphrodisiac and has been around for centuries. Chocolate in its natural form comes from cocoa beans, which are then harvested and processed into cocoa powder. Cocoa powder can be used on its own to make things like hot chocolate, or it can be crafted into fine chocolate confections. Whether it’s a candy bar, cup of hot chocolate, or as a flavor in food products such as Mole, a Mexican sauce served with chicken and other food products, one thing’s for sure – chocolate is a favorite among women, men and children alike.
Other candy products such as mints and taffy were among some of the favorites of 2014.
Cookies are one of the favorites each and every year, but it seemed in 2014 that there were ample varieties of favorite brands being unveiled on store shelves everywhere. Some were hits and are here to stay, while others didn’t fare as well. Many bakeries saw an uptick in cookie sales as well, as did schools with fundraising efforts.
Cakes and Cupcakes
Cakes and cupcakes were yet again a favorite in 2014. With television shows such as, ‘Cake Boss’ and other bakery themed varieties, there was an influx of inspiration over the past few years for many artistic baking types to form their own bakeries and home cake businesses, driving sales way through the roof. Many cake and cupcake crafters are able to sculpt the cake into beautiful artwork, using air guns to spray delicate and beautiful designs on each individual cake, leaving behind a true work of art. Many moms opted for personalized custom cakes for children’s birthdays and brides-to-be seemed to steer that route for their wedding cakes. All in all, cakes will forever be a favorite sweet treat, no matter the year.
With so many amazing treats to choose from, narrowing down this list to a mere few was in fact a task of its own. There are always new innovations to watch out for when it comes to baking ideas and candy making, so we’re sure next year’s list will be filled with new innovations and variety.
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We wish you a sweet new year, and plenty of fun in 2015! Get in the kitchen and have some fun, and craft your own sweet treats! You never know where it might take you.