The caketail trend: bakers get inspired by classic cocktails

1 August, 2013

To celebrate the fact BAKO North Western are offering three for two on Puratos’ Satin Crème Cake Mixes this August, in a range of exotic flavours, this week’s blog looks at one of the biggest baking concepts of the past few years: caketails.

The caketails trend sees bakers take their inspiration from classic cocktail flavour combinations to create enticing cupcake treats, often combined with creative cocktail-themed decorations. We’ve taken a look around the web for some of our favourite examples of the caketails trend to put together this handy set of recipe ideas and decorating tips.


View further caketail recipes using the Puratos Satin Crème Cake Mix range.

If you like Pina Coladas

Recreate the tropical taste of a pina colada by topping cupcakes baked from Puratos’ smooth Coconut Satin Crème Cake Mix with zingy pineapple icing, or follow BAKO Own Label’s free Pina Colada caketail recipe card. For an extra special touch, top with toasted shredded coconut and caramelised pineapple pieces or even a celebratory miniature cocktail umbrella.

From Russia with love

The White Russian’s decadent mix of coffee liqueur and cream lends itself perfectly to desserts. Serve up Puratos’ Coffee Satin Crème Cake Mix cupcakes with a healthy dollop of whipped cream and lightly dust with cocoa to finish.

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Manchester afternoon tea specialists Sugar Junction have brought a hint of zing to the table for their take on the caketails trend, creating this inviting lime and mint mojito cake. For a simple recipe, take a look at BAKO Own Label’s mojito caketail recipe card.

Far-East flair

This one pays homage to one of Singapore’s most famous exports, the Singapore Sling. Mix Puratos’ zesty Lemon Satin Crème Cake Mix with chopped glacé cherries and top with lemon icing and a drizzle of cherry syrup for a fruity masterpiece.

Chocoholic’s choice

An incredibly indulgent cocktail, the mudslide contains a rich mix of cream, coffee liqueur and chocolate ice cream that’s easily converted into a cake treat made with Puratos’ Chocolate Satin Crème Cake Mix, cream filling and coffee icing. Sprinkle with a few chocolate-coated coffee beans and serve in a cocktail glass to create a great addition to any restaurant dessert menu.

How would you interpret the caketail trend? We’d love to hear further ideas from local bakers and chefs on Twitter.


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