This year, baking trends are shaping up to be focused on health, creativity, and convenience.

Consumers continue to be health conscious but open to experimentation. The millennial generation, in particular, has become more receptive to exotic and organic foods. For the baking industry, this presents a unique opportunity to capitalize on new ideas while remaining focused on maintaining a healthy process of natural sweeteners and plant-based products.

Integrating waste reduction practices into the baking process is becoming the new norm as well. Repurposing products is a great way to maximize resources, reduce waste, and innovate. At the same time, convenience and ready to eat cakes, pastries, and snacks will change the way the baking industry develops products. So what does all this mean for your new baking business?

Selecting the kind of bakery you want to start is the first step.

By keeping in mind the direction of the baking industry, you can position your small business for long-term success while staying on the cutting edge of new developments. We know a thing or two about starting a bakery business.

If you are considering taking the next step, here are some tips for getting started:

  1. Write a business plan.Woman using tablet for online business order
  2. Price your baked goods.
  3. Get to know your banker really well.
  4. Shop for space.
  5. Build a network and support system.
  6. Be original.

Here at Medina Baking & Powder Products, we make sure to stay current with baking industry trends. We recently attended The SoFlo Cake and Candy Expo at the Doubletree Miami Hotel and Miami Airport Convention Center in April. We showcased our dry mixes from Pillsbury, our frozen already made cupcakes and cake layers, including creative heart shaped layers.

We also showed items from our walk-in showroom, DECOPAC decorations, fondant, airbrush colors, decorating tips, ETC. Additionally, we had the privilege to show customers that apart from flour, eggs, and sugar, we also sell items that are already made and just need to be finished decorating.

We will be at the upcoming International Dairy Deli Bakery Association in June. If you are considering starting a baking business, the IDDBA show is a good place to network and learn about upcoming bakery trends. See you there!