By: Alyssa Deguzman
Consumers find enjoyment by starting and following trends. When food and drinks match their aesthetic or their “feed,” they feel more inclined to post and share with their friends and followers. Toppings give desserts and beverages a more decorative vibe while adding extra flavor.
Toppings are also a perfect way to enhance any beverage or dessert. There’s a broad range from boba to mochi that can take any delicious treat to the next level. Using a variety of toppings to decorate desserts and drinks can liven them up and give them a unique feel.
Toppings to Use as Decoration
Placing toppings on top or layering them throughout beverages or desserts is a simple, effortless decoration option. Below are the most common toppings to decorate drinks and desserts.
1. Tapioca Pearls (Boba)
Tapioca Pearls, also referred to as Boba, originates in Taiwan and are made from the starch derived from cassava root. Boba is the most common topping when it comes to bubble tea beverages, but that’s not all they can be used for. Boba has evolved to be a versatile topping. Nowadays, tapioca pearls are used to decorate cakes, pies, toast, waffles, and soufflé pancakes. Try creating your own boba décor on your next dessert or drink.
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2. Popping Pearls
Popping pearls are a fun way to add a burst of flavor into any drink and dessert. Unlike tapioca pearls, popping pearls aren’t chewy and are filled with flavored juice. Every bite is an explosion of flavor, which is great for teas, lemonades, frozen yogurts, and soft serves. The various colors make any beverage or soft serve vibrant, adding excitement and picture-perfect decoration.
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With the added texture and flavor, jellies are an alternative way to enrich a drink or dessert. Jellies can be incorporated into shaved iced or teas. Use them to dress up and sweeten any beverage or dessert. Start trends with various jelly flavors by incorporating them into teas, shaved ice, etc.
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4. Canned Toppings
Canned toppings are ideal for decorating your shaved iced, bubble tea, or any other choice of dessert. They also instantly make any dessert more flavorful. Canned toppings such as red bean, taro lumps, and oats give you the luxury to enjoy tasteful toppings without cooking, which is always convenient. Plus, they’re already made presweetened, so you don’t need to add anything extra to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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5. Mini Mochi
Mini mochis are a fun way to decorate any dessert. These soft, chewy delights are perfect for decorating all kinds of desserts from ice cream to frozen yogurt. They can also be used to decorate the top of a milkshake, smoothie, or any other blended beverage. Mini mochi are perfect because they’re bite sized and add a cute decoration on various desserts and beverages.
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Why Use Toppings as Decorations?
Toppings are a quick and easy way to decorate without the extra work. Not only do toppings spruce up appearance, but they also make your creations taste even better. Show off your creativity and come up with your own mixture of toppings to take your concoctions to the next level.