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Cake-Filled Cones

This Dish Puts a New Spin on Traditional Birthday Cake

— September 10, 2015 — Lifestyle
Sonic recently introduced a tasty new dish that puts a spin on traditional birthday cake. For many children, birthdays come with a choice between ice cream or cake for dessert. This new dish ensures that no child ever has to make the decision between two beloved desserts again.

The new hybrid dessert is available either as a shake or a cone. The 'Ice Cream Cake Cones' features decadent ice cream, flavored syrup and a maraschino cherry stuffed inside of a crispy waffle cone. The 'Ice Cream Cake Shakes' features the same toppings blended into a thick milkshake consistency. Each of the menu items is available in three varieties, which include Strawberry Shortcake, Oreo Cake and Vanilla Birthday Cake.

The hybrid desserts offer a delicious and unexpected twist on traditional birthday cake and will satisfy one's sweet tooth.
Trend Themes
1. Hybrid Desserts - Sonic's cake-filled cones are an example of the hybrid dessert trend, which combines elements of different desserts to create new and exciting flavors.
2. Personalized Desserts - By offering three different flavors for their cake-filled cones, Sonic taps into the trend of providing customers with personalized dessert experiences.
3. Alternative Dessert Formats - Sonic's decision to offer cake-filled cones and shakes highlights the trend of exploring new dessert formats beyond just cakes and ice creams.
Industry Implications
1. QSR - Quick service restaurants like Sonic can benefit from exploring and developing new dessert products like cake-filled cones to attract customers and increase sales.
2. Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt - The ice cream and frozen yogurt industry can benefit from developing new hybrid desserts and exploring alternative formats to keep up with changing consumer preferences.
3. Bakeries and Cake Shops - Bakeries and cake shops can explore the trend of personalized desserts and offer a wider range of flavors and formats to their customers to stay competitive.
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