By Iona Holloway
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When rumors circulated in early may whispering about a croissant-donut collision at a New York bakery not even a Parisian patisserie could have predicted the cronut's popularity. Here's a timeline plotting the pastry's Everest-esque rise to fame. Now let's start placing bets on the next trendy dessert. Scones, anyone?

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