Dine on a Dime: Pie is the New Cupcake

The past few years have brought us nothing but cupcakes upon cupcakes upon cupcakes. You've seen the shops pop-up out of nowhere: Crumbs, Sprinkles, and The Cupcake Café. You witnessed how "Sex and The City" single-handedly popularized Magnolia Bakery and made the wait even longer. The phenomenon even spawned a series of hit shows like TLC's "DC Cupcakes" and The Food Network's smash "Cupcake Wars." From oversized to bite-sized, they're taking the place of wedding cakes and being made in flavors like sugar snap pea and organic carrot cake. Cupcakes were all the rage, but now there is a new sweet in town. What is it, you ask? It's the always reliable, always filling PIE! Voted the top food trend of 2011, the pie is being considered the Michael Kors of desserts.
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