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 CafÃ©. 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.