Monday, January 17, 2011

Is Pie the New Cupcake?

Click here to find out more!The people are getting bored and restless ... they need a new treat for their sweet tooth. Is Pie the new cupcake? If history is any indication, cupcake shops may always be around, there will always be a loyal following,but the frenzied trend may abate. Think of yogurt shops - in the early 80's, they were popping up all over the place and then, they fizzled. Will this happen with Cupcakes? I believe so. By the way, yogurt shops are back ... big time.


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Is pie the new cupcake?

January 15, 2011 | 10:53 am

Cupcakes became so popular over the last few years that upscale bakeries sprang up across the nation to offer them in red velvet, mocha and chai latte. A fan site featured pictures of cupcake tattoos on aficionados. But new versions of the all-American favorite — pie — are increasingly popping up at bakeries and restaurants. Pie has replaced cake at some weddings. There are pie happy hours and pie shooters served in shot glasses. Read more in today's Business section.

Photo: A banana-cream "Simple Pie" is displayed alongside "Cutie Pies" at Simplethings Sandwich & Pie Shop in Los Angeles. Credit: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times


To all things cupcakes!


  1. Would it be possible to make a cupcake sized pie... filled with yogurt?

  2. by the way... how do I contact you if I need a cupcake?