I have been reading a lot on the internet from the people in the know that pie is the new cupcake.
Are the powers that be talking about restaurant trends or home bakers I wonder? I love a good piece of pie myself. I love baking them and eating them. My holiday baking is slap full of pie making. But pies are not something I bake all the time. Now cupcakes on the other hand is a different story. I make them for birthdays, holidays or just for fun..
On any given day of the week I have the ingredients in my pantry to bake cupcakes either from a boxed cake mix or from scratch. If I was going to bake a pie I would have to plan ahead. Most fruit pies require fresh fruit of some sort. I’d have to run out to the store, try to find some nice fruit, which is becoming almost impossible these days. Then I either have to bake the pie that day or the next before the fruit started spoiling. Gee that’s an awful lot of pressure. I could have whipped up some cupcakes in about 30 minutes and my pie has taken up almost a full day even before it was baked.
And I really can’t see my daughter or granddaughter jumping up with glee if I said ” Hey let’s make a pie today! ” like they do when I mention baking cupcakes to them.
I’ll be baking pies when the mood strikes but cupcakes will be a regular part of my families life and our celebrations always.
I think this is a crafty ploy from someone with a pie business who decided they were sick to death of hearing about cupcakes while they are trying to sell their pies.
Pies are yummy but cupcakes are here to stay as far as I my family is concerned.