Move over. cupcakes; pie is the new wedding cake

Staff writer Kara Yoro, of The Record did a great job reporting on this new trend and she even quoted one of my cool couples, Katherine Wu and Dan Scotto!

“Put down that cupcake and learn your new mantra: Please pass the pie.
Foodies and trend spotters alike have declared the cupcake craze over and named pie one of the hot food trends for 2011.

A quest by two bloggers to find the best cherry pie in New Jersey led them to the Tick Tock Diner in Clifton.

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“We have always thought it was a great dessert, I guess everybody else finally agrees with us,” says American Pie Council Executive Director Linda Hoskins, who swears her office isn’t full of pie each day.

Sunday is National Pie Day, a great reason to jump fork-first into the latest food rage. Hoskins believes “homey” pie just makes people feel comfortable.
“People just have so many great memories of pies,” she says.

But it’s not just homey comfort anymore. Pie is moving off the kitchen table and into the catering hall. Couples are choosing pies over cake for their weddings.

“This is a really hot trend now, thankfully bumping cupcakes out of the way,” says Celia Milton, wedding officiant from North Haledonand a former caterer.

Instead of a wedding cake, Michele’s Pies in Norwalk, Conn., created this arrangement of assorted 3-inch pies.

AMY SALERNO (Michele’s Pies in Norwalk, CT)
Instead of a wedding cake, Michele’s Pies in Norwalk, Conn., created this arrangement of assorted 3-inch pies.

In June, Milton will be marrying Dan Scotto and Katherine Wu. And they are having pie.

“I prefer the taste of pie quite strongly,” says Scotto.

Scotto and Wu are going one step further, having a BYOP reception, asking guests to bring pie and the recipe to the wedding.  (You can read the entire article HERE)