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Lasagna Cupcakes Expected to Hit Mainstream in 2011

Lasagna Cupcakes: The Next Big Thing?

According to The Wall Street Journal and Food and Wine, savory cupcakes, specifically lasagna cupcakes, are expected to hit the mainstream in 2011. Both publications have recently highlighted Los Angeles catering company Heirloom-LA, who's spearheaded the trend with the creation of its lasagna cupcakes, which are wildly popular among celebrities.

Perhaps I'm experiencing cupcake fatigue, but I can't help but wonder: how are these cupcakes different from lasagna rolls? I've been making Giada De Laurentiis's version for years, and while the recipe doesn't have you bake them in muffin tins, one could certainly do so. And if one does, does that make it a lasagna cupcake?

Should any dish that's individually sized and made in a muffin tin be considered a cupcake? What's your take on it?

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gingirl gingirl 5 years
I don't think that just cause it's made in a cupcake tin, automatically makes it a cupcake. That word brings to mind: frosting, sweetness, etc. I've been making quiches in those jumbo muffin tins for a few years now, because they store better that way. *shrug* I dunno. I do love cupcakes though, you somehow feel less guilty for eating one of those instead of a piece of cake. Totally illogical, but whatever
ticamorena ticamorena 5 years
they all look totally unappetizing, why not just make savoury tartines e.g. with filo pastry, instead of this crazy "cupcake" or "canapé size" obsession? and if you have to replace the lasagna pasta for wonton wrappers!! then it's obv no longer a lasagna (and s still equally unappetizing) and a lasagna roll is just cannelloni by another name
isahrangme isahrangme 5 years
o yea, i definitely like the IDEA! i meant that it's DUMB to consider it a cupcake-related product. this post really makes me want lasagna NOW!
lauren lauren 5 years
ahahaah, cuplasagna! SO funny! But I have to agree with you guys, a little silly and def. not new!
zeze zeze 5 years
it's so weird, I just saw a recipe for this today, looks good and cute for a party, none of the messy cutting and plating with my saucy, gooey lasagna. http://canyoustayfordinner.com/2010/11/04/petite-lasagnas/
TiVo TiVo 5 years
The glory of cupcakes is their cuteness and portability. You can just grab one with no need for a plate or fork. Lasagna without a plate or fork = major fail. I have, however, been making the Mr. mini meatloaves in my muffin pan for his work lunch. They seem to be going over fairly well, and yes, they are both cute and portable.
dclsweetspot dclsweetspot 5 years
They would be good for a party, not the new big thing though. I've been making individual rolled lasagna for 30 years now, nothing new. I always thought of it as an inexpensive meal but $42 for 6, not so cheap. Kick in the additional $40 to ship per 6 pack, $82 for 6 a bit high.
isahrangme isahrangme 5 years
that's dumb. it isn't a lasagna cupcake just because it's made in a muffin tin. if anything, it's a cuplasagna! hahahahaha but at the same time, i'm totally serious
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