Individual-sized desserts are so cute and personal — they can be the star of an entire meal. But who wants to buy individual dishes for a party of eight? Well, here's one smart source for inexpensive, cute dishes for individual-sized dishes: The kids' department!
This beautiful dessert was cooked up in children's cookware from IKEA. Although it comes in a set of 4 pieces it's a great reminder to keep your eyes open for pint-sized dishware that might be oven safe in this unusual department.
In this case, the piece is all metal and perfectly safe to cook in. Often things with a specific purpose (like individual ramekins) get a higher price tag strictly because of their rarer usage; and retailers know you'll probably need ten of them, too. Kids' dishes can be cheaper than their adult counterparts and sometimes they can be found in bigger, cheaper sets. This also serves as a good reminder that some of the best finds we mak won't always be where we expect them!
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