Design Bites: Rockin’ Ramekins

Inspired by chef Cassandra Vire's wildly decadent and easy chocolate soufflé recipe in February's The Cheat, I set out on a hunt for some unique ramekins that will make your homemade soufflés - and other scrumptious small dishes - look even more stupendous. --Written by Erin Callier

Hot+Fresh Aqua Espresso Cups

Hot+Fresh Aqua Espresso Cups

Technically a vessel for your java, this versatile cup is dishwasher, freezer, microwave and oven safe, and could double as a ramekin for mini soufflés or custards. $19.99; Joanne Hudson, joannehudson.com

Brasserie Pleated Ramekin

Brasserie Pleated Ramekin

A dressed-up version of the typical ribbed porcelain ramekin, this dish is emblazoned with the menu from the Paris’ renowned Grande Brasserie Nationale. Très fab! $21.80 for set of two; cookware.com

Stockholm Ramekin

Stockholm Ramekin

The horizontal ribbing on this Crate & Barrel ramekin lends a distinctly modern silhouette to this dish. A chocolate soufflé or pots de crème would be perfectly at home. $1.95; Crate & Barrel, 1 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights, 314.725.6380, crateandbarrel.com

Talavera Square Ramekin

Talavera Square Ramekin

Available in an eclectic variety of colors, the scalloped edges elevate this square ramekin. Microwave, oven and dishwasher safe, this stoneware dish is ideal for baking, prep-work or serving up your favorite dessert or side. $3.98 each; Pier 1 Imports, multiple locations, pier1.com

Staub La Cocotte Mini

Staub La Cocotte Mini

A French dish for your French dishes. From soufflé to mousse to crème brulee, this cast iron rock star is the top-of-the-line and is available in three different colors. The price tag may be a little high, but with its even heat distribution, ideal heat retention, and versatility, the luxury…