Pies Are Awesome The Definitive Pie Art Book: Step-by-Step Designs for All Occasions

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2021-11-23
  • Publisher: Rock Point

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World-renowned pie artist Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin shares her easy, approachable, and never-before-seen pie art techniques, delicious recipes, and 28 pie art designs centered around holidays and life occasions.

Let pie baker extraordinaire Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin take you by the oven mitt and spirit you away to a delicious, magical, new world of pie-sibilities in this first-of-its-kind pie art book! Whether you are a master baker, a little pie-curious, or just want to drool over the pictures while you lounge in your fuzzy socks, Jessica will show you just how easy it is for you to become your own pie-oneering pie artist!

The pie art projects in this book are centered around some of our most popular and cherished celebrations in the hopes that they will encourage you to develop your own tasty new traditions with friends and family. The ample step-by-step photos take you through Jessica’s easy-to-follow, groundbreaking pie art techniques, while the friendly and funny (and a bit geeky) writing style encourages experimentation and creative discovery. With Pies Are Awesome, get ready to wow the pants off your crew at your next game night, baby shower, birthday party, or any of the social occasions that call for pie…which is, let’s face it, all of them.

From decorative patterns to more elaborate themes, the pie art designs in this book, ranging from easy to difficult, for novice and experienced bakers alike, include amazing-looking and -tasting pies to celebrate:

  • Birthdays (children and adults)
  • Weddings
  • Baby Showers
  • New Year’s Eve/Day
  • Super Bowl
  • Lunar New Year
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Pi Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Easter
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Bastille Day
  • Diwali
  • Halloween
  • Day of the Dead
  • Thanksgiving
  • Hanukkah
  • Christmas

Pies Are Awesome also includes tricks for working with your own tried-and-true dough recipes and store-bought dough; modifications to personalize projects; and online resources for printable templates, pie communities, friendly challenges, and more.

Author Biography

Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, aka "Queen of Pie Art" and known as ThePieous on Instagram, creates “epic pie content” for film, TV, digital, and print. From live appearance demos, hosting, and judging to time-lapse videos, blog posts, and photo features, her work captures viewers’ attention and delights audiences across multiple demographics. Jessica’s Pie Art tutorials have been viewed more than 100 million times online and she has appeared as a Pie Judge on the Food Network, the Today Show, and in countless magazines, newspapers, and online publications. She is widely recognized as the global authority on “Pie Art” and is responsible for the trending “Piescraper” movement. Her mission is to show the world that not only can pies go head-to-head against the poshest wedding cakes and fancy-pants desserts on the most discerning buffet tables of the world, but that they can be fun and easy to make too! She lives in Vancouver.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Duff Goldman
Part 1: The Magic of Pie Art (Technique Section)
All Pie Is Good Pie              
The Properties of Pie Dough                                         
The Dough Test                                                             
Selecting Fillings, Doughs + Moisture Barriers             
Types of Pie Art           
Setting Up Your Workspace            
Rolling Out + Handling Dough for Pie Art
How to Cut Pie Dough   
Painting Pie Dough        
Sculpting Pie Dough      
Working with Paper Templates                             
Working with Molds + Impression Mats                
Working with Stencils                                           
Pie Art Trim/Edge Design                                   
Putting It All Together    
Finding Inspiration for Pie Art + Planning Designs 
Part 2: Making Memories (Projects Section)
Project Introduction
Kid Birthday (Unicorn Pie)         
Kid Birthday 2 (Rocket Ship Tarts)
Diwali (Mandala Pie)
Halloween 1 (Monster Mouth Pie)
Halloween 2 (Checkerboard Damask Skull Pie)
Day of the Dead (La Catrina/Molded Flower Pie)
Thanksgiving 1 (Harvest Wreath Pie)
Thanksgiving 2 (Turkey Pie)
Christmas 1 (Snowman Pie)
Christmas 2 (Sugar Plum Fairy Pie Doll)
Christmas 3 (Santa with Meringue Beard Pie)
Hanukkah (Star of David Pie)
New Year's Eve/Day (Clock Pie)
Black History Month (Red, Yellow, Green African Continent Pie)
Lunar New Year (Branches + Cherry Blossom Pie)
Super Bowl (Football Pie-Pop Dippers with Green Field “Dip” Pie)
Valentine's Day (Tic Tac Toe Board with Hearts Square Pie)
Pi Day (Pi Symbol Cutout Pie)
St. Patrick's Day (Shamrock Hand Pies
Easter (Chibi Bunny Pie Pops)
Earth Day (Folk Art Bee + Flowers Pie)
Baby Shower (Butterfly Pie Pops)
Mother’s Day (Stenciled Quilt Pie)
Father’s Day (Shirt and Cutout Tie Pie)
4th of July (Stars + Stripes Fireworks Pie)
Bastille Day (Paris Skyline Pie
Adult Birthday (Pietrait)
Wedding (Piescraper + Matching Tart Standees)

Community, Inspiration + Resources                     
About the Author                                         

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