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23 March 2013

$40 Pies & My Peeps


My Peeps:  Version 2.0 - sugar cookies!  Are you a fan of the ubiquitous Easter candy - those sugar coated marshmallows?  I love the idea of the them, but don't care for the taste of them, so when I stumbled across a set of Peeps cookie cutters, I knew they'd be joining my collection.  Now, I can have my peeps and eat them, too!


Though I think next time I make them, I'll round the ears on the bunnies a bit more; they are just too pointy - they don't look "marshmallow-y" enough.  (Yes, I know marshmallow-y is not a word, but let's pretend it is today, mmmk?)  

Did you celebrate St. Patty's Day?  Maybe you found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?  There weren't any rainbows in my neck of the woods, so I opted to make my own.


And, for added luck, I threw in a few four leaf clovers as well.

I also recently tried my hand at sculpting a tow truck and cars for a birthday cake.  I borrowed a toy tow truck from my nephew to use as a guide.  When he delivered the toy to me, my nephew of course asked what I needed it for.  His response when I told him, "Tow trucks are easy to build!  You just need to make a truck then add a crane and a hook."  He didn't take me up on my offer to let him do the constructing of the piece, though.  Hmm...


As for the $40 pie - it didn't look very pretty, but tasted excellent according to A, who was the lucky recipient.  She tried to make me feel better by telling me boysenberry pies never look pretty - I'm not sure I fully believed her though.


So, what made it a $40 pie?  Well, turns out you can't find boysenberries in any of my local stores.  Nor could I find them in the big city during one of my visits.  The only solution was to order the berries online and have them shipped - not the cheapest route - but it helped make A's birthday fantastic, so it was well worth it.  And, good news, I've got enough berries left to make another $40 pie!  Maybe the next one will turn out prettier...

Talk to you soon!

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