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« on: October 25, 2009 02:36:43 PM »

Hubs & I are attending a Halloween party as Sweeney Todd & Mrs Lovett and I decided to accompany my Victorian Gothic costume I need just one essential prop - a really quite grusome pie.

It's a long time since I've done anything crafty like this and now am more used to working with edible materials. To make my pie I decided to use a material I hadn't used since I was a child - salt dough. I had forgotten how easy it is to make and was like working with pastry. To help with making the shape I used a small foil pie dish. This helped to support the dough as it was drying. The idea for the fingers was inspired by a Halloween shortbread recipe I had seen where the shortbread was rolled into fingers and flaked almonds were used as fingernails. I have to say they are almost too realistic for my liking!

It took an age to dry out in the oven, but I'm really pleased with the results.





**update**
My pie went down a storm at the Halloween party. It ended up being the centrepiece on the [real] food table. It was a great night and I certainly enjoyed dressing up as Mrs Lovett.





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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2009 02:56:20 PM »

That looks awesome!!
I thought it WAS pastry!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009 03:05:36 PM »

So did I! That's fantastic Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2009 03:12:20 PM »

Ahaaaaaaa, I also thought it was really a pastry. This is amazing, though!
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2009 04:01:51 PM »

This is absolutely hilarious and very clever.
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2009 04:27:03 PM »

that's great.

i thought it was a real pie too.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2009 05:53:20 PM »

That is an insanely awesome prop!!! You're gonna kill with that one Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2009 08:32:19 PM »

Finger pies?  Too funny.  Great job.
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2009 08:38:59 PM »

Amazing.  Those fingers and fingernails are disgusting.  And that is a compliment, of course!
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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2009 09:02:37 AM »

Love it!

Hmmm, I'm thinking pot pie for Halloween dinners. hahaha.
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