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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.

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.

« Last Edit: November 03, 2009 12:40:14 PM by Pretty in Pink - Reason: to add more photos » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« 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
« 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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