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A Tale of Five Pies

My Tiny Wedding had a wedding this past Monday and it all started out innocent enough.  Beautiful bride…only needing a photographer for a few hours and a pie or two.  Didn’t seem like too much for us.  Well…and many of these Tiny Weddings go…10 guest turn into 40 very quickly.  Before I knew it, I had agreed to make five pies.  That doesn’t seem like much but when you factor in that I insist on my cakes and desserts be COMPLETELY from scratch in addition that I had never made a pie before…well, it’s a pretty hefty order.  But, I had Dave I knew I could rely on.  Not.  Dave specializes in cold pies and this particular bride wanted baked pies.  Sooooo…I needed to buckle down and learn how to make a pie!  I decided to hit up the pie expert…the best pie maker I know.  Her pies outshine any other pie that I have ever tasted.  Dave’s mom.  While visiting his parents a couple of weeks ago, I had her teach me how to make the perfect pie crust from scratch.  She let me in on all her secrets and we made a pumpkin pie together.  Next I hit Pinterest.  If there is ever a website for beautiful photographs of food…Pinterest would be it.  I found some fantastic ideas for the crust borders and other creative takes on the pie decorating themes out there.  Finally, I scoured the internet for the best pie recipes I could imagine.  The more ingredients it had, the more enticed I was to try the recipe.  Late on Sunday evening, I started my pie adventure.  Monday morning as the last pies came out of the oven, I felt I had done the best I could have done…which is my goal in every aspect of My Tiny Wedding.  Create something that is beautiful and creative.  The pies were fantastic.  The guest loved them.  I scored mucho superwoman points with Dave.  All is good.  And now the pies…

Peach Pie

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Apple Pie (Dave made the roses out of apple peels for me.

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Cherry Pie

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Berry Pie using berries we picked in the Red River Gorge this past summer.

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Chocolate Cream Pie

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