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See that cutie in the icon?

He's 9 today.

The horde came over last night and he was definitely more excited about the Marvel Lego set than the berry Octo-pie. Eh, he's a picky eater sometimes, declaring he's "never liked" something that's always been his favorite.

But everyone else was very enthusiastic, both about the flavor and the form. So much so that I'm most likely going to be doing a peach pie for Spenser's 8th birthday next month (I'll do a flower and butterfly crust, I think). Ellie, who will be 6 the month after that, is see-sawing between a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting or a cheesecake with chocolate sauce.

A cheesecake.

I'm so proud. And terrified. And proud. (And terrified. I've never made a cheesecake before. But I do have springform pans, so apparently I'm qualified.)

I PRESENT TO YOU... THE OCTO-PIE!





The filling: 5 cups of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, with sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and cornstarch


Cutting out the tentacles


Assembled octopus


Sea creature embellishments - I'm particularly fond of my freehand seahorses


After baking - the browner sections are where I dusted it with turbinado sugar


A starfish and seahorse close up and personal


Yeah, Deadpool is the real winner here


Only one candle (a pirate sword) because honestly, candles in pie? Not the easiest to manage
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