ladyvyola: (nicky pwns you)
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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.)


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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Date: Aug. 25th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
musesfool: key lime pie (pie = love)
From: [personal profile] musesfool
That is awesome!

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Date: Aug. 27th, 2013 02:32 am (UTC)
musesfool: "We'll sleep later! Time for cake!" (time for cake!)
From: [personal profile] musesfool
Sounds good.

And yeah, that buttermilk berry cake is the best. I've made it a lot. *g*

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Date: Aug. 26th, 2013 12:42 am (UTC)
dorinda: A nudibranch (a type of sea slug) with markings that make it look like it is smiling and wearing a hat. (nudibranch)
From: [personal profile] dorinda
Awesome! My hat is off to you, that's a great pie.


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Date: Aug. 26th, 2013 01:57 am (UTC)
treewishes: Blue and green summer tree (Default)
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