My name is Lisa and I'm a crafty girl with wanderlust working as an engineer by day. My blog chronicles projects in my home as well as pictures and stories from my travels.




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Pie for Pi Day

Being an engineer, I am a math nerd so on Pi Day I usually make a pie to celebrate. Also, I like any excuse possible to make and eat pie. For non-math nerds, March 14 is Pi Day because the first few significant digits of the mathematical constant pi are 3.14. Pretty cute, huh?

This year I am pretty busy with work before I leave for Italy tomorrow night so I sadly don't have time to make a pie but I thought I would share my pie from last year. I made a mixed berry pie with a double crust and had a lot of fun decorating the top crust.

Using a knife I cut out the symbol for pi, π, in the center of my crust and placed it on my pie. I then used mini fondant number cutters to make a border with the value of pi out to 36 significant digits (=3.14159265358979323846264338327950288). "Why 36 and not 35 or 37?" you may ask. Well, 36 digits is what fit on the pie. After cutting out the numbers I attached them to the crust with a little egg yolk brushed on the back. I finished the edge by trimming it, folding it under and then pinching it with my fingers to make it look pretty. Tasty + nerdy = awesome! 

By the way, if anyone has any ideas for a fun baked good I can make to celebrate Mole Day on October 23, I am open to suggestions. Pi Day is easy, but Mole Day has me stumped...

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Happy PI Day and I hope you enjoy your trip to Italy where you can enjoy PIzza and maybe some PIneapple smoothies. Mole Day - I am working on it and this year's theme is Molar Eclipse - first thoughts are we could go for some Moon Pie.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary-Lou

I hope you had a wonderful Pi Day, Mary-Lou! I love the idea of moon pies for the "molar eclipse." Very clever! I'll have to do it!

March 16, 2012 | Registered CommenterLisa

My daughter insisted we have pie on Pi Day this year. It's a tradition I could get used to. Your pie is really cute!

March 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Sandy- Thank you! I love pie so I love having the excuse to make it.

March 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterLisa

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