Satisfying Before & After Pie-fection by Pastry Designer Karin Pfeiff-Boschek

You can make these pies by yourself using Karin Pfeiff-Boschek’s step-by-step guide book titled “Elegant Pie.” “I grew up in and live in rural Germany. Both of my grandmothers were avid bakers and as a child I spent much time in the kitchen, enjoying the smells and sights of freshly baked breads and pastries. I began baking for my family when I was a young teenager and have been baking much of my life. My American-born husband learned to bake pies from his mother, a prize-winning pie baker, and a very good cook. I thought the pies were delicious but began to wonder whether one could decorate them in a manner similar to the way cakes are turned into works of art.” From that idea, Karin shaped her entire Instagram account, which started just as her attempts at pie decoration. Followers quickly gathered with positive feedbacks that encouraged Karin to continue her beautiful craft. Artist seems to have a struggle with time as her ideas keep coming from an endless source of inspiration that are nature, inanimate objects, and traditional graphic and geometric designs. Visit her Instagram to see 3 freshly baked artistic pies each week and learn more about her baking secrets.

More info: Instagram, Our Delicious Food.

By pastry designer, stylist, author & photographer – Karin Pfeiff-Boschek

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Photo credits: karinpfeiffboschek

“Pies must taste delicious and they must look good when baked, not just before baking.”

“It takes anywhere from 2 hours to 6 hours to artistically decorate a pie.”

“I generally make between 1 and 3 pies per week.”

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“I usually begin by making the pie shell, filling it, and then either place a flat top crust on as a base for further decoration or add decorations to the fruit filling.”

“Alternatively, I may just use colorful fruit as its own decoration. If I want to color the dough, I only use natural colors such as freeze-dried berry powders, turmeric, red-beet, or spinach powder.”

“For ornaments, I often use various cookie cutters or cut free-hand using a very fine knife blade such as a scalpel or hobby knife.”

“I often combine cutting techniques to create unique designs.”

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“I don’t really need any additional special tools for this work.”

“Elegant Pie” – is a step-by-step guide book by Karin Pfeiff-Boschek

You can learn how to bake this kind of pies using Karin’s book

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