“I knew that I could theoretically make a decent tasting pie using just apples, spices, and unsweetened shortcrust pastry… I just had no experience in the kitchen. At that point in time, I’d only ever used my oven to bake polymer clay figures. But I was determined, so I bought a box of Crisco, followed the instructions on the packet, and made my first pie. And it was pretty good!”
She’d cut out the shape of a dragon on top of the pie and her family thought it was neat. So she kept making artsy designs for her pie tops. And the rest, as they say, is history. In more ways than one. “As I searched online for inspiration, I discovered that the art of decorative pie baking fell out of fashion about 200 years ago, and I kind of took it as a challenge to resurrect the art form,” she pointed out.
Jessica takes pie art very seriously. To her, it isn’t just a fad. It’s her way of expressing her love of food, discovering new cultures, flavors, and techniques. She also uses baking as a way to improve herself…
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