Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PIXIE PIES

During the first week of October, I was watching the Martha Stewart show and saw an interesting segment on pie jars with Seattle baker Dani Cone. She was making the cutest little apple-cheddar-rosemary pies and peach pies in jars. The idea immediately resonated with me because I had already pre-ordered her brand new book (below) from Amazon back in September, PLUS I was the lucky recipient of my friend Merry's scrumptious homemade mini pies in a jar earlier this spring. You can see Merry's adorable pies and read some of her helpful tips on making them at this link.


At the end of the segment with Martha, Dani showed a fun idea for making pie pops, or pies on a lollipop stick.


I'm not as talented as Dani, so I decided I could use all the help I could get with pie-pop making. I bought this pie pops maker, which just happened to come in one of my favorite shades of pink! It came with a few accessories and a recipe book.


This handy little gadget is supposed to make six little pie pops at once in a matter of minutes. I say "supposed to" because I have not yet tried it out! If you have actually used this product, I'd be interested to hear any any tips you might have. Feel free to email me privately or leave a comment. This weekend I'll be testing out my pie pops maker. Wish me luck! 


While I was on the pie-pop making kick, I decided to buy the cake pops maker, too. The manufacturer also carries other cute electric bakers including a whoopie pie maker, a cupcake maker, and a mini donut maker. I purchased both of mine for $25 each, which I thought was a fairly reasonable price.