Mmm, pie
October 14, 2018 4:30 AM   Subscribe

Lauren Ko makes pies with geometric designs.

Why pies? “It was an accident, really.”

Instagram.
posted by cellar door (27 comments total) 55 users marked this as a favorite
 
Also great is Karin Pfeiff-Boschek.
posted by tchufnagel at 5:01 AM on October 14, 2018 [11 favorites]


Perfect circles!
posted by chavenet at 6:14 AM on October 14, 2018


The asymmetrical designs are the best, but boy the fights that would break out "you got the best corner", "no corners on a pie", "no no cut it that way"...
posted by sammyo at 6:20 AM on October 14, 2018 [1 favorite]


Meanwhile, if I can actually cover a pie without the dough breaking it's a miracle.
posted by jeremias at 6:30 AM on October 14, 2018 [5 favorites]


I only like looking at the baked ones and the ones with yummyraw fruit on them like the kiwi tiles. The ones that are perfect but the dough is raw or it's an enormous pile of beautifully styled cold wet uncooked potato are lovely, but they also irk the living daylights out of me.
posted by Don Pepino at 6:38 AM on October 14, 2018 [10 favorites]


I know you eat with your eyes, but I'm just a little suspicious that these pies are more concerned with being art pieces, rather than being an outrageously tasty pie. And with years of eating as much pie as possible, my piehole knows what it wants. Which reminds me, it's Sunday. The little cafe fairly close to me serves almost exclusively cream pies on Sunday. Yes, I know that some benighted folk think that cream pies are not real pies but they're just wrong. Their banana cream pie or their coconut cream pie will convince the hardiest scoffers. And I will be eating coconut cream pie today. Maybe two slices.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 6:47 AM on October 14, 2018 [4 favorites]


As someone who struggles with a simple lattice pie crust, I'm more than a little jealous of her talent.
posted by hopeless romantique at 6:56 AM on October 14, 2018 [2 favorites]


I volunteer to check if all of these are as tasty as they look.
posted by arcticseal at 7:08 AM on October 14, 2018 [5 favorites]


I would definitely like to see the baked versions of all of the ones that need to be baked.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:08 AM on October 14, 2018 [2 favorites]


She has a separate instagram feed for the baked versions. Still pretty.
posted by 1adam12 at 7:12 AM on October 14, 2018 [1 favorite]


Why are these so satisfying
posted by schadenfrau at 7:43 AM on October 14, 2018 [1 favorite]


The ombre fruit tarts are a thing that I could probably actually pull off. It is the wrong season for ombre fruit tarts, but I may try that this summer. Otherwise, I'm appreciating this as art, rather than anything I would try to emulate. I have enough trouble just getting a top crust onto the pie without tearing it.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 7:53 AM on October 14, 2018 [1 favorite]


Mmm, pi
posted by Rob Rockets at 8:30 AM on October 14, 2018


#goals
posted by bile and syntax at 8:51 AM on October 14, 2018 [1 favorite]


Also the photo of her enjoying food on her instagram makes me happy.
posted by bile and syntax at 8:52 AM on October 14, 2018 [1 favorite]


truly gorgeous pie work but, oof those puns, though
posted by roger ackroyd at 9:49 AM on October 14, 2018


Meanwhile, if I can actually cover a pie without the dough breaking it's a miracle.

Some of these actually look like they could help with that (like these two from tchufnagel's link).
posted by trig at 10:54 AM on October 14, 2018 [2 favorites]


These are so beautiful!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:20 AM on October 14, 2018


I love the galette thrown in for good measure.
posted by TheCoug at 11:46 AM on October 14, 2018 [1 favorite]


Wow. I look at these pies and appreciate what a gulf exists between me and somebody who is truly creative. Anyway. Her video is very well worth watching.
posted by Transl3y at 2:09 PM on October 14, 2018 [1 favorite]


She has a separate instagram feed for the baked versions. Still pretty.

Most of those are not baked either. I would love to see before and after of all the pies to figure out what's worth trying, and what is just going to darken/shrink/bubble/wrinkle/dry out.
posted by oneirodynia at 4:59 PM on October 14, 2018 [2 favorites]


In the same vein, thepieous on instagram.

My own pies taste alright but tend toward ugliness. In fact the pumpkin pie I made at Canadian thanksgiving was pretty mediocre. The oven in our new place is pretty cold and I haven't adjusted yet.
posted by quaking fajita at 5:34 PM on October 14, 2018


The apple pies and the berry swirl one looked tasty, but the fancy ones just didn't appeal.

And I am a person who likes pie. Lots of pie. Ummmmmmm, pie!

There is an actual Pie Ride coming up Nov 3rd that is put on in Succor Creek State Park. Sign up, ride your horse through the fall colors and over creeks, then EAT PIE. You also get a t-shirt and can buy raffle tickets for lots of good stuff. Can't wait till the pie ride!
posted by BlueHorse at 5:35 PM on October 14, 2018 [2 favorites]


I like how it said in tiny letters near the bottom: "WHEN ALL HELL BAKES LOOSE".
posted by Kangaroo at 6:04 PM on October 14, 2018 [2 favorites]


Oh HELL yes. These are fantastic.
posted by cortex at 9:23 PM on October 14, 2018


No Menger sponges though.
posted by howfar at 5:22 AM on October 15, 2018


I've wasted my life.
posted by slogger at 12:59 PM on October 15, 2018 [2 favorites]


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