Fantastic looking from across the room, no one will guess that these delightful Monster High skull logos are actually scrumptious pies on a stick! When paired with some of our black decorative pom-poms around a floral foam base they make a unique centerpiece for any Monster High-themed table spread.
This post and the pie pops have been prepared by our friend Jessica a.k.a. @thepieous on Instagram.
- Cherry pie filling, or the filling of your choice
- Pre-fab roll out crust, or the pie dough of your choice
- 2 egg whites
- Vanilla extract
- An oven!
- Oven safe pie pop sticks
- A large work surface/cutting board
- A print out of the Monster High skull at 4” and 3.5” high on card stock
- A sharp food-safe knife
- A parchment lined baking sheet
- Food-safe paint brushes
- Gel food coloring in black, pink, and purple
- Small ceramic containers for mixing food color
- Floral foam blocks
- Black paper pom-poms
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
1. Using an image editing program such as Photoshop, create a print out of the Monster High skull logo at 4” high and 3.5” high.
2. On a clean and floured work surface, roll out a layer of pie dough and trace out eight copies of each size skull, as well as 4 “bows”.
3. Transfer the 3.5” inch skull cut-outs to a parchment lined baking sheet and give them a generous egg wash. Add a small amount of pie filling to the center of each skull.
4. Firmly press pie pop sticks 3/4 of the way into each skull. “Goop” some egg wash over the bottom of each stick where it meets the dough. This will form a seal that will prevent the pie pop from sliding off its stick half way through your party!
5. Returning to the large skull shapes, mix up some pink and black gel food colouring with a few drops of vanilla extract in separate small ceramic or glass containers. With a food safe paint brush, paint the eyes and noses of the skulls while the dough is flat on your work surface.
6. Without touching the painted areas, transfer the 4” skulls to the filled pie pop bottoms, and gently seal the edges with your fingers. If you have over-filled the bottoms, don’t worry. You can trim any spillage off your sheet after.
7. Using eggs wash as glue, add the bow shapes to the skulls.
8. Paint the pinks of the bows first and let dry. Finally, paint the black outlines. Bake the pie pops for 12 to 17 minutes at 400 degrees F, depending on the heat of your oven. When the non-coloured areas are golden brown, you’re done!
9. While the pie pops are cooling, prepare their stand by tooth-picking together two floral blocks. Loosely drape black paper pom poms over the .
10. Once the pie pops have cooled for at least one hour, you can push them through the pom poms into the floral block. Do this step in place on your buffet to avoid potential transport mishaps.
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