With just a few days until the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and only a couple more before Christmas, Wholesale Party Supplies has the perfect way to celebrate both: pies!
This holiday season, you can bake your way toward becoming an Astro-mechanic droid yourself with this R2D2 pie. There’s plenty of bells to jingle and boop-beeps to hear when this creation comes out of the oven! This pie was prepared by our friend Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin.
Brighten up everyone’s favorite classic droid R2-D2 with a little delicious holiday cheer! Who says BB-8 is cuter?
Ingredients and Supplies
For this project you will need:
Pre-fab pie shell (or your own from scratch)
Pre-fab roll out pie crust (or your own from scratch)
Can of pie filling (or your own from scratch)
Pasteurized egg whites
Black shoestring licorice
Assorted small candies
Fondant sculpting tools (optional)
Leaf cookie cutters
Food-safe paint brushes
Small mixing bowls
Cut out the basic shapes. Using an image of R2 as a reference, cut out the basic body shape and legs. Or are they arms? Whatever they are, cut them out.
Paste the shapes together. Using pasteurized egg white as a paste, attached the legs to the body with a food safe brush.
Carve the details and transfer to pie. With a sharp knife, fondant sculpting tools and your hands, add R2’s details, being careful not to cut all the way through your dough. When you are finished, transfer the figure to your pie bottom and give the crust a light egg white wash.
Color wash and add leaves. To ensure that R2’s details really pop, wash the figure with some vanilla extract. Then finish off the crust with some leaf details.
Pop the whole shebang in the oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes, or until golden brown with bubbling filling.
Add the candy details. Make sure the pie has had time to completely cool, then add your candy details. Use the fondant glue to adhere the “lights” to the licorice string and hold in place while it sets.
Et voila! This is indeed the droid you are looking for!