I know, I know. It’s the taste that matters, right? That’s what will truly impress people, and that’s what they will remember in the end. Yes and no. No matter how fancy your dessert is, if it tastes bad, people won’t be impressed, and if it’s delicious they will remember that no matter what it looks like.
But they will also remember the appearance. And they are more likely to try the cake or pie that looks professionally made versus the one barely holding its shape no matter how delicious it actually is. And if your pie looks like every other pie, they aren’t liable to remember which one was actually the good one.
Creating unique and beautiful pies is actually pretty easy and requires minimal steps. There are easy (and some a little more complex) tricks you can do with the dough to make your pie stand out not just in taste but also in appearance, so everyone will be sure to be impressed with every aspect of your pie. For over a dozen simple suggestions to dress up your pie in just two minutes (and how to make those classic designs), be sure to watch the video below.
Most of these just rely on the subtle edges to stand out, but even just creative crimping will make your pie memorable and unique. You don’t need to be elaborate to be original as long as your originality is well done. Although a few of the examples in the video actually require a cookie cutter, most you can just use the standard kitchen tools or your fingers to get the look you want.
You can even experiment with other kitchen tools you have around your kitchen to see who kind of creative and original crimping you can make. Such simple decorations make all the difference, and if you want to go more elaborate, the tips that use cookie cutters will definitely be memorable. The leaf one is particularly appropriate for thanksgiving pies and is sure to impress.
If you are interested in more elaborate pie decorations, check out this awesome tutorial video. Also, don’t forget that the best crusts are the homemade kind. They made take a little more time, but the taste difference makes them well worth the trouble. This recipe creates a great crust. If you find you have trouble getting homemade crusts just right, check out these tips to make those crusts perfect.