Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Don't Forget to PIE!

Where did the month go?? Didn't we just make a pie? Well, it's time to bake again. So don't forget to come back here by the 3rd and let us know you posted your Fashionable Creation. See Holly's post for all the details, but make sure to email when you have done your post...

Also, any of you Tarts who may have emailed wanting to join the Pie Fun - worry not - we'll get you on the blogroll plenty of time for Fashion Week!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Theme Two: Pies as a Fashion Statement!

First off, thanks SO much to everyone who participated and made our very first You Want Pies With That? such a huge success. Wow! You all really know how to rock the pie world.

Also, huge thanks to Susie at She's Becoming DoughMessTic for starting this party in the first place! So much fun in such a short time!

We actually had a tie so we have two winners for this first time around - Anne Strawberry with her fabulous Emma Hearts Knightley Pie and, ahem, actually, me, Holly from PheMOMenon with my humble little leafy James and the Giant Peach Pie. I am super, super honored to have won and to share this with Anne's fantastic pie. Thank you all so much!

Since we wanted to get a theme announced right away, we decided to put the theme for November on me and for December on Anne (so, Anne, you've got a bit of breathing room to tell us what you want the theme for December to be - just send us an email at pieswiththat[at]gmail[dot]com).

So, November's event is going to run slightly differently than October's. We're just learning the best way to do this as we go along here, so please bear with us.

IMPORTANT EVENT DETAIL CHANGES! Please read to be eligible to join in the fun!
  • Instead of all posting on the 8th, you can post anytime you want between now and the 3rd of the month.
  • We have decided to do a round-up of participating pies, so once you have posted, please send an email to pieswiththat[at]gmail[dot]com with the permalink for your post
  • Please attach a small (200 pixels) photo of your pie with your email
  • Emails should always include your name and your blog name
  • To be eligible for voting and the round-up you have to email us that you have posted by 3:14 pm (Eastern US Time) on the 3rd (it's a Pi thing again). That way we have time to have the round-up ready to post.
  • The round-up will be posted on the 8th of each month
  • Voting will still be via comments on a special voting post on the You Want Pies With That? blog
  • Voting will still only be open to those who participate in that month
  • Voting will only be open until 3:14 pm (Eastern US Time again) on the 10th

The new theme and winner will be announced shortly thereafter, so this always gives you almost a month to create and post to join in the fun and be eligible to win bragging rights, your own darling badge, and the honor of choosing a theme.

Hope that all makes sense! OK, now on to what you really want to know, What the heck does she mean by Pies as a Fashion Statement!?!

Theme Two: Pies as a Fashion Statement!
Well. Here's the thing. A couple of lovely ladies I know got me hooked on watching Project Runway. This coming week is the finale and in honor of Project Runway and the fashion world in general - I decided that the theme for November would be all about Fashionable Pies, Outrageous Pies, Colorful Pies, Pies with Texture, Pies that are Haute Cuisine as well as Haute Fashion, Pies that are Decked Out, Embellished, and Over the Top!

So, as a fashion statemetn, no, your pie doesn't have to be wearable, but well, should you choose to make someone wear your pie, that would be entirely up to you ;) !!

So, if you are with me, make a pie that is colorful, crazy, fashionable or all of the above! Then tell us what your "look" is - what was your inspiration, your muse?! Give it great name, maybe it is rock and roll style, maybe it is Vintage, whatever.

Now, please, just know that I am no fashionista by any means and this is all in fun! I'm not saying your pie has to be extravagant (unless you want it to be). After all, maybe you want to make the little black dress of pies, whatever that may be. Use patterns, different shapes, decorations, embellishments, whatever! Just let your inner fashionista get baking! After all, I like to think that baking is just another creative art anyway, just with the added benefit of tasting really good!

Can't wait to see what you all come up with! Happy Baking!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wow! You love pie! You really love pie!

OK all. Holly here chiming in real quick to help out.

If you have emailed asking to be added to the roster, please know that we are working on it and will get back in touch with you just as soon as we can. The response has been great and we love that you all love pie as much as we do.

So, pretty please, just hang tight and don't give up on us! We will post again when we have added everyone who has responded and if you aren't on the list then you can email us to give us a slight kick in the rear (just a love tap though, please - we're all friends here afterall) and tell us we missed the boat.

In the meantime, don't forget to vote for your favorite three entries to the first round of "I Love That Movie!" Pies - remember, if you participated, you get to vote and help choose the winner who will then choose the next month's theme.


Love and pie to you all!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Theme One: "I Love That Movie!" Retrospective Round-Up

Ask and ye shall receive. Here is a retrospective round-up of the pie creations from the first round. If you participated and I've missed you I am so sorry. Please just drop me a quick email at phemomenon[at]gmail[dot]com to let me know. Thanks again to everyone for participating and making the first event such a great time!

Future round-ups will be prettier, I promise. In the meantime, here are at least the links:

Abby Sweets - Chocolate Chess Pie for the movie Chocolat

Anne Strawberry - Emma Hearts Knightley Pie

Bakeologie - Polar Express Pie

Baking with Boys - Terms of Endearment Pie

Daisy Lane Cakes - Lemon-Lime Meringue Tart for the movie The Breakup

Diannes Dishes - Gone with the Wind Pie

Engineer Baker - Apple Pie Crumble Tarts aka "I Hate Shiftwork but Love Fall Pie" for the movie The Waitress

Ezra Poundcake - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Pie

Judy's Gross Eats - Brandy Alexander Pie for the movie The Great Race

Lemon Tartlet's National Treasure Pie - Cherry with Chocolate Surprise

Living in the Kitchen with Puppies - Bleeding Hearts Pie for the movie The Big Chill

Madame Chow's Wonderful Plum and Nectarine Galette for The Great Race

Meet Me In The Kitchen - A Lot Like Love Pie - Fresh Peach and Raspberry Pie in a Spicy Gingersnap Graham Pecan Crust with White Chocolate Mousse, Raspberry Coulis, and Fresh Peach Sorbet

My Baking Adventures - Lemony Cheese Tart With Sour Cream Glaze for History of the World Part I

PheMOMenon's James and the Giant Peach Pie

Red KitchenAid - 1776: Compromise Pie and Whatever Happened to the Killer Rabbit Pie for Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail

She's Becoming DoughMessTic - No More Yanky My Wanky Pie

So Good Cupcakes... - Vivian's Groovy Strawberry Tart for Pretty Woman

Sticky Feet - Sleepless in Seattle Mocha Pie

The Allergic Kid - Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pie

Wee Treats by Tammy - Life is Like a Box of Chocolates Pie for Forrest Gump

Whisked Away - Mamma Mia Pie

Vote For Your Favorites Here!

If you participated this round, you can VOTE!! Exercise your right to vote...but only if you made a pie.
Comment on this post, listing your 3 favorites in no particular order. Who ever has the most votes at the end wins...and gets to choose the theme for the next round!

Everyone did a bang up job...really!!! Good luck, you Creative Tarts!

UPDATE- We need to wait until midnight to vote. Midnight! So if you voted already, like Susie Homemaker and Madam Chow - come back after midnight and vote again...we won't count anything posted before then.
Whew. Glad that's outta the way.