A Tiger Pie for Chinese New Year

Today is the Lunar New Year, and in China that means we are welcoming in the year of the tiger. In honor of the occasion, Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, known as the thepieous (previously at Neatorama), baked a cherry pomegranate pie with a tiger on top! Isn't it gorgeous?

But notice the Instagram photo is a gallery. Click to the right and see how this crust was made. Clark-Bojin begins by making a template, then cuts the crust dough to fit, separately from the rest of the pie. She sculpts the tiger, adding layers as needed. The flowers (made with a cookie cutter) are added, then she paints the tiger with food coloring. The top crust isn't added to the pie until it is perfect, and then it is baked. And finally... she cuts a piece out of it to eat. This is always the heartbreaking part of Clark-Bojin's masterpieces, but when you are this talented, you can always make another pie. And who can resist a piece of cherry pomegranate pie? -via reddit

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