In celebration of Pi Day (π Day — this Saturday, 3.14), I’m putting this Facebook album from an event last summer onto the blog for real, so that it now has a happy (and Google-able) home! Mostly pictures, not much by way of commentary 😛
So officially, this event was The 5th Incredible Pie Championship put on by the fine East Van community-minded collective The Association of Very Good Ideas. This happened back on Sunday, August 24, 2014 and I had pie overload.
Here we are!
It’s Tin Can Studio!
The Pie Shoppe were also there selling pies.
This event was basically a big block party, near Napier St. & Victoria Dr. Anybody could enter the contest. All they had to do was bake some pie and bring it.
Setting up and inspecting the pies.
We got our ballots and golf pencils.
Just looking at this point. No touching!
Every pie got a number. See the full numbered list below.
This one used cardamom-infused honey.
People’s signage ranged from rough ‘n ready to even more rough ‘n ready.
I called this one “expletive pie” in my head. I didn’t get a chance to try it…
Baaaaaacon apple pie, to be exact! I think this pie ended up winning the Savoury category (of course!).
AMAZING cake/pie hybrid!
Banana Cream Pie with Swiss Meringue Buttercream. This one was a favourite. Dale is very clean and precise, and it showed in the flavours too. This one ended up winning! Congrats!
You gotta click to enlarge and see what they wrote on the flags.
Mini-comics! Not for the kids. Or maybe especially for the kids! It’s East Van!
There were different categories in the contest too: Sculptural, Vegan, Sweet, Savory & Best in Show.
This is what you came for!
The Pie Shoppe’s selection of pies: Salted Honey, Blackberry Buttermilk, Okanagan Peach with Vanilla Bean, Blueberry, and Chocolate Pecan.
Quite a long line.
The full list of 21 pies entered into the contest. All amateur bakers (as far as I know).
The Lumberjack Royale. Bacon, apples and love.
Here’s the “No Good But So Good” cake/pie hybrid. I got seconds 😉
Peaches & Herb pie.
“No Good But So Good” on the left, “Peachy Keen + Green” on the right. Both were faves. The peaches tasted fresh, sweet and luscious.
I was confused and delighted by “Forest Pie”.
Closeup of “Dales Diab-anana Cream Pie”. Precise, discreet layers of goodness.
“Dales Diab-anana Cream Pie”. I want him to cook me up some pie again and again.
Great event. Super fun. Tummy slightly uncomfortable from all the pie 😀