There's nothing flaky about these inspired pastry crust designs, so go on – have a pieful

It's British Pie Week and things on the pastry front are about to get serious ...

 

1. Love heart

Of all the ways to say I love you, this has to be one of the best. 

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2. Hole-punch

The cheesegrater look didn't work as a fashion trend (we know, we tried) but in pastry-design? Wolf-whistle.

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3. Henri Matisse

Just in case you're particularly inspired by a certain exhibition ...

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4. And more cut-outs

Striking in their simplicity.

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5. Tree of life

We haven't coloured our pastry before, but this might be a new addiction.

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Apple, Rhubarb, and Raspberry Pie with Almond Star Crust

Via: bhg.com

 

 

6. Starry starry night

Ooh ... it's like a champagne supernova! And they're all yellow. 

 

 

 

7. Custom engraved rolling pins

No, we're not joking. Cats, robots, dinosaurs ... with a custom laser-cut rolling pin you can have it all.

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Custom engraved rolling pins

Via: Zuzia Kozerska-Girard / laughingsquid.com

 

8. Polka dot pie

We went a bit dotty over this one ... 

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9. Bird design

OK, it doesn't look like a blackbird, but we'll pay more than sixpence anyway.

 

 

 

 

10. A plaited lattice

Heck, because a straightforward lattice isn't tricky enough?

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Wild garden

Via: instructables.com / Kathryn

 

 

11. A wild garden

Sure looks pretty. And as it's a little wild, who cares if it gets a bit messy?

 

 

 

 

12. Fallen leaves

Your hand will probably fall off too once you've stamped out all those leaves, but boy is it worth it.

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Or just go border-line crazy

Because there are all sorts of things you can do with the edge, you know!

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If you fancy getting your bake on,  take your pick from our easy-as-pie recipes.