German baker and photographer Karin Pfeiff-Boschek takes pastry baking to a whole new level that is definitely close to pie-fection. She masterfully arranges dough and fruits into the most beautiful pie crust designs. Vibrant botanical and geometrical ornaments on top of delicious pies make them almost too pretty to eat.

Many people have started experimenting in the kitchen during quarantine, so here's a list that will truly challenge your skills and make your mouth water! And excuse us in advance for all the growls in your stomach this may cause. If you are still hungry, check out our previous post with more amazing pies.

More info: Instagram | ourdeliciousfood.com

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

I'm guessing it is magically delicious.

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Karin Pfeiff-Boschek told Bored Panda that her journey with pastry started in childhood, but didn't evolve into a profession: "I grew up in and live in rural Germany. Both of my grandmothers were avid bakers and as a child I spent much time in the kitchen, enjoying the smells and sights of freshly baked breads and pastries. I began baking for my family when I was a young teenager and have been baking much of my life."

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Suzanne Clark
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2 months ago

That is amazing; it took a while to catch on that it's apple slices.

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2 months ago

Any Catan players getting hungry?

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"In my twenties, I spent many summers in Paris and was fascinated by the beautiful baked goods in every pâtisserie on nearly every street corner. I did not become a baker, however, but became interested in fabrics, eventually designing, dyeing, and creating my own works of textile art. Nonetheless, I enjoyed baking, often experimenting with various doughs and batters."

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Jessica Cole
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2 months ago

Where's the after?!

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

Sure, I'll have seconds.

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"My American-born husband learned to bake pies from his mother, a prize-winning pie baker and a very good cook. I thought the pies were delicious, but began to wonder whether one could decorate them in a manner similar to the way cakes are turned into works of art. This was just at the time that I opened an account on Instagram and I began uploading pictures of my attempts at pie decoration. To my surprise and delight, the comments were positive, resulting in a rapid rise in the number of followers of my account," says the artist, who now has an impressive number of over 90k followers on Instagram.

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

Getting ready for several slices of heaven.

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

This is a peach of a pie.

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If you think that these pies look straight out of recipe book pages—rightfully so. The artist has published a detailed guide on how to turn your favorite pies into edible works of art in her accurately-titled book "Elegant Pie." In this step-by-step book, Pfeiff-Boschek shares 25 of her best recipes and techniques to become a pie artist and carefully walks us through all the processes from the best tools and dough preparation to baking.

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Love Math
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2 months ago

THE EYE

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

This is a plum gig.

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"I have endless ideas for new designs, many more than I have time to actually create. Inspiration comes from nature, from inanimate objects and from traditional graphic and geometric designs. I have two firm principles concerning decorative pies: They must taste delicious and they must look good when baked, not just before baking. No one would serve their guests an unbaked pie or a pie that did not taste good. Therefore, decoration must not be detrimental in any way to enjoyment of the pie."

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

I'd be astounded to be served this.

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Nectarines? Genius design.

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"It takes anywhere from 2 hours to 6 hours to artistically decorate a pie. I usually begin by making the pie shell, filling it, and then either place a flat top crust on as a base for further decoration or add decorations to the fruit filling. Alternatively, I may just use colorful fruit as its own decoration. If I want to color the dough, I only use natural colors such as freeze-dried berry powders, turmeric, red-beet, or spinach powder. For ornaments, I often use various cookie cutters or cut free-hand using a very fine knife blade such as a scalpel or hobby knife. I often combine cutting techniques to create unique designs. I don't really need any additional special tools for this work."

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Fred and George Weasley
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2 months ago

this design is my favourite :D

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2 months ago

I'd like to know what kind of tools she uses. These are beautiful.

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"I generally make between 1 and 3 pies per week. We eat some of them but usually give them to friends and neighbors. This is a problem during COVID-19 lockdown and I have therefore been baking a bit less. I spend a lot of time training our 14-month-old German Shepherd Dog, Halgrim as well as working in our large park-like garden. We bought a 19th-century abbey that we completely restored ourselves."

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Love Math
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2 months ago

Your pies are absolutely WONDERFUL!

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

Always take picture before cutting.

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This form of artistic expression both satisfies one's eyes and sweet tooth, and this is probably the reason the vibrant desserts with stunning designs have been a hit across social media. Bakers around the world take their craft to amazing levels, so if you like this, you might want to check out other sweet posts on Bored Panda, like stunning 3D illusions that are not what they seem by The Bakeking, creative cakes by Darci with a cute bonus in the form of doggos on cakes, and these beautiful "embroidered" cakes by Leslie Vigil.

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2 months ago

These baked goods are so beautiful it's almost a shame that they have to be eaten!

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Perfumista Perfumista
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2 months ago

Stunning

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Love Math
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2 months ago

This is absolutely amazing, I would NOT want to eat it.

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago (edited)

Gay abandon. Just perfect happiness.It makes me smile.

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Sigh. Pure beauty. And looks delicious.

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Sarah Brinsfield
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2 months ago

Oh my goodness!

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Up All Night
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2 months ago

It hurts my OCD that the biggest blueberry isn't placed on the center.

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Mind boggling.

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Maureen Peters
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2 months ago

An Art Nouveau creation to be proud of!

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Pam Olson
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2 months ago

Gorgeous!

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Yayaboobo
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2 months ago

These remind me of crop circles

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Nancy Doughty
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2 months ago

Deco bake!

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Helen Haley
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2 months ago

What kind of berries are these?

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Edible crewel work.

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Kayden Yan
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2 months ago

I feel poor

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

I've never had a baked strawberry pie.

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April Simnel
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2 months ago

This looks like one that I could do.

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Lina Tucker
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2 months ago

All of these pies are extraordinary!!!! Thank you.

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Dajana Jovanovic
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2 months ago

Oh wow...

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Perfumista Perfumista
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2 months ago

Looks like a fruit peelings pie, is the actual fruit underneath?

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