Piefest 8

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

For the last 8 years I’ve been hosting a pie baking contest at the end of the summer. Piefest 8 will take place on Sunday. Today I’m working on making prizes for the winners, as I do every year. I also make prizes for our bowling league. Once my friend Rachael told me, “You’ve made every prize I’ve ever won.”

We were brainstorming ideas for this year’s Piefest prizes, and I think Shama came up with a good one, but you’ll have to come to Piefest to see what it is. (If you want to come to Piefest, send me an e-mail.) Piefest prizes are usally framed plaques with the name of the award on them. One year they were little 4×6 paintings and one year they were paper cuttings, but last year was my favorite. The prizes were based on weird photos found on the Internet. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Here’s the one for “Best In Show,” although we agonized over it since there were so many other great photos.

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This is the photo we almost used for Best In Show. A year later, I kind of like it better. Oh well.

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Here’s the award for “Most Ambitious Pie.” I thin it’s the prettiest one we made.

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My favorite, however, was the award for “Best Savory Pie”

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Some if them we really agonized over. Here’s the one we ended up using:

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It narrowly beat out this one:

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But this is the one that totally cracked me up:

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The award for “Best Miscellaneous Pie” was the most difficult. Here’s what it ended up being:

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But it was almost this:

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Oh man, I can’t wait until Piefest 8! Hope you all can make it.

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