As a part of my national ambassadorship with Marie Callender’s, I am excited to be sharing three fresh pie decorating ideas for spring. With Easter coming quick, brunch season beginning this weekend, and Mother’s Day not far off – there is always a reason to serve up a pie this time of year. Taking cues from our communal need for easy and pretty ways to update our treats, these three simple ideas will turn your next pie into a brightly perfect hosting moment.
Every pie is prettier with confetti! With its depth and colorful texture standing front stage edible flower confetti is a particularly awesome way to turn any pie into its own little party.
To make the edible confetti – use a selection of various edible flowers. Some of my favorites are roses, tulips, chrysanthemums and lavender. Carefully peel the petals off the flowers and use a pair of kitchen scissors to cut them into little slivers of confetti. Sticking with a pretty spring palette will gives this nearly made from scratch Marie Callender’s Lemon Meringue Pie a festively bright spring update.
For serving pie pieces at a brunch, or sending the pieces home – these bunny pie boxes will make everyone smile. A little cotton tail and a pair of glitter paper ears are the perfect way to make a sweet treat like Marie Callender’s Coconut Cream Pie even sweeter.
To make the bunny pie boxes; start by downloading this free to print basic pie box with bunny ear template. Print directly onto colored paper, or cut out and trace the templates onto colorful spring paper.
Cut out the inner bunny ear from a coordinating paper (white glitter was my choice!). Cut and fold on the lines and glue the boxes together.
Next make two small slits with an x-acto knife on the back end of the pie boxes. Place the bottom tab of the ears through the holes and glue to hold in place.
To make the tails; glue white cotton balls onto coordinating strings. Tie the cotton tails around the boxes and finish off in the back (underneath the ears) with a simple knot.
Fill the box with a piece of pie and BAM! A take home treat that is as adorable as it is sweet. The bunny boxes are an easy way to serve pie at a buffet style brunch, and they’ll look splendid placed directly onto plates after a spring dinner party. With the addition of a fork guests can eat their pieces of pie right out of the boxes – giving you less dishes to clean and with a cute way to serve it up.
A bunny cream pie can be the centerpiece to any springtime celebration. Marie Callender’s Banana Cream Pie is a fabulous backdrop for this hopping sweet treat. Add extra whip cream and a sprinkling of gold baking dust for a bunny like face. Next cut out two bunny ears from rollable pie crust and sprinkle with pink baking glitter.
We added in a chocolate robbin’s egg as a nose and edible grass as whiskers. Picking up a pie and adding these simple details when you receive that invitation saying, “bring something sweet!” , is so much easier than starting from scratch. With the amazing made from scratch taste of Marie Callender’s pies no one will even know – it can be our little secret! I’ve tasted the entire line of pies by now and I am happy to recommend them as an easier way to do spring parties right.
Buy a pie, pick from one of these simply bright updates for spring, and be confident in your party hosting, brunch throwing, plus-one-dessert bringing awesomeness this spring!
You don’t need the juggling skills of a big-top performer in order to host a successful spring gathering. Careful planning, time management and an eye for adding quick and easy ‘homemade’ touches will make your gathering one for the memory books, while still having plenty of time to enjoy the company of your guests. This season, let Marie Callender’s arm you with everything from decorating tips for the home, to pie-serving tricks from the kitchen. We’ll show you our secrets to getting the homemade goodness your guests crave while spending less time in the kitchen and more time with family. To discover more secrets worth savoring, check out Marie Callender’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MarieCallendersMeals?ref=br_tf
Compensation was provided by ConAgra. The opinions and ideas are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of ConAgra. Thanks so much for supporting our spring party sponsors!
(Photography © A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).