Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Crayfish Stargazy Pie... final Tudor item (for now!)
My Crayfish Stargazy Pie...
Completing my Tudor Range for the time being (more to come at the beginning of next year), this is possibly my favourite piece. I'm relatively sure no-one else has made a stargazy pie in miniature before... but I could be wrong!
A Cornish dish from the 16th century, the classic and eye-catching pie is called 'stargazy' because it usually has fish (or shellfish) poking out of the pastry and looking up at the sky / stars. My pie features tiny crayfish (crawfish to Americans) which took me soooo long! Each crayfish is extremely tiny and you can see each leg, tentacle and tiny eye. I made about 11 before I was happy with the two I included on top of the pie!
It's great for celebrations, Christmas etc. Seeing as it's been around since Tudor times it works for your miniature Tudor scene yet is still eaten in the UK today - so you really could use it in your miniature scene of any era really.
Find it at my online shop here. I'm not repeating this design so when it's gone, it's gone!
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