One of the first posts I ever wrote was about the Pi Day Pie I promised #3 I would make for her seventh-grade math class, and then forgot about. It continues to be one of my more popular posts, particularly around this time of year when geeks like me are looking for badass pictures of Pi Day Pies.
Now, Pi Day is not to be confused with Pie Day. Pie Day is January 23 and is best handled by real pie makers like Beth Howard of The World Needs More Pie fame.
We missed Pie Day.
Pi Day is because of the date, March 14, which in the US we notate as 3/14 or 3.14 . . . and there you have Pi! And a pie is a circle!! And you need Pi for circles!!! And I’m already so excited I can’t stand it!!!! (That’s ten whole exclamation points in one sentence alone, THAT’S how excited I am! Oops, eleven.)
The 7th grade math class Pi Day Pie was the first time I had ever made a pie, and even though I completely half-assed it with store-bought crust and canned filling, I think I came out with a pretty badass-looking pie:
And I think you guys can make even more badass pies!
This year I am opening the challenge to all y’all. It’s simple: make a Pi Day Pie, send me a picture and tell me about it. This is purely a presentational contest. That’s the best part: YOU GET TO EAT YOUR OWN PIE!
If I pick you as a winner, you get one of my other favorite things in the word: Poopourri. (Yeah, guys at work, it was me that put it in the backstage bathroom. And you’re welcome.) If you’re judging my love of the Poopourri, it’s because you haven’t tried it. Squirt the bowl before you go and noone else will ever know! Their website is hilarious. (Deja-poo? How can you hate that?)
So, it’s open. Make your Pi Day Pie and send a picture and anything you want to say about your pie to:
jmrandolph.sloan (at) gmail (dot) com
by 11:59pm on March 13, 2013. I will announce the winner on Pi Day, March 14. You get points for creativity- whether it’s in ingredients, presentation, or the story you tell about it.
Pie makes people happy! (so does Poopourri…)
27 thoughts on “Pi Day Pie Challenge & Giveaway”
This is a tough one, because my crust is the key, and it lacks that certain visual aesthetic… I’ll find a way, though. I’ll find a way.
I’m counting on it.
Prepare to pie.
I’m anticipating a full on Byronic/Jules pie rumble.
…where you tie their left wrists together and they have forks in their right hands…
Now that’s just wrong.
Also can I just commend your long-term memory (re: left-handedness), Peggles? I think you should be considered an honorary entrant just for that.
Mmmm.. piiiii. Commencing thinking about how to do this…
Oh boy oh boy!!
I’m not sure if I will be baking a pie on Pi Day, but I think celebrating a day of math with dessert is a very good idea. I probably would have enjoyed math class more, if we had had more desserts. (And Poopourri? Ohmigosh, how awesome!)
I have been so inspired by Beth Howard. Pie is actually really simple. And it does make people happy! You should give it a shot. Or eat someone else’s pie 🙂 Poopourri is the shizz.
After teaching 7th & 8th grade math for 30+ years, we celebrated Pi Day every March. Reflecting back on all of those pies, and I taught 5 classes a day with 7-10 pies per class. I have great memories
including a giant chocolate chip cookie pie and an ice cream pie. Each year would bring a new surprise, so go for it Julie. Our only condition was that it had to be homemade!
Awesome!! #4 is in the 7th grade this year and just came home with the note. For some reason, they’re specifying it be pumkpin, apple, or Chocolate pudding pie this year. I signed up for pumpkin and then told her she had to make it 🙂
I really hope someone brings it like this:
That. Is. HOT. I’m palpitating.
I thought of your pie the other day when a coworker was saying he hoped his daughter’s boyfriend proposed to her on pi day (since she loves math so much).
I would love to see that! I would totally tear up. I bet they would have an interesting wedding cake too. . .or pie
I cannot make pie to save my life. But I really want to win this. Can I win if I volunteer to EAT everyone else’s pie? Do you need an unbiased, really motivated judge? Hmmm?
Sadly, nobody is sending me pie. They’re only sending pictures. However, do not be afraid to doctor a store-bought pie. I will totally accept that as an entry.
Hmmmmmm,,,never heard of “pi day” in Canada when growing up,,,but since I loovvee pie,,,I may just partake in making and eating pie!
Oh, I hope you do! We need some Canadian pie.
wasnt able to make pie,,,,I was too busy doing canadian things,,aka,,,drinking beer!
What, no beer pie?