When you think of The Neverending Story, probably the first scene that pops into your head is of Bastian riding Falkor the Luckdragon, or Atreyu’s horse dying in the Swamp of Sadness (ARTAX, NO!). But there are plenty of other iconic moments in the movie besides that, and guess what? They can be delicious!
Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin of Pies Are Awesome is on a mission to make the nerdiest, most impressive pies she can, and she’s outdone herself with this one: a recreation of the Gates of the Southern Oracle, where Atreyu must pass successfully between two super-judgmental sphinxes with death-ray eyes.
The pie-crust sphinxes certainly look impressive, but watching how they’re constructed makes the process look surprisingly easy. But the coolest part of this pie design is the laser beams, which were made from crushed mints boiled to “hard crack” temperature with tonic water—and as you can see in the above tutorial video, they glow faintly when viewed under a black light. “If you want perfectly clear beams you can use isomalt crystals rather than mints, but I suggest you add some peppermint extract to the mix to cut the natural bitterness of the quinine in the tonic,” Clark-Bojin suggests .
Be sure to head to the Pies Are Awesome website to see the rest of Jessica’s amazing fruit-filled creations, including pastry inspired by Super Mario Brothers. Beauty And The Beast, and more What pop culture pie do you want to see her take on next? Tell us in the comments below!
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