Making a Drool-Worthy Pie Crust Design is Easier Than You Think

Turn that family pie recipe into a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach with this easy pie crust design using IOD moulds. (PS You can also use store-bought pie crust – works just as well and we won’t tell!)

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Move Over Pie Crust Cutouts – IOD Moulds Are in the House

IOD Moulds are made of food grade silicone and can be used in the oven with temperatures up to 500°F/260°C. Beyond pie crust decorations, you can also use them to bake cookies, with fondant in cake decorating, or as chocolate moulds.

Just be sure to wash with soap and water before use and have a dedicated set of moulds that you only use for food. (Because nobody wants a little air dry clay mixed in with their marzipan!)

The Easiest Way to Make AMAZING Pie Crust Designs

Whether you’re looking for an apple pie crust design or something to spice up your pie crust lattice, you won’t want to miss this quick 10 minute video tutorial by our very own culinary talent and IOD stockist, Gina of Vintage Charm Homestead in Libertyville, IL.

All of the moulds she uses in her pie crust design can be purchased from an approved IOD stockist. To find a shop near you, click here. To find an online store, click here.

Here’s everything you need to decorate your pie.

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Create Your Pie Crust Design

Step 1: Make the pie crust shapes for the top of your pie.

First, dust the mould with flour. This will allow your dough to release without sticking.

Then roll the dough into the rough shape of the cavity and push it in with your fingers. Take your time to make sure the dough is worked into all the details of the mould.

Scrape off any excess dough with your thumbs. Smooth the dough along the micro rim to get a clean line around the pie decoration.

Flip over the mould and fold it back to release the dough onto parchment paper without pulling. Set it aside until you have all your pie crust shapes made.

Step 2: Arrange your pie crust design.

Gina recommends laying out your dough design on a piece of parchment paper or a plate first. This makes it easier to adjust the layout to just how you want without disturbing the pie lattice.

Make Your Pie Crust Lattice

Step 1: Make the decorative strips of pie crust with IOD moulds.

Just as you did when making your pie crust design, repeat the same steps using the Trimmings moulds.

Step 2: Make the plain lattice strips to intermix with the decorative ones.

Using the rolling pin, roll out the pie crust dough on a floured, non-stick surface to the approximate size of the pie. Then cut it into strips using the decorative edge side of the pastry wheel.

Step 3: Weave the plain and decorative dough strips together.

If only it were that easy! Actually, it really isn’t too difficult to make the pie crust lattice if you watch the steps in Gina’s tutorial – fast forward to minute 5 of the video. She teaches you a technique where you fold back the the strips that are under the preceding strip before placing the next one.

Gina recommends arranging it first on a piece of parchment paper for practice and then transferring it strip by strip to the top of your pie. This will help you avoid making a mistake.

Now you’re ready to assemble your lattice crust and design on the pie

First, weave the lattice on top of the pie filling, weaving it using the technique you just practiced. Next, cut away any excess dough using the pie tin as your guide.

Now you get to transfer your pie crust design piece by piece to where you want it on your pie. Since you already planned out and arranged your design, you don’t have to worry about mussing your lattice.

If you like, you can use a mix of 1-2 tbsp water and egg as a wash to give a little sheen to your baked pie. Brush on the egg wash with a pastry brush before putting in the oven.

Did you know we have an IOD Sugar Arts Facebook group?

We’re swapping more than just cookies – you can get all kinds of delicious inspiration and ideas for sweet treats. Click here to request to join the party and indulge your inner baker.

Above is a recent mouth-watering post shared by an IOD Sugar Arts group member, Kayla Carrier. It’s a butterscotch merengue pie with pie crust cookies she made with the He Loves Me Mould.

Here’s some more delicious ideas of things you can bake with IOD Moulds

Sugar cookies using the Classical Cherubs Mould by Rouge Boutique Decor (tutorial link) in Romania (Pro tip: Freeze the dough in the moulds before baking)
Apple cherry pie crust decorations by Milton’s Daughter in Brooklyn, NY; Click here for a step-by-step tutorial to make this pie design.
Marzipan made using silicone IOD molds for baking
Marzipan made with IOD moulds by Vintage Charm Homestead in Libertyville, IL
Tula Gingerbread using the Heirloom Roses Mould by The Crafty Tulip (tutorial link) in Fairbanks, AK
Apple pie crust design (before it went in the oven) because after it went into hungry bellies before Vintage Charm Homestead in Libertyville, IL could get a picture
Shortbread cookies using the He Loves Me Mould by IOD, made by The Crafty Tulip in Fairbanks, AK
Apple pie crust design using He Loves Me Mould by Serendipity House in Southern NH

If you like this post, you might also enjoy learning how to decorate royal icing cookies with IOD Stamps.

Will you be baking with IOD this holiday? Let us know what you’re making in the comments below.

Now, go make something beautiful!

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  1. Suelee on October 30, 2020 at 9:38 am

    Have you guys measured how much resin for each design? Want to make the big mermaids and just wondered if you knew how much to mix up.

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on October 31, 2020 at 8:21 am

      Hi Suelee, thanks for your comment! That is a good question.

      It’s hard to say exactly how much resin is needed, as we have never measured per mould design. Here’s what one of our lovely stockists recalls, “I believe, if I remember correctly, I mixed a full small measuring cup (that came with the Amazing Fast Cast) of each part A & B. I think it took all of it. However, if she makes a bit more, she can pour the remaining into other parts and have treasures for another project!”

      Hope that helps!

    • Laura Baronet on October 31, 2020 at 9:51 pm

      I measured today 28-30 ml

  2. Kathy Wilbert on November 6, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    you guys are a HAPPY LIFT in this sad world
    I love you all!

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on November 9, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you so much, Kathy, for your kind words of affirmation! ❤️

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