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Pi Day is coming on 3/14!


In this kitchen, Pi Day is every day!

March 14th. Pi Day. Albert Einstein's birthday.

Pi-Einstein day.

It's nearly time.

Don't you worry. We're here to help you prepare.

Let us begin by going over the most important of the Pi-Einstein day traditions:

  • The baking of the pies. Pi Day began with pies, and continues with pies to this day. We suggest holding pie bake-offs and/or eating contests.
  • The wearing of the Pi. Either in t-shirt form or by something a little more subtle, like wearing a bracelet whose beads represent the numbers of Pi.
  • Our favorite physicist's birthday. We usually celebrate this by putting candles on one of our pies and singing Happy Birthday in a charmingly off tune manner.

We are, of course,  gearing up for our own 2012 Pi Day bake off celebration feast, and some of our secrets are too good to keep to ourselves. We must share them.

First: Mini pies are tastier pies. To help, we present you with The Personal Pie Factory. Remember to grease the wells before you put your pies in, and to carve a Pi symbol just so in the middle of each pie. It's the festive thing to do.

Second: A good recipe is key. We can't give away everything (how would we win the contests otherwise) but a couple of tips: A tablespoon of vodka in a pie crust will make it really flaky. Also, we love Chow for recipe ideas and inspiration.

Third: To create the proper Pi ambiance, listen to Pi music, and display Pi-Einstein gear. We have a few humble suggestions.

Are you feeling the Pi Day spirit yet? It's still a week away, but we might have to start baking early. After all, one cannot have too much Pi (or pie).

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meaningless icon! LOL! Thanks for featuring our insane backsplash again! It's not the first time we've gotten ridiculous with it: Check out our "Pi-nata" tutorial! http://www.celebrationgeneration.com/blog/2009/03/07/pi-day-pinata/
Celebr8nGenr8n said this 2514 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Celebr8nGenr8n My gods, that is the most festive pinata we've ever laid eyes on. FANTASTIC.
Raevyn W. said this 2514 days ago.
meaningless icon! and i cannot WAIT for pi day 2015. the date will then be: 3/14/15 OH MY GOSH AMAZING.
SonoftheSuperGeek said this 2514 days ago.
meaningless icon! May I also recommend reciting this "Pi-em"? It's my annual tradition: http://www.cadaeic.net/naraven.htm
GeekGirlND said this 2514 days ago.
meaningless icon! Vodka in pie crust doesn't impart much flavor. I prefer to use apricot brandy in mine. :)
risforrose said this 2514 days ago.
meaningless icon! My husband and I got married on pi day. <3
classicshell said this 2507 days ago.
meaningless icon! Re-Release your Pi By Numbers blanket :D
IAmProZombie said this 2506 days ago.
meaningless icon! just think of pi day back in 1592 that is about as good as it gets
Vhelst said this 2506 days ago.
meaningless icon! @IAmProZombie Just checked with the Merchant Monkey on that one. Not gonna happen, unfortunately. The Pi By Numbers has been discontinued for real.
Raevyn W. said this 2506 days ago.
myers3141 said this 2506 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thanks! We are skipping the pi-nata this year (boo!), too many tornado repairs to take up our time, too little space for ANYTHING in the meantime. We're having a "St Pi-trick's Day" party on Saturday... fairly epic menu on the go. Everything is some combo of "pi" ("Pi-napple punch"), round, and Irish!
Celebr8nGenr8n said this 2506 days ago.

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