I posted this odd pie to a group page on Facebook and some of the comments said that it looked a little to real to eat. Of course we ate the pie, but, the raven was removed.

I think I enjoy making pies most when they push the limits. This one was challenging and it made me think on how I could make pastry into a bird. 

Blackbird Escaping from the pie!

baked in a pie...

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a song of sixpence,

A pocket full of rye.

Four and twenty blackbirds,

Baked in a pie.

When the pie was opened

The birds began to sing;

Wasn't that a dainty dish,

To set before the king.

The king was in his counting house,

Counting out his money;

The queen was in the parlour,

Eating bread and honey.

The maid was in the garden,

Hanging out the clothes,

When down came a blackbird

And pecked off her nose.

Source Wikipedia

Four and Twenty Blackbirds....

BUT...this one escaped!

My Way IS the Pie Way!

This was fun to make. The raven started out as a wire frame and then covered in pastry. So, it was not edible.

I painted the raven with food gel mixed with cream.