The world has Baby Yoda on the brain, and it was only a matter of time before that small green creature invaded our kitchens.
People are already sharing their Baby Yoda cookie creations online, but one baker has gone even further. Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin has turned Baby Yoda into a pie, and as if that wasn’t impressive enough, she’s completely self-taught in the kitchen!
Four years ago, the Vancouver mom didn’t know how to crack an egg, and she’s now a judge on the Food Network and possibly the finest pie baker on Instagram. Clark-Bojin recently told Insider that her raspberry-filled pie, which took two hours to make, was inspired by her 7-year-old son’s “Star Wars” advent calendar, which came with a little Porg in a Santa hat.
“When I saw the ‘Baby Yoda sipping soup‘ video clips, I immediately thought of sticking a Santa hat on him and giving him some hot cocoa,” she said.
Just look at the detail she put into the finished product!
The cutest thing to come out of “The Mandalorian,” the new live-action “Star Wars” series that’s streaming on Disney+, Baby Yoda looks incredible in pie form. But it was no easy task, even for an expert baker like Clark-Bojin.
“The hardest part was the tiny candy cane and marshmallow in his cup,” she told Insider. “You can’t sculpt that with pie dough, so you have to whittle away the dough instead.”
She learned the art of pies through a lot of research and experimentation, following her decision to cut out refined sugar and sugar substitutes from her diet for a year.
“I became really desperate for some form of dessert that I could actually eat without cheating,” she told Insider. “I knew that I could theoretically make a decent-tasting pie using just apples, spices, and unsweetened shortcrust pastry — I just had no experience in the kitchen.”
“At that point in time, I’d only ever used my oven to bake polymer clay figures,” she added. “But I was determined.”
The Baby Yoda pie is part of Clark-Bojin’s “12 Days of Crustmas” giveaway on her hugely popular Instagram account. But she makes pies and shares the amazing results on her page all through the year.
Betty Boop was one of the stars of her Halloween themed pie range, and it was also an interactive pie concept that encourages pie play by allowing the eater to add and remove different accessories, as you can see in the slides below on Instagram.
In honor of Pride month, Clark-Bojin made a pie featuring Elton John on what she described as her “most blinged up pie to date!”
To celebrate Barbie’s 60th birthday, Clark-Bojin made a peaches and cream pie featuring the world’s most famous doll.
Another music-themed pie was a Dolly Parton creation, and Clark-Bojin paid tribute to Parton’s love of all things sparkly by piling on the “edible bling.”
And her Baby Yoda pie wasn’t even this baker’s first foray into the world of Star Wars. In 2016, she did a series of pies inspired by the galaxy far, far away, including this one that included Lando Calrissian!
Meanwhile, I’m just happy if my pie crust doesn’t totally collapse in the oven!