Imagine being able to combine to of your passions. Stephanie Hockersmith’s two hobbies are reading books and baking pies and she was able to use both to celebrate her love of literature and baking. For every book that she reads, she creates the cover art on top of a pie and she documents all of it on her Instagram page.
Since creating the account pieladybooks two years ago, she has amassed over 45,000 followers and she started the account to talk about the books she was reading and the pies that she was baking. It wasn’t until a year later that she created “book pies” after seeing the cover of a book and thinking it would make a good pie.
The book lover reads between three to four books and makes four to five pies a week. All of her pies are gluten-free and the designs on top are made from extra dough and food dye.
“It has been such a fun process to match the pie dough to the exact colors of a book cover, and I’m always so excited when it comes out exactly as I had hoped,” she told Better Homes & Gardens.
When choosing which books to make into pies, Hockersmith tries to only promote books she’s passionate about, which also inspires her when baking the pies. Of course, she’s also influenced by the book’s cover art.
The pies she’s had the most fun decorating were from the books The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare, In Five Years by Rebecca Serle, and Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. Her most difficult pie was Glennon Doyle’s Untamed which had tons of galaxy-colored, glittery discs and feather shapes.
So what does she do with all the pies? She gives them to friends and family who we’re sure have a hard time eating the beautiful creations, but they are probably really tasty!