Pi Day is coming – are YOU ready?

I’ve been so caught up in this whole winning the Czar of Cakes business, I was actually sort of caught off guard the other day. Someone had messaged me to say that Think Geek had blogged about our crazy Pi Kitchen Backsplash again.

Oh crap, that’s right – Pi day is less than a week away! (March 14 – 3/14!)

Luckily, I have a few extra days to prepare. With Pi Day falling on a Wednesday this year, we’ll actually be celebrating “St Pi-trick’s Day” next Saturday. It’ll be an interesting mix of math and Irish decor, pies, Pi-napple punch, and … corned beef.

Given the INSANE response to our Pi backsplash – Thinkgeek tweeting and blogging it (2x on the blog), thousands of “likes” / hundreds of shares on Facebook, “Make” Magazine and PC World blogging about it, just shy of 10,000 hits our blog tutorial for it in ONE MONTH… I’m thinking it’s about time for Pi Day to become more of a “thing”. Let’s make it more mainstream!

Pi day is a lot of fun, and there are SO many different things you can do to celebrate. No worries, the following suggestions are all far less expensive and labor-intensive than the pi backsplash!:

First off, to not re-invent the wheel, check out our 2010 Pi Day Primer for a good foundation. Pi-kus, toasts to Einstein, Pie Potluck, trivia… there’s a LOT there!

While tornado repairs have left us with neither the time nor space to do it this year, consider the traditional “pi-nata” – we posted a Pi Day Pinata Tutorial

I really don’t have much to add to that entry – I think it was pretty comprehensive! So… let’s talk food.

For Pi Day, pie is an obvious choice… but don’t stop there! Pizza (pi-zza!) is also great, not only for the name, but the fact that it’s round. You just really can’t go wrong with round foods and pi day. Pizza, pies, tarts, cookies… it’s all good. Also, bonus points for incorporating spherical foods – truffles and sauerkraut balls are excellent additions to the menu!

Here are a few links to recipes that would work well for Pi day:

Gluten Free Tourtiere
Gluten Free Tourtiere
Perogie Pizza
Perogie Pizza
Pesto Shrimp Stuffed Crust Pizza
Pesto Shrimp Pizza
Sauerkraut Balls
Sauerkraut Balls
Truffles
Truffles (various!)
Dessert Pizza
Dessert Pizza
Creamy Blueberry Amaretto Pie
Blueberry Amaretto Pie
Southern Comfort Peach Pie
Southern Comfort Peach Pie
butter tarts
Butter Tarts (Gluten Free version)
black forest cookies
Chewy Black Forest Cookies
chocolate mint chip cookies
Chewy Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies
pecan pie cookies
Pecan Pie Cookies
pistachio macaron cookies
Pistachio Macarons
peppermint patties recipe
Peppermint Patties
hop flavored beer lollipops
Hop Flavored Lollipops – Lollihops

So… will you be celebrating Pi Day this year? If so, I’d love to hear about your plans!

Also, be sure to take photos! We’d love to see them!

Author:Marie Porter

Marie is an award winning cake artist based in Minnesota's Twin Cities. Known as much for her delicious and diverse flavor menu as for her sugar artistry, Marie's work has graced magazines and blogs around the world. Having baked and designed for brides, celebrities, and even Klingons, Marie was proud to share her wealth of baking knowledge in her two cookbooks: "The Spirited Baker" and “Evil Cake Overlord”. Marie has also authored a book about her experiences surrounding the 2011 Minneapolis tornado: "Twisted: A Minneapolis Tornado Memoir"

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