Making Felt Dollhouse Pie

Bottle cap pie tin, felt and bead berries

We are baking bottle cap pies! Bottlecaps came from the human household recycling box; then we dug around in the felt scrap bag and found Berry, Lime, and Pumpkin filling; and a nice baked crust; and a few whipped cream possibilities, and berry beads.  Hot-melt glue for sticking…threads for stitching, and a useful coin for squishing and moulding into shape…finally a steam iron, or kettle spout is useful for steaming.

The coin needs to be able to fit inside the bottlecap – We’ve used a Canadian 25 cent piece, but a US quarter would work, as would a 1 Euro coin or an old English shilling!

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Cut out crust

First cut out the crust…make a circle a little bigger than the diameter of the bottle cap…

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Glue sides and base of bottlecap

…run a dollop of glue in the base and sides of the bottle cap, and squish the crust into the cap with the coin, trim the crust to the edge of the pie tin, and remove the coin.

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Two Crust Pie

For a two-crust pie, fill the pie with a little stuffing, add a top crust  (scallop the edges of a small circle of felt by hand or with shears, stitch in place). Pop it into the oven to cook…

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Pumpkin filling

For a one-crust pie cut a circle of filling about 3 mm (an eighth-inch) bigger than the coin.

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Running Stitch

Thread your needle with any colour thread, knot it and make a running stitch all round the felt filling…

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Pull threads up

…pull the thread up tightly, and do a few extra stitches across the back to help hold the shape.

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Steam

Steam both sides and leave the felt to cool and dry (it really needs to be wool felt for the steaming to work properly).

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stuff

Cut the gathering threads and pull out the coin…tuck a bit of stuffing into the gap – I’ve used some snippets of felt as stuffing – this is the pumpkin pie.

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whipping cream and berries

Now decorate the pie: for the berry pie I used felt whipped cream and seed berries but…

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scalloped whipped cream

…the woven felt didn’t look quite whipped-creamy enough so we cut a strip of whipped cream using my scalloping shears.

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Berry Cream Pie!

That’s better!

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Handspun Whipped cream

On the Pumpkin Pie I dotted some white glue on the surface and sprinkled nutmeg on top, then stitched some hand spun yarn into place for “whipping cream”.

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Raspberry cream, Apple and Pumpkin

Voilà – Pies!!

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Safe from pets and pests

The cats were interested in the pies with cream…but into the Pie Safe they go until Sunday dinner!

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21 thoughts on “Making Felt Dollhouse Pie

    • They very well might be tempted…perhaps there needs to be a lock on the “Pie Safe”. Willa and Jane are hoping there won’t be any evidence of cats or dolls sticking a paw or a finger into the whipped cream! They are allowed to be delighted for Sunday Dinner!

  1. My Dear Jane
    What a wonderful way to make a change of delicious pies! They look scrumptious and will be just right for hungry Hitty girls as they return from Their rambles in the bracing autumnal breezes. How clever of you and your person to come up with an idea like this and, on the pie safe! It is a piece of furniture I dream of owning.
    Much love
    Mary Not-Quite-Hitty xx

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