About

“A pie can be made into a work of art, but first and foremost it must be delicious.”
                                                                                      Karin Pfeiff Boschek – March 2017

Karin Pfeiff Boschek is a German pastry artist who discovered the joy of pie making and who has developed many techniques for turning pies into veritable works of art. With a background in textile design she uses geometric patterns and numerous decorative techniques to create unique, show-stopping desserts. Karin is also an experienced photographer and is creator of the highly popular blog “Our Delicious Food” and the Instagram accounts @karinpfeiffboschek and @_elegantpie_. Her pies have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Foodie Magazine in the Netherlands and many other International publications (see Press). Karin and her husband live in a 110 year-old abbey that they restored over a period of 15 years and share with their German Shepherd puppy, Halgrim.

 

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  1. Hello, Karin! During this quarantine time I have been reading your cookbook and love it! I’m ready to get started on my pies and I’m wondering where you purchased your borderless pastry lifter? I am in the U.S. and the ones I see online here all have handles. I’d love to get one without a handle similar to yours. Would you be willing to share the source? All the best from Indiana!
    Renée

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    • Dear Renee,
      Thank you for your kind words. I’m pleased you are enjoying the book. Here is my response to another reader about the pastry lifter. I’m sorry I cannot be of more help.
      Karin

      The cake lifter seems to be a bit of a problem. Here in Germany they are readily available from Staedter and from Kaiser, but I don’t know if they sell internationally. At the moment it is a problem due to Covid-19 because the USPS is not accepting any packages from Europe. Cake Boss has one with a flat wooden handle that would not interfere with the refrigeration or freezing. You could also get one that has a riveted handle if you know someone who could drill out the rivets. The holes would not be a problem. I have sent a few from here to the US, but as I said, that is not possible at this time. Good luck. If you have the time let me know if you find a solution. Many people have asked about the cake lifters. Thanks for your comment and good luck.
      Karin

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      • Dear Karin,
        For those in the US, a Kaiser stainless steel cake lifter (Kaiser 11″ Perfect Cake Lifter with Silicone Handle and Slicing Edge) is available from Walmart.com

        Your pies are amazing – inspiration even for a life long pie baker like me :>).
        Stay safe,
        Cynthia

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  2. Hello Karin,

    Today I received your amazing Elegant Pie book. I’m so excited to try your techniques and suggestions.

    I have searched for a flat steel cake lifter like you use. Would you kindly provide a source where I might purchase one?

    Thank you,
    Susan Grdy

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    • Hello Susan,
      I’m pleased that you are enjoying the book.
      The cake lifter seems to be a bit of a problem. Here in Germany they are readily available from Staedter and from Kaiser, but I don’t know if they sell internationally. At the moment it is a problem due to Covid-19 because the USPS is not accepting any packages from Europe. Cake Boss has one with a flat wooden handle that would not interfere with the refrigeration or freezing. You could also get one that has a riveted handle if you know someone who could drill out the rivets. The holes would not be a problem. I have sent a few from here to the US, but as I said, that is not possible at this time. Good luck. If you have the time let me know if you find a solution. Many people have asked about the cake lifters. Thanks for your comment and good luck.
      Karin

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