You know the expression “as easy as pie”? Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin makes pies that don’t exactly look easy to make. They look amazing!

Jessica is the founder of “Pies Are Awesome.” She makes pies that are so fancy that they could rival wedding cakes. She has been a Food Network judge and an “expert” taste tester. 

With Halloween coming, Jessica is showing off her amazing spooky pie creations on Instagram. While these pies look too complicated for the average person to recreate, the pie artist told Bored Panda that “no matter what it looks like in the end, you always come out a winner because you get to eat it!” That truly is the best part, and it is a great point.

Prepare to be amazed at Jessica’s pie creations. They just might convince you that pie is superior to cake.

  1. The Bedlam

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    Here’s my Spooky Pie #2 – The Bedlam, aka “Other Mother” from Coraline!🕷🕸🥧🧵 Thank you to everyone who suggested I bake something “with spiders” and “something from Coraline.” For those unfamiliar with the book/movie “Other Mother” is a kind of succubus creature that starts out looking like Coraline’s mother (except with button eyes) and slowly transforms into a super spooky spider lady with sewing needles for fingers so she can steal people’s eyeballs and sew buttons in their sockets. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yes, it is a kids’ movie. 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No doubt those of you in the baking world recognize the “spoke” design in the background! When I was deciding on the 🕸 design for the Bedlam and doodling in my notebook, it dawned on me that Lauren Ko’s spoke pie would be a perfect artsy backdrop for her – so I reached out and asked if she minded if I did an homage to her famous design and she said yes! It took me a few tries to get it right (you can see my unadorned version if you swipe) but I learned a ton from the process. Failure is always my best teacher – as long as I eventually figure it out 😜 Check out Lauren’s beautiful pies at @lokokitchen ! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Okay! For my next pie I’m leaning towards Nightmare Before Christmas, Carrie, or Over the Garden Wall… what’dya reckon? Let me know in the comments below – and don’t forget to submit your #HalloweenPieArt to the collab! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #spiders #othermother #coraline #coralinefanart #monsterpie

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  2. The Joker

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    Now Joker can throw a pie with his face in your face! Check out the full making of video for this pie I did for @foodnetwork over on their page… Any pie I get to use sparkles on is a good pie 🤡✨🍏 and you know I had a blast going nuts with all the HA HA HAs! 😜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you seen the new movie with Joaquin Phoenix yet? What did you think? I’m normally a Marvel Zombie, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the Joker – some of my favorite graphic novels of all time are Joker ones… he’s such a deceptively simple character on the surface but there’s so much mystery under the hood… Some of the most fascinating Joker stories are actually from the POV of his “faceless” henchmen and how his reputation and presence affects the Gotham underworld. He’s been around for decades and decades in over a dozen iterations, but I never get tired of spending time with him (and Harley)! Lemme know who your favorite Joker is below! (I love them all, but I think I gotta give it to Mark Hamill… 🏆) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #joker #batman #applepie

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  3. Slimer

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    Let the Halloweening begin with my first spooky pie offering of the season- a “Slimer” apple/cherry fakeout pie! 🍏🍒🥧 This pie is actually two pies in one- I made a 1 inch thick cherry galette (made to look like a full pie) with some “slime holes” cut out of it, and sat that on top of a full green apple pie. Slimer is also made of pie pastry, and “slimed up” with a bit of corn syrup. Swipe to see how it was made! ⠀⠀ Big ‘ol props to pie-oneer @cor98004 for suggesting the Ghostbusters theme! 👻 Now! What’s my second pie going to be? You tell me in the comments below! ⠀⠀ And don’t forget to submit your own entry to the #HalloweenPieArt challenge – just use the hashtag, tag me in the description and post your spooky pie any time between now and Nov 1st and you might just win some lovely pie art decorating supplies courtesy of @kitchenjukeboxinsider! ⠀⠀ #ghostbusters #slimer #applepie #halloweenfood

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  4. Monster Pie

  5. Day of the Dead

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    Happy Halloween, All Saints Day, and Day of the Dead! Be honest, have you eaten all of your kid’s Halloween candy yet? 🍭🎃😝 Hope you enjoy my La Catrina-inspired pie… I had a ton of fun making this one and trying out some new dough coloring techniques to achieve this antique-y look. All the deets will be in tomorrow’s making of stories! ⠀ If you and your Pie Art loving buddies aren’t following my feed yet, now might be a good time to take the plunge… 😊 I’ve got an exciting giveaway announcement coming next – the largest I’ve ever done – I can’t wait to show you all the goodies I pulled together for you! Until then, tag a friend who digs Pie Art in the comments below and let me know what you’d like to see from me in the weeks to come! ⠀ #dayofthedead #lacatrina #holidaypie #tastemademedoit #gloobyfood #thrillist #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #buzzfeast #eater #cupcakeproject #diadelosmuertos #flordemuerto #halloweenpie #spookycake #sugarskull #sugarskullcookies #skullcake #skullart #skeletonmakeup #sugarskullmakeup #cakedecorating #monsterpie

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  6. Nightmare Before Christmas

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    A little Nightmare Before Christmas fan art (in cherry pie form) to brighten your morning! 💀🎃🥧💕 Not only is N.B.C. my favorite Halloween movie, it’s in the running for my favorite movie of all time… the characters, art direction, lighting, animation, songs… and the story! All so original, and magical, and disturbing. Many brilliant people dumped their brains and souls out to bring this film to life, and of course the Tim Burton aesthetic presides over all. But enough about my love of the film – how about you? Where my Nightmare Before Christmas fans at? Tag a friend who loves NBC and Burton and let me know what your favorite part of the film is in the comments below! #nightmarebeforechristmas #jackandsally #jackskellington #cake #sallynightmarebeforechristmas #halloweenpie #nightmarebeforechristmascake #baroque #baroquestyle #thanksgivingdinner #halloweentreats #tastemademedoit #desserttable #weddingpie #timburton #timburtonfan #checkerboard #sepia #pumpkinspice #woodenspoon #cakeart #cookieart #fanart #monsterpie

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  7. Spooky but Classy

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    We’re goin’ for Baroque on this one… 💀(ha! I’m pretty proud of that 😜) Using a series of food safe silicon molds and my new extremely sharp and thin Pen Blade, I wanted to experiment and see just how much tiny detail I could coax out of pie pastry. I’m pretty happy with the result… I kept it monochromatic so we could see the textures and sculptural bits and bobs more clearly. I think it’s a cool technique for folks who aren’t too sure about color on their pies but still want to “bring the bling” to their holiday potlucks this year. The nice thing about using the molds to create dough appliqués is that absolutely anyone can do it and you’ll get a super classy result every time. Spooky but classy. What do you think? Would you have a go at using a fondant/gumpaste mold to decorate your pies? I have a tutorial on the @wiltoncakes page showing exactly how to do it if you’d like to try! 😊 ⠀ Now! What shall I make next? Tag a friend who’s into the spooky stuff and you guys tell me! I promise I’ll pick one of your suggestions for the next one. 🤗🥧👻 ⠀ Edit: for those asking, the shading is done with @wiltoncakes brown gel food color mixed with vanilla extract, applied with Wilton food safe brushes, the appliqués are made in Wilton gumpaste molds & other molds from Amazon, and the shapes are cut out using a #15 @penblade. … #edibleart #foodfun #pietraits #piesareawesome #thepieous #pieart #piegoals #thesugarfiles #piecrust #bakedgoods #baker #gloobyfood #cupcakeproject #feedfeed #artfood #fooddesign #playwithyourfood #dessert #eatmorepie #tastemademedoit #beautiful #beautifulfood #foodart #halloween #halloweenpie #baroque #thanksgivingpie @penblade @wiltoncakes #monsterpie

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  8. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

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    I love “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” 🎃💚 but every time I watch it, I feel bad for pretty much everyone involved… 😂 So! To make myself feel better, I’ve reimagined the scene with Sally and Linus in the pumpkin patch as a charming moment between two friends, with Sally cozied up in Linus’ blanket, and not the emotionally scarring downer it really is.😜 ⠀ Do you have a favorite “Halloween special” scene? Something from your childhood that stuck with you as an adult? Share in the comments! And lemme know what spooky pie you’d like to see me do next… ⠀ ⠀ #🥧>∞ #piesareawesome #piestagram #pastryart #thepieous #ilovepie #piecrust #pieart #piedesign #abmlifeissweet #imsomartha #undiscoveredbaker #f52gram @thefeedfeed @thecupcakeproject @buzzfeedfood @tastemade @thebakefeed #thebakefeed #buzzfeast #gloobyfood #bakemag #bhgfood #bakeandshare #onmytable #food52 #huffposttaste #linusandsally #itsthegreatpumpkincharliebrown #thegreatpumpkin #charliebrown #charliebrownhalloween #charliebrowncake #monsterpie

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  9. Maleficent

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    It’s a Spooktacular Collab-o-Rama! Presenting one of my most requested pies by ya’ll: Maleficent! I did the Jolie-version – if you love her, great! And if you don’t… well, you get to chop her up and eat her! 😂🔪👻 (FYI, she’s got maple syrup painted on for that patent leather look. Swipe for process pics, and products used tagged in image.) The brilliant @inspiredtotaste asked if I would take part in a Disney Villain Pie collab with her, and I had so much fun with our FairyTale Pie collab a few months back, of course I said “heck yes!” Head over to her profile now to see which epic Disney baddie she’s pie-d up for us! (Pst! I know who it is but I won’t tell – you’ll have to see for yourself 🐙😜) ⠀ AND if that wasn’t fun enough, we’ve got a double-whammy happening on the collab front with the #VirtualDisneyHalloweenParty ! 🎃👻🎉Have a boo at all the Disney holiday goodness happening this month at the hashtag. 😍🧡 ⠀ Now… who should I do next for my Haunted Pie-lloween series? And who has a better pun than “pie-lloween”? 😂 … #edibleart #foodfun #pietraits #piesareawesome #thepieous #pieart #piegoals #thesugarfiles #halloweenpie #bakedgoods #baker #psimadethis #desserttime #art #artfood #fooddesign #playwithyourfood #dessert #eatmorepie #magical #beautiful #beautifulfood #foodart #halloween #disneyvillains #maleficent #thanksgivingpie #disneypie #angelinajolie @kitchenjukeboxinsider @sugarprism @roxyandrich @penblade @wiltoncakes

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  10. Jack Skellington

  11. Skull Jack O’Lantern

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    Bonus Giveaway! 🎉 I’ll be giving away a signed copy of my sold out book “Pie Modding” (swipe to see it) to 3 random people who leave a comment below – just be following me, tag a friend who digs pies, and tell me what Halloween monster freaks you out the most, and you’re in the draw! Random draw Nov 1st, open to everyone 😊🎃 ⠀ Have you been following all the new Halloween content on @foodnetwork this season? I was watching the “Halloween Baking Championship” and they were making Pie Art! The challenge was “split personality pies” and I just had to try it… Okay, it took me 3 hours and they only had 2 on the show, but I still had a ton of fun making this little guy, and my 7 year has confirmed that “it’s not toooo scary”… 😂 What do you think – too spooky for kids, or just right? ⠀ #pumpkinpie #jackolantern #splitpersonality #monsterpie

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  12. Alabama Tick

  13. Apple Breathing Dragon

  14. “Trick r Treat”

  15. Oogie Boogie Booberry Pie