The most terrifying pies you have ever seen are what this mysterious pastry maker from the northeast of England specialized in making.
With her unique line of spooky baked goods, The Vegan Pastry Chef, better known as Gracie Cakes, has amassed over 2.2 million fans on TikTok.
With vegan meat and fruit pies that are shaped like faces, blood splatters, misaligned teeth, and bug-eyed eyeballs, Gracie’s creations are both delectable and unsettling to look at.
Making something as spooky AND delicious without using any animal products is considerably more difficult, but Gracie is unconcerned about it.
Gracie, who demands to stay unnamed, “I have been a pastry chef for 10 years and I trained professionally for three years so vegan baking comes naturally to me. I used to figure out vegan recipes through trial and error but now there is a vegan recipe for anything out there! I was in a very dark place when I began making face pies and I often put these negative emotions into the expressions of the pies. It’s quite a cathartic experience.”
The pies she makes occupy a very particular and peculiar degree of terror that is meant to have both a mildly relaxing and creepy effect.
“My intention when I started pie videos was to create something calming and nostalgic, like old children’s cartoons that seemed innocent but were really quite scary,” Gracie added.
It may be lost on some, but this is noticed by her viewers.
“This makes me feel at home,” said one.
“Am I the only one who feels comfy watching her videos?” asked another.
Another one said, “Scary but comforting at the same time, I love it.”
Although Gracie’s pies are obviously works of art created for television, they are also mouthwatering.
We asked her which of her pies she enjoyed the most, “I have loved all the pies I have made but to pick a favourite, it would probably be the ‘Crusty Lady’ as this was the tastiest,” she said.
The Crusty Lady pie, which can be seen in the video, is a crumble with red berry filling.
She added, “It usually takes me about three days to eat each pie but I ate this one in one day.”
The anonymous user known only as Gracie has requested to maintain her anonymity by keeping her age, complete name, and location a secret. She also covers her face.
She also ventures into higher-budget material, hopes to maybe start producing culinary show-style films, and has even given puppetry some thought.
Gracie said, “I made a giant wearable pie mask earlier this year with the intention of branching out into a cooking show style format, and when I revealed the mask it was mostly well-received. With an audience this large, I did get a lot of hate too. So I didn’t want to reveal myself online again. This is why I made the puppet pie, however it is very difficult to control by myself which is why I only made one video with it. I would love to make more videos with the mask and puppet, hopefully when I feel more comfortable with the attention.”
Watch the video here: