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French Silk Pie Birthday

Hi friends! How was your weekend? I had such a lovely weekend, my husband and I took a mini-vacay to Kansas City where we attended Chopped Con, a food blogging conference in the heart of the midwest. Yes, I dragged my husband to a food blogging conference since he is the behind the scenes guy I figured it would be fun for him to see/hear more about this thing I love so much. Check back later this week for a little recap of the conference.

French Silk Pie

If you have been a reader for awhile you already know how much I love throwing birthday parties for my kiddos. Penelope had a birthday earlier this month and she went with a Halloween costume party theme, which is a great October birthday party theme. When I asked her what kind of cake she wanted she said French Silk Pie, not cake. OKAY! I can do that!

Halloween Birthday

The cousins came all dressed-up, as did my in-laws, my sister, and Mom (Dad said he was scary enough as is), we played pin the hat on the witch, had a spooky bubbling cauldron of witch’s punch, walking tacos for the kiddos, and of course French silk pie. We had a Halloween Pandora station playing and got to hear every single recorded version of Monster Mash there ever was. There seriously needs to be more Halloween music! Â Â 

Spooky French Silk Pie

Since this was a Halloween themed party I swirled some Hershey’s syrup on the top of the whipped cream. Using toothpicks I dragged them through from the middle to the outside making it look like a spider web. Spooky, right?! Spooky delicious.

This pie is RICH and CHOCOLATEY. I actually made this pie earlier in the month as a trial run for Thanksgiving. Penelope LOVED it and that is why she chose it for her birthday. I like the way she thinks.

French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie was a favorite of mine at those 24 hour diners I would go to at 3 am in college. For some reason I always thought it would be so involved and difficult to make, I mean it is French so it had to be complicated, right. This is not true. It is shockingly EASY to make. If you have mixer it will do the work for you. YAY!

French Silk Pie



  1. Ah, I love the spider web on the top! What a great idea! French silk pie was an absolute favorite of mine growing up. I’ve never tried making one myself though. It looks like a good Halloween project for the end of this week

  2. That picture of the spider web cake in front of your little girl is awesome! It is amazing that she has such great taste buds at her age….you did something right there 🙂

    1. Traditionally I surprise them with their decorated cake. This year I surprised her with the spider web 🙂 She loved it!

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