Life is a bowl of cherries…. What makes today National Cherry Pie Day? This day has been chosen by the Food Industry of America, just another fun way to get customers in a fun festive way. Cherries are sweet, delicious, delectable, juicy and healthy. There are over 10 different varieties of cherries within the world, just to name a few: lapin, van, bing, Lambert, skeena, sweetheart, santina, and etc. Each one have different color, taste, and shape, but one thing for sure is that we love to eat them.

I could have baked you a cherry pie, but instead I decided to make a cherry pie shape cookie. I’m also posting how to decorate with step by step photos. For cookie tools checkout my recent post on how to decorate cookies, along with your favorite sugar cookie recipe and how to make royal icing.

After baking and cooling the cookies, draw a circle about a 1/2″ from the edge using a black or your favorite color edible food writer. In this photo I baked a 4″ circle cutter you can use a 3″ instead.

food writer

Use tip 3 to outline with Ivory color gel paste, let cookies dry for 15 minutes.


Using tip 4 or a squeeze bottle to flood the cookie with red gel paste, let cookies dry overnight.


Switch the pastry tip using the same bag, from 3 to 4 and pipe 3 sets of double lines across the cookie, let dry for 15 minutes.


Then turn the cookie around and do the same let it dry for 15 minutes, then using tip 2 with red stiff color icing pipe in dots to symbolize cherries let dry for another 15 minutes.

cherry pie 1

To pipe the border use tip 2 in ivory stiff color to make dots let dry for 15 minutes.

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For a nice decoration just add a dollop of white stiff royal icing to symbolize whip cream

Food Fact:

Cherries have a higher antioxidant capacity than grapes, oranges, plums, raspberries, and strawberries combined.

Once upon a time, serving ice cream on a cherry pie in Kansas was prohibited.

Tart cherries are known to contain certain chemicals that are very effective in relieving pain better than medicines like aspirin and ibuprofen.

Canada holds the record for baking the biggest pie in the world. The pie weighed 39, 683 lbs. it was baked in Oliver, British Columbia which broke the record that was earlier held in Traverse City.