Thanksgiving - the feast that brings loved ones together

Thanksgiving - the feast that brings loved ones together
What better holiday to give us a break from the struggles of 2020 than a holiday that celebrates bringing people together and being thankful for having a good harvest? In this crazy year, it feels so calming to celebrate what we have and bring your loved ones together despite (and...

For International Donut Day go on a Scavenger Hunt! 🍩

For International Donut Day go on a Scavenger Hunt! 🍩
June 5th 2020 will be a special day for our local dessert pie and donut bakery in Auckland. Not just because it’s a Friday. This particular Friday is the International Donut Day. And The Pie Piper is doing something extra special: a donut scavenger hunt! The Pie Piper team will...

Bake Along - Star Wars Cookies for Star Wars Day - May the 4th Be With you!

Bake Along - Star Wars Cookies for Star Wars Day - May the 4th Be With you!

You've gotta celebrate Star Wars Day!  May the 4th Be With You!

We're big Star Wars fans here at The Pie Piper and Danielle will be showing you how to feel the force in your kitchen, and create something delicious.

Danielle will need her Jedi skills for this one.

You've gotta celebrate Star Wars Day!  May the 4th Be With You! We're big Star Wars fans here at The Pie Piper and Danielle will be showing you how to feel the force in your kitchen, and create something delicious. Danielle will need her Jedi skills for this one.

Baking Mojo

Baking Mojo
Something happened when our PM announced New Zealand's COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Lockdown, I lost my desire to bake at home.  Instead my Mum, Janet, has been compelled to bake her way through most days of lock down.  Where has my baking-mojo gone? I've always been a keen baker and pie maker...

Bakers Life - Life Lessons from a Kitchen and Failure

Bakers Life -  Life Lessons from a Kitchen and Failure
A lot of people ask me what time I get up each morning.  When I answer, 3am, they look at me like I'm an alien.  Nope, I'm not an alien - I'm a baker-pastry chef and commercial kitchens have taught me some my most important life lessons. Running a bakery and...

Donuts, Doughnuts and Doornuts

Donuts, Doughnuts and Doornuts
Here at The Pie Piper and Doornuts we specialize in American inspired baked treats, including gourmet donuts.  Or should I say, doughnuts?  After all, I'm in New Zealand, not the USA.  Honestly, it's easier just to write 'donuts'.  And why Doornuts?  You can blame my husband for that one -...