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Four Things to Know About Cutie Pies
The Cutie Pies wagon is hard to miss—it’s hot pink and lime green, it’s decorated with feather boas, and it has a queen sitting in the window. The queen? That’s owner Jaynie Buckingham, and she’ll probably be wearing a tiara as she serves up her made-from-scratch mini pies. Read on to learn more about what makes Cutie Pies unique:
The pies could easily fill their own trophy case. Jaynie has picked up a slew of awards for her pies, including first place in the 2013 Crisco National Pie Championship for her Heath toffee pecan, and a 2015 win in the National Pie Championships. In fact, it was a 2008 contest win that inspired her to leave her nursing career and open Cutie Pies.
The logo bears a family resemblance. If you knew Jaynie’s mom, then you might recognize the auburn-haired woman in the Cutie Pies logo. Jaynie’s mom, Betty Lou, was an exceptional cook who passed on her love of baking to her daughter. So Jaynie had an artist design the logo based on Betty Lou.
The pies are a great stand-in for wedding cake. Cutie Pies caters, and the mini pies are a huge draw for brides and grooms. Jaynie will even park her Cutie Pies wagon at the wedding for an out-of-the-box photo opportunity.
The recipes are a family legacy. Most of the recipes that Jaynie uses come from family recipes. But she has more than 500 pies in her arsenal, so that means there’s plenty of room for her to experiment with flavor combos while still sticking to her roots.