This mysterious pastry chef from the northeast of England specialises in creating the most spine-chilling pies you have ever seen.
The Vegan Pastry Chef, on TikTok, also known as Gracey Cakes, has accumulated nearly 2.2 million followers on her account with her specific brand of creepy bakes.
Gracey’s creations are both delicious and creepy looking vegan meat and fruit pies shaped like faces, all wonky teeth, blood spatters and buggy eyes.
Making something this scary AND delicious is hard enough on its own, but doing it with no animal products is even harder, but Gracey seems nonchalant about it.
“I have been a pastry chef for 10 years and I trained professionally for 3 years so vegan baking comes natural to me. I used to figure out vegan recipes through trial and error but now there is a vegan recipe for anything out there!” Gracey explained
She’s making food, but it’s also artistic expression, according to her:
“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,” Gracey explained.
The pies she creates inhabit a very specific and strange level of horror, that give a slight creepiness but also have a very calming atmosphere.
“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,” Gracey says.
It may be lost on some, but this is not unnoticed by her viewers:
“This makes me feel at home,” said one.
“Am I the only one who feels comfy watching her videos?” Asked another.
“Scary but comforting at the same time, I love it.” Another one mentioned.
They are clearly an art piece, made for their appearance on video, but Gracey’s pies are delicious, as well.