Fun Flying Pigs

Flying Pigs

I was having a conversation about something being impossible and the “flying pigs” concept got stuck in my head!!

I made these cute, fun food pigs using a cookie cutter. The dye is roasted beetroot juice which gives a great colour without imparting any real flavour.

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– Mashed potato (any mashed veg would do). I dyed part of it pink with beetroot juice.

– I used sliced beetroot for the eyes and noses

– I used wholemeal spaghetti for the tails

– I made the stars from cheese


1. I mixed some mash with beetroot juice to make it pink then pushed it into a cookie cutter.

Flying Pigs - 1 mold (1 of 1)

2. Then I made two more.

Flying Pigs - 2 three pigs (1 of 1)

3. I fashioned some wings from regular mash.

Flying Pigs - 3 wings (1 of 1)

4. Before giving them some back wings too.

Flying Pigs - 4 more wings (1 of 1)

5. I used some spaghetti to give them little tails.

Flying Pigs - 5 tails (1 of 1)

6. Then cut some eyes from beetroot.

Flying Pigs - 6 eyes (1 of 1)

7. And used more to make noses (snouts?).

Flying Pigs - 7 noses (1 of 1)

8. As they are flying high they needed some cheese stars!

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9. It’s true, pigs can fly …..

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