Monday, 1 October 2012

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The Coxheath annual Custard Pie throwing Contest.

The annual Coxheath Custard Pie throwing contest!

It’s time for the world custard pie championships in the village of Coxheath, in Kent. The practice of flanning or the throwing of custard pies has a venerable history, with film stars Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin at the forefront of the art. Nearly a century later, 16 teams of four battled it out, dressed in colourful costumes. Many having travelled from around the world to take part in this event.  Amongst those taking part were teams called 'Pie always me', 'Splats be having you' and 'One too many Sherberts'. However no custard was injured in the hosting of this event, rather the pies are made from a mixture of flour and water. Organisers say they had ordered 700lbs of flour for the day. The first world custard pie championship took place in June 1967 and was a male only event. It was created by former Mayor of Maidstone, Mike FitzGerald. Contest heats lasted just 15 to 30 seconds with local team 'Pie of the Tiger' scoring a victory against 'Tutu Fruity' in the final round. What a mess, we are truly dis-custard. So on your marks, get ready, get set, throw! I am ready and waiting for the next time the evil cat Maudikae aka Hideous Beast comes into My Garden! Who would you like to throw a custard pie at?


With Halloween coming up we have opened the Spooky Gallery (last tab on the right). To join just pop over to Mollie & Alfie  leave a comment asking to be Spookified and they will showcase the Phantom Booth each day. We will then post them on our Spooky Gallery (last tab on the right) which will be updated daily with the newest entries first. Let’s get in the mood for Halloween pups and kits! Who is in the gallery today?

46 comments:

  1. Ooo a pie fight! Yay! :D Y'all have too much fun across the pond. I wanna be a Brit! :D

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  2. My Mom would like to throw some pies at people at her job! BOL!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

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  3. i like the name of that ice cream stand

    urban hounds

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  4. MOLLY DARLING! If it is to be shared, YOU WILL IT. If it is ludicrous, you will EXPOSE IT! And no one does it better than you...teeehee...CUSTARD'S LAST STAND...oh my....we peeps are so silly. Anita

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  5. I wish I could eat the pie and ice-cream!

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  6. That'd be a waste of good custard, our human says. ;-P

    -Nicki and Derry @ Fuzzy Tales (logged in under our mom's account)

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  7. That's just crazy! Love those team names though and hey, if your gonna fight, it might as well be with pie! :)

    Thanks for all your kind words about Fred. We are just going to take it one day at a time. Hail Freddie Spaghetti!!

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  8. Oh, we would hate to waste a good custard pie! It would be sooooo much better in our belly.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  9. Throw one at me. I'd eat it up.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  10. Just think of all the biscuits that could be made with 700 lbs. of flour:)

    We LOVE the Spooky Gallery - Ciara and Lightning love their alterselves:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  11. Custard Pie....Oh please....throw it at me, to me, anything....just throw it. I'll find it!

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  12. OMD OMD Molly... Just think of the CLEAN UP after the Pie Fights... YUMMMMMMMY.. I'll bet the CHARGE the crew fur that.

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  13. Interesting. I would like to throw a custard pie at....myself? Hehe

    Sankissjuice

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  14. Awwwww custard..yum yum.. I love custard Molly :)
    Have a great day :) xx00xx

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  15. That sounds like fun but flour and water? I'd like some real pie!!

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  16. Mom would love to participate
    Benny & Lily

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  17. I think it's really sad to throw delicious custard. Maybe they need a clean up crew and I can volunteer?

    Nora

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  18. I want to throw a custard pie at Marvel! And you! But I'll take one back ... if you can catch me *wag wag wag* then we can lick it all up

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  19. too fun! except for the paste in the hair stuff. :)

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  20. Glad the email thing is working! Geez, we had to go through a lot didn't we??
    Happy Monday to you! xx


    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,
    http://simpaticodreams.blogspot.com/

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  21. Wrigs thinks the pies should be made of real custard--not flour and water--and then they should all be thrown at him! He'll be more than happy to clean up the mess. :-)

    Susan T and Wrigs

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  22. Lets throw something!!!!!

    Your Furiends
    Susie & Bites

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  23. Molly, we left a comment last week about "spook me" and we are not sure if it went through, if not could you get us "SPOOK-A-FIED".

    Thanks
    Susie & Bites

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  24. Well, if it's a custard pie (and not flour and water), we say, throw it in our direction!

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  25. Molly, my mom is always amazed at your creativity!!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  26. Hi Molly
    Can I nominate a pair of posts from my friends Jazzi and Addi for 'Share it Sunday'?
    They are:
    http://jazzis-world.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/our-first-fight.html and http://jazzis-world.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/my-addi-side-of-story.html
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.
    PS Addi is my girlfriend, although she is not a girlie girl. I totally believe her side for the story.

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  27. Woof! Woof! Oh PIE flight. TASTY! Happy Monday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  28. I want to eat the left overs! Hailey and Zaphod

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  29. Custard pies sound amazing!! Can you throw them at me and then I can eat them BOL

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  30. We love crazy event like that!!!!

    We'll come over and help clean up...just let us know.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  31. In the U.S. we call it Mischief Night. On Halloween Eve, the kids go out and throw flour and eggs and shaving cream on each other and on cars and houses.

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  32. That looks like a lot of fun! Thank you for your sweet words of support for Mum, we really appreciate it.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  33. I'll welcome pies on my face as long as they are made of custard cream and not water and flour.

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  34. Do they need any help in the cleaning department? I'm great at cleaning food of floors....

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  35. Hum... deu vontade de comer muitas tortas!!!!

    Beijos Molly e maravilhosa semana!!!

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  36. you mean they don't really put custard in those pies? Just flour and water? That's soooooooooo wrong!

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  37. A pie in the eye. How poetic!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  38. Hahahahaa... Happy Monday Molly!
    I like pies very much! :D

    André Moreiras
    Passos Caninos

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  39. Please, please throw a pie our way!

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  40. i is totally discustard at those crazy peoples. Also discrusted.

    love,
    Reuben

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  41. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely well wishes. We have posted some photos of the Walk to End Cancer so please stop by again.

    We were greatly relieved that honest-yo-dog REAL custard was not going to waste being just casually tossed about! That is best saved for eating. But watching humans splat each other sounds like messy good fun!

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  42. Love this idea Molly!! Think I'm gonna throw a Custard Pie at the pesky Squirrels!! Tee Hee

    I hope you're having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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