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PIE-rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert! (Mega Dangerous)

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An innocent looking pumpkin pie erupts an insane fountain of flames and fire!
 
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Step 1: Watch the Video!



WARNING: This project is for demonstrational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.   It is not intended to be duplicated.  This experiment should only be attempted by experienced professionals.  Use of video content is at own risk.

Step 2: Disclaimer

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This is a "King of Random" original. 

Walking through the bakery at the grocery store the other day, I took a close look at the pumpkin pies on display.  They made me realize how similar "R-candy" and pumpkin pie are in appearance. 

That got the wheels spinning and spawned this video.

NOTE: This video is for entertainment purposes only, and isn't intended to be duplicated. 

However, having said that, here's how I made it...


Step 3: Composition

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The "pie filling" composition is nothing more that a 60%/40% mix by weight of KNO3 and Sugar.

I used a digital scale to measure the ingredients together, then shook them together in a large mixing bowl to ensure uniform composition.

The mixture was cooked on medium heat, while stirring as often as was required, until the mix became light brown in color, and the consistence of pie filling.

The process of making the filling is the exact same as demonstrated in a previous video on how to make smoke flares.

You can see that video here;


Step 4: Setting Up

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When the R-candy mix was the right consistency, I first tried pouring it into a small pie crust.

5 minutes later I inserted a fuse for convenience in igniting the mix.  I chose 5 minutes because any sooner, and the fuse will fall over into the mix, and any later, and you run the risk of the composition setting up as firm as hard candy.  Then nothing will go in unless you drill a hole.

Finally, I added whipping cream around the top.  This served two purposes.

1st - It make it look even more like a pie.

2nd - It added a layer of protection from the burning fuse embers.  Without this layer, the pie can ignite prematurely, and at unpredictable spots due to the spray of burning embers.



de4th982 months ago
For the stump remover did you do something to it to get patasseum nitrate before you used it or is it just straight stump remover.
I_StarkGuy3 months ago

Mmmmm, I know what cake to use for certain person's birthday. (kidding)

scci4 months ago
YOU....you...made a pie OUT IF ROCKET FUEL
bob30304 months ago
Very neat project. Thanks for posting.
ToolboxGuy4 months ago
You might want to remove your reference to using a drill on this mixture to insert a fuse.
A hot drill bit could possibly ignite the KNO3/sugar. Love the crazy pie idea, but it still looks more like peanut brittle than pumpkin pie filling to me.
EricHi4 months ago
Pies made with rocket fuel - lol.
hmm, chemical welding with a pie.........
i like my pies over cooked. thank you.
TheMrCOOLguy24 months ago
Lol I can't stop watching it you truly are the king if random. Bravo
vary tasty pie
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