I just thought I'd update a few points from my last post.
Firstly, our pie wasn't a disaster. It actually tasted quite good. We made apple pie- so a pie with a top and bottom crust. The bottom crust wasn't rolled quite thin enough (I think I was worried about overworking the dough) so not only was it a little too thick but it meant that we couldn't quite seal the top and bottom. This meant a little bit of leakage, but it meant that we got a bit of caramelized goo at the bottom, which I liked. So it was relatively successful. And it looked pretty good too:
Secondly, my St. Patrick's day cookies were a success. We don't have a shamrock or a leprechaun cookie cutter, so I settled for the next Irish thing that we had- a gorilla. Who has a gorilla cookie cutter? We do :) So I made some little green gorillas and made sure that they all found homes in the bellys of my co-workers. And I raised a really decent amount of money too! It was very exciting that my little green gorillas were so successful.
And a little extra top tip this St Patrick's day (and something to think about for next year)...as crazy as it sounds, the Guiness Milkshake is delightful. Seriously- three out of three testers gave it the thumbs up.