Winning recipe: The Pie Lab in Kent took top honors for its strawberry pie at National Pie Championships in Orlando,Fla., May 5-6. From left are Natalie Lawyer, head baker; Susan Fergason, owner and operator of Pie Lab; and chef Marie Price, who won honorable mention for her nectarine almond pie. COURTESY PHOTO

Sweet success: Pie Lab wins blue ribbon at nationals

Pie Lab in Kent won best strawberry pie in the independent retail bakery category at the American Pie Council’s National Pie Championships in Orlando, Fla., May 5-6.

“It is very humbling to be recognized on this level,” said Susan Fergason, owner and operator of Pie Lab. “I was honestly going to learn and see what others were doing, but it is amazing to come home with a blue ribbon. That strawberry pie is my family recipe, and the one I won my first baking award with, the neighborhood dessert contest.

“It was an honor also to meet so many fantastic people that were passionate about pie.”

In addition, chef Marie Price took home second in the professional baker’s fruit and nut category for her nectarine almond pie. Head baker Natalie Lawyer won the pie crimping competition.

Other competitors include Shari’s, Cyrus O’ Leary’s Pies, and Baker’s Square in the commercial divisions.

The event was covered on the Food Network and CBS Sunday morning.

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