I started with a cardboard base.
I was struggling with how to make the crust look appropriately “rolled” and “pinched” the way that pie crust does, when it hit me that I could cut slats and bend them. So I did!
The top of it looked far too plain so I added some faux lattice work by making cuts and strategically scoring the top in several places.
Then I created a filling with cling wrap and paper.
Finally, I added the paint and the ice cream to give it a little bit of “realism.”
It actually looks really really good, especially compared to the reference photo I used.