April 23, 2012
Key West Mayor Craig Cates, center, wields a blow torch to brown the meringue of a seven-foot-round Key lime pie in Key West, Fla. The giant dessert was prepared to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Conch Republic, Key West's 1982 response when the U.S. Border Patrol erected a roadblock at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway ostensibly searching for drugs and illegal immigrants. The huge pastry was concocted from the juice of 1,080 Key limes, 360 eggs, 90 cans of sweetened condensed milk and 20 pounds of pie dough.
Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau