I use a chicken cookie cutter - to let them know what they're getting in case they've never received a meal from me before - LOL Ok, it's a rooster, but you get the idea. But don't discard those cut-outs! I bake them and then use them as the topper, for the cut-out on the crust. Who doesn't like pie crust to nibble on?
Well, there you have it. Maybe you've gotten some ideas on dressing it up? I hope so. Gee, I hope you don't think this post was lame.... sigh