maryjsgirl Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 5:18am

I have been seeing them pop up everywhere! Has anyone else noticed? Will you be jumping aboard to keep up with this newest trend?

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cuteums Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 5:52am

Dear me, I must have been living under a rock all these years because I don't know what a whoopie pie is. I've heard of them but I don't know what they are.

playingwithsugar Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 6:12am

I've been baking whoopie pies for years. In fact, they were the feature treat at the last sweet table I did, a couple of months ago.

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snarkybaker Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 12:28am

We make several "creme filled" cookies and they always sell out withing hours of coming out of the kitchen.

We make oatmeal cream pies, Banana nut pudgy pies, red velvet, pumpkin, and chocolate whoopie pies. We sell them for $3.00 each.

mellee Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 12:45am

Howdy! I live in northern New England, as far north in New England as you can get LOL, where whoopie pies originated. Have been making them for years and years! Everyone LOVES them. Easier than cupcakes too. Bigger. Yummier. icon_biggrin.gif But not as pretty.

CakeForte Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 1:12am

So is it cake sandwiched with cream? or a cookie sandwiched with cream? Is it a buttercream filling? or a marshmallow cream?

I looked it up...but can't tell.

FromScratch Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 1:58am

I won't be... LOL. I love whoopie pies (if I make them) but I don't want to make them en masse.

ThatsHowTcakesRolls Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 2:14am

Whoopie Pies are one of my biggest sellers for the Walk-In traffic. I make chocolate w/ buttercream or peanut buttercream filling and pumpkin with spice filling. I've done some vanilla w/ chocolate filling too but that's just too many for me to do by myself!

It's like a thickened cake batter that you scoop out onto a lined pan and bake. Flip it over and add filling to the flat side, throw another one on top to form a sandwich and there's your whoopie pie! People love them...


CakeForte Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 2:19am

Interesting...never heard of them by that name. friends always make fun of me when i have a cupcake because i tear the bottoms off of my , put it on top...and make a sandwich. I just didnt know there was an actual name for this.

I will add whoopie pies to my "future revenue stream" file.


mkolmar Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 4:42am

My mom made these when I was little, and her mom for her. They've been around for a long time but they seem to be picking up the attention of people the last few years. I LOVE THEM!!!
I don't make them that much because I'll eat them all.

jayhawk_mommy Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 4:54am

Oh I LOVE these! The best ones on Earth are found in Maine - I eat my weight in them every summer while on vacation! Even my DH who doesn't have much of a sweet tooth loves the traditional choc cakes with the vanilla frosting. If making your own, you have to use marshmallow fluff - not the marshmallow creme. They are tasty treats indeed!

Chef_Stef Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 6:37am

I wouldn't do them for a wedding, but I do have a killer recipe from a magazine that is so good I thought of trying to convert it to an actual cake recipe, then it calls for I think a 7-minute frosting for filling, but I put whatever icing I have around extra, inside. The kids LOVE them.

playingwithsugar Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 11:37am

Oh, I would do them for a wedding. Quick, easy, and I don't have to cut it? Oh, yeah.

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acookieobsession Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 12:07pm

My DH is from PA and whoopie pies are very popular there. I use regular icing though because the dutch version has uncooked egg whites in it, and I try not to do that.

They also freeze well if you are jsut making them at home. I make them at the beginning of the summer and wrap indivdiually then put in a freezer bag. We take them out for picnics and camping, etc. And easy summer treat with no heat involved!

My family also prefers the ones with out the marshmellow center...just a regular icing. i guess that ends up more like and inside out cupcake in the end.

cuteums Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 12:20pm

are these like the oreo cakesters they sell in the supermarket?

playingwithsugar Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 12:24pm

Yes, but better.

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acookieobsession Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 12:40pm

so called gobs...

look here for examples

I think recipezaar has a few of her recipes...look for wicked good whoopie pies...

sarahpierce Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 2:40pm

You could do a piped monogram on them with a simple fondant daisy for a wedding. I think it would be pretty. Maybe chocolate cake with white piping and the cream inside colored to match the wedding color, blue or pink perhaps? I am definetly going to have to play with this idea icon_rolleyes.gif , sounds fun. Thank you for bringing this up. I would have never of thought of making whoopie pies. thumbs_up.gif

eilidh Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 3:16pm

I live in the uk and have neve seen anything like these! From the pic they look massive! Really need to get a Us trip in soon so I can try them myself icon_biggrin.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 3:18pm

No, they're not big, they're actually the size of a hamburger. You can make them larger, but I think the whole idea was to make a cake that can be eaten with one hand.

The ones I make are about 3 inches wide.

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acookieobsession Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 3:26pm

I make mine much smaller than the ones on wicked whoopie pies! Since I normally jsut do them for family I make them about 2.5 inches...

once i made them for a small bridal open house. for some reason i burned every pan. But only the edges were too done. so i took a cookie cutter heart and cut them out then filled. it worked perfectly because they happend to be red velvet and it was just a day or so after valentine's day.

Katie-Bug Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 5:04pm

I have a question about making a large quanity of these? How would you bake them??

Could or would you just bake a sheet cake an cut them out ? If you had to bake each one indiviualy, that would take forever an a day!!

I personally like the sound of them more the eating a slice.. icon_redface.gif

acookieobsession Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 5:30pm

I am not sure you would get the domed look form a sheet of cake. It does end up looking like those cakesters...kind of a muffin top on each side. Plus the ends of the cut cake would not look right i think

kellertur Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 10:49pm

Being from Maine, whoopie pies are HUGE here and always have been.
I make vegan whoopie pies (they are VERY sticky and gooey, just how the people want them...) Personally, I think they are messy.

That said, I am SICK of making them... I had to make some tonight for a store... they are just so borring and time consuming...
Maybe I'm just after the photo "trophy" because I would rather make a decorated cake. With a cake there is a "beginning, middle and end", but Whoopie pies just go on, and on.... icon_sad.gif

How the world still dearly loves two cakes with frosting SMASHED between them... icon_rolleyes.gif

FromScratch Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 11:18pm

You just scoop them like cookies... you can bake 6 cake pieces at a time (more or less depending on the size). They are a pain. I hate making them... almost as much as I hate mini cupcakes... almost. icon_lol.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 11:47pm

I was at the farmer's market today, and stopped by the Amish bakery in there. Of course, there was the big row of whoopies. And of course, all this talk about them convinced me to buy one.

Many of you know that I am not a fan of PS icing, but the icing they used for the filling was out of this world! I'm going back next week to ask if I can have the recipe. And of course, to buy another of their whoopie pies. icon_lol.gif

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