Monday, June 23, 2014

Whoopie for Whoopie Pies

I was baking up a storm for our daughters engagement party. It was an afternoon of games, prizes, penny sale, fellowship and food. Think fun fair and you get the picture.
On the dessert menu was Whoopie Pies! The Whoopie was not something I grew up with. My background is Russain Mennonite and I had things like Borscht and Zweibach. Whoopie pies are more of the Amish persuasion and something I've only made 3 times in my life. Some experimenting was required because not only was there the traditional chocolate with a creamy filling but I also made a vanilla with a strawberry rhubarb filling. Pumpkin was also offered which I didn't get to try :(.

The recipie I used for the chocolate was from this website.  I made a simple buttercream to fill it.

I used this recipe for the vanilla cake. I really liked the cake but it wasn't great for the Whoopie pie. Still yummy but I didn't get the rise I wanted. Making another buttercream only this time I added a strawberry rhubarb sauce I made to the icing.  And sorry no picture of these. I was in a bit of a hurry by this time but I can tell you they tasted great.

Our picnic took place at the home of the groom to be. What a view eh?

 The rotted food auction. Surprisingly people really enjoyed this.

                           If success is measured by how tired I was after I am then pretty sure it was a great day! :)


  1. Very cute, punny title! :) Whoopie pies are fabulous!!! Have you ever tried putting roasted/toasted marshmallows inside instead of (or in addition to) frosting? It's awesome!!! Much like a s'more, but also redolent of Wagon Wheels snack cakes.

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Oh my goodness no! It's now on my super fun things to do on Canada Day list. ( if I can wait that long ) ;)

  2. whoopie!!! these look super tasty!

    1. They were kinda good if I do say so myself. But how can you go wrong with cake and icing. Lol