Saturday, March 13, 2010

Makin' Whoopie

The other day at the office this caught my eye:


Yum, right?

It was a festive little photograph attached to an article about how the new & kewl things to make at all the hip Bay Area eateries are "Whoopie Pies". Chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, buttercream, salty peanut butter and lemon zesty cute wee cakelets of beauty...with creamy centers. YUM!

Honestly? It was the rainbow sprinkles that made me stop in my tracks. And, stop I did. I stopped and slipped that newspaper under my arm because I knew in my heart of hearts that I would definitely be Makin' some Whoopie...and soon. Yesterday was the day. Friday was Whoopie day because it was rainy, I was a bit glum and because I knew I'd have a visit from a very special birthday boy over the weekend. So many reasons for party sprinkles and chocolate decadence.

In preparation for the endeavor, I scanned the internet for more recipes and photos - just for comparison. Here are the visions that filled my head:





Adorable, right?

Wellllllll, mine didn't quite turn out like the guys above. Maybe it was insufficient "whipping" of the butter/egg/sugar into ribbons as the recipe requested. Maybe the chocolate was too hot when we folded everything together? Maybe our baking powder is a little bit expired? Maybe a "fluffier" cream cheese frosting sort of filling might have been better? Geez, I don't know...but here's what we got:


Wait for it.....


They look as though they are rejecting the marshmallow fluff innards. It was a culinary science experiment gone terribly awry.

But, they tasted super yum. Super, fudge-y and delicious. The rainbow sprinkles charmed everyone completely and made the birthday boy smile. Which made it all totally worth it.

19 comments:

Brenda said...

Awww! Whoopie pie soup? I'll bet it was just as delicious! :)

Waterrose said...

ohhh, well just scoop a little in a dish add a glop of ice cream and it sounds fantastic! Are you going to try again? Do you think we'll be seeing "moon pie" shops like all of the cupcake shops?

Tiedupmemories said...

Yummy! Wow! Those look scrumptious!

Cody's Closet said...

If I lived closer, I would be over! Yum Yum!

Kayce said...

okay....YUMMMMMMM!!! I must make those!

Ocean Avenue Silks said...

Yummmmmmm!!! How fun!!!

VisionQuest said...

i applaud your effort.. i wouldn't have even tried. and i bet they were totally tastee anyway.. ;o)

Tresijas said...

A scrumptious and only very slight disaster. Whoopie dipping sauce looks deeeee-lish!

AlliesAdornments said...

Looks delicious!
Why did i think whoopie pies were related to whoopie cushions?

aubepine said...

Yum! Now I want to try to make some! :)

linda said...

you are so funny! Even if its a whoopie splat - they look yummy!

Whimsicals

dreamer said...

Part way through I thought they were yours and I was thinking, awesome, then you shared the last picture.

I've had more than a few of those cooking adventures.

But bonus stars for trying.

Kris said...

i like your alternative, artsy ones way better anyway! and they do look very, very YUM.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

YUM!

Lea
xo

HuluMama said...

It's all about the taste anyway.

Shannon said...

LOVE THEM! Yes, the slurpy whoopies! So much enthusiasm and heart went into making them! Well done! =)

irena said...

gluten free?

Deena said...

Wen, I'm always so happy when I think to pop onto your blog. This post was ADORABLE!! Lucky lucky Johnny to get so spoiled! I will also share with Darryl as he gets so frustrated when he "flops" in the kitchen- you will be a great inspiration to him to just have fun with the process (or maybe I'll just encourage him to add sprinkles to everything!) :-)

Michele said...

Once I saw the pics, the fancy ones and yours, I immediately wanted to make some myself. I need that recipe. Please! My MIL makes them but I don't care for her version. They are too bland. If you say that yours are yummy, I'll take your word for it.