Monday, April 19, 2010

Heavenly Cake Bakers: Two Fat Cats Whoopie Pies

I liked these so much, I made them twice. Why do I like whoopie pies and not cupcakes? Isn't one just as trendy as the other? Simple answer: cake to frosting ratio. Real answer: Not sure, just do. So there. So I made them twice, once for the hardworking Polybe + Seats denizens setting up a benefit party, and once at the bakery on Friday morning. The first batch followed the recipe exactly, filling the pies with a vanilla 'marshmallow buttercream.' As I often do, I had a bit of trouble with the sugar syrup for the Italian meringue, and just a few lumps made it in. No one complained, probably because the cake was very very good. Probably so good it is my new go-to chocolate cupcake recipe. If I ever make chocolate cupcakes again.
My second batch, at the bakery, was less perfect as to cake--somehow the batter was just that tiny touch wetter, and spread too much, but featured the best Italian meringue I've yet made, to which I added strawberry puree for some pink-filled pies, which sold very well. I hate to say it, I'd like to be more elegant, but these will definitely be made again, and soon.

6 comments:

Vicki said...

Absolutely agree with you! They have already been requested as cupcakes or square like brownies.

Monica said...

Ok.. I give up.. why did most of the results of the other bakers, including yours come out round, and puff up.. mine were flat and not puffed up at all.

I think my book is defective!

faithy, the baker said...

Beautiful even shaped whoopies! Monica, you are not alone..mine is even flatter than yours! LOL!

Jill @ Jillicious Discoveries said...

Good job on making them twice and your strawberry filling looks delicious! :)

Liana said...

how can you not laugh when you say "Whoopie pies"??

ButterYum said...

Very nicely done. I really like your strawberry bc version! I'll have to make a note of that!

:)
ButterYum