Saturday, February 12, 2011

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies-Baked Sunday Mornings



What a whirlwind week I have had. I missed my blog and all of you. It's been a slightly crazy week. I spent some time in Bellingham with family ,worked a little, and then flew off to Los Angeles. Why Los Angeles ? Because that is where Todd & Diane from White on Rice Couple live and work and that is where they hosted their Food Photo Shoot Out. I flew down very early in the morning, participated in the session and flew back that same night. Don't think I'm some jet setter who hops planes on a whim.




This was an incredible opportunity- I told you about it a few posts ago. I met so many fabulous bloggers and wow did I learn a lot . Diane and Todd were both so generous with sharing their studio, their experience, their knowledge and their secrets-it was awesome. I'll be doing a little follow up blog so stay tuned.


Today is my back to baking day and all about whoopie pies. I didn't have these very frequently when I was a child . But I remember when I did have them it was usually a special occasion. I mean seriously you had this cake that was all yours-you didn't have to share with anyone. Whoopie pies are your own personal little celebration cakes. It doesn't mean that you can't share-it just feels deliciously naughty to take your own little cake , head to your secret hiding place and enjoy bite after sweet bite.



And these Red Velvet Whoopie pies are meant to be savored and enjoyed. I'm a fan of the red velvet cake so I was excited that this was one of the recipes for my Baked Sunday Mornings group. The cake is moist and has a beautiful light crumb and the icing-oh my goodness. It is one of the best cream cheese frostings I have ever made. These are sweet little cakes to make for your love on Valentine's Day-don't you think ? And PS if your mind works like mine you can think of other things to do with that incredible frosting for a really special surprise for your sweetie. See, even as a grown up Whoopie pies bring out the naughty in me.


I wish all of you much love for Valentine's Day and every day.


Head over here and see how everyone else did with these whoopie pies. Or buy the book and join our group !



13 comments:

Sweet and Savory said...

These look as close to perfect as possible. Beautiful cookies.

bellini valli said...

Whoopie Pies seem to be an American icon. I have definietly heard of them since blogging and love this red velvet version Sandy.

Rebecca said...

Sounds like you had a crazy but amazing week. Great selection of the whoopie pies. They were a big hit around here!

Bri said...

Your pies look absolutely perfect! Mine have bumpy tops, but I like to think of them as "rustic," lol! Have a great Valentine's Day!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

That is a fantastic workshop!
And those whoopie pies look mighty perfect!
Oh sooo good!
We loved them too!
Happy wonderfully sunshine love filled Valentine to ya by 365!

Desiree said...

Your whoopie pies are PERFECT!!! Can't wait to hear more about your trip, that's awesome!

Desiree said...

your whoopie pies are PERFECT! Can't wait to hear about your trip, that's awesome!

Kristin said...

Your pies look awesome! Lots of yummy filling in them : )

Kris' Kitchen said...

Love your photos and your whoopies look great! Sounds like you had a super week, we'll be interested to hear about what you experienced and learned.

Denise said...

Glad to see you're home safe and back in the kitchen! I was wonderful meeting you in Los Angeles - just wish we had more time to mingle and talk. What a fantastic workshop, but they make it look easier than it is. I guess it helps having such a beautiful, bright studio. Keep in touch.

Elaine said...

How wonderful that you got to go to the Food Shout Out! I bet you learned so much. Your pies look lovely and so do your photos, Sandy!

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

I love Whoopie Pies-I think I will experiement with more flavors this year-thank you all for taking the time to stop by and visit.And the workshop was incredible. Todd and Diane are joining forces and doing a workshop in Boulder CO this summer,trying like crazy to see if I can go check it out http://jenyu.net/foodandlight/index.html

Anonymous said...

Whoopie pies are the best. Of course, our friends at Starbucks is selling them, but wow, have you heard of a little place in Auburn? Inside of Crown Catering on East Main is this little hole in the wall that I have been having these from for 6 months. Chocolate, Banana Nut and Chocolate Chip. Better yet, the guy that makes them is now dipping them in chocolate. What a treat. Go get one