Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Legendary Giant Oreos

As a favor to our guests, Ty and I gave out whoopie pies at our wedding. To some degree, they were a mystery to our guests, who called them everything from "giant oreos" to "cream-filled hockey pucks." The whoopies carried more mystique than I could have imagined possible for a simple dessert, but I think they were a hit all around for four reasons:
  1. The text I got from Jenny that said all she had left to do was lick the wrapper on her whoopie pie.
  2. The half-eaten whoopies we found in our fridge after returning from our honeymoon. I suspect our house guests enjoyed them thoroughly!
  3. The fact that there were no leftover whoopies for us (not counting those half-eaten ones).
  4. My hair girl text me last week wondering where she could get one.
I'd seen whoopie pies on the Food Network, but I'd never found any place locally that made them. We found our wedding whoopies while strolling through the downtown Farmer's Market one Saturday morning. Becky, who owns Woo Hoo Whoopies, had samples available, and from there, I was hooked. She made about 300 for us and delivered them to my house just days before the wedding.

When you look at a whoopie, you think, "Dang, that's a ton of icing." But the cakes actually come to a peak in the middle, so it's not as much icing as it seems. Do not be afraid!

I found out today that whoopie pies are also now available at Buttercups Cupcakes. This is perfect if you're our and about and craving just the one whoopie. But once you fall in love with them and want to keep you freezer stocked, I recommend Becky. Order several whoopies, put them in the freezer, and pull one out each time you want to treat yourself. It's a more affordable way to feed the addiction that comes with these desirable little cakes!


Ashley Netherton said...

I think that the ones at your wedding were the best thing I've ever eaten! I'd kill for one now!

Stephanie Jordan said...

Out of curiosity, I'm going to have to try the ones from Buttercups. But it would be hard to beat a Woo Hoo Whoopie!

Ashley Netherton said...

Go get me one from Buttercups, and I'll help you!!! Yeah, it would be hard to beat a Woo Hoo

Cynthia said...

Hey Stephanie! Those look wonderful! I'm definitely going to Buttercups to try them! Thank you so much for sharing. :-)

Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

Stephanie, you are killing me with all the goodies you are posting. I now want a woopie pie & bacon-chocolate-chip pancakes. I have neither of those things. I have a bunch of left over cheeses. ick. =)

Stephanie Jordan said...

Let me know what you guys think when you try the Whoopies!

Meryl, I would trade you all your leftover cheese for a dozen whoopie pies any day. I'm suddenly craving fondu.