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  • Published: 31 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446402832
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

The Whoopie Pie Book

Meet the new cupcake - whoopie pies. These delicious little treats are baking's latest trend.

Dark chocolate with salted caramel.
Raspberry and nectarine with vanilla bean.
Red velvet with buttercream

Welcome to the irresistible world of the whoopie pie.

Whoopie pies are two discs of sponge cake sandwiching a thick buttercream filling. Like cupcakes, they come from America, where they were originally baked by the Amish community. These melt-in-the-mouth treats are a suprise hit in Britain, where they are outselling cupcakes, donuts and macaroons.

With over 60 mouthwatering recipes this is a Whoopie-baker's bible. It has treats for every occasion including seasonal flavours like Easter rhubarb with vanilla custard, indulgent treats like pumpkin with cream cheese, and cute party snacks like mocha-orange with espresso whipped cream. There are even alternative cake-cookie recipes such as oreo cookies and easy macaroons.

Find out what all the fuss is about with The Whoopie Pie Book.

  • Pub date: 31 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446402832
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the Author

Claire Ptak

A California native, Claire Ptak worked as a pastry chef for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley before moving to London in 2005. She staged in restaurants including Moro and St. John before starting Violet, her stall on Broadway Market in east London. Claire opened the Violet Bakery in 2010. Jamie Oliver said Claire is ‘his favourite cake maker in the whole world’. Claire is also a food writer and stylist whose work includes Ottolenghi’s weekly Guardian column, Observer Food Monthly, Jamie Magazine, Kinfolk, and Vogue. She has published three cookbooks, The Home-Made Sweet Shop, The Whoopie Pie Book and Leon: Baking & Puddings.

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Praise for The Whoopie Pie Book

“An absolutely gorgeous book by my favourite cake maker in the whole world”

Jamie Oliver

“Move aside cupcakes, whoopie pies are all the rage now”

Daily Telegraph

“The cupcake is dead. Long live the whoopie!”

The Times

“Chic and sweet, the whoopie pie has landed. Cupcakes are so last season”

Sainsbury's Magazine

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