The Whoopie Pie Book: 60 Irresistible Recipes for Cake Sandwiches from the Founder of The Violet Bakery (Paperback)

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Everybody’s talking about Claire Ptak and her whoopie pies!

Make way, cupcakes—it’s whoopie pie time! Everyone is falling in love with America’s classic sandwich treat—two soft cookies with a creamy filling. Now, baker extraordinaire Claire Ptak, a pastry alum of Berkeley’s famed Chez Panisse and proprietor of Violet, her own baking company, takes the humble whoopie pie to new heights.

Here are 60 irresistible recipes—made with fresh, seasonal ingredients—that show home bakers how to make the components for more than two dozen distinctive, flavorful whoopie pies:

• Classic whoopie pies, including Chocolate with Fluffy Marshmallow Filling, Chocolate Chip with Chocolate Marshmallow Filling, and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese
• Iced and glazed treats such as Walnut Whip, Coconut Cream with Coconut Swiss Buttercream, and Meringue with Chestnut Cream whoopie pies

• Topped and drizzled indulgences from Blackberry with Blackberry Cream to Banana Cream Pie with Vanilla Custard Cream

• Frozen and chilled varieties such as refreshing Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Mint with Frozen Mint Chip Cream
• Holiday-themed desserts like Easter Egg and Spooky Halloween whoopie pies—and much more!

More than 75 gorgeous full-page photographs showcase every recipe in this book, which also includes a handful of Claire Ptak’s other not-to-be-missed sweet treats, including Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies and Easy Chocolate Macaroons.

The Whoopie Pie Book will inspire and guide every time the whoopie-pie urge hits!

About the Author

A California native, Claire Ptak worked as a pastry chef for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley before moving to London and opening Violet Bakery in 2010. In 2019 she created a lemon elderflower cake for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Ptak is also the author of The Violet Bakery Cookbook and Love Is a Pink Cake.

Praise For…

An absolutely gorgeous book by my favorite cake maker in the whole world.
— Jamie Oliver

Claire Ptak creates the very best desserts: Simple, delicious, pure. This is a charming book that perfectly captures its subject.
— Alice Waters

Claire has taken store cupboard basics and turned them into a book of recipes so delicious you’ll want to eat the pages.
— April Bloomfield

Claire Ptak is my favorite baker. Her competent yet whimsical style imbues everything she bakes—from a classic French apple tart to the humble whoopie pie—with a delicate magic.
— David Tanis, author of A Platter of Figs and Heart of the Artichoke

If you are getting bored with cupcakes and wondering what the next new baking fad will be, this book . . . will certainly contribute to the growing interest in whoopie pies. A far cry from soggy packaged cakes held together with marshmallow glue, these recipes are cause for delight. VERDICT With minimal baking skills and the all-important stand mixer, you can be the first in your neighborhood to bring homemade whoopie pies to the feast! Recommended.

— Library Journal

A cool approach from someone with impeccable credentials—and there’s no denying the popularity of the whoopie pie genre.
— Bay Area Insider

Product Details
ISBN: 9781615190393
ISBN-10: 1615190392
Publisher: The Experiment
Publication Date: October 11th, 2011
Pages: 160
Language: English


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