Saturday, 12 June 2010
So - apparently whoopie pies are the new "it" cake in London, unseating cupcakes, eclairs and macaroons for this title. Well - I'm not convinced. I bought two today at Barnes Farmers Market from a very nice woman selling delicious looking cakes (their brownies looked amazing) - one vanilla and one chocolate with some sort of berry cream filling. I was quite excited to taste them and even though the photo above looks a bit unappetising, these seemed like fine specimens. Maybe my expectations were too high because I can sum up my reaction to my first whoopie pie as...underwhelmed. It's not that they tasted bad...in fact they pretty much tasted like eating pure sugar (which is not a bad thing sometimes) - it was just they didn't taste amazing and to be crowned as the pastry of the moment you need to taste amazing. So give me a red velvet cupcake or a piece of carrot cake or a blondie from Bea's of Bloomsbury any day!