Chocolate chip with chocolate marshmallow. Raspberry and nectarine with vanilla bean. Red velvet with old-fashioned buttercream. Welcome to the irresistible world of the whoopie pie. These delicious little delights, which hail originally from America, are baking's latest trend. With over 60 mouthwatering recipes this is a Whoopie-baker's bible. It has treats for every occasion including seasonal flavours like rhubarb with vanilla custard, indulgent treats like pumpkin with cream cheese, and cute party snacks like mocha-orange with espresso cream. It even includes alternative sandwich-cookie recipes such as chocolate macaroons and peanut butter cookies. Find out what all the fuss is about with The Whoopie Pie Book.
Claire Ptak is a California pastry chef who moved to London in 2005 after working at Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. She owns Violet, a baking company in East London which supplies her popular Broadway Market stall and is best known for its American-style cupcakes with buttercream frostings that change with the seasons. Violet now is also a cafe and cake shop where whoopie pies have become a much-loved fixture. www.violetcakes.com.