Mini-Whoopie Pies as Halloween Spiders
In preparation for Halloween week on Make & Taste I thought about some classic kid treats. My inspiration for these mini-whoopie pies came from two places. First, my family recently attended a toddler birthday and instead of a cake they had a pile of whoopie pies. Second, I saw this cute image on Instagram Feed @mamainlalaland. I knew I wanted to combine the two. Making the cake from a cake mix made the whole process much easier, but feel free to make your own chocolate cake. Of course my little kitchen helper loved pouring and mixing the ingredients. You can control the size of the cake for the whoopie pie you need to make. I wanted them to be bite size and using a pastry bag helps a lot in making consistent sizes.
Have fun with these! I would love to see what you create with these whoopie pies. Comment below.
Recipe Source: Pen & Paper Flowers
- 1 Box of Devil's food cake mix (plus ingredients called for on box)
- 1/2 Cup - All-Purpose Flour
- VANILLA CREAM FILLING
- 1/4 Cup - Butter, unsalted and room temperature
- 1/4 Cup - Vegetabel Shortening
- 2-3 Cups Sifted Confectioner's Sugar
- 2 Teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
- Heat oven to 350 degrees
- In a large bowl make the cake mix and add flour. This will make it less oily and provide a sturdier batter
- Place batter into a pastry bag and create small circles/balls of cake batter on a silicon lined baking sheet
- Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven and let it cool for at least 1 minute before transferring to a cooling rack
- Cream the butter and shortening together
- Add vanilla extract and sugar, 1 cup at a time, until desired consistency
- With an off set spatula, spread filling onto one side of cake and add a top
- Break up the pretzels for legs and add a small amount of filling to the back of each eye candy and attach to top cake
Nicole is a professional photographer, mother to an energetic child, and founder of Make and Taste. She has been a Commercial, Editorial and Lifestyle photographer for 9 years and has been published in various magazines and brand websites. Nicole is passionate about providing her child with meaningful experiences and documenting all of the fun along the way. You can always find her baking with her 5 year old and enjoying a good cup of coffee.