Stunning Watermelon Whoopie Pies

These Watermelon Whoopie Pies are stunning, and are the perfect summer treat for ANY occasion. Think summer dessert, think summer party, & think watermelon!

I don’t even really know what to say, other than this: Watermelon Whoopie Pies.

Stunning ones too! Whoopie pies will always make me think of my baker friend, Jennie. She shared a video on Facebook years ago of her then toddler asking for “More whoopie pies.” He was sounding out his words so beautifully because he really wanted whoopie pies! “Mo’ whoopie pies!” Whoopie pies also make me think of my friend, Matt, because one day we got up before dawn to drive to Vermont.. just to drive to Vermont. We had partied hard the night before (which in both of our cases just requires hardcore talking and staying up late while everyone else dabbles in other things) and I was so tired I could barely drive. I was 20-something, though. Nothing could stop me from driving to Vermont and seeing lots of cows.

We got incredible peanut butter chocolate whoopie pies from a roadstand gas station type thing. Exquisite and messy.

I’ll be back to the blog late tonight or early tomorrow for Finish the Sentence Friday. That’s right. Finishing up my blog game strong! Oh, and there will be some awesome bug spray tips thrown in the mix too. For now, it’s all about the recipe:

Watermelon Whoopie Pies:

Ingredients:

For the cakes:
1 stick butter, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 drop violet gel food coloring
3 drops red gel food coloring
3 drops Kelly green gel food coloring
Black frosting, for decorating

For the filling:
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 sticks butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract

Yields: 8-10 whoopie pies

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Instructions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2 – With an electric mixer, start beating your butter, sugar, egg and vanilla on medium speed. Gradually increase to high until creamy.

3 – In a medium-sized bowl, sift together all of your dry ingredients. In thirds, add them to your wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk.

4 – Once all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined, divide the batter into 2 bowls. Color each one – one bowl of batter will be the red and purple, the other green.

5 – Use frosting bags to pipe each colored batter onto your lined baking sheet, about 2 inches in diameter. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

6 – Prepare your buttercream by beating butter, sugar, milk and vanilla on medium speed. Gradually increase the speed to high. The buttercream is ready once it forms stiff peaks.

7 – Assemble by spreading the buttercream on the bottom of one green cake. Sandwich the buttercream by placing a pink cake on top. Decorate with black frosting by drawing out “watermelon seeds” on the pink side of the whoopie pie.

These Watermelon Whoopie Pies are stunning, and are the perfect summer treat for ANY occasion. Think summer dessert, think summer party, & think watermelon!

These Watermelon Whoopie Pies are stunning, and are the perfect summer treat for ANY occasion. Think summer dessert, think summer party, & think watermelon!

How badly do you want to make these?

These Watermelon Whoopie Pies are stunning, and are the perfect summer treat for ANY occasion. Think summer dessert, think summer party, & think watermelon!

A Particularly Adorable Bridal Edition of Ask Away Friday.

I’m writing/posting this on Kindergarten Eve, so capitalized because of its meaning.

As I’m writing this, Scarlet is shouting out, “I can’t wait for tomorrow! School!” And Des is home from the first day of daycare in which I left him. I left him. I said, “I love you. Goodbye. I love you. I’ll be back soon. I love you.” I walked out because I said I would. I didn’t linger or waffle. I choreographed the whole thing in my head for 40 minutes before I did it. Then I walked outside, and listened under an open window for five minutes. Not a sad sound to be heard. Then I stumbled into the sunshine, received a text from my friend that Scarlet didn’t want to buy cat food with me, then I ran into a nice friend and her kindergartener, and then I bought cat food. Lots of it. Overpriced. What else could I do? I bought overpriced cat food.

Now I’m hunched over my computer, and the weight is sinking in – into my chest and the back of my neck. I take deep breaths and I straighten my posture. It works. And so, we begin this adorable edition of Ask Away Friday, in which my sister, the bride, interviews Scarlet, her flower girl. And vice versa. Prepare to be charmed, because I so enjoyed putting this together.

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Here are Scarlet’s questions for Lindsay about being a bride:

1. Where are you going on your honeymoon? What will you do there?

We are going to Mexico!!! Ironically our first dinner date was at a Mexican restaurant! Mike will teach me how to relax, and we will have a couples’ massage, dinner on the beach, take a zip line adventure, ride wave runners, and most importantly enjoy being newlyweds on a romantic trip!

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2. Why do people sometimes bring their spoons to their glass for them to kiss?

People like to see the new married couple displaying public affection of love, on what can be one of the most romantic days of the couples’ lives! If you want, you can you bang your spoon and howl like a dog and we’ll know to make it a big kiss in Scarlet’s honor!

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3. How did you meet Uncle Mikey?

I met uncle Mikey years ago when I was 13-years-old at a mutual friend’s party! Uncle Mikey got thrown in the pool and went home crying, while I broke my foot! We met again later in life at QCrossFit where we both worked out. Mike had a rule to go to the gym and not worry about women. I, on the other hand, had a rule to try and meet men at the gym!

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4. Why does the cake have to look so fancy?

Eat Cake! It’s dessert and something Uncle Mikey and I will eat a year later to remember our wedding day! It’s fancy because it’s the one day in your life you get to really be a princess, and who doesn’t want a princess cake built for a kingdom!?

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(Moose and wolf cake from Tamara & Cassidy’s wedding, but you probably knew that..)

5. What are your favorite songs at weddings?

I love dancing to anything classic rock that reminds me of my amazing childhood with my equally amazing family!

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And here are Lindsay’s questions for Scarlet about being a flower girl in her upcoming wedding:

6. a.Are you happy that I’m marrying uncle Mikey ? b.What do you like best about Uncle Mikey?

Yes! I like that he’s cute.

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7. What excites you the most about being the flower girl at our wedding, and what makes you nervous?

Throwing flowers makes me excited! Nothing. I’m not nervous about anything.

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8. What songs would you like to dance to at our wedding, and who do you want to dance with?

“Let It Go”. And “Beauty and the Beast!” I mainly want to dance with you, Aunt Lindsay. And Nana. And Dada. And Larry Dodo. And Athena. And Des. And Mama.

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9. Are you more excited for the macaroni and cheese at our wedding, or our HUGE princess cake?

The macaroni and cheese because I love it so much.

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(This is an “I love mac and cheese face”, no?)

10. Do you think aunt Lindsay is going to look like a princess at her wedding? Do you think you’re going to look like a princess? Which ones will you both look like?

Yes, I am. Yes, she is. I’ll look like Elsa and Cinderella and she will too!

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