A post two days in a row!? As much as I would like to say that I’m on top of things, this is really just me trying to cram in one more Thanksgiving-ish post before tomorrow.
My senior year of college, I worked at a Gigi’s Cupcakes. I absolutely loved working there, but my last semester was so crazy and I had to quit back in February. (My last day was the day before Valentine’s Day actually, and it was the most insane thing I’ve ever experienced.) Plus, you can only be around cupcakes for so long before you want to Hulk-smash them all. (Yeah, it’s possible to feel that way toward cupcakes.) But. We had (they probably still have) a sweet potato cupcake that was the bomb. Seriously, so so good. That was the first time I really realized that sweet potatoes are awesome in baked goods. I mean, obviously there’s sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving, but it’s just so mushy! You know? Probably not. I’m just weird.
Obviously sweet potatoes and toasty marshmallows are a match made in confectionery heaven, so why not sandwich a melty marshmallow right in between some sweet potato whoopies?
I fell in love with whoopie pies like, what? Two years ago? I made these red velvet whoopie pies for a BCS National Championship game viewing party, and they were a perfect post-game celebratory treat. I made some mocha whoopies and mint chocolate whoopies for a couple bake sales in college as well (referencing back to college still feels weird to me). But I really don’t make them that often, and I’m not sure why. They’re so easy and don’t require too much clean up. Hopefully there will be more in the future for bethcakes!
On an unrelated note – I think I’ve realized that if I try to “style” photos with props and things, it just doesn’t turn out right. I have tons of cute little plates that I usually buy on impulse at Target, I’ve got some super cute silverware, tea towels, etc. But I just can’t get the hang of it, you know? I’m really obsessed with looking at food photography and styling in other pictures and on Pinterest, but simpler seems to be better for me. So for now, I’ll be sticking to a single cake plate or rusty old baking sheet. At least until I have enough room to store all my stuff properly and it isn’t all shoved in my closet. ;)
For the marshmallows – when I made these whoopie pies, I made a try of small-ish ones, and a tray of HUGE ones. I bought a bag of jumbo marshmallows (not just regular marshmallows, the JUMBO MARSHMALLOWS) for the larger whoopies, and for the smaller ones, I just cut the marshmallows in half. So, if you want to make just the smaller whoopie pies, you can just buy regular marshmallows.