Wedding Dessert of the Moment: Whoopsies! Gourmet Whoopie Pies

This New England dessert is becoming a popular wedding treat, thanks to a Virginia company

Other Whoopsies flavors include Cinnamon Toast, Java Jolt, and Limoncello. Photograph by Nicole Copeland for

Recently, we told you about LovePops and mused about cake pops possibly replacing cupcakes as the hot non-cake wedding dessert. Well, looks like we’ve got a little competition going in the form of a cookie/cake combo called the whoopie pie. Locally, they’re sold by a company called Whoopsies! Gourmet Whoopie Pies—the mother-daughter team of Berkeley Gunnell, of Aldie, Virginia, and her mom Marcia Wiggins, who is based in Maine (prime whoopie pie country).

In case you’re not familiar with this treat, it’s a delicious sandwich of cakey cookies and creamy frosting. Whoopsies offers two different sizes­—3-inch standard pies and 2-inch mini—and a variety of flavors, from the Classic (chocolate cake with Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean filling) to a Margarita-inspired confection called the ‘Rita (lemon cakes with lime cream filling). The smaller pies retail for $3 each; the minis are $1.75, but there are discounts for orders of more than 100. Each pie comes individually wrapped, and custom stickers are available for a small fee­—perfect for wedding or bridal shower favors!

Visit Whoopsies’ Web site for more information. Whoopsies’ whoopie pies are also available at the Red Hook Lobster Pound truck (special 4-inch pies).

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute,, and Washington City Paper. He lives in Del Ray.