Google Local and Whoopie Pie Making

Are any of y’all on Google Local?  I know, I wasn’t, but there’s actually a really cool idea behind it  – instead of reading generic reviews from people you don’t know, it gives you a chance to hear from people you’re connected to – those whose opinion you know and trust, rather than randomers on the internet (like bloggers………… gulp….)

Google Local is making an effort to explore interesting things to do in London and as one of their activities, they planned an American baking session at Outsider Tart (my love of the place is well known!)


We started with a root beer float (obligatory for a Fourth of July celebration!)

DSC_1051After that, we headed to the Outsider Tart kitchen to have a go at making red velvet whoopie pies.  I will note that most of my fellow bakers were total beginners – which meant that it was very much a basic class, but it was an incredible experience to get to use a bakery kitchen!

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But for me – the real highlight was getting to use an industrial stand mixer!

DSC_1060One of my co-bakers grapples with the difficulty of cookie scoops to create whoopie pies….

DSC_1062The next step was cupcake decorating – probably the highlight for me was learning how to make the Magnolia Bakery frosting swirl!

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Check out my swirl!

DSC_1068David was lucky enough to share with us his new whoopie pie recipe, inspired by New Orleans turtles.  It was AMAZING.  If you get a chance, bug David about bringing it out because it’s absolutely delicious.

Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I’d definitely recommend an experience like it to novice bakers, or just those coveting use of a stand mixer.

I was a guest of Google Local and Outsider Tart for this event.



  1. That looks like so much fun!
    Janie x

  2. […] it is.  It’s another post about Outsider Tart – “yet again?”  I hear you say.  But this little […]

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