Last weekend, Clif and I took our books to the Waterboro Elementary School Craft Fair, a two-day event. Because the fair started at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and was an hour and a half from our home, we had to get up at God-awful o’clock to get there in time to set up before the doors opened. Never mind. We had our thermoses of tea and coffee, which we drained dry, and we had a fantastic time where we sold lots of books.
This was a down-home craft fair with a broad range of items, from knitwear to handmade cutting boards to baked goods. One table in particular—Bluebird Baked Goods— caught my attention.
As I like to say, I don’t have a sweet tooth. Instead, I have a whole mouthful of them. Is it any wonder, then, that I stopped to gape at these gems from Bluebird Baked Goods?
Here’s a closer look.
Readers from New England will immediately recognize that these are whoopie pies, and I am a huge fan of this delectable treat. These particular whoopie pies attracted me because they were so neat and tidy and professional looking. Did I buy one? No, I bought two—one on each day.
Now, handsome is as handsome does, but as it turned out, the whoopie pie was as delicious as it looked. The cake was moist and chocolatey, and the filling was thick and creamy. The best I have ever had, and I have eaten my fair share of whoopie pies.
As the table was only three down from ours, I had ample opportunity to gaze lovingly at those beauties and sample other goodies from Bluebird Baked Goods.
Allie Owen, an extraordinarily gifted young baker, is the owner of Bluebird Baked Goods.
Before the fair started on Sunday, I had an opportunity to chat with Allie and—in Paul Hollywood fashion—shake her hand. She started her business when she was nineteen and has a commercial kitchen in her home. Allie’s mother is her inspiration and her teacher. One of Allie’s favorite pictures is of herself when she was a baby. Sitting on the counter, baby Allie is stirring batter in a bowl. Thus a young baker was born.
Allie told me that she loves playing with sugar. Laughing, she said, “Sugar is my medium.”
And Allie is certainly an artist who also designs custom cakes for weddings, birthdays, and other events.
If only we lived closer to Waterboro!
As we don’t, I’ll be dreaming of those whoopie pies and hoping that we go to another fair where Bluebird Baked Goods has a table.
46 thoughts on “Whoopie Pies and Fudge and Cupcakes, Oh My!”
Glad you had such a good time and sold lots of books. The treats look very toothsome!
What a choice of treats!
Right? It makes me hyperventilate a little just to look at the pictures. 😉
Whoopie pies are so yummy, I’m surprised you limited yourself to two. I probably would have bought half a dozen to last me a week. 😉
Glad you had good sales – more Maya fans in the making. 🙂
Well, darn! Why didn’t I think of that? 😉
Glad to hear you had a fabulous time at the craft fair Laurie and those whoopie pies look yummy! 🤗💖 xxx
Thanks, Xenia! So darned good.
You could have a worse time at a craft fair than that! Well done for selling lots of books.
The Bluebird baked goods look fantastic. I could go for a whoopie pie right now.
Allie’s creations look delicious!!! I’m suddenly in the mood for something sweet! 😀
Oh, me, too! I could have one of her whoopie pies right now.
What a wonderful craft fair – you made sales, had great treats, and made a friend!
Who could ask for anything more?
I’ve heard of whoopie pies, and I wondered if they were the same as our Southern moon pies. The short answer’s “No!” but if you’re interested, I found some of the fine details here. To be honest, the whoopie pie sounds better. I’ll have to put it on my list of foods to try, along with the fluffer-nutter.
I’ve had both, and the whoopie pie is definitely better. Of course, as northerner, I quite naturally tip toward whoopie pies. 😉
As you should!
It’s so nice to hear of someone who has found their happy calling! And lucky you to get fresh whoopee pies. I had moon pies as a child and I have to say they were good, and I’m not about to eat both at this point to get a comparison. I will be looking up fluffed-nutter.
What a baker! And so young.
Fluffer. Not fluffed. auto correct attack.
As someone who has eaten a fair number of fluffernutters, I knew just what you meant. 😉
My goodness they look delicious. I’ll have to look up a recipe for them.
They were utterly delicious!
How many books does an author have to sell to buy all the sweets she wants? Oh, that whoopie pie looks amazing. Two cups of good coffee, one whoopie cut in half = two happy folks. 🙂
More than I sold. 😉 The whoopie pie was indeed amazing. The best I’ve ever had. And the fudge and cupcake was excellent, too. Wowsah, what a baker!
Selling lot of books and eyeing up (and eating) whoopie pies! Must have been a most excellent weekend for a sweet toothed writer 🧁
It really was!
So pleased about your sales. The Bluebird produce is certainly well presented. Did you get an itinerary from Allie?
I did not! But Bluebird is on Facebook, which means I can keep track that way.
🙂 Any time you are feeling sweetly peckish
I’ve never tasted a whoopie pie, but have to say that Americans have the best names for confectionary. You hardly have to eat it to gather an impression of its deliciousness, just let your mind savour the word. Divinity is another example.
Never thought of it that way!
What a great weekend! I’m so pleased you sold lots of books and were rewarded by confectionery!
A very sweet event!
That sounds like a great weekend. I would have come back several pounds heavier with all those lovely sweet things available!
I am certain that I did. 😉
Until I read your post, I hadn’t realized that I, too, have an entire mouth full of sweet teeth, Laurie. 😊🍬🍫🥧
Some like it sweet!
Wonderful name and logo and everything looks wonderful!🙂 I definitely would have been a return customer (each day) and loved your comment about not having a sweet tooth!😁
Alas, yes. Not just one sweet tooth. 😉
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