I'm so excited to finally have something to share for Monday Made It! I really admire those of you who can share something every week, but I'm just not that crafty. I mean, I have a million things pinned and have barely tried any of them. It's bad.
Anyway, I have to give credit to my mother-in-law for even having something this week. We had a family cook-out for the 4th, and she sent home the stuff to make whoopie pies. Steven usually does the cooking and baking at our house (jackpot!), but he was busy Thursday. So I was in charge of making them.
We searched the internet and found this recipe for making them from cake mix (I need my crutch) because we knew they would need to have that certain spongy texture. It also includes instructions for the cream filling, but we just used store-bought whipped icing.
I loved this summer velvet box because it was perfect for the 4th! The blue was so pretty and came out really well. My only complaint was that the two cake mixes had slightly different textures, which made it difficult to get the tops and bottoms to be the same size. I guess that's a perk for using the exact same mix for both sides. Also, I think it would've been better to use an ice cream scoop so they were more round. I got better at pouring, but mine were definitely ovals.
After letting them all cool completely, I just spread icing and topped them with another "cookie". The icing was very thin, so I would recommend adding more (or maybe even trying hers for a thicker filling) if you try this. Still, they were yummy!
Now I just need to finish them off because I've been bad about sweets lately with them around...