Whoopie Pie News

An Instagram Whoopie Pie Giveaway Contest!

December 05, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Guess what whoopie pie fans?! 📢 We’ve got a holiday INSTAGRAM giveaway on deck!!! 😱😱😱For a chance to win a FREE half dozen Christmas Surprise Whoopie Pie assortment shipped straight to your door, here’s what you gotta do:

1. Follow @capewhoopies on INSTAGRAM
2. Tag at least 3 foodie friends in the comments of the Instagram giveaway post.(See the post here)

You’ve got until December 8th to do it, when we’ll announce the winner!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 🤗🎉❄️ Tag on and share, our foodie friends!

whoopie pie giveaway contest

Local Southern Mainers, Join Us for Santa's Workshop 2018!

December 03, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

kid decorating whoopie pie

ALL KIDS on the nice list are invited into the whoopie pie bakery on the evening of December 8th to make and decorate whoopie pies for their family Christmas gifts!

Mom & Dad, you can watch through the windows or sit in the coffee shop while your little ones have fun! Remember, in Santa's workshop it's NO ADULTS ALLOWED!

At $5 each, the whoopie pies will be presented in a festive bag and will be hand decorated by your little ones with the help of chefs from the ACF Casco Bay Culinary Association of Portland.

At the end of the evening there will be a gift given to the Culinary Association Scholarship Fund.

Come join the fun! And don't forget, Cape Whoopies ship nationwide by the dozen from capewhoopies.com and make the BEST Christmas gifts around!

Visit the 2018 Santa's Workshop Facebook Event Page here: 


Introducing...THE GRINCH Whoopie Pies!

December 02, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

We're sure you remember the cute little story about the funny looking green guy that tries to steal Christmas.  Well here at Cape Whoopies, we love all things Christmas soooo much that we decided to make a dessert in honor of the one whose heart grew three sizes in one day: THE GRINCH Whoopie Pies!  Vanilla cakes dyed green pair so festively with our vanilla cream rolled in red sprinkles, making these gourmet whoopie pies just the most Christmasy ever!  We all have that friend, family member, or loved one who spends the holiday season in a "bah, humbug" frame of mind, but then turns into a warm marshmallow over the sweetest Christmas gift.  If you've got a few Grinches on your shopping list, we've got just the answer for you.  Ship them a half dozen or 1 dozen box of The Grinch Whoopie Pies from Maine and watch that heart start to grow!  We pack these pies with plenty of Christmas magic to go around, so trust us, they won't disappoint!

We also created a new Christmas whoopie pie assortment featuring The Grinch and Christmas Crush, so check out Naughty & Nice Whoopie Pies (also available in half dozen or 1 dozen boxes).

Here are The Grinch Whoopie Pies all dolled up for a photo shoot:

green and red whoopie pies

Here's Brad, perfecting The Grinch Whoopie Pies:

baker making christmas whoopie pies

A showcase of colors from our Naughty & Nice Whoopie Pies Assortment:

naughty and nice christmas whoopie pie assortment


WINTER IS COMING...and so are Winter Whoopie Pies!

November 17, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Hey, whoopie pie fans! 😋

Already gearing up for holiday gifting? 🎁🎄 

We just wanted to give you a special sneak peek of our Christmas Surprise whoopie pie assortment launching VERY soon!  Each and every year, this 1 dozen box of assorted whoopie pies in festive flavors is a CW fan favorite.

Get your holiday shopping list ready (friends, family, clients, and neighbors) and we'll do the rest! ✨

STAY TUNED for the unveiling of this year's four Christmas flavors... We promise you won't be disappointed!


four christmas whoopie pies

Gourmet Whoopie Pies in Fall Favorite (Boozy) Flavors are Here!

September 29, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Fall is here and our Fall Favorites line-up has officially taken center stage!  Our beloved boozy flavor gourmet whoopie pies are BACK once again, so get them while you can!!! 🤪 Shop our Fall whoopie pies assortment for one dozen of the most delicious Maine whoopie pies in our unforgettable Fall flavors:

DRUNKIN PUNKIN - Pumpkin cakes with amaretto cream
CRAZY NUT JOB - Walnut cakes with frangelico hazelnut cream
DITZY BRUNETTE - Chocolate cakes with bourbon cream
GRANNY’S GONE WILD - Granny Smith Apple cakes with caramel cream

This collection is a hit every single year, and make the perfect Autumn gift for yourself or your loved ones.  


Say Goodbye to Summertime Whoopie Pie Flavors!

August 29, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

summertime whoopie pie flavors

It's almost Labor Day weekend and kids all over are headed back to school, so everyone knows the end of summer is drawing near.  It's been a fantastic season for us here at Cape Whoopies, and one that we'll never forget!  Our whoopie pie cafe and headquarter bakery in South Portland, Maine has been a huge success since our soft opening in May, and we have to admit, we're thrilled to be settled in our new home with lots of new customers and friends made along the way.  We also unveiled not one, but TWO new summertime flavors of our delicious Maine whoopie pies: YELLOW SUBMARINE (buttery vanilla cakes with lemon cream), and LIME IN DA COCONUT (toasted coconut cakes with lime flavored cream).  The feedback from our customers for our newest summertime whoopie pies has been spectacular, but NOW it's time to make room for Fall! 

This means it's time to say goodbye to YELLOW SUBMARINE, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE, and LIME IN DA COCONUT Whoopie Pies for the year! 

Ship any of our other delicious Maine whoopie pies by the dozen by placing an order through our website, or stop by 185 Cottage Road in South Portland, Maine.  Don't forget, whoopie pies make great desserts for outdoor barbecues and picnics!


Wishing you a safe, happy, and whoopie pie filled Labor Day weekend!

Coffee & Whoopie Pie Shop Grand Opening Press Release

June 19, 2018 1 comment Leave a comment

For Immediate Release 
Grand Opening Planned for Cape Whoopies and Rwanda Bean Company's New Whoopie Pie Bakery and Flagship Coffee Shop in South Portland, Saturday, June 30, 2018 
Public Being Asked to Name a NEW Cape Whoopies Flavor 
South Portland, Maine - June 11, 2018. One of Maine's newest business partnerships is inviting the public to attend a Grand Opening of it's South Portland whoopie pie bakery and coffee shop Saturday, June 30th. The special celebration and ribbon cutting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with South Portland Mayor Linda Cohen and other special guests and friends. Throughout the day there will be special tastings and offerings of Cape Whoopies gourmet pies and Rwanda Bean Company hot coffees and nitro cold brew coffee. The public will be asked to name a new Cape Whoopies flavor. 
"We have been overwhelmed by the support of so many people since our soft opening a few weeks ago, " said Cape Whoopies founder Marcia Wiggins. "Our customers shared their thoughts and ideas and Mike and I and our hard-working crews listened. We have grown so much already, thanks to our new and loyal customers." 
May 19th, Cape Whoopies, and Rwanda Bean Company announced their partnership with a soft opening of a state of the art bakery, coffee shop and cold-brewing facility at 185 Cottage Road in South Portland.
"There is always a bit of the unknown when you start a new business," said Rwanda Bean Company co-founder Mike Mwenedata, "We have put our heart and soul into creating something special for our neighbors and friends. This is just the beginning."
Marcia Wiggins started her gourmet whoopie pie baking company in her Cape Elizabeth home in January 2013 and in a couple of years moved her production line to Portland's Fork Food Lab. That is where she started talks of collaborating with Ben Graffius, founder of White Cap Cold Brew Coffee and Mwenedata, founder of Rwanda Bean, a Portland coffee company. The rest is now history - Cape Whoopies and Rwanda Bean Company created a new partnership.
The doors at the coffee and whoopie pie shop will open at the regular 6:00 am time on the day of Grand Opening. There will be raffles, contests, prizes, balloons and more after the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Cape Whoopies and Rwanda Bean Company's regular hours are 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Tuesday - Saturday185 Cottage Road, South Portland, Maine 04106.
For more information contact: Cape Whoopies, marcia@capewhoopies.com. 207-409-0957 Rwanda Bean Company, info@rwandabean.com. 207-651-0150

Whoopie Pie Bakery & Coffee Shop Grand Opening Scheduled for June 30th!

June 07, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

Announcing the 💫 OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING 💫 of Rwanda Bean Company and Cape Whoopies, Maine's Gourmet Whoopie Pie at 185 Cottage Road! 🎉🎉🎉


On Saturday, June 30th, we invite you to join us in celebrating the grand opening of our highly anticipated coffee shop, flagship roastery, and whoopie pie bakery collaboration. We'll be open from 6 am to 6 pm, serving up the best coffees, cold brews, and gourmet whoopie pies to ever hit South Portland, Maine! While our official ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9:30-10am (with Mayor Linda Cohen in attendance), visit us throughout the day for all sorts of tasty treats, including White Cap Coffee cold brew and whoopie pie tastings, raffles, contests, and prizes you will love. We'll also have balloons for the kids, cool swag for sale, and the final naming of our newest, NO-NAME whoopie pie flavor. If you haven't had a chance yet to stop by our new digs and taste for yourself what greater Portland’s going crazy over, our grand opening will be the perfect time to learn what we're all about! 🤗

RSVP to our Facebook Event here!


whoopie pie and coffee shop grand opening flyer

PRESS RELEASE: Cape Whoopies and Rwanda Bean Company Announce a New Partnership, New Whoopie Pie Bakery and Flagship Coffee Shop Opening in South Portland, Friday, May 18, 2018

May 14, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

For Immediate Release

South Portland, Maine - May 14, 2018. Marcia Wiggins started Cape Whoopies, a gourmet whoopie pie company in her Cape Elizabeth home in January, 2013. When her business required more work space and larger ovens to keep up with the increasing demand for her Cape Whoopies, Wiggins moved her production line to Portland's Fork Food Lab, a kitchen rental space for food business startups. That's where she met White Cap Cold Brew Coffee co-owners, Ben Graffius and Tom Marlowe, who brew nitro cold brew coffee using beans from Rwanda and Michael Mwenedata, and Nick Mazuroski who started Rwanda Bean, a coffee bean wholesale company in 2014. Last year the two coffee bean companies merged under the name Rwanda Bean Company and named their special nitro cold brew coffee White Cap.

This Friday, May 19th, Cape Whoopies, and Rwanda Bean Company officially launch a partnership with a soft opening of a state of the art bakery, roastery, coffee shop and coldbrewing facility at 185 Cottage Road in South Portland. The Maine companies will share the renovated space which used to be "Cherished Possessions." The neighboring businesses are Ruby Thailand Cuisine, Red's and Ottos.

"I have spent good, long years growing and perfecting Cape Whoopies with the help of family, friends and my husband Dennis, who has always been a good sport about wearing a hairnet while preparing the whoopie pies," says Wiggins. "Cape Whoopies and Rwanda Bean Company will
now share a space in a wonderful community and continue to support one another. I like to think of South Portland as our international headquarters."

Every week dozens of hundred pound bags of bourbon arabica beans will be delivered to the new coffee shop and roastery from Rwanda's mountainous Karora province where Rwanda Bean Company founder Michael Mwenedata lived until the age of 9. During the 1994 Rwandan genocide rebels stormed his village, killing hundreds of people, including his parents and five siblings. Mwenedata lived in refugee camps before immigrating to the United States in 2009. He eventually came to Maine and attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland where he met his business partner Nick Mazuroski, who was already working in the food service business.

"I was determined to find a way to give back to the families in my homeland and to help coffee bean growers succeed. We reinvest fifty percent of our profits to help farmers, their families and communities," says Mwenedata. "Partnering with Marcia and Cape Whoopies and opening our Rwanda Bean Company flagship roastery and coffee shop in South Portland is now a dream come true.


Cape Whoopies and Rwanda Bean Company's regular hours are 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday at 185 Cottage Road, South Portland, Maine 04106.
For more information contact: Cape Whoopies, marcia@capewhoopies.com. 207-409-0957
Rwanda Bean Company, info@rwandabean.com. 207-651-0150
https://capewhoopies.com and https://rwandabean.com/pages/about-us.

Cape Whoopies Whoopie Pie Shop Construction Update

April 24, 2018 2 comments Leave a comment

new cape whoopies whoopie pie shop sign being painted

If you live in greater Portland and love the Maine food scene, you already know about our new digs coming to 185 Cottage Rd in South Portland (right by Red's and Otto's Pizza!).  Not only will this new location house the Cape Whoopies headquarters and whoopie pie bakery, but it will also be a flagship coffee shop, store, roastery, and cold-brew facility for our friends, White Cap Coffee and Rwanda Bean.

You'll always be able to ship our gourmet whoopie pies straight to your door no matter where you live, but very soon, local Mainers can come sip on some coffee and indulge in our treats at the same address that they're made!  Check out these pics of our new building getting a much needed face-lift!  We are SO excited!!!

whoopie pie bakery and coffee shop storefront being painted

whoopie pie shop and coffee shop being painted

painters painting cape whoopies bakery sign

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