The Story of Creating the Best Maine Whoopie Pies
From the moment I first learned to cook, I have loved making delicious food for my friends and family just to hear their enjoyment! Once I moved to Maine and tasted a whoopie pie, I just knew that I could do better. I was lucky enough to be able to travel and as I traveled to other countries I encountered amazing flavors! I kept thinking how wonderful it would be to bring these incredible ingredients back to Maine and to my own baking. As I developed my own recipes and tricks I also found more friends who loved Maine whoopie pies. If you’re anywhere near Portland, Maine, you know DiMillo's Floating Restaurant.
My husband and I became regulars every Friday night and often brought whoopie pies to all the employees, again, just so we could experience the frenzy as people tasted our delights! My husband had to fight his way into the bar area when he was carrying a large tray of pies, with the patrons trying to grab one before he could hand them off to the employees. It was so much fun to see the excitement! My oldest daughter often said we should start a business with this great little pie. Through a series of events, our whoopie pie company, Cape Whoopies, was born.
I've enjoyed every moment, starting in my own home kitchen, turning our basement into a commercial kitchen, moving into Fork Food Lab, then finally our own space…getting my product into Wegman's grocery stores, in MA, PA (and more states coming soon...) as well as several restaurants, coffee shops and pizza places, and Goldbelly. I must say I love what I do and I do what I love...and most of all I love to exceed your every expectation with my little gourmet whoopie pies!
We have a beautiful family who appreciate our business and always jump in and help when things get difficult...they also remind us of whats important! We've always felt that this business was a gift from God... and we thank Him for it, every day! One of my beautiful great nieces wrote me a note with this verse in it to remind me, even on the busy difficult days, that everything is going to be okay because God is running the show!
Isaiah 41:10, 20
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the LORD has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.
The Birth Place of Cape Whoopies Gourmet Whoopie Pies
Cape Whoopies lives in the land of lighthouses and boats and rocky shores. It’s a cozy place to be where your mind is taken to days of long ago, when every day was filled with hard work, a cup of coffee, and a treat was the reward of the day. Think of hours by the sea where the fog is rolling in and the waves are crashing on the shore. There, on the porch, is your favorite chair, waiting for you, along with a cup of coffee and a sweet treat (a whoopie pie!). If you can't already tell, we absolutely love the feel of Maine and the way the people love their whoopie pies. We are so inspired by where we live that we desire to share our special New England dessert with all our customers in the hopes that they will hear the fog horn and feel the sea’s mist on their face, just as we do, every day while we bake.