The whoopie pie (alternatively called a gob, black-and-white, bob, or “BFO” for Big Fat Oreo) is an American baked good that may be considered either a cookie, pie, or cake. It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of cake, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them, something like an over sized macaroon.

At Wickedfood Cooking School we had never heard of them before we opened our copy of  The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days. After the success of their first cookbook, last year, this is there second cookbook on baking.

The hummingbird bakery has brought their mouth-watering yet easy-to-make cupcakes to kitchens everywhere and this time they show readers how to bake delicious cakes and other sweet delights. This beautifully designed, lavishly photographed book takes you through the year, offering simple baking recipes suited to favourite seasonal events and celebrations – Valentine’s Day, Spring Weekend Bakes, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Easter, Summer afternoon Tea, Birthdays and Celebrations, Rainy Day Treats, and Christmas. There are many inspired recipes that will encourage you into the kitchen even if there is no special occasion!

The hummingbird bakery cake daysThe Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days includes over 100 easy recipes for everything from classic layer cakes and cookies, to cheesecakes and pies. For cupcakes alone there are over 40 recipes, including red velvet, lemon meringue, sticky toffee, strawberry daiquiri and earl grey tea.

At Wickedfood Cooking School we will use this book for inspiration when developing future baking classes.

Interested in buying this book? Visit – Red Pepper Books – The South African online bookshop, are able to offer you great prices on any book you are looking for, and they deliver to your door. Pay only R270 for this book (Recommended Retail Price = R300)! Red Pepper Books is offering Wickedfood subscribers an EXTRA 10% off this book. Simply type in the promotional code WICKEDFOOD on the shipping page of the checkout process and your purchase will be reduced by a further 10%.

For recipes by Hummingbird Bakery, click here

Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built Johannesburg cooking studio. Cookery classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – teambuilding cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.

Our cooking lessons are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and team building cooking classes these events are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.