Whoopie pies are one of Maine’s best-loved and most traditional comfort foods – a soft-cookie sandwich with a fluffy sweet cream filling. Amy Bouchard is the proprietor of Wicked Whoopies, a booming whoopie pie business in Gardiner, Maine that Bouchard started in her own kitchen. In the beginning, Wicked Whoopies was born from Bouchard’s passion for baking and a need for additional income for her family. At a pace of twelve whoopie pies per hour, her business expanded quickly – burning out four mixers in just one week. When the kitchen became filled with baking trays stacked as tall as her 10-year old son and the dining room doubled as a shipping center, she decided to move to a commercial bakery. The rest, as they say, is whoopie-pie history.
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