Heart-Shaped Whoopie Pies…plus a Wilton Valentine’s Giveaway!

by Kathy Strahs on February 6, 2012 · 88 comments

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I can already hear the creak of the step stool hinge unfolding the second I tell my 4-year old daughter that I’m about to bake something that involves sprinkles. That’s her cue to drop what she’s doing and get herself propped up next to me at the kitchen island to get involved in the action.

This weekend Heart-Shaped Whoopie Pies were on the menu. We had so much fun with the Bunny Whoopie Pies we made last year at Easter that I was eager to try some for Valentine’s Day. If you’ve never tasted a whoopie pie, these pillowy cakes with marshmallow frosting sandwiched in between are a real treat. Once again, we turned to a Wilton pan (included in today’s giveaway!) to create the fun shape. We decorated them simply with Valentine’s sprinkles around the edges but you can also get really creative and pipe words and other designs on top (like these from Baking Bites).

Ready to bake some fun Valentine’s treats of your own? Wilton is sponsoring a fabulous giveaway for us today: a Valentine’s Day Baking Prize Pack, valued at $50, including the heart-shaped whoopie pie pan plus Valentine’s Day cookie cutters, a pie press, sprinkles and more. Read on for how to enter the giveaway plus the Heart-Shaped Whoopie Pies recipe! [THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED]

Valentine's Day Baking Prize Pack from Wilton

Win a Valentine’s Day Baking Prize Pack from Wilton, including:

  • Wilton Heart-Shaped Whoopie Pie Pan
  • Micro Hearts Sprinkles
  • Jumbo Hearts Sprinkles
  • You Bake Me Smile Window Bag
  • Text Message Icing Decs
  • Heart Shaped Mini Pie Press
  • Hearts a Flutter Cookie Cutter Set
  • You Bake Me Smile Combo Cupcake (baking cups & picks)
  • Valentine’s Nonpareils

Here are five ways to enter, you can do any or all of them (please leave separate comments for each entry): [THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED]

The giveaway will close on Wednesday, February 8 at noon PST. I will use random.org to select one winner and I will announce the winner in this post. I will contact the winner via e-mail – if I don’t receive a response within 5 days I will draw another name. My apologies to international readers, the prize can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

** UPDATE 2/8/12: Congratulations to our winner, #69 Kathryn! **

Heart-Shaped Whoopie Pies


Many thanks to Wilton for sponsoring today’s giveaway.



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erin February 7, 2012 at 3:19 AM

I might try out some heart shaped sugar cookies this V-day!

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Dawn @ My Tasty Space February 7, 2012 at 5:12 AM

My kids really loved it when I made heart-shaped pancakes, which I then outlined with whipped cream and then sprinkled with red sprinkles, so I’ll probably make those again – I have no shaped pans so this is it lol
Dawn @ My Tasty Space´s last blog post ..Baked, Stuffed Tomatoes

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Dawn @ My Tasty Space February 7, 2012 at 5:13 AM

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katrina February 7, 2012 at 6:17 AM

Oh MY! Those whoopie pies look so good – and so celebratory! Making these are at the top of my Valentine list, and I might even finally figure out how to make them gluten free for my granddaughter – thanks!

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Karen @ Goofy Can Cook February 7, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Definitely making strawberry cream cupcakes!
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Nancy February 7, 2012 at 6:46 AM

Hoping to schedule some cherry pie pops into my Valentine’s Day baking!

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Larissa pavei February 7, 2012 at 7:46 AM

I love making red velvet cake..or cupcakes for that matter…it just screams valentine days

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Johannafaye Gannon February 7, 2012 at 8:20 AM

I’m making heart shaped Chocolate Coconut cookies.

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Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family February 7, 2012 at 8:27 AM

I am hoping to make some iced sugar cookies this year however these whoopie pies look AWESOME!

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Russell van Kraayenburg February 7, 2012 at 8:44 AM

How cute is this! As for valentines day I’m thinking something very, very chocolaty!
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Karen February 7, 2012 at 8:44 AM

I will be making classic heart-shaped sugar cookies with pink frosting!

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JessFee February 7, 2012 at 9:59 AM

I think I have to make the Heart-Shaped Whoopie Pies you have posted here. There so cute! Id love to share them with my sweety. My boyfriend and I have been dating for the last 4 years and where crazy in new love every day. I know the Heart-Shaped Whoopie Pies will make him smile and I love when he is happy it is my favorite. <3 Thanks posting!! I just found your page and I also just liked you on my Facebook. Im gonna look around more on your web page. You look like you have a great blog spot. <3 Take care <3

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Rachel February 7, 2012 at 10:20 AM

I will probably try to make cake pops for valentine’s day.

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MaryBeth February 7, 2012 at 10:30 AM

We’ll be making heart cut-out sugar cookies and red velvet cakes baked in mugs. This prize pack is awesome – pick me!!

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deanna middleton February 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

I’m going to make chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate cake in a heart shaped pan, I’m sure 🙂

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Pat R February 7, 2012 at 12:32 PM

I am making my husband’s favorite meal: shrimp cocktail, prime rib and his favorite chocolate cake with buttercream frosting.

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Catie February 7, 2012 at 12:38 PM

I’m not exactly sure yet, but I think it will be something involving red velvet and Nutella!

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Queyonna February 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM

I’m thinking of making some strawberry cupcakes with cute valentine themed decorations!

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Kara February 7, 2012 at 12:44 PM

I’m hoping to make heart shaped brownies with caramel drizzled over top. I’ll probably serve them with ice cream or whipped cream 🙂

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Kathleen S. February 7, 2012 at 12:49 PM

I will make heart-shaped pancakes with strawberries or raspberries and whipped cream on Sunday morning, but I would LOVE to make these for (or maybe with) my kids on Tuesday! Thanks for the idea!

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Julie @BananasForBourbon February 7, 2012 at 12:58 PM

I saw a recipe for red wine lollipops I can’t wait to try!

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Kathy Strahs February 7, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Oh wow – those sound amazing!

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