How to Pipe Out Black Forest Whoopie Pies

Let pastry chef David Crofton show you how to pipe out Black Forest whoopie pies in this Howcast food video.

Alright. Let’s get ready to pipe out these Black Forest Whoopie Pies.

We’ve got the chocolate batter. I have a regular cookie sheet and a piece of parchment paper on that. The parchment is going to be great for letting you get the Whoopie Pies off when they’re done baking.
If you have the sil pad, you know the like flexible nonstick pads, those work really, really well.

I’m going to use a disposable pastry bag with a round tip on it. It’s a great tool to use for Whoopie Pies. It will make your piping a lot easier.

You can definitely use a zip lock bag. Just like a baggie. You cut a little hole in the bottom pipe, it out of that. That’s another great alternative if you don’t want to go out and buy all these ingredients. All these supplies. You don’t have to buy them. That’s just fine.

Okay. So the batter did sit for a little bit. So it firms up a little bit. It’s a nice texture now. Easy to pipe. If it’s a little bit firmer, if it’s set, it’s going to be easier to pipe out the Whoopie Pies so the batter doesn’t just run.

You can refrigerate that batter for a few minutes if you want. It’s really up to you. I like to refrigerate it. At the shop we refrigerate it overnight but you don’t have to do that.

Alright. To properly pipe you want to get all the filling at the bottom of your bag. Twist it around to make it a, almost like a balloon of chocolate Whoopie Pie batter.

And when you’re piping you want to hold the pastry bag straight up and down and apply pressure by squeezing with your hand. And then just go ahead and start making the Whoopie Pie.

Usually I just try and make them a couple inches in diameter. One thing, also, you want to try to hold your pastry tip about the same height above the paper as you do each time to make them uniform in depth and not just width. Because that’s an important part of it too.

And, again, if they’re not perfect don’t worry about it. You’re making homemade Whoopie Pies. No one’s going to complain. No one’s going to get upset. It’s just a delicious dessert.

Okay. So we bake them one tray at a time. I’m going to stick these in the oven and get them going so we can get them out and cool off just in time to fill them with some delicious cherry flavored filling. Alright.

Alright. Those are going to bake in a 350 degree oven for about, between nine and 12 minutes. But you want to make sure that they are set and the pie, the Whoopie Pie springs back just a little bit when you touch it. That’s how you know they’re done.

You’ll get a chocolate aroma too is another real indication that they’re ready to go. And once they’re out they’re just going to take a few minutes to pipe.

While we’re waiting for those to bake and cool we’ll get the filling ready.