Whoopie pies got their name from what New England farmers yelled upon finding one in their lunchboxes to celebrate a break from the classic country dish, Rutabaga Sandwiches Again. Squeal for joy with today's Groupon: for $18, you get one dozen assorted whoopie pies at Cakeheads Bakery in Englewood (a $36 value).
The artisan cakesmiths at Cakeheads squish creamy filling between cake cookies to create a kaleidoscopic menu of all-natural gourmet whoopie pies, shipped to restaurants and markets throughout the area. More than a dozen flavors are available, and an assorted box of individually wrapped confections includes at least one classic chocolate cake and vanilla cream, one maple brown sugar, one lemon strawberry, and one chocolate-espresso pie in a total assortment of 12 pies. Order online and trust the skilled sugar spinners to assemble a ragtag crew of cakes, with possibilities including limoncello, butter pecan, chocolate cheesecake, and mint chocolate chip. Then, pick them up in store or, for an additional fee (not included), have Cakeheads ship the pies in hungry-mailman-proof packaging.