It’s Sunday afternoon in New Jersey. We’re in the path of Hurricane Sandy so we’ve been spending the weekend securing stuff, gathering supplies, and generally battening down every hatch. We’ve even found out that both my and my husband’s places of employment are closed Monday. To an extent, there’s a lot of waiting going on—waiting for the weather to change; waiting for the winds to whip up; and hoping against hope that the winds and water are merciful. As the mother of a four-year-old, I’m also hoping that Halloween—just three days away—isn’t ruined. I know, it’s much more important that we all get through this safely; but Halloween is such a big deal for kids this age. Part of me just wants to laugh in the face of fear. So I reached into my cupboard and took down the Pillsbury Halloween Funfetti Whoopie Pie Kit that has been taunting me for weeks.
My daughter helped put the sandwiches together and she rolled the pies in the sprinkles. They don’t look as perfect as the Whoopie Pies on the box, but I stopped trying for that years ago. The taste? Yummy. The cake was delicate and moist, that perfect snack-cake consistency. The icing was very sweet, but I’d have been surprised if it wasn’t. The sprinkles helped to hold the icing in place and do add a bit of Halloween cheer. All told, I’d buy this again in a heartbeat. So take that, Hurricane Sandy! You’ll have your way tomorrow. But today, life is sweet.
Maggie Hames is the Editor-In-Chief of Media Darlings, a blog that features reviews of all types of kid's media and events, including cinema, tv, apps, books, and music.
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