ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine is whooping it up in honor of the whoopie pie becoming the official state treat.
Students and staff are celebrating the designation Wednesday by creating a 4-foot-tall replica of Mount Katahdin out of 1,500 whoopie pies made from scratch by the university’s dining services bakers.
The base of the display will use whoopie pies with blue frosting to replicate the Penobscot River. A variety of flavors and colors — pumpkin, chocolate chip, blueberry, and white cake with chocolate frosting filling — will form the rest of Katahdin, which marks the northern end of the Appalachian Trail.
A photo session and brief remarks are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon before pieces of the mountain are broken up and served to hungry students.