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Twinkie Cupcakes

Twinkie Cupcake, cream filling

Twinkies are a pop culture icon, as well as a snack cake. They’re something that everyone can recognize, even if your mom never packed one of the cream filled sponge cakes in your lunchbox when you were a kid. I remember having them as an occasional treat at lunch (usually when I managed to trade snacks with a friend whose mom packed unhealthier treats in ... Read More »

Fat Daddio’s Crème Snack Cake Pan

Fat Daddio Twinkie Pan

Twinkies are an American snack cake icon that have been a lunchbox favorite for decades. Their unusual shape makes the instantly recognizable, whether you happen to be a fan of the cream filled cakes or not. It was only a few months ago that Hostess, the company behind Twinkies and other snack cakes, announced that they would declare bankruptcy and discontinue the snack cakes. A ... Read More »

Hostess finds a Buyer, Twinkies to Make a Comeback

Hostess Twinkies

A few months ago, Hostess, the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, announced that it was going out of business for good. The fate of the iconic brands that it produced – beloved treats that many people grew up eating and had a strong sense of nostalgia about – seemed uncertain. The news that no more would be produced or sold prompted a rush on ... Read More »

Consumer Reports taste tests original and generic Twinkies

Consumer Reports' Twinkie Test

When consumers heard that Hostess was closing its doors for good and that products like Twinkies and Wonderbread would be discontinued, there was a rush to stock up before they were pulled from store shelves. Twinkies in particular were a favorite childhood snack for many of us and, even though some might say that they don’t have the same appeal to an adult palate, it ... Read More »

No More Twinkies, Wonder Bread: Hostess Closes

Hostess Twinkies

Many of us grew up eating snacks like Twinkies and Ding Dongs, trading the individually wrapped snack cakes out of our lunch boxes with friends at school trying to get our favorite flavors. Wonder Bread was another staple that you might have found on your peanut butter or baloney sandwiches, if your parents weren’t ahead of the curve and making your sandwiches with whole grain ... Read More »

Yodels at Sweetie Pies Bakery, Napa, California

Sweetie Pies' Yodel

Sweetie Pies is an adorable bakery on the Napa riverfront that specializes in American classics, like cheesecakes, cupcakes and cream-filled whoopie pies. The place is busy and if you sit inside for more than a few minutes, you’ll see quite a few people come through the doors and leave with goodies. One of their signature items is the Yodel. A Yodel is a cream-filled chocolate ... Read More »

Giant Hostess Cupcake, step-by-step

giant hostess cupcake, innards

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fan of the Pimp That Snack website, where people submit their supersized versions of conventionally smaller snack foods, so when a good friend of mine asked me if I could rework my Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Filling into a giant Hostess cupcake lookalike, I didn’t hesitate before agreeing to give it a shot. The result is the cake ... Read More »

Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Filling

devil's food cupcake cream innards

Who can resist a cream filled chocolate cupcake? It brings back childhood memories for almost everyone, whether your parents let you eat them or you bartered for them with other snack items in the lunchroom. The cream filling recipe I used was given to me a long time ago by a lovely (former) food blogger, Alice (of “My Adventures in the Breadbox” if any of ... Read More »

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