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Coil Cakes Mini Cake Pan

Coil Mini Cake Pan

Wilton’s Coil Cakes Mini Cake Pan doesn’t look like anything special at first glance. It’s a nonstick pan with six shallow, rectangular cavities on it and it isn’t immediately obvious as to what the pan can be used to make. This pan is something special, however, because it is the perfect size for making single serving rolled snack cakes, like homemade Swiss Rolls or Yodels. ... 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 »

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 »

Snack cakes promoted with cake-dispensing billboard

Mr Kipling brand cake ads

When a new bakery or cupcake shop opens up, a plate of samples is sure to entice potential clients to come in for a taste. Prepackaged food producers, including both big companies and smaller gourmet mail-order places, don’t have this option and can’t make a connection with a customer unless someone gets something as a gift or is drawn in by good advertising, reviews, etc. ... Read More »

Banana Whoopie Pies

Banana Whoopie Pie

The next time you have overripe bananas in your kitchen, don’t make a banana bread. Instead, make some Banana Whoopie Pies. The classic whoopie pie is a chocolate cookie with a vanilla filling. This is a great combination in many types of desserts, but there is something about the soft, cake-like outer cookie and the creamy filling that make whoopie pies almost irresistible. This banana ... Read More »

Homemade Butterscotch Krimpets

Butterscotch Krimpet, up close

If you’re from the Philadelphia area, I probably don’t have to tell you what Tastykakes are. For those of you who aren’t, Tastekakes are a regional brand of packaged snack cakes. Fans of these cakes will say that they’re better than those other brands (Hostess, etc), and I think they might be right. Tastykakes come in a wide variety of flavors, many of which are ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Tasty Kakes

Tasty Kakes are snack cakes that are originally from (and hugely popular in) the Philadelphia area. Since a lot of my family lives out there, I regularly got to taste these delicious cakes when I was growing up, despite the fact that they weren’t sold out in California. More recently, I have seen a kind or two in the market, but they are still largely ... Read More »

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