We're so excited for the return of Hostess Twinkies — they'll be back on shelves as of today, July 15 — we've decided to pay homage to the sponge-cake treat by whipping up a batch of them at home. With the same golden color and gooey, marshmallow-like filling, these adorable cakes might make you take a double take, save for their petite size. Watch the video to see how it's done, check out the recipe and get baking.
One eBay seller is even selling boxes of Twinkies for $60 each. Believe it or not, the seller has already sold one despite the staggering price tag.
Do you think it's a brilliant idea to cash in on the Twinkies frenzy or just silly?
If you're the kind of person who likes to snack on a Twinkie every now and again, I'm sorry to say you may want to rethink that snack. Steve Ettlinger, the author of Twinkie, Deconstructed states that there are 39 ingredients in a Twinkie, and all but one are processed. The list, which includes cellulose gum, calcium sulfate and polysorbate 60 are used in sheetrock, shampoo, laundry detergent and even rocket fuel.
It took Ettlinger over five years to track down the source of every ingredient found in a Twinkie. Along the way he discovered that the vitamins, artificial flavors and colorings come from petroleum and sorbic acid is made from natural gas.
When asked about the findings, the folks at Hostess said:
"Deconstructing the Twinkie is like trying to deconstruct the universe. We think the millions of people would agree that Twinkies just taste great."
Oh and one other thing that blew my mind — although really I should've realized this — the creamy middle? According to Ettlinger, that's mostly Crisco shortening.
And while all of this sounds terrible, I'd like to add that these ingredients aren't just found in Twinkies. Many other processed foods contain the same ingredients. Makes you think twice about what you eat, no?
Thanks to GiggleSugar for sending this info on to me!
When I found out that today is Hot Dog Day, I knew I had to share this fun creation. It really takes "semi-homemade" and pushes it to the next level, everything can be bought, but the end result is completely unique. The Hot Dog and Fries Cake is a completely edible, ridiculously sweet cake shaped to look like a hot dog in a bun and french fries. All you need is a loaf cake, a few Twinkies, red frosting, yellow icing, red icing and some green fruit. If you'd rather not use Twinkies, substitute with different kind of cake in the center. Either way, your little ones — and big ones too — are going to love this treat.
To see how to assemble one for yourself, read more
As a kid I was crazy for processed treats like Twinkies and Ho-Hos. However, once I got to college, I made a vow to eat as few as I possibly could. So tell me, why am I so intrigued by the new Banana flavored Twinkies? Does it have something to do with banana being the original Twinkie flavor and how it's the first time since WWII that Hostess has featured it as a "regular" flavor? I'm not really sure, but I strangely want to try them. How about you, will you hunt down Banana Twinkies?
Note: It has actually been a limited edition flavor several times since WWII, most recently for the release of the King Kong DVD.
Source: PR Newswire
So you've decided that you don't really want a traditional wedding cake, but you're not so sure about cupcake wedding cakes either. Well how about one made from Hostess creations? That's right, I'm talking about a cake made from Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, Ho Hos, Suzy Q's, Sno Balls and more. Last year, Readymade magazine's editor Shosana Berger featured a ding dong cake at her wedding.
However, chef Phil Delaplane took his to the next level and incorporated a ton of different
Hostess creations into his wedding cake.
If that one is too over the top for you, then be sure to check out these surprisingly elegant wedding cakes and favors made from Twinkies. You have to admit, those bride and groom Twinkie favors are pretty damn cute.
If you're interested in making them for your wedding, Hostess even has instructions on how to achieve the look.