How to Make Homemade Hostess Cakes

by Andie Mitchell on October 2, 2011



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I’ve stayed away too long.

And the truth is,

I’ve missed you


More than I ever thought I could miss people I’ve never met or seen or spoken to.

Which only lets me know one thing:

we’re truly



in love.

And I’ll never leave you this long again. 


Forgive me?

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Homemade Twinkies

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin October 2, 2011 at 9:52 pm

I made your Hostess Cupcakes a while back, they were a hit with everyone.


Debra October 3, 2011 at 1:43 am

No forgiveness necessary. Hope everything is well on your end. I miss you when you’re not around. Truthfully,if I attempted to make those Hostess-like morsels of deliciousness, I’d be locked in the kitchen for weeks.


Jamie October 3, 2011 at 2:09 am

As have I. I do miss you and wish I could make that trip out to California to see you again! Your twinkies and cupcakes may be the best I’ve seen on the blogs and boy does it make me want to make a batch or two. I am glad you showed us how to make the twinkie-shaped tins :-)


Lauren at Keep It Sweet October 3, 2011 at 3:07 am

Missed you too:-)


Patricia October 3, 2011 at 3:27 am

I actually used this recipe in my “Learn English Through Cooking” class I taught in the spring. They were a hit.


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh October 3, 2011 at 4:37 am

Uh, with recipes like those? FORGIVEN!!

(Not that it was needed to begin with but you know, to clear your conscience and all!) ;)


Heather (Heather's Dish) October 3, 2011 at 4:48 am

YOM! :)


Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) October 3, 2011 at 7:03 am

Holy moly- homemade Hostess Cupcakes? And I love that you used the butter wrapper as a placemat. ;-)


Lu October 3, 2011 at 7:16 am

I won’t lie, it’s been hard to visit day after day and drool over the amazing pork you posted about. Those Hostess Cakes will bring new life to my marriage*. You didn’t realize that along with being a fabulous writer and cook, you were a marriage counselor. Did you?

*My marriage is not really in trouble.


Melissa October 3, 2011 at 7:42 am

Oh my darling, I have missed your sweet voice. No apologies necessary. I hope your absence just means life is busy and full and happy. XO


Alisha @ Wee Foodie Fashionista October 3, 2011 at 8:34 am

Of course we will forgive you. But perhaps a recipe for Snowballs will help ease us out of our sorrow? I’m just saying. xo :)


sarah October 3, 2011 at 9:11 am

Yay your back!!! xoxo


Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic October 3, 2011 at 10:24 am

We miss you too! Yay for sweet cakes!


Stacy October 3, 2011 at 10:54 am

Thanks! we’ve missed you but know you are working on Great and Wonderful Things!


Leah @ Why Deprive? October 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

I’ve missed your posts, but of course you’re forgiven. :)


Miss McBooty October 3, 2011 at 11:55 am

These look way better than the original cupcakes!!


Megan (Braise The Roof) October 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Missed you, too, mama. Oh and miss you in REAL LIFE in general. :) The pictures of those Twinkies kill me. They kill me, I tell you.


Margaret October 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Woe is me! The pictures to your cupcakes are about half gone!


johnny October 4, 2011 at 2:27 am

There is a lot on your plate so don’t forget to stay grounded! Easier said than done ha!! Hope all your personal relationships don’t suffer. All your friends and family I’m sure are behind you 100%!! Keep the twinkees coming!! :)


Leigh October 4, 2011 at 7:08 am

Your cupcakes and Twinkies look 6873967x better than anything a store could ever, ever, ever offer.


brandi October 4, 2011 at 7:58 am

thanks for the reminder. those hostess cupcakes were my favorite growing up.


Andrea October 4, 2011 at 9:08 am

And you were missed as well.


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