Sunday, April 20, 2008

Hostess cupcake seeds

Hello, hello!

I'm not posting a Sunday Short today, because I spent all day today and half of yesterday on my new project, and I can't wait another minute to share!

I saw these lovely cupcake pops on Bakerella a while ago and decided I needed to copycat.



Aren't they adorable? My biggest problem was..I can't have white chocolate. I used to be allergic as a kid, and I have a sneaking suspicion that I've grown out of that, and now it's just the smell/memory association of all those sicks that gets me. Anyway..hard to work with white chocolate or almond bark if the smell makes you gag.

While eating the chocolate balls I made as a practice, my mom told me they tasted like Ho-Ho's. I should have got a mirror right then and checked for one of those cartoon lightbulbs. What an idea!! I'm going to make Hostess cupcakes on a stick. Being me, they had to be just right. NO faking..they had to have filling, icing , and those little squiggles. So...after many maddening trials, here they are:

The little buggers are pure evil. I had issues with the creme filling, then the chocolate, then trying to make them all stand up in the foam board I got. Now they are happily marching in formation across the counter.







Here's the middle:




They actually taste pretty darn good! I'm bringing them to my book club meeting tonight for all the ladies to enjoy while we discuss 'A Slice of Life' by Cupcake Brown.

15 comments:

Starla said...

haha,

you're crazy. But they do look delicious!

Bakerella said...

You did a great job! I love the whole hostess angle. Wish I had some right now.

caroline said...

I'm obsessed with Bakerella's cupcake pops, but you've taken them to a whole new level with the Hostess idea. How did you fill such tiny cupcakes?

Miss Shavon said...

Starla- Of course I'm crazy...who in the world would do such a thing otherwise.

Bakerella- Couldn't have done it without you!

Caroline- I actually had a hard time! I decided next time to mix up a batch of filling and create a cavity as I'm shaping them, fill it, then pop a top on them. Otherwise, it's difficult to get the filling consistent on all of them, and it makes big holes.

Bakerella said...

Me again. I'd like to use one of your cupcake pop pics in a photo round up. Can you email me if you're interested. I'd also like to use your first name and state with it. Thanks!

Rachelle said...

Those are really cute! Great idea to turn them into little Hostessellas!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

so cute!

Dawn said...

cute, Cute, CUTE! And they look sooo yummy, too. Love them!

HoneyB said...

What an awesome idea for the cupcakes! Love them!

Liz said...

They are so cute but I'm sure they would be unbelievably hard work!

Sue Sparks said...

I love these! They're adorable as hostess cupcakes:)

Heather said...

I love it! I have been dying to make these but our son is lactose intolerant...you made an all chocolate version look fabulous!!!

Nice!

Tami said...

These are so cute! They look very good.

Anonymous said...

I would like to say that Misses Cakes is quite pleased with the outcome of your project. Misses Cakes wishes you to know that your creation is almost as good as her vine-grown cupcakes that can only be found in the Napa Valley, CA. Misses Cakes would also like to ask if she could try one of your cupcakes.

Cathy said...

Is there a recipe for this one somewhere? If not, a "how-to" for how you got the cream in and what you used? Thanks! :)