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telophase ([personal profile] telophase) wrote2012-11-16 10:11 am

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Given the news that Hostess is going under my childhood is dying! *sniff*, I give you a link to a Homemade Ding Dong Cake. Yes, it makes a GIANT DING DONG. Yes I have made it. Yes I will make it again (hmmm, I did volunteer to bring dessert to Thanksgiving...if I make the chocolate whiteout cake variation nobody will know it's actually a giant Ding Dong. and I can cry silently into my cake after dinner)
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[personal profile] yhlee 2012-11-16 05:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I know this is horrible of me, but my first thought upon hearing the news was that maybe Joe will let me have ONE LAST TWINKIE. (I have not had one in literally years because he disapproves of them so much. My stance has always been that one Twinkie a year will not kill you.)
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[personal profile] movingfinger 2012-11-16 06:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Emily Lucchetti has a phenomenally good recipe (better than that one, IMO) in one of her dessert cookbooks, which if you want I will locate...
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[personal profile] movingfinger 2012-11-16 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Looks like Drake's are still around, despite having been actually owned by evil Hostess for a while.

[personal profile] tool_of_satan 2012-11-16 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
And Tastykake, which I always thought had even worse products than Hostess.

[personal profile] tool_of_satan 2012-11-16 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think I have ever eaten a Little Debbie product. Might have been a regional thing back then. Or maybe we were also rich. :)
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[personal profile] movingfinger 2012-11-16 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
My mom bought weird graham cracker sandwich cookie things called Scooter Pies and nobody else's mom bought them so I have no idea why the grocery store even stocked them.
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[personal profile] movingfinger 2012-11-16 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Jelly Krimpets are about the best of the Tastykakes.

A lot of people go (albeit covertly) for mini-doughnut products in all these lines, and so I believe the Death of the Donette is going to be felt most widely of all.

[personal profile] tool_of_satan 2012-11-17 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Mini-doughnuts? Really? I thought those were nasty even as a kid.
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[personal profile] viridian5 2012-11-17 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
I want my precious Devil Dogs to be safe!

[identity profile] 2012-11-17 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
But, but! What will happen to the Twinkies? I never have tried one and now I'll never know what all the fuss was about. Also now when I'm gorging myself on Tunnock's Tea Cakes ('s) it's going to make even less sense when I blurt out "but at least they're not Twinkies!" as if that made it all okay.
Edited 2012-11-17 03:13 (UTC)

[identity profile] 2012-11-19 07:04 pm (UTC)(link)
PM me your address. This deficiency will be corrected!

You may find you like them and then will have to change your mantra to "At least they're not deep-fried* Twinkies or served with squeeze cheeze!**"

* Yes, I've had one. Someone gave Toby a Twinkie deep-frying kit as a joke, so we brought it to a party and tried it out. What happens is that the cream (oops, "creme") filling vanishes into the sponge cake, so you end up with and extra-moist Twinkie.

** These I have not had, but I know a lot of people who have, copying a scene in Weird Al's movie UHF, in which a character takes a Twinkie, splits it down the middle, puts in a hot dog and tops it off with squeeze cheeze ( (also known as spray cheese). While I can see how a refined version would work -- good sausage, a sweet-flavored bread roll, and good cheese -- OH DEAR GOD THAT IS NOT TOUCHING MY MOUTH

ETA: The scene in question. (

ETA ETA: The offer above is contingent on my being able to find the tasty treat in question, however: I'm hearing reports from others that all Hostess products have been disappearing off their shelves as people panic and stock up. XD
Edited 2012-11-20 15:45 (UTC)

[identity profile] 2012-11-20 04:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Hehe! The Twinkipocalpse is nigh, hoard all the treats you can find! I guess this will just have to be another sad regret added to the pile of "things I could have done but couldn't really be bothered". Such a heavy creme-filled burden to bear.

Also dear goodness, that hot dog/ twinkie/ cheese in a can sounds (and looked) absolutely revolting! I can see how the general idea might work (your refined version), but I can barely stand to look at that monstrosity let alone want it anywhere near my mouth.

I may never eat a Twinkie, but the thought of a deep fried creme-filled cake makes my heart muscles seize in unhappy ways. I guess even my lardy arse has a line it refuses to cross and that seems to be deep frying anything mostly consisting of sugar. XD

[identity profile] 2012-11-20 04:14 pm (UTC)(link)
You should make it over here come State Fair season, then. If it can be battered and stuck on a stick, it's deep-fried! INCLUDING BEER (

I hasten to add that I've never been to the State Fair but I have friends who go every year and report back, and had the beer-onna-stick. (IIRC, it was basically a beer dough ball.)

Edited for spelling. Things are stuck on STICKS, not TICKS.
Edited 2012-11-20 16:16 (UTC)

[identity profile] 2012-11-20 04:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I know I've been reading [ profile] ursulav's LJ just long enough when the thought of things stuck on ticks seems perfectly normal. I can just see the giant State Fair Tick now, a giant creature long since colonised by the ancestors of the deep-fried stall owners that make their living migrating with it from state to state and selling their wares to those that come to marvel at the spectacle.