My Version of the Hostess Cupcake

So a few days ago, it was announced that Hostess was going out of business. Stock up on your Twinkies as you get ready for the apocalypse. Hostess also made those chocolate cupcakes with the signature loop design. So, to honour the dearly departed Hostesss, I thought I’d post my version of the Hostess cupcakes that I did a few years ago.

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Strawberry Banana Chocolate Cupcakes

This experiment came about when a friend challenged me to make a chocolate banana cake that would rival that of Future Bistro. My personal challenge was to get rid of various ingredients in my kitchen and put them all in one recipe. Making the cupcakes look like a banana split sundae was a last minute thing. Continue reading

Desserting in Italy

Back in May, I went to Rome, Florence and Venice and it was a glorious excursion of delectable food including dessert (plus art, history and all that stuff). Let’s run through them, shall we?

Hazelnut and Vanilla Gelato with Amaretti Cookies

Profiteroles with Whipped Cream

Creme Caramel

Millefoglie with Chantilly Cream and Strawberries; Served with Grilled Pineapple


Minecraft Cake

This Minecraft requires two 8″x8″ square pans, a vanilla cake recipe (or chocolate but I used vanilla), 500 mL heavy cream, 1 package of instant vanilla pudding, 2 batches of marshmallow fondant (one batch tinted light brown, the other white), one batch of buttercream frosting (enough to coat the cake… it’ll be covered in fondant), some red and brown pearl dust and a little bit of vodka for painting. If you have gray petal dust for a little bit of detailing and shading, have at it!

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