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Cupcake How To: Hostess Cake Pops

Hostess Cupcake

These cupcakes are cute but old fashioned.

There’s a new cupcake in town: the Hostess Cake Pop Ball. Sugar Derby gives a great photo tutorial for how to make and fill a festive chocolate fudge batter with a whipped filling. These are darling with Glitter Cupcake Wrappers for a charming cupcake stand display.  The upside is that, while we’re not experts, you could probably make these healthier than the package alternative.

I think serving these with a nice cup of milk for an after school treat is a great idea to swap an unhealthy packaged treat with a healthier homemade choice. Think about replacing your processed sweet treats with healthier alternatives by baking your own versions. Just be sure to share them with us so we can see your great baking adventures! Don’t forget to follow our “Creative Cupcake Alternatives” on Pinterest for more fun ideas!

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Back to School DIY: Homemade Hostess Cupcakes!

Faux Hostess Cupcake

Photo and Recipe at

So we were brainstorming school-theme cupcake ideas for fall and Hostess Cupcakes came across our minds like a giant neon sign. I Googled Hostest Cupcake to find this juicy quote:

You get a big delight in every bite.” Florida resident Suzanne Rutland clearly agrees. She’s reportedly eaten more than 50,000 Hostess CupCakes, as many as four per day since her early childhood when she founded a Hostess CupCake Club. “Creamy” was the secret password.” (Quote from

Well, aside from the obsessive fan, this quote is so true because you certainly do get a delight in every bite. Although personally I feel this is true with cupcakes in general. So, why spend the money on packaging when you can make the cupcakes yourself! I found this simple recipe for Faux Hostess Cupcakes online at These cupcakes are the perfect chocolate cupcake for our new mini cupcake wrappers! If each cupcake has a brightly colored cupcake wrapper they look fun and playful. Or keep it simple with some Espresso Cupcake Wrappers. These would be perfect for an afternoon bridal shower or outdoor picnic. If you’re baking them for your kids to take back to school with them this fall try putting them in a Cupcake Dome for safe traveling. You’ll be the talk of the town and all the kids will want to hang out at your house for homemade Hostess cupcakes!

Homemade Hostess CupcakesAwesome photo and recipe from