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Homemade Hostess Twinkie Recipe

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Step 2: Making the molds

Picture of Making the molds
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The fancy Twinkie molds are nice if you're going to be making them a lot, and they sure cut down on waste.  But for my first time out, I decided to make them out of what I already had on hand: aluminum foil.

The trick for making a Twinkie mold from is quite simple, and easy to get the hang of.   And if you're making Twinkies for the legions, I recommend making the half-sized molds that I used.  In fact, just do it that way.   You don't need to be eating that much Twinkie!  Then you can have two.

Cut  twenty four 9" sheets of aluminum foil
Fold each piece of aluminum foil in half twice. 
Wrap the folded foil around a small spice bottle to create a mold. 
Leave the top of the mold open for pouring in the batter. 
Repeat.

Arrange on a cookie sheet or in a shallow pan.   Spray molds with non-stick cooking spray. 

Preheat the oven to 325F (160C)


 
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K-Note722 years ago
Here I found a way to make a dozen 4-inch cake mold while using minimal tin foil. For a 12-inch wide roll of foil, I cut six 7-inch lengths and cut each of those lengths in half. Then I just rolled those around a 4-inch seasoning container. And because this is the method for temporary molds and some of the cake always sticks to the mold, It's easier just to unfold the foil and peel it off.