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Hostess Twinkies Cake

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Another half-baked idea...a giant Twinkies cake. (Plagarized and muddled paragraph follows:) I totally disagree with somewhere in the fine print of the contest rules that says something against cupcakes and snack cakes are not cake, which along with the Shangrilarcadia's Hostess Cupcake cake instructable inspired me to make a cake based on perhaps the most infamous snack cake there is: the Hostess Twinkies brand Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling.

In between my cartooning chores I try to find the time to do an instructable or two. So I would classify what follows as a minimalist-lazy-butt-speed-instructable with shortcuts taken wherever I can. Actually, a true feat of engineering...
 
 
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Step 1: It will pan out one day...

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Create your custom cake mold by following the instructable for custom cake molds. I tried to make the giant Twinkies mold dimensions based on scaling up the recommended (13 x 9 x 2) inch pan to use. The mold is (13 x 4.5 x 4) inches to accomodate the same volume. The sides can be higher to prevent any spillover when the cake rises. Cover the cardboard form with at least 3 layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Shape, form and remove from the master mold.

No, I do not think IKEA really sells the RACK TWINKEN mold. I just wrote the logo on. By the way, does anyone know if the names of their products are real Swedish words?

Step 2: Batter up!

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Use any prepared cake mix or your recipe created from scratch. I just used a yellow cake mix purchased from the supermarket. Place the mixed batter into the heavily greased and flour-dusted mold. Bake according to directions on the box. It looks like the cake did not rise to the occassion so the stated yield on the box was way under estimate. I think two boxes of mix would have worked to fill the entire mold. When cooled, it should come easily out of the mold. You can invert everything onto a big plate. Turn it back over again so that the exposed baked top is on top.
R.I.P. Twinkies...
c-face1 year ago
mmmm twinkies!!
cdays_011 year ago
Hey,
I'm not trying to take anything away from your instructable. It's actually a very well done step by step. I just wanted to throw in my two cents:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/homemade-twinkies/
this is for a twinkie copy cat recipe that I have made before. It's really, really, close to the original. So, basically use what you've done with an actual recipe. I hope you take this as a compliment to your instructable.
caitlinsdad (author)  cdays_011 year ago
Thanks, sounds about right 25 normal sized twinkies = 1 giant twinkie.
this is FREAKIN GENIOUS!!! Downloading!!
Derek Vigil2 years ago
Ha! nice way to advertize for another Instructable. I have to try someday.
=SMART=5 years ago
According to Homer Simpson; Twinkies are the only food that can survive nuclear fallout :P
zascecs =SMART=4 years ago
 Probably because they don't expire; there's nothing real in them. It's like visiting a science lab and eating all of their chemical experiments.
That's actually not true. Due to them being baked they are expected to last around 25 days.
caitlinsdad (author)  =SMART=5 years ago
That and bugs. But I don't think bugs eat Twinkies.
Na i don't think they do, they couldn't open the packet :D
perhaps they evolve blades or opposable thumbs
or they just eat through the packet
The cockroach in Wall-E eats Twinkies
flower beetles to be exact
According to Homer, if you age them 10 years they turn to liqour
hojop25 =SMART=5 years ago
i thought that was peter griffin?
=SMART= hojop255 years ago
oh yea, it was ! well spotted :D
hojop25 =SMART=5 years ago
lol :)
stewie turned into an octopus and laid eggs
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King8253 years ago
You've done Tallahassee Proud.
:D
Cool instructable.
caitlinsdad (author)  thefutureisnow3 years ago
Pretty awesome!
there's that swedish chocolate... i dont know what it's called, though.
Daim
Pothuset5 years ago
About IKEA: No, it is'nt a Swedish word. The founder's name is Ingvar Kamprad. He is born on the farm "Elmtaryd" near the small village Agunnaryd in the southern Sweden. He took the capital letters from his name and birthplace (Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd, Agunnaryd) and that became IKEA. Now you know :)
caitlinsdad (author)  Pothuset5 years ago
Thanks for the IKEA trivia. I think they name some of the things in a clever marketing way or use esperanto-ish words to label products for global understanding, although the English language is derived in part from Northern European roots.
No, in fact most of the products names are either Scandinavian personal names (Arvid, Hedda, Andrea, Bosse) or name of places in Scandinavia (Ektorp, Hensvik, Torsby, Bellinge).
what about appelkaka???? is that real? because its a legit apple dessert pastry u kan but ther
Appelkaka means applecake so yes, it's real
 It's just the name of the store thast is gibberish. The product names are all actual swedish words or names.
LilLaTLuv4 years ago
Hey! That is a big, freakin' Twinkie. I think I've gained a few pounds just looking at it. Wow, you must have put a lot of work into that. I wonder what it tastes like...guess I'll have to find out! Thanks for the inspiration! Now I wonder who will come out with the giant Ho-ho... Luv ya, Tashi :)
 tastes like twinkie, what else do you want?
I've been told I make a mean HO HO cake that needs lots of milk to go down.:)
Thats what she said
DebH575 years ago
I'm not much for twinkies but the kid is so cute, can I just have her instead?
Lol. Yeah, the little girl is adorable. Wonder how much of the giant Twinkie she gets to eat.
nom nom nom nom nom nom nom
spiffytessa5 years ago
Ahh, the Hostess Twinkie. I have never actually seen anybody eat one of these before. Is that a Canadian thing? ;)
caitlinsdad (author)  spiffytessa5 years ago
Nope, pure American junk food.
haha. that things huge...ITS ALIVE!
Flumpkins5 years ago
can I have a peice?
caitlinsdad (author)  Flumpkins5 years ago
remember ie like in piece of pie

Make your own and impress your friends.
remember ie like in piece of pie

Huh?

Anyways, I don't like cooking :(
caitlinsdad (author)  Flumpkins5 years ago
Just hinting at correcting your typo...
Oh... thanks!
Sunny1246135 years ago
I love Twinkies.Now I want my mom to make this!!!! Hey C.D. can you make more abnormally large items???
caitlinsdad (author)  Sunny1246135 years ago
Welcome to Instructables. If you haven't figured it out yet, click on the highlighted in orange username to link back and see the list of a member's projects. I have a bunch of fun giant stuff to build. And don't forget to browse through the community forums. Have fun!
Cool! Thanks!
Wired_24_75 years ago
When I first saw this, I thought you were going to bake a cake USING twinkies as an ingredient. Now that would be an awesome idea \(O.o)/
caitlinsdad (author)  Wired_24_75 years ago
Your final product is only as good as the freshest ingredients you put in it. I don't think anyone considers anything fresh in a Twinkie. Twinkie tower cakes have been done before but this is way cooler to bite into that big blob of creme filling in the middle and you have to use both hands to eat it like a Whopper.
is there a way to fill it up nicely? it looks like itss filled where its injected only...
caitlinsdad (author)  Kaiven5 years ago
I guess you could tunnel it out with a small spoon or knife and then fill it up. The expanding foam from the whipped cream can doesn't really have that much pressure to it to force its way into a bigger nook and crannie. You might try a giant syringe injector or bicycle pump to really push the creme into the cake.
i was thinks a turkey baster to fill t with whip cream. im still not sure how to tunnel it without damaging the bottom alots, but ill have to see. oh, im actully doing this becuse my dad want twinkies. we have yellow cake mix and whip cream. he'll be happy when he comes home :)
caitlinsdad (author)  Kaiven5 years ago
Please show us your masterpiece!
my babies just went into the oven. TOOK OVER 45 MINUTES JUST TO POUR THEM IN THE MOLDS!!! i decided not to post pics till i finish...
noyt done yey :P i only have the mold and im still playing games, so it will be made in a vcouple of hours
ceugene225 years ago
When this happened it caught the world off guard An epic scene, a memory that you could not discard Who would have guessed these two titans of obesity and tooth decay Would break so many kid's hearts in such an upsetting way The loving memories before this you could not forsake The day Twinkie the Kid battled Captain Cupcake Toucan Sam would choose sides and give the Kid some twine Cap'n Crunch would throw his fellow Captain a life line Fruity Pebbles took one side and Trix Rabbit took the other Aunt Jemima split sides with Uncle Ben her twin brother Count Chocula severed ties with his long time friend Tony the Tiger of Frosted Flakes Nobody realized how much trouble was started when Twinkie the Kid battled Captain Cupcake Now both state their case in front of the FDA This is to determine who goes and who stays The Twinkie Kid tells about his spongy outside Captain Cupcake fires back with his pure chocolate pride Captain Cupcake mumbles I bet you would get seasick Twinkie the Kid hears and replies I know a rotund fella like you couldn't control a lasso or perform horse riding tricks In the end, they both reconcile and admit trying to outdo one another was a big mistake Generations down the road, history will repeat itself with a legendary battle of belly busters between Twinkie the Kid and Captain Cupcake
caitlinsdad (author)  ceugene225 years ago
Ah, a commenter in verse no better way to converse I thinketh grand you mention brand See what is good and what is bad I dropped me Oreo, so sad :-(
NeonLime5 years ago
I Hate Twinkies! Id like This Though. This is Cake And whipped Cream :D +1 BEST & COOLEST GIANT SIZED SNACK WEBSITE - PimpThatSnack.com They Have Giant Everything :D
caitlinsdad (author)  NeonLime5 years ago
PimpThatSnack looks like mostly stuff available in the UK. We're talking pure American junk food here. :)
True ;) but Theres Some Things That Arent :D Snickers Twix Reeses Peanutbutter Cup, Theres A GIANT Oreo Too :D
That looks good.
+1 rating.
+1 vote.
caitlinsdad (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
Thanks, your starting to slow down in your old age...
Haha! But yeah, I'm not commenting everything anymore. Just some. (Did you see my HQ Slideshow?) I might go back to commenting a lot soon though...
Viva la cupcake!
caitlinsdad (author)  shangrilarcadia6 years ago
You may have started a revolution...gather the shortbreads, rally the Dunkin Donut munchkins, stand up to the yeast and rise....
Ora6 years ago
Great instructable, the cake looks great! The question is: Does it last forever and survive nuclear fallout?
caitlinsdad (author)  Ora6 years ago
The half-life of Tw (Twinkium) is something like a zillion thousand years or something. You'll still find remnants of the leftover creamy filling used as mortar to build the Acropolis and the Pyramids...
Brennn106 years ago
MMMM! That looks so delicious!
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