Hostess Twinkies and Cupcakes | Fun Additions to ANY Party!

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The site of a Hostess Twinkie or cupcake brings back childhood memories. Although I only indulge on rare occasions the creamy, cakey, golden cake and the fluffy white filling always takes me back.

190558627953805293_W5KIMQjC_cFall is great time to incorporate Hostess Cakes into your upcoming fall parties. With most school districts requesting purchased treats and many parents too busy to make them at home, simply grabbing a box of cupcakes or Twinkies makes a great contribution to the classroom party.

190558627954168597_D0JgFiZr_cHosting a Halloween party at home? There are so many fun ways to play with Twinkies. With a little frosting you can turn them into Frankenstein’s bride. Like cake pops? Cut the Twinkie into bite sized pieces and dip… instant cake pop! Looking for something a little more spooky? Try mummifying your Twinkies!

When you’re done dressing up your confections, head over to Hostess’s Facebook Page and share a picture of yourself with them. You might just be the next Hostess Snackstar of the week!

It’s National Dessert Month after all! What better way to celebrate than to play and experiment with your food? My grandma introduced me to Hostess Cupcakes as a special treat. I allow my children to indulge occasionally too, usually as a pat on the back or a job well done. The smiles a cupcake can bring are priceless.

Hostess baked goods are the best-selling snack cake in the history of forever. Although they are not a staple on our grocery list they are a fun addition to any get together, party or even a tailgating party! Not only are they delicious as is, but they are also super versatile. You’ve heard of deep fried Twinkies, right? Well… how about a Twinkie on the grill next to your burger? REALLY… give it a try!



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  1. I just want to borrow the babies! So cute! I think my favorite hostess memory is as a little girl. My brother moved out when I was 8 so I only have a few memories of him at home, but he used to take me out riding in his car, and we would go to the country store and buy a pack of twinkies to share. Funny how I don’t remember him at home much, but I remember those rides and twinkies!

  2. tina m says

    When I was a little girl, every time my dad when to the store, he would always buy me a hostess treat, whether it be a twinkie, donettes or a cupcake…I’d be so happy!

  3. Paula Lee says

    I was in a twinkie eating contest once…you wouldn’t believe how hard it is to swallow them with nothing to drink :p

  4. Catie says

    Once or twice a year, our parents would take us to the Hostess Outlet in our city. We were each allowed to pick out two items – we always looked forward to those trips!

  5. Kim Sullivan says

    One childhood memory that I will forever cherish is going to work with my Grandpa (who was my best friend, too). We would stop at a mom & pop shop along the way – out in the boonies – and he would buy me a root beer and a package of Hostess Suzy Q’s. I looked forward to it everyday!

  6. Kimberly Schotz says

    It was always a special treat when I got a Hostess Snowball in my lunchbox. My mom always bought the pink ones, they are my favorite.

  7. nannypanpan says

    getting the box of twinkies and being able to bring them to school in my lunch..usually had plain jane desserts, so it was always a huge treat

  8. Danielle T says

    My fav memory of twinkies is when my grandma used to put them in the freezer. Then on hot summer days we would enjoy a cool twinkie on the porch. Delish!

  9. Debra Hall says

    i remember as a kid i could buy a little bottle of coke and hostess pie for 23 cents……..old person story ……lol

  10. Tamara B. says

    I remember it was so exciting to always go visit our Grandmother’s house because she always had a cubbard full of Hostess goodies. My favorite was always the cupcakes and we use to sit out on her porch with a glass of Koolaid with our cousins eating the cupcakes. Such fond memories 🙂

  11. Cindy Merrill says

    It was my first day of “real school” ( first grade): I was very scared and not sure what to expect. Lo and behold- when I opened my lunch box I found not one, not two, but THREE Hostess chocolate cupcakes! Well, I made two friends that day- and I was taught how to jump rope at recess!

  12. tracy p says

    I remember trying my first cupcake one a few years ago. It was very very delicious.

  13. Ellen Levickis says

    I attended a Paul Revere and the Raiders concert and Paul Revere threw a Twinkie right to me!

  14. DEBIJOT says

    I remember taking the kids with me grocery shopping when they were younger. They would always head to the Hostess stand first and stare with glazed over eyes.

  15. Melissa Hartley says

    My mom used to buy Hostess snack cakes when I was a child .. loved Twinkies the most. I always
    looked forward to coming home from school & having a Hostess treat 🙂

  16. Claire says

    Every once in a while my dad would take me to get a hostess treat at the gas station after school 🙂

  17. KJ Skib says

    My favorite memory is actually as an adult. There is a resturant in the Roscoe Village neighborhood in Chicago that serves deep fried Twinkies and they are soooooo good!!!

  18. clenna says

    I love Twinkies. My favoreite memory is eating Twinkies for breakfast when I was pregnant – I couldn’t keep anything down except Twinkies!

    clenna at aol dot com

  19. Danielle P says

    When my stepmom was pregnant with my one of my younger brothers she ate devil dogs all the time. The babies dressed as twinkies are really cute!

  20. Andrea D. says

    My best memory is when my mom packed me a Raspberry Zinger in my lunch. It made me feel special and I loved those the most (we rarely got these since I was the only one who loved them).

  21. Carol L says

    That picture is adorable of the Twinkies Twins. 🙂
    I guess my fondest memory is when my 7 kids were very little (before they had their ow families) and they all had come inside from school. We always had snacks when they came home but they were healthy. I bought Hostess Chocolate cupcakes and Twinkies with glasses of milk and their face expressions as they stared at the platter was just priceless, not a sound (which is rare with 7 kids) lol. And so after that that’s what we kept in the house. 🙂
    Carol L

  22. Julie says

    sharing twinkies with best friend Pam at school….like first grade 🙂

  23. Katie L says

    When I man from our church gave me an entire case of hostess cakes after I bought him one.

  24. Joyce Harrell says

    I would love when my Mom would treat me to a Hostess cupcake in my lunch. I just loved them!

  25. Jennifer Reed says

    My favorite Hostess snack cake memory is eating HoHo’s with my Dad while watching TV at night when I was growing up.
    reejen at comcast dot net

  26. Danielle says

    My favorite part of eating a Twinkie when I was a kid, and still is when I occasionally treat myself to one is to lick the gooey part left on the cardboard! Mmmm.

  27. I have been a hostess fan for year’s I especially remember ho ho’s and how great they have always been.

  28. Jennifer Reda says

    i have very fond memories of snoballs! they’re my favorite

  29. Darlene Ysaguirre says

    Every time we go to the grocery store my kids take turns picking ou their favorite hostess treat

  30. Debra Monroe says

    I remember when i was in elementary school, everyday when i got off the bus my mom always had a treat for me, it was mostly twinkies and sometimes homemade cookies. I always loved coming home and mom made me feel so special with her treats, I have always loved twinkies and tried to carry on her tradition with my own children, making them feel just as special as she made me feel.

  31. I remember my mom buying Star Crunch cookies when I was young. My brother and I would sneak em and eat a whole box in a day! My mom didn’t buy em very often! LOL

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  32. Kristyn Martin says

    I remember getting twinkies as a special treat from my Daddy when I was little. I still love them!

  33. My husband putting them on the ban list and me secretly enjoying them and the chocolate cupcakes in the car at the QT. Yum!

    • I hear you Elizabeth!!! Sometimes you just need to indulge a little 🙂

  34. Larissa brunken says

    My husband sharing a twinkie with our daughter for the 1st time!

  35. heather eg kaufman says

    When we got to pick out our weekly treat, I would always pick Twinkies 🙂

  36. Kristin Miller says

    We would get Twinkies as a special treat when growing up. I remember anytime we got one I would eat it as slowly as possible so I could savor the wonderful sugary goodness of it! 🙂

  37. shannon oelrich says

    I used to get the twinkies with jelly in them when my mom would take me to the gas station for a treat

  38. Sandy VanHoey says

    My favorite memory was years ago whenever we took school field trips, my mom would pack my lunches and I’d always look forward to knowing she picked me up a Hostess cupcake and had that in my lunch. I’d eat that before anything else

  39. krista grandstaff says

    My “favorite” Hostess snack cake memory is the fact that every time my parents decided to break the news to my 2 brothers and myself that we would be getting a new sibling, they would buy hostess cakes…( she NEVER bought these, ever…lol) and when she would go to the hospital to have a baby, she’d buy them then as well… to this day, if I bite a twinkie, I feel like I am getting a sister…LOL

  40. ronda garnett says

    Twinkies in my sack lunch

  41. I am sorry. I don’t have a favorite snack cake memory…

  42. When I was a kid, I would only eat the white cream

  43. Leigh Anne Borders says

    My favorite memory is sharing them with my sister

  44. Jenny Lloyd says

    my favorite hostess snack cake memories is going on fishing trips with my dad and eating sno balls

  45. Katy P says

    My favorite is when my Mom would buy a pack of the chocolate frosted cupcakes- she would eat one and let my brother and I split the other one!

  46. Robert Pyszk says

    I remember when I was a kid for Christmas getting a wrapped box of twinkies. Loved them!

  47. Megan says

    The baby costume is adorable! I do love the fried hostess stuff at the fair! 🙂

  48. Seyma Shabbir says

    First time I tried it was in Germany, was a twinkie and loved it!

  49. Debbie Welchert says

    I remember when I was young my dad would take me to work with him and there used to be a hostess bakery next door and he would let go over and buy hostess goodies to have as treats through out the day.

  50. Pamela Halligan says

    My favorite Hostess Snack Cake memory is when I was sitting at the kitchen table and made my mom laugh by placing two twinkies on separate forks and imitating the scene in Benny & June where Johnny Depp uses hotdog rolls on forks as dancing feet. I was young, and it was funny at the time. I liked that movie.

  51. Stacy O says

    Eating the yellow colored cupcakes with my best friend

  52. jamie braun says

    My favorite memory is being prego & making my husband go get me a box of twinkies at 2am!

  53. Erica Barnes says

    My dad would always get me some Twinkies for a treat when he went to the store or gas station. I also remember those Twinkies that had the strawberry jam and cream filling, wish they still made those.

  54. laurie says

    my brother and i use to eat these all the time, my brother use to have eating contest with them

  55. I know this might sounds little weird or CRAZY! But having FUN when I was in high school we would play “Road Kill” with Twinkies 🙂 So everyone would get a Twinkie and place it in the road where ever they wanted to, and when a car would run over your Twinkie you had to eat it….CRAZY RIGHT! Well, it wasn’t to bad because they Twinkie was always smashed inside the little package …It was a FUN memory, good old times but if we did it know we would probably get in trouble…LOL!

  56. Fawn H says

    My favorite memory is walking to the corner store with my best friend Michele and buying a pack of Twinkies and sharing them. We thought were so grown because we were allowed to walk to the store by ourselves.

  57. Lisa L says

    I remember being super happy to get them in my lunchbox. Yum!

  58. Cheryl W says

    Sharing Snoballs with my Daddy when I was little!

  59. Michelle Feliciano says

    Love the idea of mummy-fing the twinkies.

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