Ok, here is the update on the Twinkie situation. Using a recipe for yellow cake that was on About.com, I was able to get a beautiful result. Here’s what it looked like when it came out of the oven:
Then, I let it cool down a bit and I made the icing from a recipe on Recipezaar.com. It wasn’t exactly like twinkies but it’s close enough for me. Using a pastry bag, I filled the sheet cake from the back side, just eyeballing where the cream should go.
One more shot:
Then I cut them into squares and wrapped them individually in plastic wrap.
Ryan has opted not to try one at this time because they don’t look enough like twinkies. I’m hoping he’ll at least taste one later but even if he won’t eat them, I know Sean will. They’re pretty good and they are all natural. No phony ingredients here so I feel good about letting Ryan eat them.
I wonder what other homemade alternatives for their favorite snack foods we can make?