An Old Classic Jumbo Sized...

Who can resist a Hostess Cupcake, sadly I cannot! So what is better than a twin pack in the 10 for $10 section...a homemade jumbo sized one of course! So I, in truth, can take no credit for the design of this big boy, my ingenious better half came up with this idea as we were driving around running errands one day. I in my usual crabby pants fashion was like " ummm...whatever, so not using that idea" (no this is not how I talk, just how I think, haha) and then I thought a little harder and my next thought was "GENIUS!" Why hadn't I thought of it?!?
So who was this lovely prize for? Our honorary wedding DJ/sister's BF/birthday boy...AKA Bim. We were celebrating  his birthday on Monday, and what's a party without a cake, not much of a party in my opinion! I mean cake/dessert is what makes or breaks a party...keep that in mind for your next party!
To make this guy, here is what I did in short:
  • baked a 6"x4" chocolate cake
  • sculpted the cake once cooled into a tapered-bottom, slightly rounded top cake
  • cut a large (2.5"x2.5") core out of the middle of the cake-making sure to save the core top to replace once filled
  • placed some YUMMY white frosting in the middle and replaced the cake core tops to seal it up
  • covered the top of the giant cupcake with just enough luke-warm ganache to slide into place
  • placed the finishing touch of the white frosting curly-q design across the top
So what kind of white frosting did I use...the really sugary kind that my husband LOVES and always talks about being on every cake he can remember growing up, and as I learned Bim too has a lotta love for this same frosting. I think it is an East Coast thing! But anyway, that being said, here is the recipe, and yes, it is too good to say no to!

White Sugar Frosting:
1 c. vegetable shortening
2 t. butter-vanilla baking emulsion
1/2 t. salt
1.5 lb confectioners sugar
1/3 c. water
Combine shortening, vanilla and salt, cream together. Add in all of confectioners sugar and water, turn electric mixer on low with a towel over the top and allow to mix for 10 minutes until thick and creamy.
Happy baking...happier eating!


  1. Yep, this is a classic alright. Which I've been thinking a lot about lately and think I'll do a post on them.. you know, products that have not changed in decades like Old Spice, or a McDonalds shake, or this cupcake... Love your blog. I'm gonna follow.

    Come and visit my sandwich blog, I'd be honored to have you as a visitor and/or follower! Take care, Keri

  2. but the follow button won't let me.. grrrrrrr

  3. Oh Wow Linzy! That looks delish! A classic for sure. A while back I made a giant sized Oreo cake. To die for! I also have a Twinkie recipe- if any one wants it just drop me a note! :o)


  4. Julie Spencer8/06/2010 9:49 AM

    It's like the giant oreo cookie from " Honey I shrunk the kids". It looks to yummy to be real!! Awesome job Linz.


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