We're friends, right? So if I share a project that totally failed, you won't judge me too harshly? Good...I'm glad to hear that!
I've been wanting to make these cupcakes for a while now. I LOVE everything Hostess (Cupcakes, Ding Dongs, Twinkies, Ho-Ho's), so as soon as I saw these, they immediately went on my 'to do' list.
We're in the process of moving right now, and after a weekend of cleaning, painting, and packing, these cupcakes were calling my name. It wasn't until after I had already baked the cupcakes and made the filling that I realized all of my cake decorating supplies were sitting in a box over 200 miles away....UGH! So I tried to improvise with what I had. I poked a hole in the bottom of each cupcake with a wooden dowel, put the filling in a Ziploc bag, and did my best at filling them.
As you can see, the filling stayed toward the bottom of the cupcakes. And some cupcakes ended up with hardly any filling in them at all! And if I'm being totally honest, I added a little too much sugar to the filling, making it a tad bit gritty....
Now, on to the frosting....the recipe calls for melted wax to be mixed in with the chocolate. I have no idea what kind of wax to use for this, so I just mixed in about 1 Tablespoon of shortening. It was still good, but really thick. Almost too thick.
So, after totally failing at these cupcakes this time, I am determined to make them again when I have all of my supplies (and when I figure out the whole 'wax' thing). If anyone has made these before and knows anything about the 'wax', please share! I really want to make these the right way....they're still calling my name!