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OT: Graduation Cake Idea

Florida Grillin GirlFlorida Grillin Girl Posts: 4,371
edited 12:27AM in EggHead Forum
A TWINKIE CAKE! For all you crafty people out there.

I made this cake for my nieces graduation party last year, and was asked to do it again for my other niece this year.

I visited the Hostess store, bought all this week from expiration stuff , spent $30, and this is what I came home with:


I opened all the packages and started building it. My dining room smelled like a bakery!


I used angel food cake in the middle and anchored everything to that using toothpicks. I bought canned icing to use for spackle, but didn't end up needing it.


I went to Target for the plastic base and columns which helped make the top layer, it was $6, I think. I saved them and will use them again.

For the very top, I used 2 pictures of my niece and glued that on some paper each side and stuck it into the cake with a bamboo skewer. This was after a 45 minute car ride!


Thanks goodness I kept a list of what I bought so I won't have to figure it out again:

30 Hostess Twinkies
16 Hostess cupcakes
10 Hostess Ho Ho's
36 mini-cakes
2-3 pack Rasberry Zingers w/ coconut
2 round Angel food cakes 8" each

All I can say is the kids loved it last time. I hope this years cake turns out as good. Watch out for toothpicks, though!


  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 4,247
    That's way cool. :laugh:
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • beesbees Posts: 335
    Faith,that's looks like such a fun creative idea, and besides who hasn't had and loved twinkies and ho-ho's. Great pics.Randy
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Great looking cake. So she graduated already??? Now out into the cruel world... :) ;)

    Tell her we said good luck... :lol:
  • Kim, that was last year for her H.S graduation. I have another one graduating next month, so I am doing another cake.
  • I found a closer pic of the cake~ this is before I left the house and had a 45 minute car ride!

  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Well darlin' I have put on two or three pounds just looking at this post! :laugh:
    Very cool :cheer:
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    What a cool idea!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,633
    Talk about your sugar rush :woohoo:
    Looks good....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    that's pretty cool. :laugh:
    give the people what they want!
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Awesome! Can I get a side of insulin with that to go? :cheer:

    Great job Faith,


  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    I bet they eat the heck out of that! Creative idea!
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  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Faith no doubt, You really know what she likes. Just look at her smile, a picture forever.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    TOO COOL! I LOVE it! :)
  • ShedFarmShedFarm Posts: 499
    Seeing those pictures reminds me of my birthday cakes, growing up. Somehow, one year, my parents got the idea that I had a serious thing for Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets. Starting with a birthday in my early teens, they began building birthday cakes for me out of nothing but Krimpets. Boxes upon boxes of Krimpets were sacrificed each year.

    TO THIS DAY (I'm 43 now), they still find and buy at least two boxes of Krimpets for my birthday, and give them to me with the biggest grins on their faces. A couple of years ago, they even included a Krimpet Christmas ornament they'd found somewhere.

    They will never find out that while I think they're okay, I've never LOVED them. I've never had the heart to tell them this fact, because they have such a ball each year, tracking them down and handing them over to me.

    Looking at your creation, if that was the "cake" I'd been presented with each year, I'd still be asking for it!
    BJ (Powhatan, VA)
  • No kiddin, Frank.. that thing is pure sugar!
  • Gator Bait, this is PURE sugar here. No expiration date needed, but they put one anyway.
  • Shedfarm, that is a crazy story. I never even heard of Butterscotch Krimpets. I agree with you, after all this time, I wouldn't have the heart to tell the parents the truth either. I guess it's too late to explore why they think you love those Krimpets.

    Non of the kids ever mentioned liking twinkies, it was me that thought they might like a cake made of them.
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Sweet! I like :woohoo:
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Great job Faith! Very innovative!
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