April 10, 2011
Remember the Hostess Flash Cakes from last fall? Or the Flash cupcakes my wife made after seeing them? Or the Flash and GL cupcakes that Jeff sent in after seeing those?
Over the last few months, I’ve stumbled on several more sets of Flash-themed cupcakes online.
Enjoy the photos!
February 21, 2011
Remember those Hostess Flash Cakes? Shannon writes in:
Just thought I would share with you, we were in our local store and found Flash Cakes awhile back (we haven’t found them since though), and loved the whole idea. My boyfriend, Joe, is an Indy wrestler for RCW (a few others as well) and goes by the name Flash Fury. When we found the cakes on the shelf, he grabbed up a box up did a little pose with them for a picture, our friends at the wrestling shows love the picture. We are hoping to find more Flash cakes to take with us to the shows. We love them!
Great story, Shannon! Thanks for sharing!
September 23, 2010
Jeff sent in these photos of the Flash and Green Lantern cupcakes his partner made for his birthday last year.
Instead of frosting, the symbols were made by cutting out and layering fondant.
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September 18, 2010
When I showed my wife the photos of the Flash Cakes and GLO Balls, the first thing she said was, “You realize I have to make these now, right?”
Here’s how she describes them on the Flickr photo page:
Chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow-creme filling, decorated with the Flash logo. Made on an informal dare after the discovery of Hostess “Flash Cakes,” which are simply frosted in red with yellow sprinkles. I will not, however, be making a real-food version of the Green-Lantern-themed “Glo Balls.”
They also happen to taste fantastic!
September 17, 2010
Rickey Purdin’s discovery of Green Lantern GLO-Balls in the supermarket has been making the rounds of comics blogs this week, but he spotted another super-hero-themed snack at the same time: Flash Cakes.
OK, so the name doesn’t amuse the inner twelve-year-old. But it does call to mind those 1970s Hostess ads in which super-heroes, the Flash included, defeated villains with the power of Twinkies. Usually they were low-rent villains like the Bureauc-Rat, Destroyer, Medusa and Dr. Sorcery, but occasionally real villains like Mirror Master or the Penguin.
They’re also surprisingly close to convincing me to buy Hostess cupcakes for the first time in a decade, and I’m married to someone who can make considerably better cupcakes in her sleep. (Of course, she’d probably draw the Flash symbol on the top, rather than simply toss yellow sprinkles onto the red frosting.) Update: She did!
Oh, for the record: