I only wish the real thing looked as good as this plastic trinkets box that looks like I remember Hostess cupcakes looking like back in the day. Today the real thing has shrunken to abnormally small sizes, the signature white curlicue fading to a limpy brown color as God knows what chemicals keep the cakes fresh in their individually wrapped packages. With this said, as much as I once loved Hostess cupcakes I still keep hope alive that one day when I open this box the cream filling will miraculously be waiting for me in the middle.

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9 Responses to “Allee’ Willis Kitsch O’ The Day – Hostess Cupcake Box”

  1. Devlin Thompson

    I think this may have been marketed as an actual Cupcake tote (to pack in a lunchbox, for instance). I’ve got a figure of Twinkie The Kid sold for that purpose. He has bendy arms and legs, and you take his hat off to insert the Twinkie inside. I don’t actually LIKE Twinkies (I’m a Zingers man, myself), but I recognized a quality product when I saw it.

  2. EG

    Thanks GoingLikeSixty — the fact about the trademarked seven loops on every Hostess Cupcake is a wonderful nugget of news. I’m partial to the orange topped cupcake with the yellow cake. Never even thought to count the rings. And Devlin — I agree about the cupcake box being a protective container though it definitely looks good enough to eat.

  3. Allee

    My favorites were Hostess snowballs, the pink ones. Wouldn’t mind having one of those to keep in this box right now!

  4. christine

    hi where did you purchace this or where can i find one iv been looking for a hostess cup cake for 2 years now and would love to have one and what you show is perfect please help thanks so much

    • Allee

      I got it as a gift about 10 years ago. I know it came from a thrift shop so unfortunately I have no hints beyond Ebay of where you might find one. Sorry, as it’s a great little case.

  5. Tiny

    I, too, searched high and low for them for a magic trick I do for children. I found 5 of them (and I only needed 3 to do the trick) – so I decided to hang onto the other two as “spares” in case the others wore out – that was 3 years ago and they are STILL GOING STRONG! If you would like one or both of the other two – let me know! I will sell them to ya.
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