After reading on Is My Blog Burning of the cupcake challenge I was inspired to recreate the look of the hostess cupcakes of my youth. I freaking loved those things. Who didn't? I was never a twinkie person. Those are nasty. Just the addition of cocoa makes the cupcakes a completely different beast. I didn't put filling in them as they were already hard enough to make. And with no pastry bag/ tips I had to do the icing with a plastic bag. It was really hard but the result is kind of cutely imperfect. They are the best cupcakes in the world taste wise. I'm too lazy to post the recipe though.