DIY Tutorial - How to Make Home Baked Twinkies

Yes, you heard me right... home baked Twinkies! I saw those words in this photo from Lisa M's Magic Show 7th Birthday and had to learn more, much more. Lisa sweetly put together this tutorial and all I can say is thank you and... yum!


Hi there! I am Lisa from MooreMinutes and I am super happy to be sharing here today! I'm a party-lover. I feel passionate about making every moment in life count and using celebrations to cultivate beauty.

Recently I hosted a Magic Show Party for my son's 7th birthday. When creating the dessert area, I wanted to focus on classic desserts in a homemade form. We had homemade Oreos, donuts, and Twinkies!

Today I want to share some little tips with you on baking Twinkies in your home sweet home.

This Twinkie recipe is automatically an instant winner because it comes from King Arthur's Flour website. Their recipes are total perfection. I'm only sharing the tips here. For full recipe details, see King Arthur's Flour.

You can make your Twinkies look exactly like the Hostess Bakery ones by using a canoe pan. However, I used a traditional muffin pan for mine.

The secret ingredient in homemade Twinkies is Princess Flavoring! You can purchase it at Hobby Lobby.

The biggest tip when making these is to beat the egg white until they are VERY stiff. They should be able to completely hold their shape. It is also important to be extra gentle when folding the egg whites into the batter. Don't stir or mix. Simply fold the batter over the egg whites until the whites are covered.

You can see that the batter looks spongy. This is GOOD.  After your little sweets are finished baking, cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans. When removing, use a soft spatula to softly break away from the edges and lift out of the pan. Your Twinkies should spring back when touched.

After your Twinkies cool, it's time for the fun stuff! Filling the centers with that amazing cream is super easy! Prepare your cream according to the recipe and fill a pastry bag.

Turn the Twinkie upside down and gently press the pastry tip into the bottom of the Twinkie. Squeeze the cream in...but...don't squeeze too hard or else the Twinkie will explode. {wink}

Fill in three different places on the bottom of the Twinkie so it will certainly be puffy with sweet cream!

Ta da! You're done!

They are ready to embellish. You can use any pretty cupcake liners to set them in and top with adorable cupcake toppers.

Home baked goodness adds that extra bit of warmth to your party!

Lisa, we couldn't agree more. Thank you for putting this together. These look sooo delicious. I can't wait to try them. My family is going to flip!

To learn more about Lisa, please check out her blog, MooreMinutes, where you can read about her adventures in entertaining, parties, and home decor. Also, check out the other insanely amazing parties she's added to our site.

Happy Memorial Day!

Hope your Memorial Day is sweet!

Hamburger cupcakes

Candy kabobs

Fruit skewers

Red, white, and blue cake

How will you be celebrating? Please add your parties to our main site.


This week's party photo come from my friend Brady C's Blake's 2nd Birthday - Cowgirl Style. One of the best "wanted" posters we've seen. The expression on Blake's face is priceless!

Take a look at the rest of this sweet party, lots of Jessie from Toy Story influences done in a really classy way.

Our Vintage Couture Doll Dress Giveaway Winner is...

Oscar, who was our 8th reader to "like" Vintage Couture!!

Thank you, Oscar, for entering our Vintage Couture 2 doll dress giveaway on behalf of your wife. Hope your wife is very happy.

Thank you to everyone who entered and wishing everyone a great Memorial Day weekend!

Our Ribbon Wrapped Number DIY in Action Again...

I love posting these photos! Jamie M sent in this photo of the ribbon wrapped "5" she made for her daughter's birthday party using this tutorial from our blog put together by Stacy H.

Jamie said, "It turned out cute for our table decorations.  Now it's in my daughters room for fun."

Thank you so much, Jamie, for sending this in so I can show it off. Looks amazing!

If you make one of our DIYs, please send photos to jillian (at) I'd love to post them!

How About this Dessert for Your Memorial Day BBQ?

I'm thinking about Memorial Day and what I'd like for dessert at my barbecue. I saw this Blueberry Crumble with Cornmeal-Almond Topping on Food Network and couldn't stop salivating.

It looks easy and only takes about an hour.


For the Topping:

  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the baking dish
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds
For the Filling:
  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 2-quart shallow baking dish  or eight 6-ounce ramekins (if you are using ramekins, double the filling).
  2. Make the topping: Whisk the cornmeal, flour, brown sugar and salt in a bowl. Stir in the almonds. Work in the butter with your fingers until evenly moistened.
  3. Make the filling: Toss the blueberries, granulated sugar, flour and lemon juice in a bowl.
  4. Transfer the filling to the prepared dish or ramekins and dot with 2 tablespoons butter. Squeeze handfuls of the crumble mixture and scatter on top of the fruit. Bake until golden and bubbly, 40 to 45 minutes.
  5. Let sit 10 minutes before serving. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired. (Oh, I desire!)
What are you planning for your Memorial Day barbecue?

Also, if you need any fun free Memorial Day printables, check out these festive party circles.



DIY Tutorial From A Catch My Party Member -- How to Make a Balloon Topiary

I spotted these adorable balloon topiaries at Emily W's Audrey's Art Birthday Party and had to know how she made them. She kindly put this tutorial together, so a big thank you to you, Emily!

I saw the How Does She tutorial for a balloon wreath. It was adorable and figured it would be the perfect addition to my bright, art party decor. I made the wreath then started planning out the rest of the decor and realized I didn't have anywhere to hang it. I loved the balloons and wanted to use them, so I came up with making them in a topiary to use on each end of the food table. Here is how you make it:


  • One 6" Terracotta pot or some other container
  • One Styrofoam block (cut to fit inside the container)
  • One 5" Styrofoam ball
  • One 18" wooden dowel (mine was longer and I had my husband cut it down to this size)
  • Two packs of greening pins. You really use about 1.5 packs but it's better to have more and not need them than be short.
  • 2 packs of small (around 2.25") multi colored balloons (around 72 qty)
  • 2 packs of larger (around 3") multi colored balloons (around 72 qty)
  • 1 pack of pipe cleaners cut in half
  • 1 pack of shredded tissue paper
  • Pencil
Cut your styrofoam block to fit inside the terracotta pot. Slide the dowel through the block and then into the ball to form the topiary shape.

Next it's time to add the balloons to the styrofoam ball. I tied one of the smaller balloons around the greening pin (yellow balloon) to help hide it. Behind the yellow balloon I placed one or two of the larger balloons. Push the greening pin into the ball. Do this over and over until the entire ball is covered in balloons.

To add extra texture cut the pipe cleaners in half. Wrap one end around the greening pin to hide the edge. Wrap the other end around a pencil or paintbrush. Pull the pipe cleaner off and stretch it out into the coil shape. Add these sparingly around the ball. You can also add balloons behind the pipe cleaner like in step 3. Continue covering the entire ball with balloons and pipe cleaners.

10. For added decoration tie some ribbon around the dowel at the base of the styrofoam ball.

11. To cover your styrofoam block add the shredded tissue on top of it and around the dowel.

12. Congratulations, you are done! These topiaries make great additions to any table because you can change them up by using different colored balloons to match a theme or holiday, paint the dowel and use interesting ribbons, or change up the containers. You can also just make the ball and hang them from a chandelier or the ceiling using coordinating ribbon. Have fun!

Emily, thank you. What an ingenious idea!

To learn more about Emily and her company, Magnolia Creative Co., which sells party and event invitations, stationery items, and hand painted ceramic and canvas gifts, take a look at her website and Etsy shop.

(Do you have a DIY project from one of your parties that you’d like to share?  Please email me at  I’d love to show it off!)

Even More of Our Printables in Action...

I love these posts. Two people sent me photos of how they used our printables at their parties. I can't tell you how happy this makes me!

This photo was sent in by Rachel F who used our free graduation printables designed by Tea Party Designs. The polka dot cupcake liners are a nice touch.

This photo was sent in by Cook, Make and Laugh who used our free Memorial Day printables designed by Amy Mattes Designs. What pretty burgers. :)

Thank you for sending.

If you  use our free printables, please send photos so I can post them!

TRENDS: Minnie Mouse Parties on Catch My Party

We've gotten some amazing Mickey and Minnie Mouse parties on our main site. I've been meaning to show off the Minnie Mouse parties for a while.  What's great about these parties is they incorporate so many homemade touches. Here are some of my favorite ideas. Enjoy!

(To see what party a photo is from, click on the party link or the photo.)

Mikie M's Minnie's Bake Shop Birthday Party

Welcome sign on the door

The bake shop display

The invitation in the form of recipe cards

Minnie Mouse cupcakes

Aprons and hats for all the guests

Dani Z's Ashlee's 2nd Birthday

Minnie Mouse headbands

Party circles




Love & Sugar Kisses Minnie Mouse 2nd Birthday

Chocolate covered Oreos

Welcome sign


Minnie dress and DIY party hat

Mariana Ava Z's Lauren's 1st Birthday Party

Minnie Mouse topiary centerpieces

Minnie Mouse cake

Luana S's Minnie Pink

Happy Birthday sign

Dessert table


Stay tuned for Part 2 where I show off some fabulous Mickey Mouse parties...

Free Memorial Day Party Circles from Amy Mattes Designs

Memorial Day is right around the corner, so here are some free party circles Amy of Amy Mattes Designs designed for us in a jiffy to give away! Thank you, Amy!

Party circles

Download the high resolution party circles

These would work great at all your outdoor BBQs, decorating your burgers, hot dogs, cupcakes, treats... really anything. Get creative, and please send photos to jillian (at)  I'd love to show off what you do.


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