Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Hostess Brands Launches E-Store Stocked with Apparel, Accessories and Goodies Galore

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Hostess® is serving up a whole new kind of treat as it launches the Hostess e-store, an e-commerce site with a growing selection of branded merchandise ranging from clothing and jewelry to bags and drinkware. The site comes just in time for the holidays, allowing Hostess to be part of the happiest season of all in a whole new way.

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For the first time, Hostess lovers have access to a wide array of merchandise designed with their passion and brand loyalty in mind. The lineup of fun and functional items features something for everyone on your gift list, with still more items to launch in the coming months. The site will include clothing such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, face masks, socks, winterwear, hats and slippers, as well as accessories and statement pieces such as necklaces, pop-sockets, tumblers, duffle bags, bobby pins and scrunchies. As a special holiday treat, Black Friday shoppers will be treated to a special code offering 10% off merchandise site wide, and those shopping on Cyber Monday will receive free shipping on all orders.

“Hostess has an incredibly passionate fan base, which is why we are so excited to bring consumers another way to share their love for the brand,” said Lisa Mathison, Director of Brand Activation, Hostess Brands. “The Hostess e-store will have a wide variety of merchandise available, whether it be a gift for the Hostess snacker in your life or just something fun for yourself. Hostess consumers have always worn their heart on their sleeves and this new offering helps bring that to life in a whole new way.”

Hostess branded apparel, goods and gifts are available now at https://shop.hostesscakes.com/. The site and merchandise were designed and developed by TMP Company.

For more information about Hostess® products and Hostess Brands, LLC, please visit hostesscakes.com. Follow Hostess on Twitter: @Hostess_Snacks; on Facebook: facebook.com/Hostess; and on Instagram: Hostess_Snacks.

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Luke Combs’ Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Featured a ‘Very Delicious’ Beer Can-Shaped Cake

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Luke Combs and acoustic performances go hand in hand.

The country star, 30, is performing his hit song “Better Together” as part of iHeartMedia’s week-long celebration of various artists and the release of their new albums. The festivities are in partnership with LiveXLive.com.

During the segment, host Bobby Bones will ask Combs some fun questions — like about his “super badass” beer can-shaped rehearsal dinner cake and how “very delicious” it was to enjoy on the night before his wedding.

The virtual iHeartCountry Album Listening Party with Luke Combs will broadcast Wednesday at 7 p.m. local time across iHeartRadio’s mainstream country radio stations and on LiveXLive.com. It will also air digitally on iHeartCountry Radio at 7 p.m. EST.

PEOPLE has the exclusive first look at the country singer’s intimate showcase.

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Combs released What You See Ain’t Always What You Get — the deluxe edition of his 2019 album featuring five new songs — on Friday.

That same day, he dropped his latest tune “Forever After All” – dedicated to his wife Nicole Hocking – and featured a beautiful wedding photo from their August ceremony.

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He harmonizes to Hocking on the tune, singing,”They say nothing lasts forever / But they ain’t seen us together / Or the way the moonlight dances in your eyes / Just a T-shirt in the kitchen / With no makeup and a million / Other things that I could look at my whole life / A love like that makes a man have second thoughts / Maybe some things last forever after all.”

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Below Deck Med’s Tiffany Copeland’s Wedding Cake: Photos

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Sharing more details from her October 10 wedding on Instagram Stories, the former marine biologist posted tempting photos of her dessert buffet. The couple’s cake, from Crystal Coast Desserts, was served on a natural wood slice. It was covered in thick, textured white frosting, and topped with a delicate sprig of baby’s breath, a deep purple dahlia, and a white rose. (These matched the flowers in Tiffany’s bridal bouquet.) 

There was more sweetness where that came from. The buffet also held pretty cupcakes in flavors such as German Chocolate and Champagne Raspberry.  

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Bake Boss Jandakot couple celebrate with WA’s biggest wedding cake

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Bake Boss Jandakot’s Joe and Casey Locke wowed family and friends at the reception with an over-the-top skyscraper of a wedding cake when they married last month.

The happy couple are known for their over-the-top, outrageous and creative designs, although what they served up for their wedding has taken the cake.

Towering at 2.2m tall – or 3.1m if you include the table it sat upon – and with a diameter of 1.5m, the cake was comprised of 13 tiers.

The (metaphorical) icing on the cake came in the form of two actual fish tanks, filled with Siamese fighting fish, which accounted for two of the 13 tiers.

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Camera IconJoe and Casey Locke’s wedding cake. Credit: All About Image Photography

The duo said they embraced the challenge of creating their own wedding cake and started designing it towards the tail-end of last year, ignoring advice they often offer to their customers.

“We tell people ‘you’re stupid if you make your own wedding cake’; we still stand by that,” Mr Locke said.

“We had time, we’ve got the space, but even this wasn’t enough space; we had to put it through the wall sideways to get it through the door.”

The fish tanks were added as an unusual twist to make their cake stand out even further, although Mr Locke admitted they ultimately proved were the toughest obstacle.

“The top one worked, but the bottom one kept failing and leaking. They were the things that almost broke us,” he said.

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Camera IconThe 2.2m tall wedding cake required a ladder to construct. Credit: Supplied

To further complicate matters, the pair went through two batches of fish after the first lot died at the pet store, and the second met their demise at the paws of their pet cat.

When it came to constructing the mega-cake for the big day, Mr Locke said they were fortunate their wedding venue was available the day before.

“It took us just under four hours to set up, and we had four men with drills, glue guns, ladders and an electrician,” he said.

“We set it up in lot of parts to make it easy, it was planned perfectly, but it still took us four hours.”

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Though the wedding cake tasting is undoubtably fun (and delicious), it’s also hard work. Not only are you selecting a flavor for your big-day dessert, but you’re also coming up with a design. To ensure that you and your baker are on the same page throughout this meeting, we spoke to an expert and asked her to share her top tips for cake tasting success. From who to invite to the importance of focusing on your own needs, keep the following expert-approved insight in mind.

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Start by meeting with bakers you know can deliver on what you need.

“Choose a baker who you can really get behind,” says Emily Lael Aumiller, pastry chef and founder of Lael Cakes. That means only considering bakers who will be able to give you what you need for the big day. For example, if you know you want a gluten-free dessert, look for someone who specializes in that. Or if an elaborately decorated, multi-tier cake is what you’re envisioning, make sure the bakers you’re considering have made plenty of those in the past.

Focus on what you like.

The baker might tell you their red velvet is their signature flavor and the one most couples choose, but don’t let that sway your decision. And don’t worry about what everyone else likes best, either. “When choosing cake flavors and designs, don’t worry about the needs of others and focus on your own,” Lael Aumiller advises. You’re not going to please everyone, so focus on getting what you want.

Trust the professional.

“When it comes to the design, let your baker do their thing,” Lael Aumiller explains. They will take cues from what your style is and create something completely unique for you. It’s also their job to make sure what you’re asking for is realistic, so it’s important to remember that there’s a reason why they might be saying no to your ideas.

Don’t bring your entire wedding party to the tasting.

The cake tasting is fun, and while it might be tempting to bring along your entire crew, too many opinions is never a good thing. “Limit the amount of guests you bring along to your tasting,” Lael Aumiller recommends. Being surrounded by too opinions may cloud your decision making, she explains, and this may take away from you getting what you really want.

Focus on the cake.

“If you bring your planner to the tasting, focus on the cake and the cake alone,” Lael Aumiller says. If you need to catch up on other event details, she advises planning a meeting nearby, but being respectful of your baker’s time by working only on the task at hand. The same is true if you’re with your fiancé, maid of honor, or mom: While it might be tempting to talk through the other details, remember that this time is all about dessert.

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