I grew up with books (no, thank God not Twilight). I’m not much of a Disney fan, since my parents limit our movie time, but books, from Japanese manga to Enid Blyton and some European graphic novel, were there.
During the end of elementary school, my Dad went home with a series of books from this American author (he told me that they were on sale!) named Candice F. Ransom. The cover was of an oil painting (back then, this was the SOP for a book cover) of an average looking teenage girl with a mud brown short curly hair -not pretty like those girls in The Baby Sitter Club- in short, not the kind of cover I’d choose (yeah…. I kinda judge the book by it’s cover sometimes).
The curly girl’s name was Kobie, Kobie Roberts, and soon she became my favorite girl in the whole wide world! She was funny, she was weird, she was real. She had an awesome dad, kinda like mine. She fight with her mom all the time, kinda like me. I totally get her! :)
Anyway, from Kobie I knew about Ding Dongs, Twinkies, and Ho Hos, those sweets from Hostess Cakes. There was no internet and Google back then and they never reached Jakarta, so I could only imagine how they tasted like… And then I heard of the bankcruptcy, so… oh well…
At the end of last year though, my brother went to Hawaii, an impromptu trip it was, a rather absurd one if you asked me. Anyhow, he asked me what I want him to bring back from Hawaii. Hmmm… pineapple and coconut are here on daily basis, so what else could I possibly want? It striked me then, they should have Twinkies there!!!! Despite the bankcruptcy I heard, I told him to just give it a shot!
He went back with packets of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and… CupCakes! I didn’t took picture of the first two, they looked to plain. But I love how this shot of CupCakes turned out. They were all too sweet to be true (like how many kilograms of sugar did each consist of?), but they tasted oh-so-good to me, for they reminded me of the young me and my Kobie. Ahhh, to be young again… :) The sweetest comeback indeed. Thank you for making my childhood dream came true.
CupCakes - Hostess Cakes