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Classic Snacks Cookbook Shoot Outtakes!

Classic Snacks Cookbook Shoot Outtakes!

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

[pinit] Gluten-Free Classic Snacks: 100 Recipes For the Brand-Name Treats You Love. Coming to a bookstore near you in early 2015 (no official publication date yet!). Click on the Nicole Hunn Amazon Author Page & sign up for “new release emails” on amazon.com and you’ll be the first to know when it’s available for preorder! For now, these outtakes will have to be proof enough that this is going to be the very best gluten free cookbook YET. Expect all the very best gluten free copycat recipes for snack cakes, cookies, crackers, candy and everything in between. Like these Gluten Free Ring Ding-Style Snack Cakes. And our lovely food stylist Erin wasn’t really about to eat them. She’s, like, way classier than that.

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

Classic Snacks doesn’t even have an ISBN yet. Certainly not a cover! So how do I know that it’s going to be the best gluten free cookbook yet? Here’s how: Yesterday at 2:00 in the afternoon, photographer extraordinaire Jennifer May took the final shot of my fourth gluten free cookbook. It was beautifully styled by food stylist Erin Jeanne McDowell (be sure to check out more of her work on her blog The Shutter Oven). And Jen May was even gracious enough to shoot (all the best of these) behind-the-scenes shots. What a jackpot! Oh, those are Little Debbie-Style Oatmeal Creme Pies. It’s like that.

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

How about a Hostess-Style Fruit (Apple) Pie? Fried and glazed. Perfect.

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

What’s that? You’ve been missing Kit Kats? Yeah, we’ve got that. And the crispy tort wafers, made gluten free? They’re in there. Trust me!

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

Here’s what Erin and I, and my kitchen, looked like for 6 days. Give or take.

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

The Tasty Kake-Style Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes? My Philly-born husband says, “these are totally legit.”

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

Copycat Vitatops, Weight Watchers-Style Lemon Creme Cakes, more Kit Kats, 100 Grand Bars and more!

Daisy-licking-lips

Daisy the Ragdoll cat wasn’t around a ton, but when she was, she knew some good Twinkie-Style snack cakes when she saw them.

dogs

My husband played dog wrangler.

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

And my kids competed for the job of hand model. They are currently between agents, if anyone in the biz is interested.

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

Ritz Bits-Style peanut butter sandwich crackers and iced oatmeal cookies.

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

We didn’t iron the snack cakes, but Jen May did iron some of the linens. I tried to get her to do my dry cleaning, but she just chuckled. I took it as a “no.”

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

I took a few behind-the-scenes shots, but all the best ones are Jen’s of course!

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

Erin bringing cookies to the “set,” a.k.a. my dining room…

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

Erin brought her expertise to every corner of the shoot, including experience doing actual snack cake ads! So basically, this is quite literally as close as we are ever going to get to seeing what an actual Hostess cupcake would look like … if it were made gluten free right from the source.

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

Hostess-Style Gluten Free “Sno Balls” anyone?

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

Little Debbie-Style Star Crunch, complete with proper cookie center (they’re more than just chocolate crispy rice treats, you know!).

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

With Erin shaping the pies and Jen behind the camera, it just doesn’t get any better than this.

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

Erin even taught my kids to “twizzle,” and explained to my son that she is a “professional twizzler.” It’s a thing.

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

Each day when it was time to knock off for the day, no one was allowed to leave without a to-go box …

Classic Snacks (And Desserts) Are Back!: The Brands You Love—Made Gluten Free

… although the day’s particular offerings did vary. We all love to eat and make food look and taste wonderful. And it will all be yours early next year. I just. can’t. wait.

And …. that’s a wrap!

Love,
Me

P.S. UPDATE: Classic Snacks is now available for preorder (no cover yet, though, but soon)! And visit Jennifer May Photography to check out Jen’s breathtaking shots and Erin Jeanne McDowell on her blog The Shutter Oven!

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  • lettergirl

    Can’t wait, Nicole! Especially for those Kit Kats!

    • Seriously, they’re worth the price of the book alone, lettergirl! I promise. :)

  • John Lachett

    Just take my money now!! I. Must. Have. The pictures are just so amazing and the sneek peek at some of the items, I just can’t wait/believe what I saw! You’re such a talent AND resource! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    ACK!!!! 2015 though? I’m DYIN’ OVAH HE-AH!!!!!! (it’s a S Philly thang!)
    LOL!
    Your GFF,
    John L

    • Did you catch the Kandy Kakes, John?! And anyway you know I couldn’t do it without you, right? Truth.

      • John Lachett

        Did I see them? Drool. Ing. Seriously, as a native Philadelphian I almost fell out of my seat when I saw the picture, I didn’t even have to read the caption to know what it was. I just “knew” in my bones!!!

        • Anneke

          I knew from the picture, too, John! Must be in our blood!

          • John Lachett

            Philly represent!!! I Bleed gravy!!

  • suzanne bell

    2015………..you have me wishing my life away!! OK, I will just keep working my way through the bread book and not lusting after snacks!!

    • Thank you so much, Suzanne! I can’t wait. I really can’t. Maybe even more than with the other books. So much excitement!

  • Jennifer S.

    HOLY.CRAP. I am salivating over here. Everything looks super duper fab – cannot wait!! Great job friend – you should be super proud!!! You will tell us where you got the kit kat mold, right? :)

    • Thank, Jennifer!! Of course! I will tell you where I got everything you need. And believe it or not the Kit Kat mold wasn’t very hard to find at all. I will have tons and tons of resources in the book, and I will be sure to do a “getting ready” post on the blog like I did with Bakes Bread. :)

  • Erin Lowery Baerwaldt

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait!

  • Oh yes, everything looks so fantastic! I’m particularly excited about the Tandykakes. Some of my fondest memories of childhood were sitting in my grandparents South Philly kitchen, eating peanut butter tandykakes and butterscotch krimpets straight from the freezer. Yum!

    • They’ll both be in there, Alexandra! Straight from the freezer, huh? I’ll have to ask my husband if that’s what he did. That sounds like the right way to do it. :)

      • Brian H.

        My Uncle definitely eats Kandy cakes from the freezer.

  • Sherry L

    Thanks for sharing the awesome pics of all the amazing goodies that you have in store for us! The fourth cookbook looks to be another gluten free bakers’ dream come true! Thanks for all of your hard work Nicole!

  • Michelle

    Oh.my.gosh. Those are beyond what I would have imagined when you said you were doing classic snacks! How exciting!I assume ring dings are the same as ding dongs? And snowballs??!! Those look like they will be like the delicious ones I remember from my childhood, not the plastic foodlike product they are now. Thanks for making them better than the regular product! BTW- love your blue walls- bright but cool.

  • Candice

    Tandy Kakes?! I don’t know why, but that is what we always called them. But, yum! I am very excited to have these again!! Any my family will be too, they just don’t know it yet. They are all from the Northeast, but I’m a Pennsylvania native and these were a staple in my lunchbox. As were the Little Debbie snack cakes. And I’m sure yours taste so good! Can’t wait. I’ll be preordering as soon as you get that ISBN!
    Seriously, the longer I am gluten free, the better I’ve been feeling – my migraines are disappearing and no digestive issues. But I have to say that I’ve really only been able to stick with it because the stuff I’m baking tastes better! I started gluten free to help my daughter, but I’ll be gluten free for life because it has helped my health immensely. Thank you thank you thank you for bringing so many good recipes into our lives. This is much more than a job for you, its a calling!

  • Lucy

    Wow! I wish I was there baking with you, you are so blessed and talented. You bet I’m signing up! How do you stay so slim and trim, I would be a balloon after baking all them goodies :)
    How are you gonna top this book will be a great challenge!
    Love ya! ….HUGS!

  • Anneke

    Iced oatmeal cookies for me, Kit Kats for Linnea. And Kandy Kakes for everyone! It will be a party! Love your kitchen, by the way. Funny how it looks a lot like mine, except no copycat treats on my counter. Yet!

  • K. Shaw

    Ooooh! It all looks so good! I can’t wait to get the new cookbook, I already know it’s great. Thanks for all of your hard work!

  • Samantha

    Star Crunches?! Oh my goodness….I miss them so much. Can’t wait to try yours:)

  • Joyce

    Wow I can’t wait until the book comes out.

  • anna

    Hostess cupcakes! This teaser is amazing and terrible. How am I supposed to wait until 2015? I’m slowly making my way through Bakes Bread (and getting better at the shaping techniques with every loaf/batch!), but… Hostess style cupcakes….

  • Charlotte Moore

    WOW!!!! I can’t imagine how you did all this. I love sno balls.

  • Carol

    You are AWESOME Nicole! I look forward to adding your 4th book to my collection, but more important, I look forward to baking along with you. You have made life taste great for so many of us. Thank you for all the time you spend in the kitchen..

  • Debi Robarts

    I can not wait. This looks amazing!!! :)

  • jillian

    my jaw dropped at these photos, and truly my jaw rarely drops….so will be happy when this book comes out.

    • Ooooh that sounds like high praise indeed, Jillian. :)

  • Heather Owens Simelaro

    I’m dying. This can’t come soon enough. The bread book made me crazy, but this is completely, over-the-top, HAVE TO HAVE. I have never actually had to worry about drooling while reading about a cookbook, but I very nearly had a puddle looking at these pictures. I have cried and sighed about all the things I miss, and they were all junk food that never quite had either the right taste or texture even if I DID find an equivalent. Now I’m in tears from joy, you have just made my day, and I can’t wait to make these!!! Thank you!!!

    • Aw, Heather, that’s so great. I promise to give it all back … and then some!

  • Got2bFree

    Predicting at least a 5lb weight gain!

  • Brandy

    Crunch Stars, Kandy Cakes, Kit Kats, oh my! I can’t wait for this to come out – looks like you guys have been hard at work :) :)

  • Rose

    Holy Crap! Looks AMAZING! I’m, like, dead already with the pain of waiting!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks sooooooo much Nicole! SOOOO EXCITED!

  • Jennifer S.

    I’m sad to say I don’t know what these Tandy cakes even are! Also it just dawned on me that the lady in the first shot looks like the stay puff marshmellow guy in ghost busters. Lol. Classic!

    • Okay. So. I asked my husband about the “tandy” cakes thing and he said that it’s really just a nickname for what are actually “Kandy Kakes.” Not that you know what those are, but if you google “Kandy Kakes” you’ll find them. :)

      • Mare Masterson

        Tastykakes!!!!!!!! I look at them at the store, longingly I might add, along with Yankee Doodles and Devil Dogs.

  • MegglesMoo

    OMG I can’t wait!!

    Is it naughty that I’m already wondering if I can use the KitKat Wafers to make Ferrerro Rocher balls … :D

    • MegglesMo, no need! Inside Ferrero Rocher truffles are actually crushed hazelnut cookies. And those are already in the book, too. :) Have a look: http://instagram.com/p/n_M0qERpUf/

      • MegglesMoo

        Oh my oh my oh my!!! You are the bestest person on the planet! :D

  • Mare Masterson

    So how many people wanted to bite the pictures because they looked that good? I know I did!! Kit Kats, Ring Dings, Tastykake Kandy Kakes (and hopefully Entenmann’s NY Style Coffee Cake)…oh yes! Oh, 2015, please hurry up!! I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas!

  • OMG this is like a total flashback to my childhood, looks beyond amazing! I forgot how much I loved those Little Debbie crispy star treats! And the apple pies, oh and hello kit kats, my husband is going to flip. What a fun photo shoot and sooo tasty! Congrats on another fantastic book :)

  • Jackie Fretwell

    WOW WOW WOW….holy cow.. I cannot wait, but I’m gonna have too but I can’t..oh me oh my..what fun there is coming. Y’all have done an amazing job on all these goodies! I wish I was right there with you taste tasting everything! ☺☺

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  • Meg

    OMG…..this looks incredible. I need to start working out now to work off all of the calories I am going to eat!!! :)

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