This summer I spent hours decorating snack cakes for special occasions, and am sad that Hostess has announced they will be closing. Happily, you can still find snack cakes to use for your edible craft projects. Little Debbie, and I'm sure other companies, have already begun producing similar products. I know many of these companies that make snack cakes are regional, so I only know what is available here in Ohio.
If you want to make any of the edible craft snack cake projects, you should have no trouble finding similar products to use. Little Debbie's new version of a Twinkie is called a Cloud Cake and their version of a Ho Ho is the Swiss Roll. They have a cake similar to a Ding Dong, but sadly it is not really round, so I would use Oreo Cakesters instead unless you can find a nice round chocolate cake.
So, go have some fun in the kitchen and be sure to send me pictures of your creations so I can share them with everyone!
Black Bear Snack Cake Lollipops
Snack Cake Stingers
Snack Cake Bats