Who doesn’t love a good birthday party? Better yet who doesn’t love a good birthday cake? Even BETTER yet who doesn’t love BABIES? If you aren’t evil and agree with all of those statements, then there may be a new junk food staple you can add to your forbidden cabinet of goodies. Welcome to your next sweet tooth get together, the baby-sized Entenmann’s Little Bites Party Cakes. The fun-sized cakes come in pouches of four poppable muffin-shaped cakes and can be found in the fiesta aisle near you.
The cakes themselves are small and moist with an oily sheen that should be familiar to anyone who has ever had any snack cake made by Entenmann’s, Hostess, or Little Debbie. The “party cake” tag is essentially Funfetti, or, a lightly flavored vanilla cake decked out with sprinkles and extra sweetness. The aroma is pure white cake, with that store bought or boxed mix swagger that harkens back to all of my birthday parties from ages three through twelve. They taste just like an unfrosted cupcake, or non-fruity muffin, with a buttery undertone that balances out the sugar for a pretty pleasant experience.
Texturally there’s not much going on here. The sprinkles have fully dissolved in the baking process and don’t add any crunch or grit for an entirely smooth single noted experience. They’re soft and moist with a gentle chew that would make it easy to pop about fifteen of them without blinking an eye.
I can’t help but feel that although they are good, the absence of frosting or any type of crunch leaves some room for improvement. This isn’t the worst of things, seeing as frosting, peanut butter, Nutella, and any other type of spread you may have lying around could easily create four different mini cupcakes with a nice, vanilla cake base. There is absolutely nothing offensive about these cakes, nor is there anything particularly mind blowing. They’re a tasty, well executed version of one of the most beloved and whimsical types of cake you can find at roller rinks, bowling alley’s, and mini golf courses on a ten year old’s big day all across our fine country.