I asked a friend what his favorite cake was...for a birthday celebration this weekend. His response: HOMEMADE TWINKIES. I doubt the veracity of that answer, but I asked, he answered, so I'm going to give it a whirl. Never having had a Twinkie in my entire life and refusing to go buy one, I'm plagued with unanswered questions. Help! None of the recipes I found online agree - on any point! 1. Is a Twinkie made with white cake, sponge cake, yellow cake, or something all together different? 2. Is a Twinkie filled with whipped cream, vanilla cream, buttercream, pudding, or - the recipe I personally liked, but know it cannot possibly be the true filling - a marscarpone-vanilla cream? 3. Would you think that the most important characteristic of a Twinkie is the taste or its shape...or both?