RIP Stir ‘n Frost

Three fun things at work today…first it’s my favorite day of the week Friday, second we had cake at 10:30 a.m. for one of our student workers for her birthday (no, I didn’t eat any because of my Lenten sacrifice, but it was okay because it was chocolate), and third, I have a chicken salad sandwich from my favorite place, McKinley’s, for lunch.

During our snack time this morning, I had another realization that I am old enough to be the mother of the girls I work with.  None of them remembered Stir ‘n Frost cake mix.  How tragic.  They looked puzzled as I tried to explain how it came with its own pan and two packets — one for the cake mix and one with ready made frosting.  Bake and eat from the same pan!  Genious.

So, I did a little research and here’s what I found..

“Next time when a big cake is more than you need, pick up a Stir ‘n Frost!”  They hit the market in 1978.  I ate many of these during sleepovers.  The moms would buy each girl their own cake and we’d bake them and eat them — the entire thing — warm out of the oven.  This was comfort food when the friend got dumped by her long-time (2 weeks) boyfriend over the blue rotary phone.  “I’m sorry, boy this stinks. Want to make a cake?”
Not sure what happened to them.  I guess they learned the foil lining caused cancer (kinda like the caramel color in Coke and Pepsi).  Now, they’ve been replaced with a microwave version called “Warm Delights.”  I’ll just hold on to my memories of Stir ‘n Frost.  I miss you girl.

8 thoughts on “RIP Stir ‘n Frost”

    1. Aw – I remember Stir n' Frost. We made them for years – so easy and you had a warm cake with little clean-up at the end. The replacement cake just isn't as good.

  1. I just bought a "single" round cake by a Betty Crocker competitor (DH), and thought for sure I was getting a newer version of the Stir & Frost, but no such luck. I really wish my kids too would have gotten to experience the easiest, best tasting cake ever. These did rock for sure.

    1. the new version by dh is way too much work, might just as well make the full sized cake…I also thought it would be simple like the stir and frost…oh well

    2. Ugh I just did the same thing…those were not what I thought and I didn't read the back…way too much work…my kids thought I was crazy when I told them about stir and bake…I wish they would bring it back..

    3. Ugh I just did the same thing…those were not what I thought and I didn't read the back…way too much work…my kids thought I was crazy when I told them about stir and bake…I wish they would bring it back..

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