Dolly Parton cake kits sell out, but there’s hope for mega-fans; This is when Duncan Hines’ line of ‘Southern-style’ mixes, frostings set to launch in stores

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HOUSTON – Country music and pop culture icon Dolly Parton is the face of a new line of cake mixes and frosting from Duncan Hines.

The company promises on its website that the cake mixes and frostings featuring the 76-year-old star are coming soon to a retailer near you, but no date is mentioned in the official language. However, USA Today reported the collection is slated to come out in March in local grocery stores. The cake mixes and frosting will range from $2.09 and $2.19.

The Dolly mixes are “Southern-style banana” and “Southern-style coconut,” and there’s a Dolly version of the company’s buttercream and chocolate frosting varieties. The packaging features a graphic of a younger Dolly Parton and the star’s signature.

In a message posted on the Duncan Hines website, Parton writes, “I’ve always loved to cook. Growing up in the South exposed me to that authentic Mom & Pop kind of cooking. Baking was no different. I had plenty of people to show me what’s what in the kitchen... my Mama, my grandmothers and my aunts were all wonderful bakers. They taught me everything I know, from biscuits and gravy to chocolate cake. Now I am proud to share some of those favorites with all of you. From my kitchen to yours, Dolly”

The website also features two recipes from Parton -- a “Banana Puddin’ Cake” recipe and “Dolly’s Favorite Coconut Cake.”

“If you are what you eat, then why not be sweet,” the catchphrase reads on a special Dolly’s Baking Collection that accompanied the release. However, the $40 collection of mix, frosting, a spatula and towel in the Dolly theme was so popular when posted on the website Tuesday that they are currently out of stock. Don’t worry, you can sign up here for updates on when more will become available.


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