Apparently the hottest collab this season is Dolly Parton x Duncan Hines.
America’s sweetheart hopes to make bakers’ lives a little richer with its new line of cake and frosting mixes inspired by Southern recipes.
“I’ve always enjoyed cooking and, having grown up in the South, I especially love this kind of authentic mom and pop cuisine,” Parton said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be launching my own line of cake mixes and frostings with Duncan Hines, bringing that sweet Southern-style baking experience I enjoy to others.”
Limited-edition collections of coconut and banana cake mixes, two types of buttercream frosting and accessories, including recipe cards, have been released on the company‘s website today. They sold out before noon ET – but you can sign up here to be notified when they’re back in stock.
Duncan Hines says the cake mixes and frostings will hit grocery stores and mass retailers starting in March and sell for around $2 each. And it looks like they are already thinking ahead.
“Duncan Hines is beyond thrilled to partner with Dolly Parton, one of the world’s most revered and loved women, on a new line of products infused with Southern comfort and inspired by Dolly’s family recipes,” said Audrey Ingersoll, Duncan Hines. brand manager. “We’re excited to see this partnership – facilitated by Dolly’s licensing agency, IMG – evolve for the years to come.”
This isn’t the beloved musician and philanthropist’s first foray into branded bakery supplies. Parton also has a holiday baking collaboration with Williams Sonoma.
So now we can officially add “coconut cake mix” to dozens of chart-topping albums, free children’s books, the coronavirus vaccine Moderna, and the rest of his long list of contributions. to society over the decades.
This story originally appeared on the morning edition live blog.
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