#PattiCake, #PattiCake: Patti LaBelle Adds 2 New Cakes to Her Wildly Popular Dessert Line

01/05/2016 at 01:05 PM ET

Patti LaBelle Cakes
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Get your fork ready because Patti LaBelle has added two new cakes to her dessert line at Walmart.

Since her sweet potato pies started flying off shelves (the result of a viral video from James Wright Chanel singing the desserts praises) before Thanksgiving, LaBelle is giving her fans more of what they want.

The first #PattiCake—which is available in stores now for $6.44—is a premium vanilla pound cake drizzled with vanilla icing.

RELATED: Patti LaBelle’s Pies Fly Off Shelves After Hilarious Food Review Goes Viral

“I’m so proud of this delicious new Vanilla Pound Cake and can’t wait for you to try it!” the Grammy winner wrote on Facebook.

To prepare for an expected rush from fans, Walmart needed 50,000 pounds of vanilla icing for the first orders, according to a press release.

Starting January 18, a three-layer caramel cake will also be available year round. The treat filled with buttercream frosting retails for $13.94.

RELATED: Watch the Hilarious First Clip from Patti LaBelle’s Cooking Special with Her Famous Pie Fan

Since the success of her pies, LaBelle and Chanel collaborated on a hilarious holiday cooking special on the Cooking Channel—and have formed a special bond.

“He’s such a larger than life person himself; he’s like my new son,” she told PEOPLE. “It’s just a blessing when people come into your life like this and you’re not expecting anything.”

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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Theresa on

The pie was delicious. Way better than pumpkin, for me anyway Can’t wait to try her cake. Love Miss Patti

Mrs. B on

I can’t find her sweet potato pie in the Walmarts here. It’s either very popular and has sold out or it was never here to begin with. I love pound cake, but not with icing. What happened to plain cakes?

Rikki1999 on

I say this as a fan of Patti’s: it is well documented this woman is diabetic. And she champions healthy eating in her other recipes. Why these desserts? If she can’t eat them, why would she want to sell them to the public? Surely she could come up with some diabetes-friendly, scaled down desserts.

Sue on

I love her, and I bet she will capitalize on what that fan of hers started. Most of us didn’t even know she sold desserts! Glad she’s using him, and hope he’s gained more than fame, maybe a few bucks or percentage thrown his way Patti?

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mhohda99 on

Her pie was not anything special it was a sweet potato pie. He made his 15 minutes of fame and it turned out ok good for him.

Yaeger on

I’m still waiting on the pies, still nothing at walmart. And the holidays are over.

rena4205 on

I’ve heard mix reviews about her Pies. Some say that they’re loaded with too many spices. I haven’t tried them, but I can’t imagine them being bad. Afterall, Patti has been lauded by many folks in the music not only for her singing, but also for her cooking skills. Mick Jagger being one of them. She is a diabetic, so it surprises me that she’s known for her desserts more than her other dishes. But I guess that’s the way it goes.

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