The Mother-Flippin’ Sweet Blogging Award! Sweet!

Once again, I, your humble blogger, have been nominated for another award. This time around, Tracy Cembor has kindly nominated me for the Sweet Blogging Award. It’s an award after my own heart. Or my stomach, actually, since it’s a foodie-themed award. More to the point, it’s a sweets-themed award, and sweets are my Kryptonite.


Donut heaven from Top Pot Donuts, Seattle. I think I ate there every afternoon the week I was in Seattle.

As with any award, there are rules to accepting the nomination. The rules are:

  • Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated them (Thanks, Tracy!)
  • Answer five super sweet questions.
  • Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award image in your post. Umm…I didn’t see one, so I’ll add some images of some of my favorite delights throughout this post. Like that image of coffee and donuts above.
  • Nominate a baker’s dozen (that’s thirteen, in case you failed shop class) other bloggers. As I’ve done before, I’ll nominate a few new bloggers I’m reading lately as well.
  • Notify your bloggers on their blog.

Alright, let’s kick this off.

The Five Sweet Questions

Cookies or Cake? Depends on the cookie. I like my cookies moist and chewy, preferably fresh from the oven. None of that hard, crumbly crap. Not a fan of Oreos, either. I know, blasphemy. But I love cake more, especially a well-made carrot cake. Or cupcakes. Best cake ever: try the coconut cake at Peninsula Grill in Charleston, SC. $10 worth of diabetes in sweet, delicious layers, and I don’t even like coconut cake that much!

Chocolate or vanilla? I like vanilla more. Not to say I don’t like chocolate, but I tend to lean more towards vanilla. The flavor is the only thing vanilla I’ll lean towards…


The “Vermont Maple” cupcake from Cupcake Delirium. Yes, those are two sticks of maple bacon. And it was DELICIOUS.

Favorite sweet treat? Cupcakes. I’m like Paul Rudd’s character in This is 40, a cupcake junkie. Hell yeah I’d dive into a trash can and lick the icing off some cupcakes. Okay, maybe not, but cupcakes are my heroin. The perfect cupcake has to be the right blend of a moist cake and a sweet but not gooey icing. Good thing for me – or maybe it’s a bad thing – there isn’t a dearth of quality cupcake eateries where I live. There’s one not too far from where I live, where my wife and daughter and I will hang out on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy some, with a tall glass of milk and watch the world go by. There’s even a rivalry taking place between two food trucks (or cupcake trucks) in town, the “Southern Cake Queen” (my wife’s favorite) and “Cupcake Delirium” (my favorite, to whom I’ve sworn undying loyalty to). I take my love for cupcakes seriously.

When do you crave sweet things the most? Either mid-afternoon, typically when I’m feeling that energy crash, and I need something sweet to give me a late-day boost, or late at night, when I’m craving something like ice cream, and kicking myself for not having gotten some, especially since I’d just come from the supermarket.

Sweet nickname? Why, “Sweet Cheeks,” of course! No, I’m kidding. I don’t know if I have one. Or I do, I’m not sure what it is.


These cupcakes would have been too good to eat. WACKA WACKA WACKA.


My Nominees For the Sweet Blogging Award

Her Name Was Cassandra

Factory Maid

Cheryl Brandreth at Precarious

Sherry Rentschler at Between the Lines

Humans are Weird

Victoria Sawyer at Angst

Running on Sober

F*ck You (Idiosyncratic Wit)



M.L. Swift

Georgina Guthrie

Jane B. Night



16 thoughts on “The Mother-Flippin’ Sweet Blogging Award! Sweet!

  1. Congrats on the Sweet Blogging Award. If the cupcake is really good, not one crumb goes to waste-I gnaw the paper till it’s clean. And I’m very satisfied so far- I got your book over the weekend and laughing my head off. (In Chapter 4 right now)

    • The best part of a cupcake is licking the icing off your fingers.

      I’m thrilled you’re liking the book so far. Just be sure to post a review somewhere, and spread the word! Most appreciated!

  2. Ah, such a good sport to play the blog award game. And now I want some cake.

    I loved that scene in ‘This is 40’ where Paul Rudd pulled the cupcake out of the trash and ate it. Then again, I love anything related to Paul Rudd. Did you see him in ‘Wanderlust’? So funny.

  3. Cupcakes…drool. Bacon…drool. The two combined…nirvana.

    I’m also enjoying my copy of your book, but then again, I enjoy your blog, so it’s not a big stretch. I’ll of course write a review on Goodreads, Amazon, and my blog—SCATHING!

    Thanks for the nod. Been busy and probably not the sweetest person lately.

    Oh…and “Wanderlust?” Not so good. Probably funnier if you’re drunk.

    • Personally, I think the whole bacon porn/cult of bacon thing is getting out of hand, but when I saw that cupcake, I couldn’t contain my curiosity. That was the first and last time I had that cupcake, since they don’t make those anymore. The bastards.

      Glad you’re enjoying the tasteless tome so far. Looking forward to your eviscerating comments down the road.

  4. Congrats on the award! And I just had my first macaron at a food festival in Williamsburg. I may be converted from cupcakes. And I hadn’t been in Williamsburg since 1985. Holy crap!

  5. Congratulations on the award and thank you very kindly for the mention. You’ll be coming by to make it official I presume?

    And the cupcakes! I live a mile from Daphne’s Bakery, the very best cupcakes/cakes/scones I’ve ever eaten (except for maybe French pasteries). SO HARD to stay away. She’s my Lay’s (betcha can’t eat just one…) addiction.

    • I haven’t heard of Daphne’s; I’ll have to try it out. If you’re ever in Fort Mill, off of I-77, there’s the Cupcrazed Cakery, which is phenomenal. Then, of course, there’s Amelie’s. 24-hour French pastry insanity…very hard to resist.

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