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.
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…
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.
My Nominees For the Sweet Blogging Award
Cheryl Brandreth at Precarious
Sherry Rentschler at Between the Lines
Victoria Sawyer at Angst