The Sweet 100

25 October 2008


I'm doing this meme because CakeSpy told me to, and also because, well, I'm PMS-ing, and my sweet tooth is holding me hostage. I'm willing to don my rain boots and make an ass of myself at The Cupcakery, which wouldn't be too difficult considering I'm a spaz especially while PMS-ing, and they've been closed for about an hour now.
So, because I'd rather not be charged with B&E, I'll just do this meme.

You wanna do it too? Okay, here's how...

1) Copy this list into your site, including the instructions
2) Bold all of the sweets you’ve eaten--or make them a different type color.
3) Cross out any of them that you’d never ever eat.
4) Consider anything that is not bold or crossed out your “To Do” List.
5) Optional: Post a comment here linking to your results--or just post a comment letting us know how many you've tried, or what you're going to try next!

Okay, let's begin...

  1. Red Velvet Cake
  2. Princess Torte - Marzipan sometimes gives me a headache... not all the time, just enough to make me wary.
  3. Whoopie Pie
  4. Apple Pie either topped or baked with sharp cheddar - Cheese? Seriously?
  5. Beignet
  6. Baklava - You have to sample some made by a friend's Greek grandmother. I have. All others since then can't compare.
  7. Black and white cookie
  8. Seven Layer Bar (also known as the Magic Bar or Hello Dolly bars)
  9. Fried Fruit pie (sometimes called hand pies)
  10. Kringle
  11. Just-fried (still hot) doughnut - Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, and oh my god!
  12. Scone with clotted cream
  13. Betty, Grunt, Slump, Buckle or Pandowdy
  14. Halvah
  15. Macarons
  16. Banana pudding with nilla wafers
  17. Bubble tea (with tapioca "pearls") - My favourite is the lychee green tea from Famous Wok in Polo Park... oh, I want one now...
  18. Dixie Cup
  19. Rice Krispie treats - Just learned how to make these... microwaves are the best!
  20. Alfajores
  21. Blondies
  22. Croquembouche
  23. Girl Scout cookies
  24. Moon cake
  25. Candy Apple
  26. Baked Alaska
  27. Brooklyn Egg Cream - Not into the raw egg thing
  28. Nanaimo bar
  29. Baba au rhum
  30. King Cake
  31. Sachertorte
  32. Pavlova - My FAVOURITE on this list!!!
  33. Tres Leches Cake
  34. Trifle
  35. Shoofly Pie
  36. Key Lime Pie (made with real key lime)
  37. Panna Cotta
  38. New York Cheesecake
  39. Napoleon / mille-fueille
  40. Russian Tea Cake / Mexican Wedding Cake
  41. Anzac biscuits
  42. Pizzelle - My kids love this one...
  43. Kolache
  44. Buckeyes
  45. Malasadas
  46. Moon Pie
  47. Dutch baby
  48. Boston Cream Pie
  49. Homemade chocolate chip cookies
  50. Pralines
  51. Gooey butter cake
  52. Rusks
  53. Daifuku
  54. Green tea cake or cookies
  55. Cupcakes from a cupcake shop
  56. Crème brûlée - This comes in at 2nd place after the Pavlova.
  57. Some sort of deep fried fair food (twinkie, candy bar, cupcake)
  58. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting
  59. Jelly Roll
  60. Pop Tarts
  61. Charlotte Russe
  62. An "upside down" dessert (Pineapple upside down cake or Tarte Tatin)
  63. Hummingbird Cake
  64. Jell-O from a mold
  65. Black forest cake
  66. Mock Apple Pie (Ritz Cracker Pie) - I've never liked Ritz Crackers
  67. Kulfi
  68. Linzer torte
  69. Churro
  70. Stollen - When it's good, it's awesome... I've rarely sampled 'awesome'.
  71. Angel Food Cake
  72. Mincemeat pie
  73. Concha
  74. Opera Cake
  75. Sfogliatelle / Lobster tail
  76. Pain au chocolat
  77. A piece of Gingerbread House
  78. Cassata
  79. Cannoli - One of my girlfriends had this as their wedding cake... She's a very smart girl.
  80. Rainbow cookies
  81. Religieuse
  82. Petits fours
  83. Chocolate Souffle
  84. Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)
  85. Rugelach
  86. Hamenstashen
  87. Homemade marshmallows
  88. Rigo Janci
  89. Pie or cake made with candy bar flavors (Snickers pie, Reeses pie, etc)
  90. Divinity
  91. Coke or Cola cake
  92. Gateau Basque
  93. S'mores - we always take the ingredients when we go camping but we never make it... no one seems to like it!
  94. Figgy Pudding
  95. Bananas foster or other flaming dessert
  96. Joe Froggers
  97. Sables
  98. Millionaire's Shortbread
  99. Animal crackers
  100. Basbousa
My Conclusions...

1) I apparently am willing to sample a lot of different sweets... not much holding me back -- just some cheese and raw egg.
2) I didn't know the names of many of the sweets I've eaten. I follow the link to the picture and say "Oh, so that's what they call it!"
3) I always picture myself eating sweets with a cup of Timmie's decaf double cream.
4) I haven't eaten nearly as many sweets as I should have by now! Cripes, I better get cracking!

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7 comments - LEAVE YOURS HERE...:

Jen Hill said...

That is an amazing list of sweets.
I would say my favorites would be Black Forest Cake, Creme Brulee, homemade cookies, and Baklava. And I love pies, fruit, cream, you name it, love them, a la mode!

Curses I love the sweets!

myrtle said...

Really, you should reconsider the apple pie with cheese on the side. That was how my dad always ate it. No ice cream, just cheese. It's really quite good.

Nicola said...

I didn't know what about 90% of those even are! Some of them I figured out, or had had something similar enough once I clicked on the links. Because I can't be bothered doing it myself I've done a tally: I've tried about 25 of them, and of the rest I wouldn't touch about 41 of them. I have a sweet tooth like you wouldn't believe, but I'm not a big fan of pastries and deep fried desserts so that cut a lot out. First on my to do list of 34 items is Buckeyes, damn they sound good! I'm definitely going to make them sometime soon. Also, the Egg cream apparently doesn't have eggs or cream! I'm still not keen either though.

Nenette AM said...

@jenhill:
And the list doesn't even include the sweets from the Philippines that my grandmothers used to make! *Those* are some yummy sweets!

@myrtle:
Really? Okay, maybe I will try it. :)

@Nicola:
Oh, yes, those Buckeyes look mighty intriguing, don't they?!
I thought the original egg creams did contain raw eggs... or at least, beaten raw egg whites. But, yeah, it'll still be on the tail end of the 'must try' list.

harmzie said...

wtf??? I have not heard of most of these as well. BUT:

11) Just fried doughnuts. OMG. There was a bakery in St Vital (Dakota Bakery) that a co-worker would bring them in from (then he retired)... What you get at tims & robins (etc) should not legally be called a doughnut compared to that. They've closed (or just stopped making doughnuts, I can't recall which), so it's been years since I've had one. Any idea where around here we could get one? Mr H has threatened to make them at home, but I don't want that monkey on my back. I picture him waking up on a Sunday morning with a knife (butter-knife. I'm really not all that violent) in his back: "make me some doughnuts and nobody gets hurt"

56) My sister makes the best creme brulee. She hasn't done it in a while. Time for a brulee-call!

60) Why are poptarts on this list? it should be deleted and replaced it with "greasy kitchen dust-bunnies" I mean I'm not (totally) against their existence (I've had them when I was a teenager & more easily influenced by the pull of "buy this & you'll be as cool as they are"), but they shouldn't be on a list of *desserts*. Even jello isn't haute couture, but it is a dessert.

Albert Bannatyne said...

What the hell are rusks doing in this list? Maybe I was lied to as a toddler, but I remember rusks being something like a cross between melba toast and wheetabix, and about as sweet.

Re: Harmzie's comment about doughnuts, I misinterpreted the phrase "They've closed (or just stopped making doughnuts" to mean every store has stopped making doughnuts, which makes me sound a lot like my dad, BUT the doughnuts you can buy today don't really seem to compare to what I remember from childhood or even my teen years. I don't think it's just my memory that makes them seem better in the past, I think all this "bake them in Mississauga and ship them frozen" mentality produces crap. Doughnuts that I see being made at the orchard where we pick apples still taste pretty good.

And I'd cross off about 98 of the list items for a nice big slice of vinetarta. No surprise it's not on the list, though. Reminder to self, get started on that Xmas vinetarta...

And you haven't bolded mincemeat pie? Really? Not even tarts? What rock did you grow up under?

Concerning the cheese with the apple pie, I've tried it and it must be an acquired taste. On the other hand, I knew Myrtle's dad, and he was a great practical joker. I don't consider it wholly impossible that he only pretended to like this to fool his kids into thinking it was great.

And you'd never try homemade marshmallow? Really? Yet you like pavlova, another sugary meringuey sort of thing made with egg whites? Maybe you've just never seen good homemade marshmallows! :-)

harmzie said...

So I'm lying in bed last night doing my crossword puzzle, when there's a clue: "fashion". I look at the spaces & think "couture"! Pause for a moment... oh, crap, that's not food! They're going to eat me alive out there on the Internets! I meant "haute *cuisine*". So with Mr H downstairs on the computer & having whined for about 2 hours how I felt crappy & wanted to go to bed, I dared not run downstairs & admit to having to correct a comment! Instead, I dreamed of models on a runway dipping poptarts in creme brule... ;-P

@ Albert: the bakery that made *real* donuts either closed or stopped making the donuts. As far as I know, there was only one location. I'm pretty sure they were as good as you would have remembered them. They were effen good!

Mr H's mom made homemade marshmallows. Just another in a long list of things I didn't pin her in a corner and get her to teach me before she passed. (Stupid 20s)

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