Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The "Goodie" Bucket List


I came across this list of the 100 sweets to eat in your lifetime on the awesome blog of Cakespy.
I was intrigued and figured this is right up my alley. I was actually surprised at how many I had eaten. Here is my list. If it's in bold, I've eaten it. If it's red, I still need to try it and if it's gray, I probably wouldn't ever try it due to it's ingredients containing something on my WoW taboo list. I ended up with 53 out of 100 and 3 I won't be partaking of. Not too bad! Of course I'll be reporting on any of these I try from now on. I do have a 101th suggestion, though. Everyone sometime must try a Berger Cookie. They can only be found in Baltimore, but can be mail ordered. They truly are heaven on earth.


1. Red Velvet Cake
2. Princess Torte
3. Whoopie Pie

4. Apple Pie either topped or baked with sharp cheddar
5. Beignet
6. Baklava
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
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")
18. Dixie Cup
19. Rice Krispie treats

20. Alfajores
21. Blondies
22. Croquembouche
23. Girl Scout cookies

24. Moon cake
25. Candy Apple
26. Baked Alaska
27. Brooklyn Egg Cream
28. Nanaimo bar
29. Baba au rhum
30. King Cake
31. Sachertorte
32. Pavlova

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
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
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)
67. Kulfi

68. Linzer torte

69. Churro
70. Stollen

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
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
94. Figgy Pudding
95. Bananas foster or other flaming dessert
96. Joe Froggers
97. Sables

98. Millionaire's Shortbread

99. Animal crackers
100. Basbousa

Try it for yourself! Here is the link for the original cakespy post and below are the instructions...


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!


9 comments:

Amylouwho said...

I went through this list the other day and was surprised how many I had eaten too. I didn't actually post the list though. . . .

Alton Brown has a good recipe for Blueberry Buckle. You can find it on foodnetwork's site. It's mostly just a coffee cake type thing. How can you go wrong, really. And I remember it having so many blueberries that there were almost too many. Almost.

Sara Walker said...

This is cool. -I'm the queen of sweet, so I'm totally posting this on my blog. Some of these I've never heard of which I think is a terrible shame!

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Author Patricia Pickett said...

Love your blog

Debbie said...

Yummy... I have not tried many of these!!! I will post this as well! Fun!

y0hmama said...

I returned my pizzelle maker, but I do have a waffle cone maker - if you'd like, I can make some for you that won't have the cute embossing, but instead the waffle image. At least you could than say that you've had them and BOLD it on your list!!!

joanna said...

You have to come out in November some year for the kids' birthday...we always have a tres leches cake! I am impressed...yuou have tried a lot more of these than I have, but I have had Kulfi and Baked Alaska. :)

Vanessa Contessa said...

Amy--I think I'm going to try either a betty or a slump this weekend, I'll be sure to report back!

Sara-- I guess we'll just have to start crossing some of these off together!

Patricia-Thanks so much

Debbie--post it and we'll start trying them out

yOhmama-- you're on, I don't need a fancy shmancy design.

Joanna-- I figured you had probably had Kulfi and of course I thought about you when I read Tres Leches Cake! I guess I'm just going to have to come for a visit...

Anonymous said...

As I know you are also a fan of Disney, you can buy Beignet's at the jazz kitchen's "to go" entrance at Downtown Disney. I don't know what they "should" taste like, but I like these. You can then cross them off your list. :) Rachel