Monday, March 24, 2014

Confessions of a Chocoholic

After my husband proposed marriage all those years ago
I was giddy at the thought of marrying him
AND that I was marrying into a family with a bakery.
(I was like getting married 
and going to heaven all at once.)

After marriage,
a steady stream of sweetness came our way
with Mom-mom (Helen Haegele) always remembering
to tuck in something chocolate for me.

Now, 30 years later,
Mom-mom is no longer with us
but the family bakery
continues serving up sweets to the neighborhood.

We don't visit as much as we used to
when Mom-mom lived above the bake shop,
but we did make a visit yesterday.

For a party we brought home
Butter Cake
A vanilla cake bottom with a creamy buttery top.
Bee Cake
A vanilla cake filled with cream, topped with honey, and almonds.
Apple Cake
A vanilla cake with sliced apples on top. 
and, of course,
 a few other chocolate items pictured above.

But the chocolate was not for me.
I've given up chocolate as much as possible...
it really was an addiction.
And if I don't have it
I don't crave it.
Instead, my son enjoyed the chocolate.
When it comes to sweets, he's just like his mom.

Gotta love him.

And the marriage?
It has been 30 years of heaven.

PS Fellow Chocoholics...
Is There Child Slavery in Your Chocolate?
Make sure there isn't by looking for these labels 
from responsible chocolatiers: 
Rainforest Alliance 
Fair Trade 
UTZ Certified (Not the potato chips) 
Certification Capacity Enhancement

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Sandra said...

can't type, tongue hanging on keyboard with drool running in between the keys. these photos look like i could reach in and pick one out of the computer. if i had a bakery in the family would weight 500 pounds

Tamar SB said...

Oh that looks so tasty!

I work hard to only buy fair trade chocolate!
Thanks for linking up (-:

Kathy McB said...

BUTTER CAKE! My favorite!

Kathy McB said...

P.S. I want to add that THIS is one of the best looking Butter Cakes I've ever seen...and I've seen quite a few in my lifetime :)

Sarah Huizenga said...

Oh Yummy! They all look delicious. Having worked in bakery in high school I burned out on sweets then, so I rarely ever have them. I would prefer some nice fresh fruit.

Jaymi said...

That Apple Cake looks amazing!!!!!

kissed by an angel said...

Oh my...all these cakes look so delicious!!! I really love cakes so much, especially the Bee Cake smiles impertinent at me :)