If you take a look at this ridiculous creation, you might think you’ve died and gone to Heaven. Or Hell, if you’re the kind of person that can’t stomach too much sweet stuff. Pick up a cotton candy milkshake from K&J’s Elegant Pastries in Alabaster, Alabama, and you’re going to get a whole lot of sugar.
Not only is it a milkshake, but you’ll get an entire cupcake, a fresh cloud of cotton candy, a generous amount of whipped cream, a dash of all kinds of sprinkles from every direction, and even a lollipop. You’re going to get a sugar rush that lasts for days or even weeks if you manage to consume this entire thing in one sitting. After just a few bites, we wonder if you’ll even be able to taste anything.
North Carolina’s Worst – “The Doughnut”
There are doughnuts, and then there is “The Doughnut,” something that you can only pick up if you happen to be at Stoke in North Carolina. Just what is “The Doughnut,” that mythical dessert of legend? It’s a big, huge doughnut, as in it literally weighs an entire pound. A pound of something isn’t a whole lot, but have you ever eaten a doughnut that is an entire pound?
We bet you haven’t. You’d remember the entire process from start to finish. Not only will you get a doughnut you could use for a workout, but it will come topped with thick pastry cream, bits of crumbled-up Heath bar, and plenty of powdered sugar. It’s basically a meal. We wonder why they picked Heath bar in particular.
Texas’s Worst – Three-Pound Cinnamon Roll
There’s nothing inherently wrong with a cinnamon roll that is this big, but you have to admit there are some logistical issues when it comes to this big dessert/breakfast food. A three-pound cinnamon roll Would not only take a certain amount of time to consume, but it would also mean that you’ll have to deal with a whole lot of icing.
The reason this is in the bad category isn’t that we think it would taste bad – we think it would taste great. However, it would also probably give you nightmares. At the very least you would have to deal with something known in the biz as “cinnamon roll sweats.” If you want this massive treat, you’ll have to go to Lulu’s Bakery in San Antonio. It’s open all day in case you want one at three in the morning.
New Jersey Again – Dessert Pizza
A little bit of dessert pizza isn’t a bad thing, but sometimes people can go pretty crazy with them. Have you ever wanted to have pizza dough with Oreo crumbles, sprinkles, chunks of brownie, cookie dough, cannoli pieces, or other treats on top of it? Some people just might not be able to wrap their heads around the idea of having pizza for dessert – and why not?
You get a section that is easy to hold, and a sweetness that might be a little unexpected – the best kind of sweetness. For some reason, the dough works just as well when you put sweet stuff on it as it does with savory stuff. Still, eating sweet pizza can be a bridge too far for some people.
Alaska – Baked Alaska
It might not have actually come from Alaska, but this incredibly fancy dessert was both an homage to the state, and something that the largest part of our union accepted as its own. A scientist named Sir Benjamin Thomas discovered a great treat while he was experimenting with meringue. The dish is a cake that is made out of, or filled with, delicious ice cream.
It’s then covered with a meringue that is “baked,” though only for a small amount of time. The meringue gets crispy, crunchy, and has the burned bits on top, while the ice cream within is safe – insulated by the meringue. You get the wonderfully crunchy meringue on top, but then you get to the soft, flavorful ice cream underneath.