Give in to ‘Guilty Pleasures’
GUILTY pleasures come in many forms, and this time they’re mouthwatering home-baked cupcakes and goodies you just can’t resist.
Yield to the temptations that Guilty Pleasures provides through its affordably priced selections of goods baked with love — delectable sweets that aim to satisfy your guilty pleasures.
It took only a tentative bite of a Black Bottom cupcake from Guilty Pleasures last Friday for me to forget that I was not the world’s biggest fan of sweets. I had a tray filled with the most tempting cupcakes — a couple with nut toppings, one with a red berry on top and one chocolate topped with cream, and four delicious looking velvet squares. It was hard to decide which one to try first, but before an hour passed, I had finished the goodies with a little help from my housemate and was craving for more.
Rose Ada Hocog started tempting taste buds and making imaginations run wild in the dead of the night and early morning hours, posting delicious images of cupcakes in various flavors and colors, pies and cookies on Facebook and announcing to the world the irresistible aroma filling her house months ago to combat insomnia.
Hocog’s affair with baking started back in high school where she took a cooking class.
She was hooked from then on, and has left a trail of happy clients since then.
From her nocturnal posts and interactions with commenters on Facebook, the idea to make her guilty pleasures available to everyone was conceived.
Her Facebook posts raised reactions from sweet lovers and soon spread far and wide by word of mouth.
“I thought about it and decided to go forth with a small bake shop,” Hocog said.
“I named it Guilty Pleasures because everyone has something they love, something that pleases them, something that gratifies them, but don’t reveal to anyone for their own private reasons. For some, it may be food, for others it may be something in the bedroom, but one thing’s for sure, we all have our own little guilty pleasures,” Hocog said.
She can do customized cakes, cookies, and cupcakes but only when she has more time and manpower. Orders should be placed at least a week in advance, or 48 hours at the latest.
“I don’t like to do a rush job,” Hocog said.
For special orders for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions, Hocog said she needs at least a week’s notice.
Choose your favorite pleasures without feeling guilty from any of Hocog’s home-baked products.
Guilty Pleasures bakes and delivers cupcakes and muffins designed to tempt the palates of saints. Choose from different flavors including velvet cupcakes, brownie velvet cupcakes, rainbow cupcakes, snicker doodle cupcakes, banana crumble, smore’s cupcakes, black bottom cupcakes, tipsy turvey toasted rum cupcakes and strawberry cheesecake muffins.
Pies come in a variety of flavors: banana drizzle, cheery drizzle, triple chocolate layers and banana cream pie.
Cake and bread selections include mini choco-velvet cake, popcorn cakes, pumpkin choco bread and pumpkin nut bread, Oreo and rum cakes, s**t in the bucket, berry velvet and berry berry strawberry cakes, and choco-strawberry shortcakes.
Guilty Pleasures also offers cookies, brownies and other goodies like regular brownies with or without nuts, brown velvet squares, chocolate chip cookies, M&M cookies, crack cookies, Smore’s Bars, and rocky road bars at a dozen minimum per order and sesame party mix.
Guilty Pleasures’ best sellers are the velvet brownies, smores cupcakes, black bottom cupcakes, tipsy turvy rum cupcakes, crack cookies, and pumpkin chocolate bread.
For orders or inquiries, send Hocog a message on Facebook, visit her Timeline (Rose Hocog) or text her at 989-1974.
First published at the Marianas Variety