Sugar Rush!

   As I've blogged about before, I have the joy, honor, and pleasure to work at Donut Den on occassion.   Especially since I don't work mornings anymore (and therefore avoid the 4:30 wake-up call) I love the job. I worked for a few hours on Monday night and Doc (Dr. Fox who owns/manages the Den) asked me if I could work an event that Donut Den was participating in called Sugar Rush.
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   Sugar Rush is basically a fair and competition for sweet treateries all over Nashville. I have a personal weakness for bake sales of any kind and this was a FREE bake sale and I got to promote Donut Den! Count me in! 
   It was fun manning the Donut Den booth and trying to convince people to vote for us, but let's be real, I LOVED going around to visit/meet/sample the other vendors. 
Goo Goo Cluster was my neighbor to my right, and the Whole Foods Bakery was to my left. Those girls were so sweet and slipped me pieces of the flourless chocolate tort (adore).

   I made friends with the girl working Jeni's ice cream and hooked her up with a fritter and some donut holes, she gave me a sampler of all the flavors they had. I tried Salty Caramel, Chocolate Cayenne Pepper, Brambleberry Crisp, and one that was white (I'm not gonna lie I don't even know what it was). Totally unique and delicious flavors! Jessica had blogged about Jeni's recently and was absolutely right, it is super good!

 I signed up for a giveaway at Tipsy Treats (I don't really think this is allowed) and grabbed a red velvet cuppycake, not realizing the concept behind these cupcakes. All the flavors are alcohol-infused and include Irish Car Bomb, Mojito, Strawberry Daquiri, and Mason-Dixon Manhattan (what I had, red velvet with Jim Beam Bourbon and Southern Comfort). Talk about a niche! I think it's absolutely brilliant, and the cupcakes were delicious! 
    I didn't actually try these, but bacon was absolutely on-trend for the night!
 This was from Diana's Sweet Shoppe, an old-fashioned candy store on Broadway. I've never actually seen it before but now I'm determined to find it! Who doesn't want to eat a giant swirly lollipop?
 I loved visiting The Cupcake Collection, which is a delicious family owned shop who won Sugar Rush last year and (surprise) won again this year. They totally deserve it, the owners are sweet people (who frequent Donut Den! I packed them up two fritters) who make amaaaazing cupcakes. I had the red velvet, surprise again. 
 It was so nice to talk about my passionate love for B&J's Half-Baked and Phish Food with people who actually understand me and prepared me a little sundae.
 I didn't actually try these but I had to get a picture because they are adorable (called "Bundtini"s I am dying) and I think "Nothing Bundt Cakes" is the cutest name for a bakery ever.
 And of course the good ole Donut Den.
 Me reppin' hard. I may or may not have been photographed by someone from the Nashville Scene. Hoping to make it big in the next issue!
 We didn't have bells and whistles (or alcohol, baby cakes) just delicious donuts. And stickers.
 Oh AND for the first time in Donut Den history, Maple bacon donuts! I was very concerned, but had to try them both. Surprisingly not disgusting, although pretty weird and not necessarily what I would eat for fun. 
I helped myself to several donuts as well, of course. 

   It's always fun to rub shoulders with high-society Nashville while I'm stuffing my face with ice cream and cupcakes, for free. For the first time in my life, I got a little sugared out so I'm laying low for a while...however I will totally be having some red white & blue cupcakes at our Olympic Party tonight.

Wishing you all a very safe, happy and SWEET weekend! Thank you for reading!


Elana said...

Mmm...why are you doing this to me, Priya? I'm so hungry now, this all looks delicious! haha and can I just tell you, your comments make me smile every single time. That's so great that you're a journalism minor too! I wish we lived closer because I would love to hang out with you!

Gina said...

Oh my goodness, YUM!


Anonymous said...

oh my gosh YUM! I want to eat all those cupcakes!

Priya said...

I have this feeling, one day, we will make that happen! And thanks it was delicious, but it kinda set me back on sugar for a while.

Priya said...

ha thanks Gina, it was like my own personal dream come true!

Priya said...

Don't worry, I probably ate enough for both of us! Thanks for coming by Jess!

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