God, I love my job. I am a lucky man.

I recently stopped by one of my favorite places in the world, Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes in Oakville, CT. Jeremy and Nicole Braddock, Hardcore Sweet's owners, graciously allowed me to go behind the scenes at their incredible location in the old Pin Shop. I've been eating their cupcakes for quite some time, but this was different. I got to inspire the i95 cupcake!

The Braddock's have been tearing up the culinary circuit with great success. Jeremy appeared on the Food Network show Cake Wars just this week, competing in the "Captain America cake challenge", and Nicole won on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars, a little while back.

The cupcakes and cakes that they make are incredible, and they are such great folks. They opened up a second location last fall in Manchester, CT at the Buckland Hills Mall, and you'll see their food trucks at events all over the Northeast, including i95 events and the Elephant Trunk in New Milford.

Candied bacon, salted caramel drizzle, dulce de leche, and i95 bark. That's what Large Dave is made of. You can purchase these incredible cupcakes at Hardcore Sweet, 20 Main Street in Oakville, and at their food truck at area events.


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