Why I Can’t Have My Cake Batter Ice Cream Or Eat It Too

Hey Chicks and Roosters! How’s everyone’s summer been going? Not as hot as the books on your bedside tables, I hope! ;) Today, we have a special treat for you, a Chick Crasher! Please welcome my friend, the lovely and talented, and soon-to-be new momma, S. L. Saboviec. Her debut release, GUARDING ANGEL, is an amazing fantasy with romantic elements that you just *have* to read! I’m still fangirling over this gorgeous cover *SQUEES*

Guarding Angel - Cover

Take it away, Samantha!

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Greetings! I’m excited to be here, and I want to thank Chick Swagger for hosting me on the blog today. My topic isn’t quite as smexy as Josie’s recent post about masturbation or Rachael’s guide to dirty talking, but hopefully we’ll have some fun today. Since we’re all adults, I’m going to assume that most of us have experienced the joy that is pregnancy and/or know someone who has—specifically, the delightful side effects that go along with it.

Me? I’m over seven months along as of writing this. I’ve had a pretty smooth pregnancy, but sometimes I feel like a walking textbook of third trimester issues. My latest bane is cravings.

However, I haven’t had a true craving. Not the “It’s 3 a.m. and if I don’t have hot wings and chocolate cake, I will kill you, husband” kind. Instead, I have ideas that come into my head about what I want to eat, and I have yet to threaten my husband with death over them. Usually, I go out the next day and get the thing I want. See? Not really a craving.

Except one thing has become my white whale, the thing I just cannot seem to hunt down: Cake Batter ice cream.

My saga started a month ago when I had the idea (not craving) that I wanted some Cake Batter ice cream. Little did I know what an adventure it would turn into.cake-batter-detail

My first option was Ben and Jerry’s Cake Batter flavor. After sending my husband on a store-to-store search, we were unable to find that flavor. (I will note that I’m skeptical at my dear husband’s devotion, but he said he tried.)

So then I visited Marble Slab. I discovered they have Birthday Cake, but my craving—I mean, moderate desire—wanted the Batter, not the finished Cake.

My next option was Cold Stone Creamery. Here in Canada, Tim Horton’s coffee shop chain bought the franchise. This was a good option because Tim’s is as proliferative as Starbucks, and one of their offerings, according to the website, is Cake Batter.

I went to the closest location only to find out that they only served coffee and pastries. I did a google search and discovered an article explaining that selling ice cream doesn’t fit with the Tim Horton’s image and they’d started shutting down all their locations.

Uh, what?

What do I care if Tim Horton’s spent a bunch of money on purchasing an ice cream chain and shuts it down? Except that I wanted my Cake Batter ice cream. I forlornly drove to another one, hoping perhaps they weren’t all closed.

Nope, Cold Stone was a bust. Feeling jilted, I forgot about it. Moved on with my life.

OreoCakeBatter_WhiteBGUntil I discovered that the Baskin Robbins flavor of the month was Cookies and Cake Batter.

Argh! Back came the craving in full force! I mean, desire. I don’t get cravings. It was a desire.

I decided to indulge. Nothing was going to stop me. I was on a quest from Mother Nature and my child, who, after all, was the one who benefited in this scenario. Right? Right.

Google maps informed me two Baskin Robbinses were located in town. I pulled into the parking lot of the closest and a rude sign proclaimed, “Sorry, We’re Closed.” Perplexed, I got out of my car to find a nastily-worded eviction notice on the Baskin Robbins door.

What kind of international food chain gets evicted from a strip mall?

Fine. I hopped back in my car and raced over to the other one, hoping that they hadn’t met the same fate.

Well, apparently, here in Oshawa, the franchise owner(s) were deadbeats. Shut down, closed up, no ice cream for me.

I was in a conundrum. The next Baskin Robbins was fifteen minutes away in the next town over, but I was starting to feel like a crazy pregnant woman, driving all over the countryside for ice cream. But this wasn’t about my not-craving anymore. It was the principle.

I drove.

As I pulled into a parking spot, a smiling family with ice cream cones sauntered down the sidewalk. This was it. I would finally get my Cake Batter ice cream.

Inside, I waited in line, a tad embarrassed by the presence of me and my belly alone amongst the families with children, but I figured everyone would understand. Pregnant women need ice cream from time to time.

“What would you like?” asked the lovely girl behind the counter.

“Your flavor of the month is Cookies and Cake Batter, right?” Looking through the displayed ice creams, I didn’t see it. No need to panic, there was a whole case on the other side of the cash regis—

“No, I think that’s next month’s flavor,” said the pimple-faced little b&^#%. “We have Cow Dung and Baby Poop for this month.”

Well, obviously that’s not what she said, but at this point, I was feeling beyond absurd. It wasn’t even a craving. It was just a desire of a gal who tends to get fixated on stuff.

And on top of that, I had just walked past a Baskin Robbins two days prior that signs proudly displaying “FLAVOR OF THE MONTH: JULY – COOKIES AND CAKE BATTER.”SamanthaPregnantBelly

I got another flavor.

It just wasn’t the same.

As of this writing, a month has passed since I first got a crav—a desire to have Cake Batter ice cream, yet I have been heretofore unsuccessful.

Can anyone help me find some cake batter flavor lest tomorrow’s headline reads, “City Torn Apart By Pregnant Woman On Ice Cream Rampage”?

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SL Saboviec - Head Shot - SmallSamantha grew up in a small town in Iowa but now lives in the suburbs of Toronto with her Canadian husband and expatriate cat. In her spare time, she reads, writes, and thinks about reading and writing—along with playing the occasional video game or eight.

Find out more about her at www.saboviec.com.

 

GUARDING ANGEL

Guardian angel Enael can’t seem to keep her human Wards in check. They’re the ones who choose their paths before reincarnating—she’s just there to help make sure they stay on track. But it’s not as easy as it might look.

When she meets and falls in love with charismatic Kaspen, a fellow Guardian, Enael’s feelings about Heaven, Hell, demons, and the life she’s known are turned upside down. Worse, angel-turned-demon Yasva, Kaspen’s former love, still holds him in her clutches. Even as Yasva works toward obtaining complete control of Earth, she taunts and haunts Kaspen’s and Enael’s lives.

Now Enael is forced to face her past (which is centuries long and bursting with secrets), her present (which is terribly unfulfilling and full of questions), and her future (which becomes more uncertain as time passes). Armed with a newfound love and fear of losing it all, she must figure out how to save the world—-and the angel she loves. Which side will win? Who will Kaspen choose? Will Heaven and Earth continue to exist, or will everything go to Hell?

Kindle US: http://amzn.to/1jTRde0
Kindle Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00K6ZM372
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/ebook/guarding-angel
Nook: http://www.bn.com/w/1119467162?ean=2940149496204
Paperback (Amazon): http://amzn.to/1vjDguz
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1gby7f7

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How about you? Got any crazy pregnant lady craving—I mean, desire—stories?

Comments

  1. Hi Samantha! Thanks for joining us. Don’t hate me, but I think I have some cake batter ice cream in my fridge. I’d offer to ship it to you, but I’m sure it wouldn’t look too appetizing when it arrived. LOL.

    I had two cravings when pregnant. Once, I wanted a can of Spaghettios. I hadn’t had it since I was a kid. I took one spoon and realized it didn’t live up to my memory and never craved it again. The other was a calzone. That was yummy and worth the fifteen minute ride hubby and I took to track one down late at night.

    Love the cover of the book! Best of luck with it and the impending arrival!

    • Ahhh! Don’t tease a pregnant lady. ;) My parents came to visit a couple weeks ago from Iowa, and I actually asked my dad if he could think of a way to sneak Cake Batter ice cream onto the plane. Apparently he could not. :(

      And yeah, spaghettios are probably one of those things best left in memory. They were delicious when we were children, though …

      • I can’t imagine wanting to eat cake batter, only because it reminds of me eating raw cookie dough, and the raw eggs, and salmonella, and YUCK. LOL But I hope you find some soon! :)

  2. Ohhhh my goodness! I laughed through this whole post. Samantha, I have so been there. Only my crav–desire wasn’t ice cream…it was Chinese food. I could not get enough while pregnant! It was a constant thing throughout my entire pregnancy. Renee, I had the same experience with Spaghettios…not while pregnant but during my monthly binge fest to stave off menstrual cramps. They were gross. I served them to the kids and they had never had such a GREAT MEAL! LOL Must be an age thing.

    I adore the book cover as well! Holy CRAP, that’s a beauty! I’m so glad you’re here visiting with us today, Samantha! xo

    • I may also have had an almost insatiable, ahem, *desire* for Thai Express food. At least for a few weeks. Then one day it abruptly stopped and I could barely finish my portion. Ah, well, the baby wants what the baby wants.

  3. Hey Samantha, thanks for crashing our runway! This post was hilarious because I can relate, though my cravings weren’t quite as specific. I just couldn’t get enough MEAT. LMAO. Seriously, I would get up in the middle of the night and be so hungry for beef I can’t tell you the times I made a greasy burger at 2 am. I started keeping thawed hamburger in the fridge on a daily basis. Hehehe.

    Your cover is GORGEOUS!! I wish you many sales and wonderful upcoming journey with your little. xo

  4. Hi Samantha. I’m one of those super optimistic gals who happens to think ice cream solves EVERYTHING! I’m more of a cookie dough flavor fan but surely you can’t go wrong with cake batter?!! Best of wishes on a smooth delivery, beautiful healthy baby, and LOTS of sales on the new book. :-)

  5. Ice cream is my weakness…and, it doesn’t matter what kind! Best wishes with the new book and new baby!!

  6. LOVE your post! You look beautiful! When I was preggy, I craved chocolate milkshakes. Granted I’ve always loved them, but I was on a strict diet and in the hospital for 75 days, so the doc let me have one splurge a day, I would have DIED without it. And the only ice cream my son likes? Chocolate milk shakes :).

    • Aww, that’s so cute! Love it!

      Actually, a couple days ago, I had a similar craving–I wanted a Wendy’s chocolate frosty. Of course, my husband was happy to oblige since he loves Wendy’s, so we went there for dinner. (Yes, I’m soooo healthy this pregnancy, hahaha.) Wouldn’t you know it? They were out of chocolate frosties. They gave me a vanilla one with chocolate sauce in it; not the same.

      I think the universe is conspiring against me.

      • Oh, you poor thing, Kym! Withholding food from a pregnant lady should be illegal. LOL And Samantha, let this be a lesson: Whatever you eat when you’re pregnant will be what you kids love too. LOL Maybe you should buy some stock in cake batter ice cream? ;)

        • Uhoh. Spicy foods are the one thing that has changed for me in pregnancy. Normally I can’t stand them, but now I’m like, “YUM!” I don’t generally indulge much but it’s so funny because I’m usually a wimp. So the kid’s gonna like spice. Hmmm.

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