Part One: Chocoholism, with lots of Oreos.
Qualifier: Taste-testing oh-my-goodnesses. And my initial oh-my goodness as I layered buttercream on a chocolate cake crust and sealed it in the ganache. Ohmygoodness.
Qualifier: Lots of blog traffic who, poor things, got inflicted with my rant about period piece romances and how they are like creating layer cake masterpieces. Also, the most awesomest moist chocolate cake recipe ever, via the Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake I got paid to remake later in the year (woohoo, a first).
Qualifier: The number of people who off-blog went on about how amazing these were. Good thing I shared them because it was tempting to hoard them for myself.
Part Two: The white of Black and White, with some veggies.
Qualifier: My mother's compliments. All 4,928 of them. Also my pride in completing the from-scratch, no cream-of-blah-blah-soup challenge.
Qualifier: Number of times it was made x Number of yum-moist-almond-flavor expressions= BIG wow factor.
Qualifier: Bacon. Also, a wonderful story from someone who remade and ever-so enjoyed it.