Episode 122- Erotic Baking with Niki Novak from Sweet N Nasty

Happy New Year! We have a lot of hopes and dreams for 2021 and imagine you do, too. And while many people have resolutions based on exercise, relationships, or careers, we want to focus on more achievable goals. After all, winter is hard enough to get through. Why throw guilt into the mix over failing our resolutions in the first week of January? Here’s what we’ve come up with so far. Please feel free to make additional suggestions in the comments.

  1. Asking for additional suggestions in the comments (see above). We’re very fragile, vulnerable creative types, but television therapists tell us we need to develop thicker skin. Dr. Frasier Crane is particularly adamant about this, which proves why it’s better to take advice from Roz.
  2. Luke has vowed to finally learn that medley of TV theme songs for the harp. You haven’t lived until you’ve heard the Barney Miller theme song full of glissandos. We’re hoping he’ll have it ready by July.
  3. Heidi’s going to learn to ride a bike long enough to pedal for three rotations and then jump off and throw it at the head of whoever was foolhardy enough to state condescendingly that she’s “just not trying hard enough.”
  4. We’re going to work even harder to bring you interviews and discussions with fascinating people.

To show you how serious we are about #4, we’re kicking off 2021 with two of our favorite combinations. No, it’s not Turner and Hooch, Jet’s bread and ranch, or Turks and Caicos. It’s not even Hall and Oates. This week we’re combining sweets and erotica, with more than a dash of humor, in our interview with Niki Novak. Bostonians know her as the owner of the legendary bakery Sweet N Nasty. And after this week’s episode you’ll wish you lived in the greater Boston area so that you could order your very own “The Best is yet to Cum” penis cake to usher in the new year.

Niki’s bakery sells everything from erotic cakes, to cupcakes, to chocolates. First and possibly foremost, she has an amazing Boston accent and we would pay good money to listen to a record featuring her fielding calls for erotic cake orders. Maybe we should forget all of our other New Year’s resolutions and just make that happen, instead. But Niki is more than just an entertaining person with a fabulous voice. She’s a woman who started this bakery almost 40 years ago, weathering recessions, prudes, and a pandemic. How she recognized a niche for erotic baked goods makes for a great story — and we won’t give it away — but the basic notion is that back in the day you could buy a cake shaped like a penis, but it tasted terrible. So why not offer cakes shaped like your choice of genitalia (or boobs, butts, fully naked individuals, etc.) that are hilarious, but also taste delicious? Makes perfect sense to us!

We had a lot of logistical questions for Niki, which she was completely game to answer. So if you want to know how erotic baked goods (and chocolates) are made, how she gets specific information for a cake in order to personalize it, whether molds are involved, how trends in depicting genitals have changed through the years, and how bachelorette parties changed the erotic bakery game, be sure to check out this week’s episode.

Niki also filled us in on how humor plays an important role in her business. After all, custom erotic cakes are meant for celebrations. And according to Niki, people celebrate some very interesting milestones. They also celebrate her bakery being a welcoming and positive place. In other words, even if you start the ordering process feeling awkward about getting a cake celebrating a boob job, the end result will be a lot of laughs and a delicious and hilarious cake.

For more information about Niki and her bakery, you can visit her website at sweet-n-nasty.com. Even if you’re not in the market for a cake or some erotic chocolates, the product names, alone, are worth a visit. And after listening to Niki’s interview, you’ll have the urge to place an order for the Moby Dick Nauti Cupcakes. You can also check out Sweet N Nasty on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We already have and when Luke finally masters his harp medley we’re going to celebrate with a cake. That gives us plenty of time to think of double entendres about that large instrument…


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