Birthdays, graduations, baby showers—think of all the occasions that call for a celebratory dose of sugar. While a lot of us make homemade sweets (or at least our moms/grandmas/friends do) there are usually some family traditions thrown in there as well. You know, the bakery sheet cake that popped up at every childhood birthday party or the Italian cookies that made it to every holiday table.
Of course now that we're adults, we can also treat ourselves to the good stuff—like a big 'ole sundae right to the face.
Where do the Serious Eats editors go and what do they eat to celebrate? Find out in the slideshow above. And tell us—what's your go-to sweet for a celebration? (No shame in saying Fudgie the Whale.)