El Defensor Chieftain readers were divided on the best place to get a sweet treat, creating a tie between Sweet Occasions and Journey’s in the 2022 Readers’ Choice contest.

Sweet Occasions Bakery offers custom cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and more—not to mention bubble teas, banana splits and rolled ice cream. The dessert experts can create the perfect custom treat for birthdays, baby showers, holidays or just a regular sweet tooth.

Over the holidays they had creative offerings like the Reindeer Coca Bomb, mini-gingerbread cakes and mini biscochito bags. Whether it’s craving for Chantilly cake or circus animal cookies, Sweet Occasions can satisfy that sweet tooth.

Sweet Occasions, 123 Plaza Street, Socorro, 505-553-4643. Order online at https://sweetoccasions575.square.site/

If ice cream is more your speed, Journey’s Place in Escondida might be the place to be. Along with a menu that features hamburgers and frito pie, Journey’s Place offers sno cones, banana splits and fried biscuits topped with powdered sugar.

Near Escondida Lake, Journey’s Place is the perfect spot to get something sweet after a morning fishing.

Journey’s Place, 153 County Road 91, Escondida, is open Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., 575-517-5915.

Chieftain Staff Report