Trick or treat

Who says trick-or-treating is just for kids? People with a sweet tooth tend to be incorrigible—and tend to love Halloween. For the ultimate candy holiday, I asked Maria Hayward, a cake decorator at Philipp’s Bakery (3300 Folsom Boulevard, (916) 455-5535), what treats she would steal from a kid’s Halloween haul:

1. “Tootsie Roll Pops, because my dad always used to take those from us as his ‘commission.’”

2. “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and I would try to eat all the chocolate off first like I did as a kid.”

3. “Those Smarties rolls. My brother and I would eat them one at a time and see how long we could make the roll last.”