I'll start off by saying that I have a sweet tooth, and my ''poison'' is chocolate. After sampling a red velvet cupcake for the first time about 2 years ago, I developed a ''fondness'' for the baked good. I also thought it'd be a great thing to put into a piece of illustration, and I love the red checkered paper casing.
I've really tried to stretch how well I can render food illustration with coloured pencils - really trying to make it look as delicious as it tasted. There are many many different ways to approach creating a food illustration, and my approach is to have the subject on its own - give it center stage, and strongly keep in mind the colour scheme that runs through it.