Want to make someone's day? It's as simple as cake. One in five Americans named the dessert as their favorite simple pleasure. A new study of 2,000 Americans revealed that while some love a tasty treat, others (19%) prefer piping hot tea — the gossip kind. The research was commissioned by Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which also commissioned poet Laurie Bolger to come up with a piece on life's simple pleasures. The wordsmith said: "I wanted my poem to remind people about the feeling you get when you are able to enjoy life's simple pleasures.