Monday, July 20, 2009

Dessert Contest

So, my aunt is having a dessert contest at her next party on August 9th, and I've been trying to find a good dessert to make. Although the most popular desserts seem to be chocolate, I'm not a big fan of chocolate on hot summer days, so I was looking for something that is cool and refreshing. Maybe something with strawberries. There is a strawberry dessert that I make often that is always a hit, but it's something my family has all had before.

Or I could do a cold chocolate, like a pudding. But not a cake - I don't think cakes really go over well either.

Or a lemon dessert - that's refreshing. Citrus.

Can I make something that has been made before? I'm not sure that is a good idea. A tried and true? Or a new and unique? Any opinions?


Dawn (dandy) said...

I have a fantastic lemon bar recipe... but its at home. I'll try and send it to you later!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What about a trifle with angel food cake instead of lady fingers, fresh whipped cream, banana pudding and assorted berries? It's easy, delicious and summery.

alique said...

Presentation is considered in the contest too so a trifle would be quite the right thing if you could put all his favorite tastes in it. I know he loves butterfingers. Peanutbutter and chocolate too. Oh, the calories these desserts are going to have!! Good luck, I may be competing too.

ThreadArtist said...

So! What did you decide, and how did it come out? Tasteful minds want to know!! {:-)