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?