The strawberry festival
I didn't get to the market in time to buy strawberries, so I stopped by the First English Lutheran's Strawberry Festival. Eastern Shore strawberries were going for the market price of $5.
There was a bake sale as well, with these charming strawberry iced cookies. They didn't seem to be selling very well considering the festival was going to end in half an hour. I felt like telling them the secret to successful bake sales -- gee, they would have really appreciated that. I learned it in my daughter's toddler co-op. ...
We all love the idea of bake sales that sell interesting homemade goodies like mocha cake with caramel icing. But what the autocratic ruler of our co-op insisted on was that everyone bake either chocolate chip cookies or brownies and package them in threes. She believed those two sweets were the only ones that were guaranteed sellers. It used to drive me crazy because it was so boring, but she was absolutely right. We never had a crumb left over.
Also they were selling strawberry shortcake at the festival. I like the proportion of whipped cream to strawberries. And I think the sprinkles are an interesting innovation.