In case you've never
before been asked to manage a class bake sale (or scout troop bake sale, orchestra
bake sale, etc.), here's a handy checklist of what bounties your bake-sale
table should hold: dairy-free, vegan, steel-cut oatmeal, organic raisin
cookies? Check. Fair-trade, antioxidant-rich, dark-chocolate, nut-free
brownies? Check. Cupcakes? Check. ... Yeah, just stick with cupcakes. Nobody
ever objects to cupcakes. Another thing to remember is there's a goal at the
end of this sweet-fest. You're raising money for a program that your child is
involved with, so put your heart into it! You will, of course, but in case any
other moms forget, you can remind them. And your best friend for organizing
this thing is not your best friend, it's a clipboard with a spreadsheet of who
is baking what and who is manning the table when. Get everything in writing and
you're good to go. Also good to go is the final bake sale item: the
Snickerdoodle Martini. OK, it's not for sale, but a definite "Check." Enjoy as
soon as you get home.
Reward: Snickerdoodle Martini
Makes 1 martini
Garnish: brown sugar and cinnamon rim
2 ounces vanilla vodka
2 ounces dark rum
1 ounce hazelnut liqueur
Splash simple syrup
First, rim your martini glass with brown sugar and cinnamon
and set aside.
Next, combine all liquid ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds,
and then strain into your martini glass.