I want to make a cake for a friend's birthday; but this friend doesn't like sweets. What's a good alternative?
I love baking, especially cupcakes and cakes for birthdays. I don't have a huge sweet tooth myself, preferring things like an earl grey cupcake
to something like chocolate. Still, I enjoy baked goods on occasion.
A friend has a birthday in the next month and I'd like to make a treat to share, but last time I made cookies he declined any, saying that he didn't like sweets at all. He finally ate a cookie because I made a (joking) scene about being offended, but I'd rather have whatever I make be enjoyable by itself rather than out of guilt.
Things that are possibly relavant:
He's a bartender, and a little bit snobby about things involving alcohol
anything french is a plus
something sharable is good
I'm a competent-to-good cook, but not gourmet
his favorite cocktail is a bijou