Made a cake that I couldn’t take to dinner

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    So I was invited to a dinner party initially for four dinner guest, then a few days before doubled to 8 guests. Since I was bringing dessert I threw open the cupboard to see what I could bake on the fly. Since I had the ingredients on hand I decided to make a orange chocolate cake with a traditional pecan filling, iced in chocolate SMBC.

    So after I baked and decorated this cake I go to get my cake carrier and cannot locate it anywhere. And then I remembered it was at my sisters house the next county over. :confused:

    My sister was kind enough to stop at a bakery on the way to the dinner party to purchase a cake for dessert.

    I tried a new gluten-free recipe from a recently released cookbook, Patisserie Gluten Free. I made the lemon tart, which is based on Pierre Herme’s lemon tart. The author, Patrica Austin, was a recipe tester for Herme. While the gluten-free version of the pate sucree was meh, that lemon cream filling was bright and fresh with lemon flavor. Reminding me again why Herme is the god of pastry. I ate two slices of the tart, eating just the filling and leaving that gluten free crust on the plate. I’m thinking of using that lemon cream in eclairs for a Easter egg coloring party and luncheon I’m going to in a couple of weeks. :p

    Even thinking about converting it to lime cream to replace in my two layer key lime pie.
     
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    So you have a chocolate orange cake sat at home that you can't eat? How annoying! If I lived closer I'd offer to help with that :D purely out of the kindness of my heart, you understand ;)

    I love lemon fillings - lime too for that matter. My favourite is when the lemon is quite tart, especially when it's paired with something sweet (such as lemon meringue pie). Mouth-watering! Shame that the pastry wasn't up to much though.
     
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    I've faced this problem many times, but mainly because I don't want to bring my cake carrier to bars or restaurants. It's far too easy to forget it (and I am sooo forgetful)
     
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    My neighbor is the happy recipient of all my gluten baked goods that have no home:D
     
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    My sister brought over my cake carrier… or rather carriers— I actually had three of them at her house! The other sister emailed me after the dinner party to tell me I left my sunglasses at her house. I swear I would leave my head somewhere if it wasn’t connected to my neck!
     
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    That is one lucky neighbour!! :D
     
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