Baking and Burning — August 1

On Monday, we celebrated my mother’s birthday here at Casa Pickadilly.  The plan was to put together an easy fish meal (my mother has a very limited palate) and a light cake.

I managed to dry out poached fish, as I mentioned the other day.

Total, absolute fail.

An A+, however, to the Cake Doctor’s Orange Birthday Cake.  I didn’t do the orange syrup, because the book I have with the recipe didn’t mention it.  It doesn’t need it.  Just an absolutely gorgeous, delicious cake, especially when you don’t have the time or inclination to start from scratch.

Use Duncan Hines cake mix…it doesn’t have pudding in it.

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