Quite often, I miss the Heavenly Cakes deadline, make the cake a few days late, and then don't post about it for months. Sometimes, the opposite happens--I page through the book looking for something to make for a sometime-in-the-future free choice. This post is an amalgam of these two very very serious events.
First, there was the Lemon Canadian Crown, made in stages (first ladyfingers, then lemon curd, then lemon cream....), frozen for over two months, and then eaten happily, without the meringue topping that had been holding off the finish. I just didn't want any meringue, and more to the point I knew the cake couldn't be re-frozen once it had meringue on, and that it would take more than a day to finish.
Best of my love.