As the story goes, there was a cake Dorie was bored with making, so one day she improvised and changed things up a bit. Even though customers loved the cake, her boss fired her. She considers the fact that she got to keep the recipe ample trade now. You can read a great interview from Dorie where she tells this story here too.
So, the cake that we were to make was a Chocolate Armagnac Cake. Since we don't usually have any alcohol at our house and I'm not a drinker, I had no idea what Armagnac is. So, I looked it up out of curiosity and found this. Either way, since I had recently purchased some dark rum to try to have on hand for baking I decided to stick fairly close to the recipe, but to trade out the Armagnac with Rum. I even had some of the those individually wrapped prunes on hand. I followed the directions and added in the alcohol and then flambed. So, I guess I only had a little bit of creativity here and I know Dorie wouldn't ever look at it as insubordination on my part.
Yes, this week, TWDer's around the world got fired for this cake as well. Ok, bad joke, but you know me and knew I had to go there! I really enjoyed this part of the process since I haven't flambed before. It was awesome!