You may remember from last week that I've been involved in the creation of a meal around a very challenging theme: space. Last week I shared with you the Tang Cocktail that kicked off the evening. Today, I'm sharing the dessert.
This dinner had been an auction item at a fundraiser for my daughter's school, and in addition to the space theme, the friend who ultimately bought this dinner also wanted to celebrate her partner's birthday. My challenge was the cake. The birthday fellow liked chocolate pudding and didn't want a "big birthday cake," and he was also keen on the idea of recreating a modernized version of the menu from Nixon's state dinner in 1969 celebrating the astronauts of Apollo 11.