I could point out that the theory would be that the alcohol would be consumed in the pretty pyrotechnic display, leaving nothing but a fine full-bodied flavor. <cough> Meanwhile, IRL, the odds of the rum being partially consumed during the cake-making process would be virtually certain, so your point #2 is totally valid. Also, it turns out there is this stuff called “rum extract” that delivers the rum flavor without anyone getting the shit scared out of them or any kitchen equipment being destroyed.

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