Always Make the Most Of,,,!
In any case, being a large cake, am intending to reduce the size down to a 6" square (cutting a strip off one side and one end), this being a large enough size for the two of us, and Beloved will be the one eating most of it - for he loves fruit cake with cheese. "Will need some blue cheese to eat with it" he said yesterday, after I mentioned he could eat the bits I was cutting off, so that means an expense I hadn't allowed for at the moment. Maybe will not cut it yet, and he can wait until the December order is delivered (or pay for the cheese himself).
Took a photo of the cake (because I KNOW you are all dying to see it). It doesn''t look THAT interesting, so took a long shot so you could see the kitchen table and some of the other things on it, being less boring than just 'cake'. On the wall at the back is my spice rack, with four of my five extra large mugs hanging underneath. These mugs are used mainly for cuppa soups (the largest one that is my favourite is missing, it was waiting to be washed).
Above the fruit cake are the empty citrus shells, above those a basket of citrus fruits (oranges, lemons and limes), close to this is one of my hyacinth glasses waiting for a hyacinth bulb, and at the back of the table my double batch of marmalade still waiting for a shelf to be cleared for them. The clutter on the right (almost out of sight) is to be ignored.
Now we come to the interesting bit. The citrus shells left after the juice and some zest had been removed are shown below in more detail. There is still enough zest left on the oranges to make them worth using, and the lemons will be put in bowl of water and heated in the microwave - this gives off a steam that makes the m.oven easy to wipe clean.
Or - could take a thin slice off the base of each lemon shell (so that they will stand up securely on a saucer), and when the membrane and bits of flesh left after juice has been squeezed out, these will make good 'holders' for something like sardine pate. So might freeze them away until needed for this purpose.
Imagine a plate with a half orange shell in the centre, perhaps filled with a large scoop of ice-cream, sorbet, jelly, or even whipped cream, and segments of jelly-in-shell placed around it, maybe with other segments placed between these to make an outer layer. It could look like a massive flower, and extremely pretty if each circle of wedges was a different coloured jelly, maybe orange in the centre, and lemon further out. Or make one ring, alternating colours, orange, lemon, lime etc.