I made my first Simnel cake today. I haven’t made one before because of the whole nut/marzipan issue, but now that we’ve tried almonds on the boy, marzipan is firmly back on the list.
It always amazes me that you can go from a pile of quite yummy ingredients
to something that looks, frankly, vile
(on this occasion) via a mid-cake layer of marzipan
and a bit more vile lookingness
which looks really quite yummy (and will look even better tomorrow with it’s marzipan topping – pic to follow!).