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Saturday, 22 March 2008

next year I might even make all the apostles the same size ....

2 comments:

BetteJo said...

Oh I think I'm out of my depth here. I have no idea what simnel cake is, although it looks lovely. And I'm guessing the apostles are the marzipan balls on the top of the cake, but weren't there 12?
And - apparently it is traditional to put a ribbon around the cake? There is very little I do that is very traditional anymore, and I find other people's very interesting!

MsCatCalls said...

Simnel cake has marzipan in the centre of the cake as well as on the top so its very gooey .... and yes there were 12 apostles but you put 11 on the top , I think to symbolize the betrayal ? I read all this just last year when I made the cake for the first time in a few years . the ribbon is just in my case to hide the messy edges . You will note from the picture that nothing quite works as it should . Its a bit of a joke in my house .... last years was a scream . Perhaps if I post last years photos you would see what I mean .... will see if I can find . It would also resolve a dispute that has arisen about whether D had thrown out the round cake tin . Long story !

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