This is a picture of a Battenburg Cake. I feel I must explain what it is, as in my last blog post comment, I mention this cake. What you are looking at is a nice spongy cake in white and pink. The cake is surrounded, not by regular icing, but a delicious and wonderful marzipan. According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battenberg_cake the cake was made to celebrate the marriage between of Queen Victoria’s grandaughter to Prince Louis of Battenburg.
Now I am a person who has struggled with my weight for a decade, and in that decade, I have come up with a myriad of excuses to eat things that are obviously unhealthy choices. But trust the royals to make something fattening and yummy and make it seem okay because it celebrates a wedding!
Michael and I are obviously Monarchists because we celebrate this marriage of Queen Victoria’s grandaughter, old whatshername, to Prince Louis of Battenburg, at any opportunity we can. When we find a good Battenburg cake, we purchase it with great delight, take it home, put the kettle on, and serve it up as a nice treat with our afternoon tea! Lovely!