Simnel cake is an Easter tradition in the UK. This is the first year we've had one and I confess this is a 'bought it myself' type.
This one isn't 'proper' though - the marzipan balls are all wrong. If the cake has 11 balls of marzipan, they should be around the edge, representing the remaining disciples after Judas's betrayal and suicide. If there is to be a ball in the centre, it should be the 12th ball, the centre one representing Christ.
Ah well, I've never been much of a one for these traditional trappings. It tasted good... and that's the point of a cake, isn't it?