Friday, April 10, 2009

pic of the day - simnel cake

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?


Rina Tripathi said...

Cute cake!. Thanks for the sharing, all that you write here be it 'just in time information' or about your gorgeous daughter or about the helplessness when you see South Africa in turmoil, it all touches somewhere deep and brings about learning.
Happy Easter to you and your family and thanks for such beautiful posts and sharing your experiences.

The upsycho said...

@Rina Thanks for your ongoing encouragement. I hope you find yourself in a happier, more fulfilling place, these days!