A Simnel cake (a traditional Easter fruit cake with marzipan inner layer and decoration and a little dash of brandy) made in my kitchen in my grandmother’s memory…



Wishing you all a Happy Easter, Sunday, Spring day, Sunny day or whatever you like to call it…


All cakes made and eaten by me!

15 thoughts on “HAPPY HOLIDAYS

  1. merrildsmith

    Wow! It’s so pretty, and I’m sure it’s delicious. Happy Easter!
    Passover desserts here this week, but I did make an almond cake that’s pretty good.

  2. Jane Dougherty

    And yours has knobs on! I’ve seen that done but my grandma’s (and mother’s) simnel cakes had icing on top of the layer of marzipan. You really have to like marzipan.

    1. deuxiemepeau

      My Christmas cake has the icing topping but this one is mum’s favorite as she’s the marzipan lover. She’s a little perturbed that the cake is here in Paris and not there in Dublin, I think 🤭

  3. Stefanie Neumann

    Happy Easter-Spring-Sunny-Sunday to you as well, dear Dami! 😘

    The cake looks delicious! Your grandmother must be smiling, now.

    There’s another synchronicity, by the way. Not being such a good pastry maker, I created little junebugs, ladybirds from marzipan as well as little easter nests with tiny marzipan eggs. They would look great on a plate together with a piece of your Simnel cake.

    1. deuxiemepeau

      Greetings to you too Steffi, we do seem to be rather synchronistic and would love to share a plate of our baking treats some day soon 🤗😘

      1. Stefanie Neumann

        We need to get that time-space-and-dimension travel machine going!
        And to definitely let each other know should we travel near the other by more conventional means.

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