14 March 2016

Terry's Easter Edibles

Posted by the Cake Shop

This Easter the Cake Shop has created something special. A traditional cake with a twist, these Simnel cakes are made with whisky, guinness and aged fruits. Perfect for sharing with family and friends, each of these charming cakes are made fresh to order.

Simnel cake is a light fruit cake with two layers of marzipan, one in the middle and one on top, traditionally eaten during the Easter period. The origination of the word "simnel" is unclear, John de Garlande believed the word translated to placenta cake, a cake that was intended to please. The marzipans balls which decorate the cake, usually eleven or twelve, represent the apostles.

Terry's take on the traditional boiled fruit cake has a West Indian kick- the fruits are soaked in alcohol, spices and tea for several months before being used. Each cake is made from scratch and costs £20.

If you are interested in ordering one of these charming Simnel cakes, complete with icing sugar ducklings, contact Terry on tglover@lrb.co.uk or 020 7269 9045

Take a look at the Cake Shop gallery to see what other cakes Terry has made recently