Cake with pink ribbon
This is not what the cake looks like today. It has been reduced to just one slice, which someone will no doubt attend to later.
It may look like a Christening cake but that is only because I fell in love with the pink organza wired ribbon in John Lewis haberdashery and I wanted an excuse to buy it.
The recipe is Delia's and I think tastes all the better for being made only the week before Christmas. Olympussina put the marzipan on. Kodakina iced it on Christmas Eve, using some special icing sugar I found which had dried eggwhite in it so we didn't need to worry about poisoning ourselves with salmonella over the holiday.