The cake recipe itself was relatively easy -- pretty standard cake with almond flavoring.
We successfully created our faux-Battenberg pan.
And successfully filled one side with yellow cake and the other with pink.
Things went slightly awry in the oven when we ended up with under-cooked cake that had to be hastily returned to the oven. Highly unusual for my oven, which typically runs way too hot and burns things. We have yet to bake a cake together where nothing goes wrong and this time we had no frosting with which to fill in the holes.
Fortunately, we did have marzipan (incidentally, the name of my sister's new kitten).
Yep, nothing like marzipan to wrap over our cakes, which looked a bit worse for the wear.
Sara beautifully scored the top of the marzipan...
... and trimmed the edges.
We enjoyed slices of our Battenberg Cake while watching very entertaining Daily Show coverage of the Queen's Jubilee. All we were missing was some tea, and perhaps some finger sandwiches.