I was having my usual Tuesday rummage in a local charity shop when this caught my eye
and being the baking paraphernalia whore I am I couldn't resist it and the £1.99 price tag on an unused Lakeland item that would have probably cost five times that didn't do much to talk me out of the purchase, so purchase it I did.
I've never made a Battenburg before and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it actually was once I'd realised that it's just a sponge cake mix divided in two with one half dyed pink, anyway, that done I plopped the relevant mixes into the tin
and baked them until my kitchen was filled with the usual aroma that tells me my cake is almost ready for eatin'. Some of the cake had risen above the tin but I just ran an knife across the top and I was left with four rectangles of sponge.
I covered each long face of each rectangle in strawberry jam (I didn't have any apricot as directed) and assembled the cuboids together like a contestant from the Krypton Factor just without the lame tracksuit from the Physical Ability round.
I then rolled out some marzipan on some caster sugar and wrapped it around the assembled cake, chopped off the rough ends, check (sorry!) out the result