Take a thick straight-sided pound cake about the circumference of a large dinner plate, and cut it horizontally into slices, the. whole breadth, of the cake, and rather more than half an inch thick. Spread each slice, thickly and smoothly, with marmalade of peach, raspberry, strawberry, or orange. The marmalade may be all the same, or of a different sort on each slice. Lay the slices, nicely, and evenly, one upon another, taking care that none of the marmalade oozes down from between the edges. Then make a thick icing of white of egg and powdered loaf-sugar, and flavour it with rose or orange-flower water. Heap a large portion of it on the centre of the cake, and with a broad knife (dipped frequently in cold water) spread it smoothly all over the top and sides. Then set it away to harden. You may ornament it by putting icing into a small syringe and pressing it out into the form of a centre-piece and border of flowers. To do this requires practice, taste, and ingenuity.
When the cake is to be eaten, cut it down into trian-gular pieces; each including a portion of the different layers of marmalade.
Instead of marmalade you may use for this cake, fresh strawberries, mashed smoothly and sweetened with white sugar.