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Battenburg

noun
  1. an oblong sponge cake divided longitudinally into four square sections, two coloured pink and two yellow, with an outer coating of marzipan
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Word Origin

perhaps named after Battenberg, a village in Prussia
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  • As suggested in the title, the set may be made of point or Battenburg braid.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making

    The Butterick Publishing Co.

  • The point, Honiton and Princess braids are represented full size, and are much daintier in texture than the Battenburg braids.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making

    The Butterick Publishing Co.

  • A very elegant flounce of Battenburg lace may be made after the design represented on the opposite page.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making

    The Butterick Publishing Co.

  • Done with fancy Battenburg braid, it would be quite similar in effect to the "Cardinal's Point" illustrated on another page.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making

    The Butterick Publishing Co.

  • It is formed of fancy Battenburg braid, but may be made from a plain variety if preferred.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making

    The Butterick Publishing Co.