Cakes by fiona cairns recipes

Butterscotch Cake with caramel hazelnut whisps

Butterscotch Cake with caramel hazelnut whisps

Another birthday in the house and The Birthday book by Fiona Cairns comes out to play again this time chosen by charlie is a Butterscotch cake with caramel whisps looks so elegant but scary as well with the tall spikes of caramel
Cranberry and citrus cookies and an 80th birthday cake.

Cranberry and citrus cookies and an 80th birthday cake.

As the birthday cake was topped with blousey meringues I had a couple of egg yolks left over so I came up with this recipe which is takes it inspiration from several sources, a Gino D'Acampo recipe for sultana cookies from Italian Baking and a lemon drizzle biscuit from Biscuit by Miranda Gore Brown
Coffee, cardamon and walnut cake - gluten free

Coffee, cardamon and walnut cake - gluten free

For the latest meeting of South Lancashire Clandestine Cake Club I once again was inspired to bake from a Fiona Cairns recipe book, this bake is from her latest "Seasonal Baking" which is a stunning book and contains some wonderful looking cakes and bakes
Chocolate and beetroot sandwich cake

Chocolate and beetroot sandwich cake

parsnips in cakes I just grate them. Make up the cocoa powder by mixing in small bowl or jug with the. a chocolate and beetroot cake in Fiona Cairns' Bake and Decorate
A Secret Cake...

A Secret Cake...

Bake & Decorate by Fiona Cairns. A Passion for Baking by Jo Wheatley. Giveaway - Clarks Maple and Abra-ca-Debora Dutch Pancakes Hamper worth over £50
Jewel Box Cake

Jewel Box Cake

her range of ready-made cakes have been sold through Waitrose. Fiona Cairns' Birthday Cake Book when I saw it – Jewel Box cake
Easter cookies

Easter cookies

Adapted from Bake and decorate by Fiona Cairns 250g salted soft butter. Classic shortbread. This is the second post in my Easter series
Christmas is coming…

Christmas is coming…

However, I am not complaining too much, as it’s been a good time to try out some fabulous cakes and treats (after all, it wouldn’t do to have bought the wrong one come Christmas day, would it…)
Wallace and Gromit's BIG Bake for CookBlogShare

Wallace and Gromit's BIG Bake for CookBlogShare

Today I am sharing with you the Sticky Toffee Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream. If you do not have time or the chance to take part in the BIG Bake but would still like to contribute to the fundraising you can do by clicking donate
Bake & Decorate by Fiona Cairns

Bake & Decorate by Fiona Cairns

These cakes are opulent yet classically understated. I'm not talking about cakes with 57 layers bedecked in kilos of delicately moulded sugar paste flowers with something resembling scaffolding on the inside
Caramel Cake

Caramel Cake

My first approach was a classic salted caramel buttercream based on a Fiona Cairns recipe. To make the icing, start by making the caramel toffee sauce by placing the brown sugar, cream and 20g butter into a small saucepan
Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

Although simnel cakes were traditionally made for Mother's Day or by serving girls who were allowed this mid-lenten feast day off, they have become more recently associated with Easter
Birthday Cakes Extravaganza

Birthday Cakes Extravaganza

One of my newly acquired birthday items was Bake and Decorate by Fiona Cairns, a book I became aware of through reading Oxslip's eclectic blog
Liquorice Allsorts Cake

Liquorice Allsorts Cake

I once again turned to what is rapidly becoming one of my baking bibles - The Birthday Cake Book by Fiona Cairns for the underlying liquorice toffee cake recipe and liquorice toffee buttercream and then came up with a simple bright pink fondant topping with a black fondant ring inset in the top of the cake and then decorated with assorted liquorice allsorts