Fiona cairns chocolate and orange recipes

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Christmas is coming…

Christmas is coming…

The Parcel Cake by Fiona Cairns from Waitrose…. The Chocolate & Passion Fruit Popping Candy Bites by Heston from Waitrose…
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Easter cookies

Easter cookies

Few cookies I topped with moulded melted chocolate (duck, bird, Easter egg, bow). Instead of vanilla sugar, you can use an orange zest and pinch of ground cardamom seeds, or lemon zest, cinnamon, even salt and pepper
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Mermaids for the birthday girl: Orange drizzle cake without the drizzle but with other fun stuff!!

Mermaids for the birthday girl: Orange drizzle cake without the drizzle but with other fun stuff!!

I decided also to fore go the orange drizzle and icing that goes with the original cake recipe (from Fiona Cairns' 'Bake and Decorate') but split the cake and spread a thick layer of raspberry jam
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Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

The last marzipan I made for the battenberg, using a recipe from Bake & Decorate by Fiona Cairns was a bit difficult to work with
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English Country Garden Cake

English Country Garden Cake

I was mostly inspired by the great Fiona Cairns, the royal wedding cake maker.  I covered the courgette cake with vanilla butter cream on the top and sides, I then used cut up "matchmaker" style chocolate sticks in orange to create a rustic fence round the garden