Fiona cairns icing recipes

Easter cookies

Easter cookies

For the decoration I used the ready to roll icing, natural food colouring and stencils. Simply roll the icing, stencil it if using a stencil and cut to the same shapes as the cookies
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
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
Sticky Toffee Cupcakes

Sticky Toffee Cupcakes

Having made the royal wedding cake designer, Fiona Cairns' recipe before from her fabulous book Bake & Decorate, I have come up with my own version adapted from a Masterchef recipe
Orange Blossom Cupcakes

Orange Blossom Cupcakes

This recipe is inspired by a Fiona Cairns' recipe I made a while back for Pistachio and Orange Blossom Cake
Caramel Cake

Caramel Cake

My first approach was a classic salted caramel buttercream based on a Fiona Cairns recipe. 100 icing sugar, sifted. To make the icing, start by making the caramel toffee sauce by placing the brown sugar, cream and 20g butter into a small saucepan. Cream together 100g butter, the vanilla and icing sugar until pale and fluffy. 100 icing sugar
Sticky Toffee Cupcakes

Sticky Toffee Cupcakes

Another Fiona Cairns recipe. Sticky toffee cupcakes with salted caramel buttercream icing. Another Fiona Cairns recipe