Fiona cairns orange cup cakes recipes

Easter cookies

Easter cookies

Instead of vanilla sugar, you can use an orange zest and pinch of ground cardamom seeds, or lemon zest, cinnamon, even salt and pepper
Christmas is coming…

Christmas is coming…

The Parcel Cake by Fiona Cairns from Waitrose…. A simple red wine and splash of orange juice with slices of orange and lemon and a touch of cinnamon is perfect for an inexpensive treat, if you want to splash out, add brandy
Blood orange, lemon and almond cake

Blood orange, lemon and almond cake

Combined with a classic lemon this is a gorgeous zesty bake, the blood orange adds a beautiful orange hue to the cake, this recipe is based on Nigella Lawson's clementine cake which in turn is based on Claudia Roden's orange and almond cake, I am pretty sure Fiona Cairns has a version too
Pistachio and Orange Cake

Pistachio and Orange Cake

One of my first blog entries was about Fiona Cairns' pistachio and orange blossom cake which is a favourite recipe of mine
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
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
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