Fiona cairns orange cup cakes recipes

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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
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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
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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
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Sticky Ginger and Orange Cake for the 'Make A Wish' Charity Bake Sale

Sticky Ginger and Orange Cake for the 'Make A Wish' Charity Bake Sale

To celebrate the first fledgling days of Autumn I baked a warming, spiced Ginger And Orange Cake and popped it along to the Bake Sale held at goodtoknow HQ earlier this week
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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
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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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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
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My Entry to the 'Cake on the Catwalk' Competition at The Cake and Bake Show!

My Entry to the 'Cake on the Catwalk' Competition at The Cake and Bake Show!

It is appears to be the equivalent of Fiona Cairns entering a sponge at a local village fete. Fold in the flour and gently stir in the jam and orange zest
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Happy birthday Finn - Elderflower Cake with added Angry Birds!

Happy birthday Finn - Elderflower Cake with added Angry Birds!

The sponge cake recipe is an elderflower cake recipe taken from Fiona Cairns' 'Birthday Cake Book' which is so, so pretty
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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
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Fig, port and star anise Christmas cake

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