1. Christmas bake of the week! 17/11/2013

From now until Christmas all of our bakes are going to be of a festive nature to get you right in the mood of the season. We may even have bought Now That's What We Call Christmas... First up are our Ginger and Orange Fairy Cakes. This week, we're very excited to share one of our own creations, we hope it pleases you!

These were delicious and very orangey, yum! The cupcakes were surprisingly light and airy (power beating by me). We like to use a basic cake recipe and put our own little spin on it, as you would have read in the Baking Beauties Tag. So here's our first very own recipe to be shared on the blog!

Ginger & Orange Fairy Cakes (makes 12)

8oz margarine
8oz sugar
8oz flour
4 eggs / fake equivalent
The rind of 2 oranges
3 tsp ginger

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 / 375f 
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl, until smooth. 
  • Add the eggs and flour a little at a time until combined.
  • Stir in the orange rind and ginger.
  • Line 2 cupcake trays with cases and fill each case about 2/3 full.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-30 mins, or until a cocktail stick comes out clean.
  • For icing, mix together sieved icing sugar and margarine until fairly thick. Then add the juice of half an orange and the zest of an orange. You will now need to add more sieved icing sugar until stiff. 


  1. I have made your tasty cupcakes & they were superb!!!!! Thanks again! ��

    1. We're so glad you liked them, first ever own recipe too! :D x