Bake sale orange and poppy seed cupcakes

orange and poppyseed cupcakes

Refreshing orange and poppyseed cupcakes

I love it when I can tick off two tasks in one go – and on this occasion it was baking for the school cake stall and writing an article about a recipe using orange. Love it!

So after a bit of recipe rifling I found a lovely orange and poppyseed loafcake which I promptly adapted into little cakes for little hands. I also found the perfect vehicle for the rather retro orange and lemon jelly decorations I found in Morrisons recently that took me straight back to childhood memories of my mum’s baking cupboard.

Orange and poppyseed sponges

The naked sponges

The sponge is super light and flecked with orange zest and poppy seeds – perfect un-frosted for lunchboxes.

The icing i’ve used is a cross between glace and butter icing – really nice to spread on and gives a great finish.

For the full write-up and recipe head over to I Feel Orange

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About Katie Bryson

Katie Bryson is a freelance food writer and blogger. She left a career in online news at the BBC to immerse herself in the culinary world, taking in courses at Leiths School of Food and Wine and an internship at Waitrose along the way. Her family food blog is bursting with recipes and tips for feeding hungry families that’ll help inspire all those frazzled parents out there wondering what on earth to cook for tea!
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5 Responses to Bake sale orange and poppy seed cupcakes

  1. Aveen says:

    I remember the bake sales we used to have at school, way back when… these look far nicer than anything we sold! (Mostly sunken fairy cakes with day-glo pink icing, and chocolate cornflake cakes.) Orange & poppy seed is such a lovely combo.

  2. Katie Bryson says:

    The standard is frighteningly high these days… any excuse for the west london mums to compete 😉

  3. our schools dont allow home baking stalls, council rules as you dont know where the product has originated. But these sound very nice

  4. Monica Lomas says:

    These look lovely. I had a look at the recipe on I Feel Orange, but the ingredients for the icing are not there. Could you post them please? I’m intrigued by a cross between glace and buttercream. Thanks.

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