The recipe is also from Cox, Cookies & Cake, the book I featured a few weeks back. They are a lovely soft buttery cake with a tangy tast of marmalade, topped off with orange butter cream & a final dollop of marmalade if they're not orangey enough for you already!
So Happy Birthday Paddington (I do realise my excuses to bake cakes are getting a little ridiculous!), here are a few facts you may not know about the bear from darkest Peru...
- The first item to pass through the channel tunnel when the UK broke through to the French side was a Paddington Bear
- The first Paddington Bear book, 'A Bear Called Paddington' was published in 1958. The book series has gone on to sell more than 35 million copies & have been translated into 40 languages!
- 9 different artists have created their own vision of Paddington, but he is always seen with his duffle coat, hat & wellies.
I loved these marmalade cupcakes, they're a great addition to the repertoire, if you want to try them yourself, just add around 3 tablespoons of marmalade, the zest of an orange & a good dash of OJ to a basic vanilla batter. Then add some orange zest to a vanilla butter cream, yum! Till next time, Rebecca x
Our Limited Edition Marmite Paddington, he lives in our fruit bowl!