Orange Cupcakes with Marmalade Icing for a Grumpy Day

Ingredients:

2 whole oranges, divided. Try not to buy bitter oranges. Blood oranges may be useful to squeeze out frustration.
8 oz butter, melted. Use the fire of your righteous anger to melt the butter if a pot isn’t handy.
3 whole eggs. Plus an additional three to break therapeutically by throwing at the wall.
8 oz sugar. Add more sugar if life needs a little sweetening.
8 oz self-esteem-raising flour
3 tbsp marmalade
3 tbsp orange zest

  

Drop Scones

Ingredients

8 oz self-raising flour
1 oz caster sugar. Can be licked off spoon.
1 egg. Budget for four eggs if working with under-sevens.
1 pint full cream milk. 10 oz for recipe, plus one glass to be taken with results.
Pinch of salt. This is a small amount of salt, Issy. Tinier than your little finger. Not too much! Not! Oh. That’s too much. Never mind.

  

Cinnamon and Candied Orange Peel Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients for the cake:

110 g self-raising flour, 110 g sugar, 110 g butter (or 55g butter 55g margarine for a slightly lighter cake), 2 eggs, ½tsp baking powder, ½tsp cinnamon powder, ½tsp allspice, ½tsp ginger, Handful of caramelised orange peel

Ingredients for the icing:

250g cream cheese, 400g icing sugar, 150g butter, 1 tsp vanilla extract