Flowered fairy cakes

    30 min

    Delicious fairy cakes that only take a few minutes to make!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 medium egg
    • 50g of self-raising flour
    • 50g of caster sugar
    • 50g of butter
    • 50g icing sugar, or as needed
    • 2 tablespoons of water, or as needed
    • colourful sugar flowers or other edible cake decorations

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / gas mark 4. Place paper cases into a 12 hole bun tin.
    2. Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl, add sugar and butter, then slowly add 1 beaten egg.
    3. Whisk for approximatly 2 mins until smooth and creamy.
    4. Spoon into cake cases until they are half full.
    5. Cook for 10-15 mins and remove when light, fluffy and golden brown. Leave to cool for about 5 mins.
    6. Mix the icing sugar with water until it is thick and glossy, then divide evenly onto the cakes.
    7. Place decorations onto each cake. Leave to set - then eat and enjoy!

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Made these yesterday, very tasty but i would recomend at least doubling the Ingredients amount, as even using 12 normal sized cake cups I struggled to fill them all even to 1/2 full which left my cakes a tad on the thin side when done. Still the kids didnt mind :O)  -  03 Jan 2011


    brilliant came out very light and fluffy and not too sweet.  -  29 Jun 2009


    Not sure what I did wrong but mix only made 7 buns and I was only just able to half fill cases. Maybe recipe for mini cakes?? Also seemed a bit hard and not risen - maybe didn't whisk enough?? Have tried many recipes before from this site and have been fine so not a novice baker!!  -  08 Mar 2011