Assorted Fairy Cakes

Assorted Fairy Cakes


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About this recipe: These cakes are perfect for kiddies birthday parties. Included are a variety of icings and toppings for you to create a wonderful assortment of cakes.


Makes: 12 fairy cakes

  • For the Cakes
  • 115g butter
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 115g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Toppings
  • For the Glace Icing
  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • For the Honey Topping
  • 1/2 tablespoon set honey
  • For the Buttercream Icing
  • 75g butter, softened
  • 175g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • other toppings, such as blueberries, chopped strawberries, raisins, chocolate sprinkles, walnuts, desiccated coconut or toasted almonds

Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Sift in flour and baking powder, then fold in to combine. Pour into a 12-hole fairy cake tin and bake for 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Let cool.
  3. For the glace icing: Mix icing sugar with water. Spread over two cakes.
  4. For the honey topping: Spread honey over one cake.
  5. For the plain buttercream: Beat together butter, icing sugar and milk. Spread over 7 cakes. You will have leftover icing.
  6. For the chocolate buttercream: Mix remaining buttercream with cocoa and spread over remaining cakes.
  7. Decorate fairy cakes with various toppings of your choice. For example, raisin with honey; blueberries or strawberry with buttercream; coconut with chocolate buttercream etc.

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