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.

    Ingredients
    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

    Method
    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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