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How To Make Fairy Cakes

How To Make Fairy Cakes

Fairy cakes are delicious, and can be great fun to make for children, with just a little help from a grown up! In this step by step guide Joy, Alice and Sarah from Blackheath Cooks shows you how to make them.


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  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g flour
  • icing sugar
  • paste food colouring
  • 18 rice paper flowers


Mix the butter and sugar together until they are fully incorporated and creamy. Once you cave creamed together the sugar and butter, mix in the eggs and vanilla essence.

Mix the baking powder into the flour, then mix them both into the egg, butter and sugar mixture, making sure there are no lumps.

Spoon 2 teaspoonfuls of the mixture into paper cupcake cases laid out in a cupcake tray. This quantity of mixture should make about 18 fairy cakes.

Cook for 10 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. When they are ready they should feel springy and cooked but should not be too brown.

Put some icing sugar in a bowl and add a little water at a time while mixing. You should be aiming for the consistency of runny honey. If you want to dye your icing your can take a little food colouring on a cocktail stick and mix it into the icing.

Use a teaspoon to spread some icing on each cake, then finish them off by sticking a rice paper flower to each one.