Current Location:

National

Localise Me

Fairy Cakes

fairy-cake-400.jpg
.
Makes

18

Portions
.Suitable for freezing
. Preparation

10

minutes
.

15

minutes cooking time
.180 C°, 350 F°, Gas Mark 4

Ingredients

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g margarine, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 3-5tbsp water, cold
  • Assorted sweets and sprinkles


You will also need

  • 2 bun trays lined with paper bun cases

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
  2. Cream the sugar and margarine together until pale, light and fluffy, either by hand or in a free standing mixer.
  3. Gradually add the eggs, mixing well between each addition and adding a teaspoon of the flour to the mixture if it starts to curdle.
  4. Add the flour and mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the paper bun cases, filling each one half full.
  6. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for about 15-20mins until golden brown and well risen. A wooden skewer should come out clean when pushed into the cakes.
  7. Remove the cakes from the bun tins and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  8. Mix the icing sugar with enough water to make a thick paste.
  9. Spoon the icing over the cooled fairy cakes:while the icing is still wet, decorate with assorted sweets and sprinkles.

Jo Wheatley

Jo Wheatley

Jo has since opened a Home bakery school from her house in Essex, and written a book called 'A Passion for Baking'. Mum to 3 grown up boys, family will always be her main priority but she loves her new job.

Iced Biscuit Shapes



Children love making these cookies. Many will remember the fun they had for the rest of their lives, and it’s a unique thrill for an adult to watch such memories in the making.

Mini Pizzas



These are quick and easy and children just love them. They also really encourage fussy eaters to try new things and are a fab idea for children’s parties.

Little Harley and Henry Hedgehog Rolls



Delicious bread rolls children can help to make-lots of fun!

Raring2Bake!

Raring2Bake!

Most children love to help in the kitchen, whether it is preparing a whole meal or baking some tasty treats. We have lots of yummy recipes that the children can help with, and that the whole family can then enjoy eating. Click here to take a look at our recipe section for mealtime inspiration and cheeky goodies to try with the family this summer!!!

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Your Mum will LOVE receiving something homemade from you this Mothering Sunday...take a look at our ideas here and make something extra special that can be treasured for years to come - from a homemade bunch of flowers (maybe placed on a tray of breakfast in bed, to a beautifully crafted photo frame with the children's faces smiling back at her...