Thursday, 25 August 2016

the cutest fairy cakes

Yesterday was The Great British Bake Off Day and I couldn't be more happier. I decided to bake some of Tanya Burr's Chocolate Cookies from her baking book and made some simple fairy cakes. I thought I would share with you the recipe that helped me make these cute fairy cakes just in case you would like to make some yourself.

To make at least 12 fairy cakes you will need:
110g/4oz of butter or margarine, softened at room temperature
110g/4oz caster sugar
2 free range eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g/4oz self-raising flour
1 or 2 tbsp of milk

For the icing you will need:
300g/10½ icing sugar
3 tbsp of water
3 drops of food colouring (optional)
pretty cake decorations to add on top

- Preheat your oven to 180C/Gas 4 and line 2 x 12-hole fairy cake tins with paper cases.
- Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until a pale colour. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Fold in the self-raising flour using a large spoon. Add a little milk if the mixture isn't a soft dropping consistency. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full.
- Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, or until golden-brown on the top. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
- For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir enough water to create a smooth texture. Stir in the food colouring if you want to.
- To ice the fairy cakes, drizzle the icing over the cakes, sprinkle with decorations and set aside until the icing hardens.

Happy baking guys!
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  1. These look super yummy - I'm so in the mood to bake now the GBBO is back, might have to make some of these!

    Lucy | Forever September

  2. oh my god, they look so yummy and they are the cutest cupcakes ever. i need to get baking myself.


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