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Fairy cakes

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3.364 stars based on 11 ratings

Children love to bake, and enjoy decorating even more! This fairy cakes recipe is easy to make, quick to cook, and a nice flat surface area to decorate with lots of messy icing.

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  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5). Line a cupcake tin with cake cases, if you have no cake cases, grease and flour the individual holes.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Beat together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth.

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  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Sift the flour into the bowl with the baking powder. Stir in until well blended. Spoon the mix into the cake cases, if using.

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  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Bake for 12-15 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when inserted. Cool on a rack before decorating.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    To make the icing, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy and pale, add a drop of milk if needed. Add the colouring as required and spoon or spread onto the fairy cakes with a palette knife.

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