It’s easy to pick up something from the supermarket but homemade cakes are so much nicer and great fun to make with the kids. Get nostalgic and try out this simple Butterfly Fairy Cake recipe. Baking is educational too…think of how all that weighing and measuring can give your little ones a head start in the classroom!
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4oz (115g) soft margarine or softened butter
4oz (115g) caster sugar
4oz (115g) self-raising flour
1tsp vanilla essence
1tsp baking powder
6oz (170g) softened butter
12oz (340g) icing sugar, sifted
Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Get about 18 paper cases ready.
Measure all the ingredients into a large bowl and beat well for 2-3 minutes until the mixture is well blended. Half fill the paper cases with mixture.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes until the cakes are well risen and golden brown. Allow to cool.
For the icing beat the butter until it is soft, add the icing sugar and mix until smooth. Cut a slice from the top of each cake and cut this slice in half. Pipe a swirl of butter cream into the centre of each cake and place the half slices into the butter cream at an angle like butterfly or fairy wings.
If for some reason your cakes don’t rise sufficiently, don’t worry, just scoop out a circle from the cake and cut that in half, (then fill the cavity generously with delicious icing).
Pop the kettle on, get your prettiest plates out and enjoy your delicious cakes…