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Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes

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Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes
  • Makes: 12

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    (may need an extra 5 mins)
  • Total time:

    (plus decorating time)
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

 

These cute little fairy cakes are perfect for kids' parties and they only need 15 minutes in the oven - easy peasy!

Ingredients

  • 100 g (4 oz) softened butter
  • 100 g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100 g (4 oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 level tsp baking powder

For the icing:

  • 225 g (8 oz) sifted icing sugar
  • 2–3tbsp warm water
  • Sweets, to decorate

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To make Orange Fairy Cakes: Add the grated rind of 1 orange in step 2. To make the icing, blend 225 g (8 oz) sifted icing sugar with the juice of 1 orange until you have a fairly stiff icing. Spoon over the tops of the cakes.

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C fan/180°C/gas mark 6. Place fairy cake cases into a 12-hole bun tin, to keep a good even shape as they bake.
  2. Measure all the ingredients into a large bowl and beat for 2-3 mins until the mixture is well blended and smooth. Fill each paper case with the mixture.
  3. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 15–20 minutes until the cakes are well risen and golden brown. Lift the paper cases out of the bun tin and cool the cakes on a wire rack.
  4. Put the icing sugar in a bowl and gradually blend in the warm water until you have a fairly stiff icing. Spoon over the top of the cakes and decorate with sweets.
This recipe is taken from Mary Berry's Baking Bible, published by BBC Books, priced £25 and available from Amazon

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