Saturday, 9 July 2011

Fairy cakes.

It has been a while since we've baked, LV usually gets to enjoy my baking but we rarely bake together, two reasons for this 1) I struggle with patience 2) She struggles with patience. We're getting there though and we'll continue to work on our baking relationship and I'm sure one day we'll make a great team. I did the prep work today so when she got home from playing out with her dad we could get on with the fun stuff. We made Vanilla Fairy Cakes and they turned out pretty well:

Lining the tin.

Filling the cases - LV ate half the mixture.

Which meant we didn't have enough for all the cases.

She insisted on putting a hair clip in before we started decorating the cakes - sensible.

And did a brilliant job - she really took her time.

She has lost the ability to smile with her eyes open or has been blinded by the cakes beauty.

She tried to get the whole thing in.


Yes, it's a new cake stand - thanks mum.

Stress levels stayed low, we had fun and the cakes were delicious.

Vanilla Fairy Cakes:
120g Plain Flour
140g Caster sugar
40g Unsalted Butter (Room temp)
1.5 tsp baking powder
a pnich of salt
120 ml whole mik
1 egg
0.5 tsp vanilla extract
Oven - 170 degrees.
Makes 12 fairy cakes.

1. Sift and mix flour, sugar baking powder and butter until sand like consistency, pour in half the milk and mix with electric mixer.
2. Beat egg, vanilla extract and remaining milk together then mix with mixture from step 1.
3. Spoon mixture into paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until springy.

Vanilla Butter icing.
125g icing sugar
40g butter
1 drop of vanilla extract
1 tbsp whole milk
(we used red food colouring too to make pink icing)

Combine and beat (with hand-held electric whisk) for about 5 mins until light and fluffy.

These were quick, easy and not exactly part of my body beautiful plan, so I've decided to start that (again) on Monday.


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