Dear mummy, this recipe couldn’t be easier and I know that you are rubbish at baking so this is our fail safe baking activity. Cooking with a toddler can be stressful and I know you always have one eye on making the cakes and one eye on what I’m doing with the cakes!! You know how it is, turn your back away for a second and I’m head first in the bowl of icing sugar or eating raw eggs off the mixing spoon.
One thing that great about fairy cakes is that they comes out perfectly every time and taste pretty good, even if they don’t look too pretty – and everyone loves a fairy cake! Fairy cakes make the perfect birthday treat, party food or food gift for friends, family and little ones.
Iced fairy cakes are so easy to make using ingredients that we usually have in our cupboards and they bake in 20 minutes! This easy recipe shows you how to make a batch of 12 simple fairy cakes and how to decorate them with a simple icing. We put a spin on our fairy cakes by dressing them up in preparation for Halloween. We added orange and black food colouring to the icing sugar and decorated them with a creepy white chocolate spiders web. This is how we did it.
- 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
- one drop of orange food colouring
(repeat process for black food colouring in a separate bowl)
- White chocolate tube
- mixing bowl for cake mixture
- bowls for icing sugar mixture
- wooden spoons
- baking paper
- wire rack
- water jug
- paper cases
There are so many benefits for cooking with toddlers, they can learn how to crack eggs and I had fun using a teaspoon to smooth the icing sugar on top of the cakes. Mixing the ingredients can be hard work, so my mummy gave me a hand!
How we did it:
Heat the oven to 200C fan, 180C fan, gas 6. Place fairy cake cases into a 12-hole bun tin, to keep a good even shape as they bake.
- 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
- Bake in the preheated oven for 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.
- 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.
- Decorate with a white chocolate spiders web. Melt a tube of white chocolate in boiling water for 10 minutes. Draw your design on baking paper and leave to cool down and set for 10 minutes *resist the urge to eat them* Use icing sugar to secure to the fairy cakes.
So what do you think? We need more practice I think before our Halloween party…
Have you been baking recently?
Love Bella xx
49 thoughts on “Easy Peasy – Halloween Fairy Cakes”
Yum, yum! These look fantastic x
These look delicious, nom,nom! Why did I have to start my diet now *wails* Isabella you look very proud of your mix and so you should be 🙂
These Halloween fairy cakes look amazing, I can’t wait for Halloween it is going to be fun!
I like the spiderwebs – very clever and seasonal!
These look really good, you can have such great fun decorating fairy cakes x
Aww, these are so fun! I love the way those webs turned out. What a creative treat!
These are great! I really like the cobweb toppers. I’ll be trying these with the kids.
I am the worst baker, but my goddaughter loves to bake so I think even I may be able to manage these. They look yummy xx
These look so good and cute! I love making cupcakes xx
The spider webs look so good, although I still don’t think I’d be able to make them look as good as this x
Ooooh! I’m just SO going to have to make this for my little cherubs – they’d love them!
These look brilliant for Halloween! Baking is great fun
These are so cute, and the decoration looks really easy for kids too!
These look amazing! What a great idea and I love how easy to decorations are for kids to do x
These look so fun! I love baking with my kids and I think these would be the perfect bit of rainy day fun!
I think they look fab – I love the spider’s webs x
These look just brilliant and I love that you had a little helping hand 😉 x
Thanks Rachel…a helping hand always adds an extra sense of danger too 😉
These look great you guys did a really good job with them. I need to try these with my girls.
Ah thanks! Not bad for a mummy that can’t really bake! 😉
I love fairy cakes. These looks really good! Well done!
Ooh these look yummy! I love how easy they are to make. xxx
Wow these cakes look fab. Would love to try these with my kids.
Such cute fairycakes! I don’t make them from scratch enough; I have a bad habit of just buying a box mix…
need more practice? they came out amazing! but practice means more cakes and more cakes means more eating 😉
….that’s not a bad thing 😉 practice makes perfect!
These look yum! I might try these out with my little one!
This looks like such a great thing to do with kids for Halloween.
Yum those fairy cakes look tasty! A great idea for a Halloween activity with the children
Fairy cakes are such a staple! Looks like great fun with the kids too.
These look perfect for Halloween and so delicious. Looks like you had a great time making them.
These fairy cakes look delicious and perfect for Halloween
These look really simple but effective. I might give it a go with my nieces!
This looks AWESOME! We’re hosting a Halloween contest on our site and this would be a great submission. If you want to learn more, check this link https://snapguide.com/contest/spooktacular-snacks/ 🎃 👻
What a lovely actvity for halloween – tasty too!
I love fairy cakes! Always so yummy! A lot of fun to make too! Those halloween designs are so good!
Not only they look amazing but I would also eat them all!!!! #justanotherlinky
I want to try these
They look fantastic. Better than shop bought. I would love those on my halloween table.
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Gorgeous! These look like so much fun and so easy to do! We aren’t the best bakers but I think I could stretch to this! #justanotherlinky
I Love making Fairy Cakes 😀 There really nice and easy for little ones to join in with. Great designs for halloween you did too 🙂 #justanotherlinky
The chocolate spider web decorations look great. Well done to Bella. 🙂 (And mommy too!) #justanotherlinky
The decoration looks great! I’d happily eat them all, well done to you both! #justanotherlinky
I had no idea it could be so easy to make spiderwebs like that! I’m going to get my bake on this halloween :p
These look so good! Love the spider webs.
We love fairy cakes! My girls love baking them 🙂 They look tasty.
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This looks yummy and cute! I don’t think I would be able to resist eating the chocolate webs! Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink
These look really great! I will bookmark for next year! #bigpinklink