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How To Make Simple Fairy Cakes With Icing And Sprinkles

These quick and easy iced fairy cakes are delicious. They’re a lot faster and easier to make. Plus, they’re perfect for any occasion – whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just want something sweet and tasty to snack on. So what are you waiting for? Try these quick and easy iced fairy cakes today!

fairy cakes topped with icing and sprinkles

How to store iced fairy cakes

-If the cake is already iced, it’s best to store it in a covered container in the fridge. This will help keep the icing from drying out or getting too hard. Alternatively, store it in an airtight container.

-If you need to store an uniced cake, make sure it is completely cooled before wrapping it tightly in cling film or aluminium foil. Again, this will help keep the cake fresh and prevent it from drying.

-Fairy cakes are best eaten within a few days of baking, but if you need to store them for longer, they can be frozen. Wrap each cake individually in cling film or aluminium foil, then place them in a freezer

What’s the difference between a fairy cake and a cupcake?

A fairy cake is a small sponge cake that is typically decorated with icing or frosting.

Fairy cakes are typically lighter and more delicate than cupcakes.

A cupcake is a small cake but bigger than a fairy cake that is baked in a cup-shaped mould and is also typically decorated with icing or frosting. Both cakes are often brightly coloured and include decorations such as sprinkles or sugar balls.

iced fairy cakes on wire rack

What’s the best way to decorate fairy cakes?

The best way to decorate fairy cakes is with icing or frosting. You can use a piping bag and nozzle to create different designs or simply spread the icing or frosting over the top of the cake using a spatula or the back of a teaspoon, which is what I did.

You can add sprinkles, sugar balls, or edible glitter for extra decoration.

Fairy Cakes Ideas

Other fairy cake flavours you might like to consider are:

-Fairy Cakes with Chocolate Ganache

Lemon Fairy Cakes

-Raspberry Fairy Cakes

-Strawberry Fairy Cakes

-Chocolate Fairy Cakes

-Coconut Fairy Cakes

Fairy Cakes with Jam (these are so good!)

Simple Ingredients for Fairy Cakes

  • 100 g Soft Margarine
  • 100 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100 Self-Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

How to make iced fairy cakes

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°c fan/200°c/400°f/gas 6. Place the paper cases in your bun tin.
  • Place all the ingredients into a large bowl and beat well for 2 minutes until smooth. Half fill the paper cases with the mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until well risen and golden brown.
  • Lift out onto a wire rack and cool.
  • Place the icing in a bowl and blend with the water until you have a fairly smooth, stiff icing. Spoon over the cakes and decorate with sprinkles.

Another easy recipe you may want to try is a Jam Swiss Roll, easier than you think!

fairy cakes topped with icing and sprinkles

Quick and Easy Iced Fairy Cakes

Rachel
Small light and spongy fairy cakes topped with a light icing and coloured sprinkles
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 12
Calories 206 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 100 g Soft Margarine
  • 100 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100 Self-Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

For the icing

  • 225 g Icing Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Warm water
  • Sprinkles to decorate

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°c fan/200°c/400°f/gas 6. Place the paper cases in your bun tin.
  • Place all the ingredients into a large bowl and beat well for 2 minutes until smooth. Half fill the paper cases with the mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until well risen and golden brown.
  • Lift out on to a wire rack and cool.
  • Place the icing in a bowl and blend with the water until you have a fairly smooth stiff icing. Spoon over the cakes and decorate with sprinkles.
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Notes

When adding the icing add the sprinkles straight away otherwise, they will fall off.

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 125mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 338IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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