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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Special Fairy Cakes

Pretty Dancing Fairies
A Fairy Dance.
Dance along to the fairy beat,
wave your wand and tap your feet.
Dance along as the fairies sing,
twirl around in a ring.
Dance along as the fairies play,
point your toes then fly away.
This little song is one of Mackenna's favourites and you will often see her dancing around the house with her fairy friends which Mr Opoes and myself can't see. Caelan is also on the outer now because he's becoming to old and fairies don't like boys according to Mackenna. This whole fairy thing started when Mackenna bought herself a fairy kit just over twelve months ago. She talks all the time about her fairy friends and when they will be arriving in our garden which we have to design, price and construct first before they can even think of move in.
So as I'd previously promised the girls I'd make Fairy Cakes with Mackenna and Viveca. Both girls were really excited and they rushed about going to the toilet, washing their hands and trying to find something safe to stand on so that they could reach the mixing bowl. They took it in turns to put all the ingredients into the mixing bowl and I was the safety officer.
The girl's looking very happy with their efforts.
Fairy Cakes
125g butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup sultanas
1/2 cup self-raising flour
icing sugar to decorate
12 paper cases
1. Ask an adult to turn the oven onto 180°C.
2. Mix the butter and caster sugar together using an electric beater.
3. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well.
4. Stir in the sultanas and then mix in the flour.
5. If the mixture is too thick add a splash of milk to make it runnier.
6. Place the 12 paper cases inside the muffin tin. Spoon equal amounts of cake mixture into each one.
7. Ask an adult to put your fairy cakes into the oven and let the bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
8. To decorate, sprinkle the top of the cakes with icing sugar.
The hardest part for the girls was waiting for them to cool down. I decided to have the cakes for dessert as we were having a meatless meal and usually the kids tend to complain that they haven't eaten enough. Everyone loved their fairy cake, Mr Opoes gets to take one to work and Quinlan also loved his cake. I was able to save four of the fairy cakes so the kids have something for their morning tea tomorrow.

The finished Fairy Cakes ready to be eaten by my Hungry Hippo's

These fairy cakes aren't bad for only 5 ingredients. If you want to change them up a little bit you could try to add other dried fruit instead of using the sultanas. I'm thinking that next time the girls want to make them I'll try using dried cranberries and see how the kids like them.


  1. Oh you look like you have such fun!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog - scrapbook paper rocks!!! :)

    1. We had so much fun making the cakes and more fun eating them. They were all gone before the kids went to bed. I'm now looking to use some scrapbooking paper on an Ikea bookcase just have to see if I've got enough sheets, if not it'll give me another reason to go buy more paper hahaha ;)

  2. awww...I always love seeing posts where the kiddies look like they're having makes me smile...:) thank you so much for joining us again Meg...and thank you for sharing such sweet idea...xo

  3. ps....just a quick word of advice...(not that you asked for it...but it might be helpful...) get rid of your word verification for your took me several tries to get my comment to go'll see your comments go up...:) hugs

    1. Thanks for both you're comments. The girls loved making the fairy cakes they had been asking to make the cakes all week but we'd been busy doing other things.

      About the word verification how do I do that as I'd love to get more comments. I think this is my second most commented post and that's only because you commented twice which is a great thing. I'd love for more people to comment. Thank you for the advice and hugs back to you.