Cooking With Kids: Fairy Cakes

Monday, June 18, 2012

If you want to make a start cooking with your kids, here is a very good place to start:

Fairy Cakes

100g caster sugar
100g very soft butter
100g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

200g very soft butter
200g icing sugar
food colouring , sprinkles, marshmallows etc- the more the merrier, kids don't do minimalism when decorating!

1.Ask a grown-up helper to turn the oven on to 180C/350F. Put a paper case in each bun hole.
2. Put the sugar and butter (it must be soft or you won't be able to mix it properly) in a bowl and mix it together. Sift in the flour.
3. Break the eggs into a separate bowl (spoon out any bits of shell that fall in) and add them to the bowl with the vanilla. Mix everything together.
4. Divide between the cases using a spoon, scraping it off with a knife. Ask a grown-up helper to put the tray in the oven for 20 minutes.
5. Mix the butter and icing sugar to make a creamy icing. Add colouring, if you like. Push an icing nozzle into an icing bag, then scoop in the icing.
6. Let the cakes cool completely in the tray. Pipe icing onto each cake and decorate with marshmallows or sprinkles, or whatever you like.

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