Claire has been getting into her baking lately and she wanted me to come around and help her make some fairy cakes and which would be our pudding after Sunday roast. It was fun to bake with only a limited amount of 'tools', ie. no mixing bowl and old school beaters. We improvised and used a salad spinner bowl and had to some elbow into the mixing to make the mixture light and fluffy as the beaters proved to be a little less helpful than just a spoon would do.
Once they were baked, we iced and decorated them with the cutest decorations. I don't normally like sugar flowers as I figure if you don't want to eat them, then why put the on a cake. These flowers were made of rice paper and fit in perfectly on these petite little fairy cakes.
I hope Claire's workmates enjoyed them the next day. We definitely enjoyed them with cup of tea on the couch after roast dinners.
|Beating mixture like in the good ol' days - we gave up and went with a hand whisk|
|Appears to be a two Laura's job to get the icing mixture into the piping bag|
|Trying a new technique of piping the mixture. Think it would work better on mixture that doesn't run everywhere.|
|Claire's Fairy Cakes|
PS. I stole this pic from Claire's facebook page.. my photo's were just taken on LK's iPhone as I forgot mine.