Friday, 13 February 2009

Photostory Friday - Fairy Cakes

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


There's a bit of a trend at the moment for "cupcakes".

"Cupcakes" seems to be an American word for what we in England call "Fairy Cakes" and in our house Fairy Cakes have never gone out of fashion!

Last Saturday daughter announced, "Let's make Fairy Cakes, mummy!"

Now, when she makes Fairy Cakes, she makes Fairy Cakes.

"We have to use the gold cases, mummy. Fairies like gold"

"OK"

"Can you make gold icing?"

"Well, I can make yellow, with that do?"

"Fairies like yellow"

and so, on.

Finally, the cakes were cool enough to decorate and daughter hit the cupboards looking for pink sprinkles, marshmallows, etc.

Here are the results:



"But why the oranges and lemons?", I asked

"They're the fairies' wings!" she replied, with a hint of exasperation.

Of course, silly me.

23 comments:

Maggie May said...

Well yes..... they are definitely wings! They are lovely and I could just pick one up and eat it!
I LOVE fairy things!

the mother of this lot said...

That's a very arty photograph, WM! Have you been hanging out with the Art Dept in your lunch hour?

Parisgirl said...

Lovely cakes Working Mum and I love the wings. Coincidentally we made fairy cakes for the first time this week. They did not look as scrumptious as yours - perhaps because I couldn't find self-raising in Paris and didn't add enough bicarb of soda to the ordinary stuff. Plus I used a cake tin as I wasn't sure if you could put the paper cases in the oven or if they'd go up in flames! Still, they went down well and were all gone 24 hours later.

Mean Mom said...

Obviously! I knew that. ;0)

They look absolutely delicious and I don't suppose that they lasted long!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

weird or wot, my daughter and l have just said we must make some...as l haven't baked in a few weeks, apart from desserts etc...I have soup and a tomato sauce simmering..love the house smelling of cooking!

save one for me.

Moannie said...

Hard to say anything with drool dripping. How do you stop icing sugar from going into solid lumps in the package? I bash it and sieve it and it still is grainy-too much hot water and it's runny.

Tawny said...

I love the wings too, I am feeling the urge to bake with my daughter at the weekend now....

gigi said...

Isn't that funny, wings? Children are so smart. I've never heard cup cakes called Fairy cakes. That sounds so much cuter. HAppy Valentine's Day weekend!

echoeve said...

I think I need to start calling cupcakes fairy cakes. I really like the sound of it.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Very, very sweet!

Reluctant Housewife said...

They're beautiful. Too pretty to eat... almost. :)

They don't look all that much like cupcakes, though. Hmmm... I bet fairy cakes are better than plain old cupcakes any day.

Pam Emmons said...

What a good mom you are!

Nixdminx said...

Wow it seems we all get to cook on Friday 13th - we made Gonzo Fairy Cakes in our house http://nixdminx.wordpress.com/gonzo-fairy-cakes/
Yours are so sophisticated and pretty...our definitely have a touch of Oz about them!

rosiero said...

Mmmmm. They look good.

Kelly Deneen said...

Those are beautiful!!!!!!!! Fabulous. :)

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

But of course, silly you is right!

I can't decide what I like more, the food or the photo...nevermind, I'll take one of each please!

Rachel Pattisson said...

They look LOVELY!

Coding Mamma (Tasha) said...

Beautiful, and very creative.

Chris said...

Um....lots of drooling going on here

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

OH - so cute!!!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Fairy cakes! What a fun name for cupcakes! Looks like you had a great time baking and decorating.

scrappysue said...

the icing looks divine!

Polly said...

Beautiful. We call them patty cakes here in Australia and like you they have always been a hit in our home!