Hoppy Easter!

The day has come and the chocolate is finally here!  Many will be off for family dinners, celebrations and some just taking the time to simply relax.  I am off to my lovely sisters for an Easter Sunday dinner and have spent my morning indulging in my Mr Selfridge box set, whilst baking some cheeky Easter themed fairy cakes. 

Easter bunny
Larry lamb & betty bunny


I was debating yesterday what to create in my kitchen for an Easter treat, so decided to make some fairy cakes but using an ‘Ultimate Fairy Cake’ recipe. 


Ultimate Fairy Cake

130


grams of softened


butter 

130


grams


caster sugar
 

2



eggs

1


teaspoons
vanilla extract ( I use Nielsen-Massey)

130


grams of


self-raising flour
 

4


tablespoons semi skimmed


milk 

1 Packet of smarties mini eggs

1. First things first, pop your oven on to 190c

2. Get a bowl whisk the eggs & vanilla essence.  

nielsen-massey

Whisk bake

Happy eggs

Anchor butter

3. Then in a different bowl cream together the butter and the caster sugar

 4. Sift half the flour in and fold that into the mixture. Then add the milk and mix again. Fold in the other half of the sifted flour.

 5. Spoon into the paper cases and put into the oven for about 25 mins until golden and crisp on top.

fairy cakes

 After the cakes had been baked, I popped them on the cooler rack.  Whilst they were letting off some steam I decided to start making the icing. 

Buttercream Icing

250g icing sugar, sifted

80g unsalted butter, at room temperature

25ml of milk

a couple of drops of vanilla extract

1. Beat the icing sugar and butter together – I do suggest using a mixer. 

 2. Add the milk (I heated mine slightly) and the vanilla essence.

3. Mix it all well together – the more you mix it the better it will be!

5. Take the mixture and paste it onto the cooled cakes. 

6. Add your decorations – I wanted mini eggs on the tops of mine! 

easter cakes

So simple but you can’t beat a classic and you know it’ll be something people will enjoy. I reckon we will be having these with a spot of tea! 


Happy Easter everyone! 


xoxo

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