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Rainbow Fairy Cakes

By Clairebelle @cbelleoftheball

Rainbow Fairy Cakes
So I am now 8 days past my due date and after a visit to the hospital yesterday, we discovered that I have about a 30% chance of going into labor naturally in the next 7 - 10 days! Eek! So, I have been booked in for an induction on Tuesday morning...which means more waiting around, unless Titch decides to come on his/her own beforehand anyway :)
I wanted to do something a bit different to keep me from getting too bored today, and I actually really felt like baking something. I went online to get some inspiration and after catching up on Becky's fab blog, I decided to try her gorgeous looking rainbow fairy cakes.
I know this is a bit of a different kind of blog post for me, but I loved making these fairy cakes so much, and they turned out looking really cute (I haven't tried them yet - I thought I should wait for the hubby to get home!) so I wanted to share them and how I made them with you :) These are also great for a home made Mother's Day gift, and I'll be taking them along for dinner tonight at my parents house as an extra treat!
I first went out an bought the bits that I needed - Becky recommended a vanilla cupcake/fairy cake mix. The only vanilla mix they had left in Waitrose was a Postman Pat one! Retro! Still, for 85p, each pack made 10 fairy cakes, so I didn't complain...I just left off the Postman Pat cartoon sugar paper decorations. I also picked up 4 Dr. Oetker food color gels in pink, blue, green and yellow, butterfly sprinkles in pretty pastel shades and some frosting for decorating.
Rainbow Fairy Cakes
With this fairy cake mix, you just need 1 egg per bag of mix (I used 2 lots of mixes to make extra cakes, as fairy cakes are only teeny).
I started by mixing the batter to make the cakes - it's best to use a whisk (even better an electric one) but I have yet to buy one of these, so I just used my muscles and a fork.
Rainbow Fairy Cakes
Once the batter is all nicely mixed, I divided it into four bowls - well, teacups actually - and I added a few drops of each food color to each lot of batter.
Rainbow Fairy Cakes
I then got out my cupcake baking tray and filled them with fairy cake paper holders. I then spooned a little of each color batter into them, creating a really pretty rainbow effect.
Rainbow Fairy Cakes
The batter was enough for 18 fairy cakes. Once I had spooned all the batter in, I popped the cakes in the oven at 180 degrees for about 13 minutes (I have a fan oven).
When the cakes had finished baking...they smelt delish and they looked like this:
Rainbow Fairy Cakes
You can see the colours pretty clearly here. Once they had cooled down completely, I then used a yummy Dr. Oetker frosting mix to decorate the tops...and to make them even more scrummy!
Rainbow Fairy Cakes
The final step was the decorating. I bought these very pretty pastel coloured butterfly sprinkles, as I thought they would go perfectly with the rainbow cakes, and would make them even more appropriate for Mother's Day. Rainbow Fairy Cakes
Rainbow Fairy Cakes So finally, I just popped on the butterflies wherever they seemed best to go! I tried not to go too over the top and keep to about 5 - 6 butterflies per fair cake.
Rainbow Fairy Cakes
Rainbow Fairy Cakes
So there you go! Thanks to Becky for providing me with a really fun idea to keep me busy and I hope they taste as good as they look. Will you be trying out this fun and yummy recipe? Enjoy x
Rainbow Fairy Cakes
Rainbow Fairy Cakes


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