Monday, July 04, 2011

FAIRY CAKES - PERFECT FOR HI-TEA AND BABY SHOWER

A fairy cake can refer to a smaller, sometimes lighter version of a cupcake. It is made from a sweet sponge and might or might not have frosting (icing). Fairy cakes are like a cupcake in shape except for the top. 

Fairy Cakes are frequently baked in a small, thin paper or aluminum cup. As with larger cakes, frosting and other cake decorations, such as sprinkles, are common on cupcakes.

This fairy cake is ideal for kids, baby shower, birthday and party. I happened to watch Viven Cooking program on ASTRO CHANNEL and saw her baking fairy cakes for Baby Shower, it's lovely how she decorated the cakes. This gave me an idea to prepare some my friend's HITEA.

The basic fairy cake recipe is simple, you can keep it plain or indulge yourself with extravagant toppings.


 
Makes 24 mini cakes or 12 larger ones.

For mini cakes you will need a 12 hole tartlet tin (these are 5cm at the rim and 1 1/2 cm deep) and you will need to use it twice. For larger cakes use a 12-hole bun tin (these are 6 1/2 cm at the rim and 2cm deep). 

You can use the little paper cases according to the size tin you have. If not, butter the base and sides of the holes before filling with the mixture.

125g / 4 1/2 oz softened butter 125g / 4 1/2 oz caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
125g / 4 1/2 oz self-raising flour
2 tbsp milk
 
  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas mark 5.
  2. Either butter the tin or place the paper cases in the holes (see above). 
  3. In a mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. You can use an electric whisk or a wooden spoon. Add the beaten egg, a little at a time, whisking to incorporate, then beat in the vanilla. 
  4. Sift in half of the flour and fold into the mixture.
  5. Add the milk and the rest of the flour and fold until well combined.
  6. Spoon into the tin and bake for 12 minutes or until risen and golden on top. Allow to cool for ten minutes on a rack before removing from the tin. 
  7. Meanwhile add a few drops of colouring to the sifted powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Add fresh lemon juice, a small squirt at a time, beating hard, until all the sugar is blended into a thick fondant. 
  8. Go gingerly with the liquid, you want it to be very thick. Stop adding lemon juice as soon as it reaches the fondant stage.
  9. Carefully drop a dollop of the fondant onto the centre of each little cake. Leave it to spread over the surface. You can guide the icing with a knife dipped in hot water if you want more control over where it dribbles.
  10. You can event use any frosting - butter icing is one of it
  11. Top with a candy or cake decoration of your choice.
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Kepada yang baru nak berjinak dengan seni menghias kek, cuba yang ini dahulu. Saya cuma belajar dari net aje, tak yah masuk kelas. Kebetulan tertenguk program masakan Viven dalam ASTRO CHANNEL, saya tertarik tenguk Viven membuat Fairy Kek untuk baby shower, terus buat untuk majlis HITEA kawan saya. Tidaklah susah sangat cuma gunakan basic Fairy Kek dan saya pelbagaikan teknik menghiasnya dengan menggunakan manik-manik urai. Cukup menarik, saya sendiri tidak menyangka tangan sekeras ini mampu menghasil kek comel ini.

Udah siap menghiasnya saya susun dalam kotak muffin dan hias kotak dengan riben bunga, sesuailah dijadikan buah tangan. Resipi ini menghasilkan 12 biji kek. Untuk mendapatkan 12 biji pastikan anda mengisi 1/2 aje acuan muffin, kek ini menggunakan tepung naik sendiri dan ia akan naik, jangan terlalu tinggi biarkan dia ngam-ngam dan separas dengan kertas apabila masak, baru cantik untuk menghiasnya.

Sesuai buat majlis untuk kanak-kanak dan kalau yang ingin menganjurkan HITEA cukup tepat sekali, lebih cantik kalau ada cupcakes tier disusun bertingkat-tingkat. - SELAMAT MENCUBA

Next Post - Ayam Pongteh


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4 comments:

cik cek said...

Salam Kak Patys....

Cupcake....cek suka sangat...cute n comel....:)

♥♥azatiesayang ♥♥ said...

salam kak paty...apa kabar?lama atie xsinggah kat sini.bungkuskn atie sekotak yer...hihi

Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. said...

Salam Azzatiesayang, ok nanti Kak anta pakai "postlajuit" ya sekali ke Matrikulasi Penang.

Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. said...

Salam CikCek, Kak baru nak belajar melembutkan tangan, semua ni training untuk projek bila pencen nanti.

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