I've just made a batch of fairy cakes for a pre-school event tomorrow. As I usually make ones that are far too big and overflow the case (unintentionally), I only put a tiny bit of mixture in each case. I now have two dozen tiny cakes and nearly all of them are separating from the paper case. Is this because the cake is too small (some are less than an inch high) or have I done something else wrong? I'm planning on putting some basic icing and hundreds & thousands on them so does it really matter or will I have to make another batch in the morning (and have to eat the rest )?
I'm using some Morrisons own brand ones. I've decided to make some more - most of the ones the family have 'tested' this afternoon are barely a couple of centimetres thick and more like biscuits than cakes! I'll put a bigger dollop in like I normally do.
Thanks. I've never had a problem with the cases before - I guess it's just because there's not enough cake in them. I was taking them out pretty swiftly as I needed the tin to bake some more. The ones I made in bigger muffin type cases are ok as I put more mixture in them. Who'd have thought the simplest of simple cakes could cause me such grief .