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Fairy Cake icing

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storminabuttercup Wed 27-Jul-11 21:23:42

i love cooking, but im a rubbish baker, and i have no patience for icing and making it look pretty. however its DS's birthday soon and i wanted to make some fairy cakes, my idea was some choc ones with chocolate topping and plain ones with buttercream topping, now when i do a cake i slap on that betty crocker stuff from a tub, will this work with my newly purchased piping bag and nozzle kit? I want my baking to look PRETTY god damn it!

Collision Wed 27-Jul-11 21:29:25

Betty Crocker is vile in comparison to buttercream.

2oz butter
4oz icing sugar
1oz drinking chocolate
Whip it up together and add a little milk if you want it softer.

TBH icing sugar and water is perfect and less sickly for plain fairy cakes and then you can add toppings.

Collision Wed 27-Jul-11 21:30:52

Also my boys LOVE nutella in the middle of butterfly cakes.

cut out the middle/top of fairy cake, splodge in some nutella, add a sparkly topping and top with icing sugar.

They will look professional!

storminabuttercup Wed 27-Jul-11 21:36:58

i will have a go at the propper buttercream, i'm on a tight schedule as i am working the day before so will be doing everything on the day - but i can manage that recipe! thanks!

SwearyMary Wed 27-Jul-11 21:40:16

Nutella is a great idea, especially if you put it into a piping bag and swirl it onto the cakes. I like to use a vanilla buttercream and I generally use the same sort of recipe that collision suggests. I like mine soft so always add a few drops of milk smile

storminabuttercup Wed 27-Jul-11 21:43:44

i have a month to practice, i dont have an artistic bone in my body so it should be an experience!

LordOfTheFlies Wed 27-Jul-11 23:06:59

I do fairy cakes but I cannot do buttercream to save my life. I don't like butter unless it's cooked in something so I tried marg. Maybe that's where I'm going wrong.

I use glace icing with lemon juice and vanilla and some colouring. Then dip cakes in 100s and 1000s.

I've tried the B Crocker chocolate fudge icing- very nice.

Or a ganache which was plain chocolate and double cream melted. But it's very rich and not sweet so probably not to childrens taste

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