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I'm confused - what is the difference in size between a cupcake and a "normal" fairy cake?

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Flier Fri 18-Jul-08 11:05:49

I'd like to make some nice big cupcakes, but will have to buy cake cases on-line and have no idea where to look, or which size these cup cases actually are.
I don't want to go buing the wrong size, so help!
ps any cupcake recipes would come in handy too grin

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Fri 18-Jul-08 11:07:31

I would say that you make cupcakes in muffin size tins and cases.

Sorry, I don't have any recipes.

Happy baking!

Ledodgy Fri 18-Jul-08 11:07:50

I would have thought muffin cases is what you need. here

Flier Fri 18-Jul-08 11:08:41

see, i thought that cupcakes were as wide as muffins, but taller.

flubdub Fri 18-Jul-08 11:10:10

Arnt fairy cakes where you slice the top off, put cream (or something) in the top, and then cut the top in half and put them back on like wings.
Iv just realised that they are maybe butterfly cakes? Are they? Is there such as thing as butterfly cakes? Have I made them
up? grin
[copyright emoticon]

Ledodgy Fri 18-Jul-08 11:11:23

Yes they are butterfly cakes. grin

fryalot Fri 18-Jul-08 11:12:00

I thought they were exactly the same but cupcakes was the American term which we had sort of adopted...

Flier Fri 18-Jul-08 11:29:36

fairy cakes in my house are just small cakes with icing possibly with sprinkles on top.

bbc fairy cakes

LittleMissBliss Fri 18-Jul-08 11:37:09

200g sr flour
200g sugar
200g butter
4 eggs

Think this makes around 24 large cupcakes

I use muffin cases and just make sure you beat the sugar and butter really well untill it turns almost white in colour. Add beaten eggs slowly. Then flour a little at a time. Then 3/4 fill the cases being careful not to spill on paper.

Cook for arround 15-20 minutes at 180 drgs.

Flier Fri 18-Jul-08 12:03:28

thanks littlemissbliss and everyone else. muffin cases it is, then smile

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