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Just made & decorated 50 fairy cakes....I wonder how many people will call them cupcakes?

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KatyMac Fri 12-Sep-08 21:59:08

They are for DH to take to dancing tomorrow am

It was his birthday

I hate them being called cupcakes hmm?

I am so sad blush

littlelapin Fri 12-Sep-08 22:00:49

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BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 12-Sep-08 22:02:59

Blimey Katy you are the cupcake queen

<<legs it>>

KatyMac Fri 12-Sep-08 22:03:19

No just choc icing badly smeared

Do you think I should find some sweeties?

Could be difficult before 9am tomorrow

I do have some white mini snowflakes I could spinkle

callmemitey Fri 12-Sep-08 22:04:15

Fairy Cakes all the way grin Unless of course you are in America?

Did you make butterfly wings on any? Mine never rise enough to do that - I loved them when I was little smile

And runny water icing is a must.

callmemitey Fri 12-Sep-08 22:05:31

Badly smeared is how it should be Katymac.

KatyMac Fri 12-Sep-08 22:05:45


No butterfly cakes, which imo require butter cream (& a light dusting of icing sugar) & I couldn't be arsed - didn't start until just before 9

littlelapin Fri 12-Sep-08 22:06:01

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mummyloveslucy Fri 12-Sep-08 22:06:01

I think cup cake might be an American term.

ChippyMinton Fri 12-Sep-08 22:06:16

He must refuse to let them have one if they say cupcakes angry
DD iced bright pink ones with glitter and sprinkles today, in honour of her friend's new baby sister

JodieG1 Fri 12-Sep-08 22:07:00

Cupcakes are bigger than fairy cakes and have more icing, like buttercream rather than just icing sugar and water icing.

bythepowerofgreyskull Fri 12-Sep-08 22:07:42

CUPCAKES - I really hate that term
for me cupcakes are a really small sponge with a thick layer of chocolate icing.

I make fairy cakes or buns alot

KatyMac Fri 12-Sep-08 22:09:07

Per-xackerly (as DD used to say)

I make fairy cakes and fairy cakes only

I dislike Americanisms particularly when they are used to refer to something typically English

Ceolas Fri 12-Sep-08 22:09:50

I'm with you on this katy, but I have to ask...

Your DH is going to dancing tomorrow morning with 50 cupcakes? We need more on this!

KatyMac Fri 12-Sep-08 22:11:20

Ummm..what sort of more do you need?

It seems perfectly self explanatory to me wink

KatyMac Fri 12-Sep-08 22:12:23

He is a dance teacher, he does a Saturday morning class, it was his birthday, he has to take cakes


KatyMac Fri 12-Sep-08 22:13:10

Except they are fairy cakes grin

Ceolas Fri 12-Sep-08 22:14:23

Oh I get you. I immediately thought he was attending the class.

Sounds fairy-nough

KatyMac Fri 12-Sep-08 22:16:05

Nah - there isn't much about dancing DH needs to learn - his hips move independently from the rest of his body......& he has loads of rhythm blush

callmemitey Fri 12-Sep-08 22:16:36

Oh yes - buns smile I remember when very small we lived in Yorkshire for a while and they were "buns". I can practically smell them now smile

DD and I will definately be making them tomorrow as it is her Grandads Birthday and he will loce them - especially if he knows she made them for him grin

bythepowerofgreyskull Fri 12-Sep-08 22:19:29

I am from yorkshire smile never thought of it as a yorkshire thing..

KatyMac Fri 12-Sep-08 22:20:55

Well they were fairy cakes in Liverpool 30 odd years ago

& they are fairy cakes in Norfolk now

callmemitey Fri 12-Sep-08 22:27:07

Kaytmac - yes Fairycakes everywhere else but Yorkshire was a bun place. That is so odd greyskull smile

However either is preferable to "cupcake".

Snowflake sprinkles sound fun btw. can you damp the icing down and sprinkle them now? The more the merrier with fairy cakes imo.

KatyMac Fri 12-Sep-08 22:28:29

Too knackered
Too down

They will have to do

greenday Fri 12-Sep-08 22:33:49

I was never aware of the discrimination against cupcakes. And I thought the difference was just size. So traditionally, it has been fairy cakes till the 'American-invasion' .. is that it?

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