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Ok from the Cath Kidson thread lets have a Cupcake vs Fairy Cake debate

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Waltzywotzy Tue 04-Nov-08 09:53:09

I found this rather nice blog discussing the issue

I prefer the term Cupcakes myself. Fairy cakes are for fairies surely?

Waltzywotzy Tue 04-Nov-08 10:00:49

I can't debate on my own, i'm off.

BiggestFirework Tue 04-Nov-08 10:01:15

I fear I am a fairy.

Although, I am sure I may have called them Cupcakes also, or how else do I know that word.


They are very nice whatever they may be called.

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 04-Nov-08 10:02:11

those are fairy cakes in my book

isaidno Tue 04-Nov-08 10:03:06

cupcakes are fairy cakes with posh icing on

boogeek Tue 04-Nov-08 10:04:30

Definitely fairy cakes

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 04-Nov-08 10:05:00

a cupcake has thick icing across the whole of the top of the cake...

Nbg Tue 04-Nov-08 10:07:16

Buns ffs.


BiggestFirework Tue 04-Nov-08 10:07:41

BUNS? shock

bythepowerofgreyskull Tue 04-Nov-08 10:07:59

cupcakes IMO have a deep layer of icing at the top.
Fairy cakes/butterfly cakes have a disc taken out and reinserted into buttercream like pretend wings.
Buns are sponge mixture in small cases.

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 04-Nov-08 10:10:46

no, buns are sticky things with currants in !

Waltzywotzy Tue 04-Nov-08 10:11:16

I tend to go along with that reasoning FWIW your cakes are lovely.......

bythepowerofgreyskull Tue 04-Nov-08 10:11:19

they are teacakes surely?

BiggestFirework Tue 04-Nov-08 10:11:41

Someone explains it nicely on the link. I still don't get it tbh. Fairy Fairy Fairy!!!!!!!


Cupcakes have chocolate on top. Well my ones do anyway.

Waltzywotzy Tue 04-Nov-08 10:11:49

BUNS have to be sticky or else they are ROLLS

BiggestFirework Tue 04-Nov-08 10:12:10

Teacakes have mallow in the middle.

BiggestFirework Tue 04-Nov-08 10:13:25

and chocolate layered across them.

Buns are sticky with or without cream.

I must visit the bakers today.

Waltzywotzy Tue 04-Nov-08 10:13:26

No you can toast TEACAKES
they don't have white mallow, but I know the ones you mean. If you toasted those they'd make a mess of the toaster.

bythepowerofgreyskull Tue 04-Nov-08 10:13:50

thanks WW

Biggestfirework - how do you toast them if they have mallow in the middle?

Waltzywotzy Tue 04-Nov-08 10:14:22

I'm getting rather hungry now

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 04-Nov-08 10:15:11

teacakes aren't shiny like buns,though iced buns are a different plate of cake

Waltzywotzy Tue 04-Nov-08 10:19:19

Malt loaf, now is that cake or a loaf? I love it all the same with butter.

bythepowerofgreyskull Tue 04-Nov-08 10:30:10

MAS so are buns bread or sponge?

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 04-Nov-08 10:36:56

buns are bread I think...bythepowerofgreyskull -there's a little thread named for you if you take a look ...

Mummylinfawkesoff Tue 04-Nov-08 11:05:04

wotz they look like fairy cakes to me !malt loaf to me is just that,and tea cakes as someone else has said are for toasting and having with loads of butter.Cupcakes have all the icing over the top !

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