You know that fancy frosting that looks like soft swirl ice-cream on top of fairycakes? Is it easy to make? Does it tend to over-power the rest of the fairy cake? I am making fairycakes instead of a birthday cake for DS birthday and wondering whether to be ambitious or not.
I prefer to use instant royal icing (comes in a box like icing sugar - you just have to beat it like crazy). It gives a lovely smooth finish, especially if you slice the peaks off the cakes to give a flat top.
Mind you, most boys are happy with a blob of icing with some smarties stuck in it!