I think I'm over my blogging funk. It's been such a whirlwind lately, I haven't done any menu planning, or made anything even slightly interesting at all, until this weekend.
Last weekend I had another birthday - my daughter turned six, I made the fairy cupcakes and decorated them with pale "fairy pink" icing and some lovely multi-coloured Cachous that my mother brought me from Australia.
I made 72 cupcakes one night, because I had to have enough for the party and then enough for her whole class the next day and some left-overs for us.
Fairy Cakes - makes 12 (obviously I made lots of batches!)
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
7 tablespoons sugar
2 large eggs
¾ cup self-rising flour
½ teaspoon vanilla extract ( I used 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract to make them very vanilla) 2-3 tablespoons milk
Preheat the oven to 400F
Put all ingredients except milk in the food processor, and process until smooth. Pulse while adding milk down the funnel, to make a soft dropping consistency.
Spoon mixture into cupcake papers and try to fill each cup equally.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the fairy cakes are cooked and golden on top.
Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
For the icing I just used powdered sugar and water. I used about 2 cups powdered sugar and then added water gradually until I got the right consistency to ice with. I coloured it with a tiny dot of the pink concentrated colour