Fairy Cakes

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I suppose it shouldn’t come as a surprise when the daughter of a food blogger decides she wants to start a food blog of her own.

I was surprised by how seriously she is taking it. The research that she does simply amazes me. Stella has been keeping a notebook, and when she finds something she is interested in trying, she writes it down. I just LOVE how excited she gets. She’s reading more, writing more, how could I not be thrilled? {even if it does mean a lot more work on my part}

 

fruit flowers

 

but isn’t that our job as parents? When your child is interested in something, we nurture that interest. So I spend a little extra time in the kitchen each week, and wash a few more dishes that I’d like to. Last week her rice krispy treat idea had my hands all the colors of the rainbow; she’s a crafty one I’ll tell you. Truthfully, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

filling the fairy cakes

 

When I mentioned that I wanted to make fairy cakes, Stella took that idea and ran. If I had left it completely up to her, our creation would have been worthy of an art museum. Not being quite as confident in my artistic abilities as she, we settled on something just as magical as her vision, with a less is more attitude.

 

fairy cakes

Yield: 12 cakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of AP flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter {at room temperature}
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • for the filling:
  • 4 strawberries, hulled and mashed
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar

Instructions

  • pre-heat the oven to 350
  • line a standard muffin tin with liners
  • sift together the flour,baking powder and salt
  • cream together the butter and sugar
  • add in the eggs {one at a time} and vanilla
  • add the flour, and then the milk, mixing only until everything is combined
  • divide the batter evenly among the liners
  • bake for about 20 minutes {test for doneness} cakes will be lightly golden and
  • firm to the touch
  • cool completely
  • while the cupcakes are cooling, make the filling
  • cream together the berries, cream cheese, and powdered sugar
  • chill until ready to use
  • once the cake have cooled completely,carefully slice off the domed top
  • cut each top in half to create the wings
  • pipe frosting in the center of each cake, and gently press on the wings
  • finish with a sprinkle of powdered sugar

Notes

adapted from House and Garden

recipe source | French Press

https://www.wellfloured.com/fairy-cakes-2/

fairy cakes

 

 

Of course Stella added some extra magic with her fruit flowers and winged creatures.

Stella may be gowning up, but her belief in fairies is strong. Every year we add to our fairy garden. She leaves treats and notes for them in the trees out back, and there isn’t a fairy book or movie that she has not read or seen.

 

 

Disney’s newest fairy adventure is The Pirate Fairy. Charlie thought we should have made skeleton cakes too πŸ™‚ Maybe next time. The Pirate Fairy,an all new Tinker Bell movie, will be available to own on Blu-rayβ„’ and Digital HD Apr 1.

After watching my kiddo in the kitchen, I know it won’t be long before she’ll be able to do it all on her own, so I’m going to enjoy this while I can. Messy kitchen and all.

 

fairy cakes

 

“Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly!” ~Author unknown