This is one of the easiest recipes to make little cakes and a perfect one to make with children. Actually my mum used to make it with me when I was a child and I can remember helping to make the icing and eating more than I was adding to the cakes!!

To make, Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line a 12-hole fairy cake tin with paper cases. 

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs, one at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract.

Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon. Add a little milk until the mixture is a soft dropping consistency and add the mixture into the paper cases.

Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean. Set aside to cool and remove from tin and cool on a wire rack.
For the icing, sift 200g of icing sugar into bowl and cut a lemon in two and add half the lemon to it to create a smooth mixture.

To ice the fairy cakes, drizzle the icing over the cakes, sprinkle with decorations and set aside until the icing hardens.

Hope you enjoy, thanks for reading!

Felicity xx

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