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Fairy cupcakes

These gorgeous cupcakes by Woman's Day are exquisitely delicate and absolutely perfect for a fairy themed birthday party or even an afternoon tea. Serve them on your daintiest china.
Fairy CupcakesWoman's Day


Pink glace icing


1.Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with paper patty cases.
2.In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
3.Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in flour alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Spoon mixture into paper cases until two-thirds full.
4.Bake 20-25 minutes, until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
5.To make pink glace icing, sift icing sugar into a bowl. Beat in butter, food colouring and enough water to make a smooth, spreadable consistency. Spread over cooled cakes; allow to set.
6.Cut out a small circle from top of cake. Fill with cream; replace top. Spread with icing. Top with sprinkles and serve.

When cutting tops off cakes, make a small recess to allow for the cream.


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