Recipe

Fairy wings cake

Buy the birthday child a doll they'll love then choose the colour for the wings to match.

  • 20 mins cooking
  • Makes 54 Cup
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Buy the birthday child a doll they'll love then choose the colour for the wings to match the doll. This easy birthday cake idea using cupcakes means it is super easy to make and even easier to share!

Ingredients

Fairy wings cake
  • 470 gram packet buttercake mix
  • 1/4 cup (80g) apricot jam, warmed, sieved
  • 35 centimetre x 45cm prepared cake board
  • 1/2 cup (80g) icing sugar
  • 300 gram ready-made white icing
  • pink food colouring
  • 28 centimetre doll
  • 60 gram jar silver cachous
  • 6 blue ready-made icing flowers
  • 6 pink ready-made icing flowers

Method

Fairy wings cake
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line 12-hole (2-tablespoon/40ml) deep flat-based patty pan with standard silver paper cases. Line four 12-hole mini (1-tablespoon/20ml) muffin pans with mini silver paper cases.
  • 2
    Make cake according to directions on packet. Drop 2 level tablespoons of the mixture into each standard paper case; drop 2 level teaspoons of the mixture into each mini paper case. Bake large cakes about 20 minutes; bake small cakes about 15 minutes. Stand cakes in pans 5 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.
  • 3
    Brush tops of all cakes with jam. On a surface dusted with sifted icing sugar, knead the ready-made icing until smooth. Tint two-thirds of the icing pale pink; tint remaining icing dark pink.
  • 4
    Roll dark pink icing until 3mm thick. Using a 4.5cm fluted cutter, cut 10 rounds from the icing; position rounds on large cakes. Roll pale pink icing until 3mm thick. Using a 3cm fluted cutter, cut 44 rounds from icing; position rounds on small cakes.
  • 5
    Position doll on prepared board. Using picture as a guide, position cakes around doll for wings; secure with a little butter cream. Gently push cachous onto pale pink cakes. Brush the backs of the ready-made icing flowers with a little water, then position on dark pink cakes.

Notes

You'll have about 1 cup of the cake mixture left over, enough for about six more little cakes.

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