Snow Capped Fairy Cakes… Melted… Apparently

Let me start by saying I certainly won’t be entering Bake Off 2016 with tonights’ efforts…

I really fancied baking some festive cupcakes today and came across this BBC Good Food Recipe. 

 

What you will need:
175g Butter
175g Golden Caster Sugar
200g Self-Raising Flour
Finely Grated Zest 1 Orange
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4 Tablespoon Milk
For the Icing:
1 Egg White
4 Tablespoon Orange Juice
175g Icing Sugar
Decoration For Fairy Cakes
Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 and line a muffin tin with cupcake cases (I made 17 although the recipe says 18).
Combine all cake ingredients and spoon evenly into cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
I found the icing to be to really difficult – I went wrong somewhere, even though the recipe says it is “moderately easy!” Put the egg white and orange juice in a heat proof bowl and sift in icing sugar and set pan on a pan of simmering water. With an electric hand whisk, whisk for 7 minutes. Remove from heat and then whisk for a further 2 minutes.
My favourite part – decorating! 😀
  Overall I did think it was a fun recipe to do but I just need to practise on the snowy icing. If you try the recipe I’d love to see if your icing came out better than mine use the #sophiesfairycakes on Twitter and Instagram.
Lots of Love,
Sophie x
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