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Mini Rainbow Fairy Cakes

Today as part of operation girly day, Roo and I made mini rainbow fairy cakes.  They were quick, simple, great fun and look amazing.  For anyone who loves baking with their kids and wants to put a surprise in their lunchboxes for back to school these are it.

So just how do you go about making mini rainbow fairy cakes?  Fear not mum’s here is the recipe to transform you into the status of a domestic goddess and have your children eating out of the palm of your hands.  Seriously, if Mary Poppins had come up with these then Jane and Michael would never have needed to go off and feed the birds or step in time on rooftops.

How to make rainbow fairy cakes

This recipe makes 12 fairy cakes. Obviously adjust the ingredients to suit.

Ingredients List

  • 125 gram Butter
  • 125 gram Self-Raising Flour
  • 125 gram Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 tbsp Milk
  • 6 Different Food Colorings. Silver Spoon now do a really good selection of food colours.  About 9 drops of each depending on intensity of each colour.
  • 12 Cupcake Baking Cases


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
  • Beat the sugar and butter together, until fluffy and light coloured
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding a little flour each time, until you’ve added it all.
  • Add the vanilla essence.
  • Beat in and add the milk until you get a nice smooth consistency that drops off your spoon easily.
  • Next portion the mixture into 6 bowls.  Into each one put your different food colourings; we used red, yellow, green, blue, purple, orange.
  • Then simply start with orange and create a layer at the bottom of each fairy cake case and put the other coloured mixtures on top.
  • Put in the oven for 15-20 mins, until golden brown and springy to the touch.
  • Test with a skewer to find out if it’s ready, if it come out gunky, put it back in the oven! If clean, then pop on a cooling rack and try not to eat.

You can ice these if you wish, something like fluffy whipped cream with icing sugar would make cute cloud tops to the fairy cakes, but we left ours plain and I served Roo’s with a chocolate coin on the side.

The end result when you bite into them is truly amazing and always greeted with lots of “ooh’s” and “aah’s”


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