Friday 25 March 2011

PTA Cake Sale, Good Old Fashioned Fairy Cakes

When Jasper was in Reception, I encountered my first Cake Sale for the school, the idea being that mummies made cakes to be sold after school, with proceeds going to the PTA.  Fab idea.
I trawled through my cookbooks and decided I try my hand at millionnaires shortbread.  I bought all the ingredients and spent hours lovingly making said fayre.  I happily handed over the cakes next morning.

After school however I watched in horror as the cakes were sold for around 20p each, and all the kids were fighting over fairy cakes and gingerbread shapes.  I slunk away as mine were still milling around at the end.   Big hmmmmf!

No longer the rooky, with Jasper in Year 2, we have another Cake Sale today, so last night we knocked up some wicked fairy cakes :)

Ingredients:                                                                  Icing (optional)
100g (4oz) softened margarine                                      175g (6oz) icing sugar
100g (4oz) caster sugar                                                2 tbs warm water
2 eggs                                                                         sweets to decorate?
100g (4oz) self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
18 paper cake cases

Preheat oven to 200c/400f/Gas 6.
Place 18 paper cases in a bun tins or on a baking tray.
Put all ingredients in a bowl and beat well until thoroughly blended and smooth.
Half fill each paper case with the mixture.

Bake them in the pre-heated oven for about 18 minutes, until well risen and firm to the touch.
Put them on a wire rack to cool.

We iced ours and topped them with sprinkles, I have a happy Jasper this morning, who of course had to try one after breakfast, just to be sure ;)

The finished article
Go on, whip some up with the kids today, it's Friday after all, they'll love them :)

Enjoy x


  1. What gorgeous cakes! And Jasper obviously had a blast making them! Hope he managed to buy some of them back! It was a total mob scene, wasn't it???? We should probably have adjusted the price to reflect a slightly lower number of cakes than usual, but I think we all had our eyes off the ball because of the Race Night. I'll tell you more about how I thought *that* went in a slightly less public forum!!!!!!!!!!! p.s. like the redesign!

  2. Thanks Liz was all good "in the hood" and to be honest I didn't go near the hall, experience has told me bad idea on cake sale day! Thanks for comments on blog design, yes been playing, send me link to yours, would love to see it! And re forums just ring, knock, text, facebook, shout, you know where to find me ;)

  3. Thank you my dear, keep an eye out for the rest of it :)

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