Small Cakes: Flying Insects

Preparation info
  • Makes


    fairy cakes
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

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Flying insects and wriggly worms will delight young children, both to make and to eat (especially the worms). The insects can be made a few weeks ahead, and must be finished at least the day before, and stored in a cardboard box at room temperature.



Make all the insects at least the day before. Divide the sugarpaste into 5 bowls. Colour them red, pink, black and yellow. Leave the last one white. Seal in 5 polythene bags at room temperature.

For the ladybirds, roll 8 red balls and shape them to be narrower towards the head. With a knife, make a seam down the middle for the wings. Make a little