Small Cakes: Tiny Fairy Cakes

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Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

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These dinky little bite-sized cakes are made in petit four cases. The blossoms and butterflies can be made ahead and stored at room temperature in a cardboard box, not in an airtight container or sealed tin. The cakes themselves can be made 2 days ahead, but no longer or they will dry out.



Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 170°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Lay out all the petit four cases in small-hole baking trays, or just put them on baking sheets. Divide the batter evenly between them and