Rose & Vanilla Fairy Cakes

Preparation info
  • Makes


    small cakes
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook

By Downton Abbey

Published 2020

  • About

Fairy cakes are a British teatime classic and a favorite of children. Similar to modern cupcakes though smaller, the delicate cakes are traditionally bite-size sponge cakes dressed up with whimsical decorations. Nowadays, most fairy cakes are cupcake size and are often a butter cake rather than a sponge cake. Embellish these petite pink-frosted treats with pistachios and confectioners’ sugar as suggested, or decorate them with sparkling sugar, frosting flowers, rose petals, or other edible