Queen Fairy Cakes

I baked these cakes with my daughter way back in March, just shows how far behind I am with all the draft posts. Anyway, they were a combination of queen cakes and fairy cakes, but using some leftover glacé cherries instead of sultanas. If you’re wondering how a queen cake differs from a fairy cake, then it’s all down to the queen cakes having sultanas, but no icing and the fairy cakes having icing but no sultanas. Call them what you want, we called them queen fairy cakes…

I’m a big one for precision and neatness, I find cooking with the kids to be quite hard as I’m constantly stopping myself from stepping in to make things look good. I think they only way to keep the kids engaged and wanting to bake and cook more, is to let them do as much as possible, with all the proper kitchen tools and appliances. Yes, that also means the rather sharp Global knifes, they have to learn to be careful at some point.

It took quite a lot of willpower to step aside as my daughter did the icing and just leave her to it. Judging by the big grin and sneaky sucking of fingers as she scooped up extra icing, I’d say she enjoyed herself, which was the whole point…

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