I suppose by now, judging by the number of times I've posted about Fairy Cakes, you may have guessed that I'm quite fond of them.
First time for this combination Vanilla Fairy Cakes and Extra Creamy-Vanilla Buttercream ~
Especially for FOODIE FRIDAY!
This time I used Nigella Lawson's simple vanilla recipe, mixed up in the food processor. I appreciate this recipe as it makes a perfect dozen, just the right size for a small family ~ enough to enjoy and some to share with friends.
Instead of Nigella's usual icing, I made an extra-creamy vanilla buttercream, not too sweet ~
just the way we like it.
I piped the frosting on, and decorated with tiny violas from the garden.
Much to my dismay, when I began to edit the images...
Instead of the beautiful deep reddish-purple color that the violas truly are, in person ~
They appeared this MUCK brownish hue instead, nothing that my simple photo editor could remedy...
so I switched gears.
And plunked miniature pink rosebuds on, instead...
Of course the fairy cakes taste just the same ~
I just like the looks of them better in photos with the rose.
What do you think?
for the Fairy Cake and Icing and Frosting recipes.
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