Cake angels very kindly sent me a selection of their edible cake decorations so that I could get some cake decorating practice in before my baby’s first birthday (where has the last year gone?).
I decided to make fairy cakes (or cupcakes if you prefer) and used their recipe for vanilla cupcakes (see below). There are lots more delicious sounding recipes on their website and lots of inspiration for decorating cakes so it is well worth a visit.
Now you will have to excuse the poorly decorated cupcakes. Although I cook and bake a lot, cake decorating is not something I do very much of. I also had limited time (nap time) to decorate them and although I think I do have a piping bag some where, I had to make do with spreading the icing with a knife. The great thing about cake angels decorations is that they are so easy to use and even with limited time and skills you can make your cakes look great.
I don’t think I will be getting a new career in cake decoration anytime soon! The most important thing though is that they tasted great. For the biggest impact I would usually decorate all my fairy cakes in a similar style but I decorated them all differently here to show off the possibilities with the range of decorations I was sent.
I love that you can pick up edible cake decorations so easily and affordably. They make your cakes look beautiful, with very little effort. I will be buying more cake angel decorations in the near future without a doubt.
I’ve never bought ready made icing before but it was so quick and easy to use and tasted delicious (my husband later confessed to eating some of the leftovers with a spoon, straight from the tub!). If time is not on your side then I can recommend cake angels vanilla icing tubs. I’ve heard there is a chocolate fudge icing tub which sounds yummy! Vanilla cupcakes (makes 12)
- 125g Self-raising flour
- 125g Soft unsalted butter
- 2 Large eggs
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp Milk
- Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6 and line a muffin tin with 12 cake cases.
- Using a bowl and wooden spoon, cream the butter and sugar, beat in the eggs one at a time with a little of the flour. Add the vanilla extract and fold in the rest of the flour, adding the milk to get the dropping consistency as before.
- Spoon into the cases equally. Put in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the cupcakes are cooked and golden on top, check to see if the cupcakes are ready by inserting a cocktail stick into one of the cupcakes. If it comes out dry then the cupcakes are done. As soon as possible, take the cupcakes in their cases out of the tin and let cool, on a wire rack.
Disclosure – I was sent this selection of edible cake decorations, free of charge, in exchange for this review. The recipe is kindly reproduced with permission of cake angels. All thoughts and opinions are my own as are the photographs.