Cakes to add Halloween fun

Halloween fairy cakes
Halloween fairy cakes

For those of you thinking of organising Halloween parties for your children, I’ve followed up last week’s pumpkin soup recipe with one for Halloween fairy cakes. You’ll be able to serve 15 – in a little over half-an-hour!

ingredients:

150g (5 ½ oz) The Co-operative sunflower margarine

150g (5 ½ oz) caster sugar

150g (5 ½ oz) The Co-operative self-raising flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

3 The Co-operative medium free-range eggs

200 (7oz) icing sugar

Tube of Smarties

Pack of strawberry laces (optional)

Ready-to-write icing

20 paper cases

Method:

Preheat oven to 180˚C, 350˚F, gas mark 4.

Place the margarine, caster sugar, flour, baking powder and eggs in a large bowl.

Beat with an electric whisk until light and creamy.

Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until risen and golden.

They should spring back when lightly touched.

Cool on a wire rack.

Place the icing sugar in a bowl, add 30ml (2 tbsp) water and mix to a smooth paste.

Ice the cakes.

Decorate with sweets and the writing icing – use your imagination!

Spiders’ webs, fireworks and colourful ghostly shapes all work well.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 15