I do have a selection of child friendly cookery books which we are beginning to explore, and hopefully over the next few years she'll expand her repertoire from cake baking to a range of exciting sweet and savoury dishes.
At the moment two of our favourite books are by Helen Nathan with illustrations by Catherine Black:
The Fairies Cupcake Ball and The Enchanted Cookie Tree.
They feature stories with Flossie having adventures with garden fairies and the books include recipes that my daughter certainly enjoys trying.
I first made these cakes when she had a mini-beast themed party fourth birthday party (nearly two years ago, Before Blogging!) She decided, in preparation for the 'flower fairy play date' to bake them again. The recipe in the book was clear and easy to follow, and in my daughter's opinion the fact that the cakes were to be decorated with honeycomb (broken up Crunchie bars to you and me) was, not to put too fine a point on it, The Icing On The Cake!!
To remove temptation, she took this batch into school to share with all her friends, (I can't have the whole class for a play date!)
As I wanted you to have a chance to bake these delicious cakes, I googled Flossie Crums and discovered a website. I've put a direct link to this recipe, which was only published a few weeks ago on 'Flossie's blog', here, so do click through and see what you think!
|We used some primrose edible glitter to make the cakes |
really flower like, (the cake cases helped!)
|Checking the recipe in the book|
|As these cake cases were deep I used muffin tins for them|
|This icing should carry a dental health warning!|
|Crunching up Crunchies is great fun!|
|Lots of beautiful flowers for the bees to settle on|
|The glitter and the crunchies just look perfect together|
|We baked them with the elderflower cupcakes|
which I felt are a more adult taste,
so they went into school for the teachers!