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Does anyone have a pictorial recipe for individual fairy cakes? I am making them tomorrow and would like to see if the older children can follow the instructions. Am bring very lazy and hoping someone can save me the time of making one! I will keep my fingers crossed. I would smile but do not know where my faces have gone!!

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I was thinking ZZ could you photograph each of the elements, rather than having line drawings??

 

 

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

125g caster sugar

125g soft margarine

125 self-raising flour

 

Heat the oven to 180c (350f)

 

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and beat them together until the mixture is smooth and slightly lighter in colour

 

Line a bun tin with paper cake cases and half fill each with cake mixture

 

Cook the cakes for 18-20 minutes (though I think that's a little long, so keep an eye on them)

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Thanks Panders but I was after a recipe I saw a long time ago so that each child could make their own individual cake. So 2 spoons of butter, one of sugar etc. Last time I did it I guesstimated and they were a bit of an odd texture!

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1 tablespoon of flour,
1 teaspoon marg., 1 teaspoon sugar
a few currents/sultanas/chocolate drops
2 tablespoons (approx) milk/egg mixture {made from 2 eggs in pint of milk}
The children can mix these in their own bowls and put it into cake cases.
I think it makes around 18 .

 

​not tried it for long time but it used to work ok.. the egg mix amount can vary so add it a spoon at a time.. think I tended to use less milk in the mix to 2 eggs..more like half pint but it is a while so cannot be sure.

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Well I just shoved them all a spoonful of each item and some egg/milk mix and let them get on with it! Results and appearance varied bit all the children went home happy having independently made their own cake. It was also a hit having their own bowl and spoon to lick!! Thanks for all your replies.

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Thanks Panders but I was after a recipe I saw a long time ago so that each child could make their own individual cake. So 2 spoons of butter, one of sugar etc. Last time I did it I guesstimated and they were a bit of an odd texture!

crikey - never attempted anything like that - if I had a "quiet" room I might, but we are in one big hall, you can't get away with anything, as soon as one starts they all want to do it right now! drives me mad, we tend therefore to do the one big bowl and everyone gets a chance to do a little something, and then all stir it up at the end and then individualise their cake.

 

Takes years off of me every time we do it!

 

Must say, your way sounds fun - and the children really don't worry about the results

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Does anyone have a pictorial recipe for individual fairy cakes? I am making them tomorrow and would like to see if the older children can follow the instructions. Am bring very lazy and hoping someone can save me the time of making one! I will keep my fingers crossed. I would smile but do not know where my faces have gone!!

how did the cakes go?

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Oh Panders you have to try it. We are one big room but I do it in groups of five so it is manageable. So much more rewarding for them to make their own from start to finish. It also keeps them busy stirring the whole time so they are not waiting for their turn!! It also means they have their own germ ridden bowl and spoon to lick!!

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Just what I was looking for too. I prefer using individual bowls/recipes for cooking. I am a childminder now and want to do more cooking with my children. When I managed a pre-school I fascilitated a discussion with the staff as to how we could improve the children's experience of cooking. A member of staff would sit at a small table with everything ready, there would be 3 aprons available for 3 children to cook at the same time. The children soon learnt that if all the aprons were being used they would have to wait their turn. We would offer cooking as an activity at least twice a week if not more. Not every child would choose to take part each week which is fine, we did monitor to see if some children never accessed the cooking and would encourage them to have a go. We would inevitably have children who would want to cook every time. We kept a record of who cooked, if there was a space and no other takers they could have another go. It worked brilliantly. It was a much calmer experience for children and staff.

 

Now all I need to do is remember the individual recipes we used!

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Just what I was looking for too. I prefer using individual bowls/recipes for cooking. I am a childminder now and want to do more cooking with my children. When I managed a pre-school I fascilitated a discussion with the staff as to how we could improve the children's experience of cooking. A member of staff would sit at a small table with everything ready, there would be 3 aprons available for 3 children to cook at the same time. The children soon learnt that if all the aprons were being used they would have to wait their turn. We would offer cooking as an activity at least twice a week if not more. Not every child would choose to take part each week which is fine, we did monitor to see if some children never accessed the cooking and would encourage them to have a go. We would inevitably have children who would want to cook every time. We kept a record of who cooked, if there was a space and no other takers they could have another go. It worked brilliantly. It was a much calmer experience for children and staff.

 

Now all I need to do is remember the individual recipes we used!

Well if you do remember, you know where to post them!!!! ::1a ::1a ::1a

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