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Friday, 25 November 2011

Jelly Cakes

Lovingly adapted from a Coles brochure.

As you already know, I love all things faerie. Thus, I’m always looking for foods which would be appropriate to serve at a faerie-themed party…and these cute-as-a-button jelly cakes are just that. Delicate, pink and ultra-sweet. Nostalgic of those parties you attended when you were five, but more grown up than bread and butter with sprinkles…


1 Packet Raspberry Jelly Crystals
50g Butter
1 cup Icing Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Egg
½ cup Milk
3 cups Shredded Coconut


Make jelly, per packet instructions and refrigerate until it is of an egg-white consistency, about 2½ hours.
Pre-heat oven at 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line a 30cmx20cm baking tin with baking paper and cooking-oil spray.

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla with electric beaters, until creamy. Add the egg, then beat until combined.

Add milk, sift in flour and fold in until combined. Spread batter evenly in prepared tin.

Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean. Cool cake completely, then cut into 24 segments.

One at a time, dip a cake into the jelly, covering all surfaces, and allowing excess to drip off. Then coat the cake, by rolling it in a bowl of the coconut. Place cakes on a tray and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.


I know that just thinking about these cakes makes you want to throw a faerie party, whilst you may not wish to openly admit it…It’s Christmas soon, and wouldn’t a ‘Sugar-plum faerie’ theme be just the modern twist you were looking for? I know you want to.

If you do, you’ll need some equally grown-up wings, to show that you've graduated from pantyhose stretched over coat-hangers…fancyfairy.com

Happy baking.

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