Flower fairy cakes recipe

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Flower fairy cakes
  • healthy
Preparation Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories240 Kcal12%

Impress your friends and family with these easy flower fairy cakes decorated in just three simple steps. 

Practice your fairy cake decorating skills with our flower fairy cakes. This recipe uses readymade fairy cakes and includes a step-by-step guide on how to make flower icing using ready-to-roll icing. Top each flower with a chocolate drop and serve.


  • 12 ready-made fairy cakes using our classic fairy cakes recipe
  • 50g (2oz) unsalted butter
  • 100g (4oz) icing sugar, sifted
  • Few drops of vanilla essence
  • 1/2 500g pack Pastel Collection ready-to-roll icing
  • 15ml (1tbsp) chocolate drops




  1. Cut the tops off each of the fairy cakes to level the surface. Beat the butter until smooth, then gradually beat in the icing sugar and vanilla essence. Spread the butter icing on the top of each fairy cake.
  2. Roll out the pastel-coloured icings on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar. Using medium and small flower-shaped cutters, cut out about 18 small flowers and 12 medium flowers.
  3. Place either three small fondant flowers or two medium flowers together on top of the buttercream, pressing down gently. Place a single chocolate drop in the centre of each of the small flowers and three drops in the centre of the larger flowers. Serve on day of making or store in an airtight container for 1-2 days.

Top tips for making flower fairy cakes

Use white and yellow marzipan instead of the coloured fondant if preferred.

Look in cake decorating shops or good kitchenware stores for small flower-shaped cutters. See our cake decorating tools collection for more.

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Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies