In the United Kingdom, cupcakes are sometimes called fairy cakes. Never has that name been more fitting than when used for my sugar plum fairy cakes! I spun dried fruits, walnuts, honey, orange juice, and seasonal spices together in my sugar plum fairy cakes, creating a magical taste spectacle. While similar in flavor to my sugar plum recipe, these sugar plum fairy cakes are dainty, light, and majestic. Coriander orange buttercream and a sprinkle of fairy dust (edible glitter) add the finishing touches.
Sugar Plum Fairy Cake Recipe
What Do You Call Cupcakes?
We’ve been talking on the Cupcake Project Facebook page about names for cupcakes. Helen Duckworth shared more detail about cupcakes vs. fairy cakes. She says:
In England we called them fairy cakes because they were small… you know, for fairies! But now we use both words, fairy cakes for little cupcakes and cupcakes for well… cupcakes! Not many young English kids call them fairy cakes anymore though! I remember the first time I made them with my mum and they were my favourite thing to make!
Do you live in England? Do you use both terms, one, or the other? Join the discussion on Facebook!