Little miss has been hounding me to make a rainbow cake ever since her birthday, so after almost two months of putting it off we compromised and made tie-dye rainbow fairy cakes.

We used our usual fairy cake recipe and mixed lots of food colouring into our batter until she was happy they were vibrant and colourful enough. Our clothes and the counter tops were destroyed with thanks to her messy little hands but our cakes were absolutely delicious and they looked fab!

Fairy Cake Ingredients:

100g butter

100g self raising flour

100g caster sugar

2 eggs


Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

Separate equal amounts of fairy cake batter into different bowls and add food colouring of choice (we used red, green, yellow and blue).

Put heaped spoons of the mixture into each bun case, using each of the colours you have chosen.


Place tray in the oven on the top shelf and bake at 180C for about twenty minutes and then leave to cool on a wire tray.