Birthday Fairy Cakes for School

All children seem to take cakes into school on their birthday, it adds to the excitement of the day and lets the whole class join in the celebration – my girls (due to a restricted diet) hardly ever get to join in the fun, so we made a real effort to make Little S’s offerings extra appealing looking for 5-6 yr olds – and what better way of making a cake look lovely to a child than adding fairy toppers, decorations and glitter! Apparently, they went down a storm and all her class enjoyed them 🙂

No new recipes here I’m afraid – just fail-safe chocolate cupcakes topped with velvety white buttercream and adornments

Birthday Fairy Cakes  (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes 12-14 cupcakes

  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free spread, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup drinking chocolate powder
  • 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

– Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Centigrade/Gas Mark 5
– Fill a cupcake tray with cupcake cases
– Mix together the oat milk, lemon, melted spread and vanilla.
– Stir in the sugar
– Sift in the flour, drinking chocolate, bicarbonate, baking powder and salt.
– Gently mix to form a smooth, very wet silky mix.
– 2/3rds fill the cupcake cases
– Bake for 18-20 minutes until a knife comes out clean
– Cool on a wire rack

Velvety White Buttercream (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, soya-free, vegetarian and vegan)

enough to pipe onto 12-14 cupcakes

  • 1/4 cup vegetable fat (such as Trex)
  • 3/4 cup dairy-free spread (such as Pure)
  • 3 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup oat milk

– Whisk together the spread and vegetable fat.

– Add the icing sugar, 1/2 cup at a time with a splash of the oat milk, until fully combined and nice and fluffy.

– Pipe or spread onto the cupcakes.

Birthday Cakes (always a challenge with no butter and no eggs)

I’ve just downloaded masses of photos from my phone and come across a few birthday cake photos. If you have a child with a dairy/egg/nut allergy then a shop bought birthday cake is simply not an option. All their friends seem to have a pretty little Princess palace from Waitrose or a cake they’ve been admiring in the supermarket aisle. The cake seems like a big deal, so I’ve always tried my best to make an ‘oooh worthy’ cake!

Here’s a little gallery of a few dairy/egg/nut-free birthday cakes I’ve made – it might give you some ideas (and I’m pretty proud of them!!) 🙂

Fluffy Chick Cake for a 4 yr old

Cake for a budding ballerina

Tinkerbell Cake for the fairy-fanatic!

More fairies for a 5th Birthday.

Winter wonderland.

Birthday Cupcake for a family celebration