What we call cupcakes are "Fairy Cakes" to the British. There seem to be different opinions as to why they are named something so magical. Some say it's because they are smaller than regular cakes and are therefore made for the fairies. I like that!
My knitted version of these lovely little delectables was made for a custom order. I have a friend who is having a birthday this week and her daughter, knowing her mother loves to place beautiful cakes on her various cake plates, wants to give them to her so Mom always has pretty cakes to set around for all her celebrations. How sweet is that?!
While Fairy Cakes are for the young at heart, they are also quite appealing to the very young. Gabby just had to have her own once she saw the others. The one for her is a bit more child looking. She loves to carry it around by the cherry.
Secret Ingredients for Fairy Cakes:
Start with some wool
Add a pinch of fluff
Throw in a dash of sparkle
Stir in a wee bit of magic and
Sprinkle lavishsly with buttons and beads!
(Sometimes top off with a cherry!:)