French Fancies

I like to make cake, and eat it for that matter. My mum has a fool proof recipe to make a sponge cake, so i though I should mix it up a bit by having ago at making french fancies. One of my friends said that they were one of the best cakes I had made (that is saying something because I make cakes a lot) 

French fancy 

Cake bit 

8 oz self rasing flour 

6 oz margarine 

6 oz caster sugar 

3 large eggs 

3 tablespoons of milk 

some vanilla extract 

To Make – 

pre heat the oven to 180oC and grease and line a 10-inch square cake tin 

measure all the ingredients into a bowl and mix with and electric whisk untill pale and well combined 

Put all the mixture in the tin and bake for around 30mins or untill lightly golden and firm to the touch 

Let the cake cool on a wire rack and then make the icing. When cooled cut into little squares, as many as you choose. 

Buttercream – this is the little blob on the top of the cake 

1 oz margarine 

2 oz icing sugar 

I  used an icing syringe to pipe a blob on the top of each square, or you could just spoon at bit on the top of each cake. 

Glace icing 

icing sugar 

boiling water 

to make this icing is trial and error which means it’s always good to have an older brother who can eat any left overs, or some biscuit from the cupboard that can be iced ( I think that rich tea are the best). To make the icing mix the sugar with the water, but with the water less is more ( as my mum always said). Mix the icing untill you get a nice running icing, but not too runny. The spread this icing all over the cake squares ( however before you do this you may want to heat up some jam and spread over the cakes, just to seal then and stop any crumbs getting into the icing) 

And then you are done 

you could make some more glace icing in a different colour and drizzle over the top. 

French fancy


Sus 🙂 

PS seeing as it is getting to exam season I thought i could spread a bit of knowledge I learn each day 

Fact #1 – There is a place called Super Kamiokande which detect neutrinos, these are subatomic partials that are released in nuclear fusion that takes place in the sun.


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