Saturday, 16 April 2011

Butterfly Cakes...the original cupcake!

I'm still in "sweet" mode at the minute & decided that it was time to replicate the original cupcake...good old British butterfly cakes. I have wonderful childhood memories of baking day in our house with the delicious smell of cakes baking in the Aga filling the kitchen....it was always a treat to help cut the wings to put on the top of the buttercream & jam filling & no self respecting children's party would be held without these little cakes.

So here we are.....a miniature touch of nostalgia!


15 comments:

Linda Carswell said...

I too remember these well from my childhood. Here in Australia they were made with cream and red jelly (no jam)but either way they are yummy!!!

Patty said...

They look wonderful Linda! I need to try one sometime! We never had these in the US.

1 Oak Arts said...

Every time I visit your blog, I learn a new food term - LOL - today, it's British butterfly cakes!

Very nice prep board!

Pamela ~

dale's dreams said...

How cute! My mom used to make these with vanilla pudding and confectioners sugar sprinkled on the top. :)

Linda said...

i can near smell them!!! fab memories :D love these! :D Linda x

Linda said...

ooo i'm adding....all i can think about now is my Aunty Mary's trifle!!! see what you started with the butterfly cake memories! lol :D Linda x

Garden of Miniatures said...

Hi Linda,I never had heard before of these butterfly cakes.But they look so great,that I can smell them :-)!Hugs,Jeannette x

Teresa Martínez- IGMA artisan said...

Ummm que buenas, me encantan!
Un abrazo

Anarniel said...

They look very cute and delicious!

Estefanía said...

So delicious!!

RiS said...

woow. it very detail and looks yummy xx great job as always!!

Chelle said...

Delicious ♥ glad you have given them their proper name, butterfly cakes NOT cupcakes LOL

carol's clay.handiwork said...

Pretty

Make It Small said...

Memories of my cake making as a child! And yours are so realistic - as usual! Gill x

OrsisMinis said...

Linda, these tiny cupcakes are simply adorable, better than the lifesize ones :) Orsi