But, I do have some things to share...so without further ado -
This recipe made 12 fairy cakes AND 12 cupcakes - so small and large cases. And it's in ounces because that's the easiest way to remember it:
8 oz sugar (granulated/caster)
8 oz self raising flour
8 oz margarine
For the icing:
A little water
Preheat your oven to 180C.
In the mixer, cream together the margarine and sugar til fluffy. Add one egg, then a spoonful of flour, mix until combined. Repeat for the other eggs, then finally add the remaining flour. Mix until smooth and incorporated.
Divide the mixture evenly between the cases and then adult's job is the put the cakes in the oven. The fairy cakes will take around 12 minutes, the cupcakes nearer 15minutes. Remove from the oven and put the cakes on a rack to cool.
Once the cakes are cool, add a dribble of water to a bowl of icing sugar, remember that liquid food colouring will also make your icing runnier. (I prefer to use gel colours).
Then decorate! The best thing about these particular cakes are the toppers, which are pictures printed onto rice paper, bought from Ebay. I got Hello Kitty toppers for Dollop, and Lego Ninjago for Mini - they both declared them the best cakes ever!