I am very excited to be joining some wonderful bloggers for the Penguin Random House Fairy Mom and Me Blog Tour today! I am a big fan of Sophie Kinsella and couldn’t wait to share her new book, Fairy Mom and Me! This blog tour has began January 8th and will continue to till January 22nd. To check out the other posts and reviews, click below!
January 8: Here Wee Read
January 9: KidsR.Us
January 10: Pirates and Pixie Dust
January 11th: Mommy Ramblings
January 12th: Finding Debra
January 16: Word Spelunking
January 17: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
January 18: Super Mommy to the Rescue
January 19: Picture Books to YA
January 22: The Book Report
Fairy Mom and Me tells the story of Ella Brook who can’t wait to grow up and be just like her mom. Her mom looks normal but she can turn into a fairy by shutting her eyes tight and saying “Marshmallow.” Ella and her mother go through countless adventures throughout the book and Ella hopes she will be a good fairy when she grows up and learn all of the right spells. Will Ella be able to save the day when things don’t go as planned? This book is funny and engaging for ages 8 and up and can also be an excellent read aloud to a younger child. I love the Family Activity Guide that is included in the back of the book which includes discussion questions, family activities and word search activity. I really appreciated that the author included these questions in the book because they can very useful for both parents and educators.
For this blog post, I wanted to explore fairy cakes. When researching fairy cakes, I discovered all different recipes but decided to change my slightly by adding maple syrup to the cakes and making them a different shape by using my whoopie pie pans. I found this recipe to be the most useful. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
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- 7 tablespoons of softened butter
- 3/4 cup of superfine sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup of self rising flour
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
- 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons or more of milk depending on what consistency you like
- 1-2 drops of liquid food coloring
- 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale.
- Beat the eggs in the batter one at a time.
- Add the vanilla extract and the maple syrup.
- Fold in the flour slowly until combined.
- Add the milk and mix until combined.
- Pour into the greased whoopie pie pans. If you don't have these pans, use cupcake liners in muffin tins.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool and make the icing by combining the confectioners sugar, milk and maple syrup.
- Add two drops of food coloring and then spread icing on each cake. Decorate with sprinkles or the topping of your choice!