Any little girl's birthday party isn't complete without a dozen or so delicately iced fairy cakes. Akin to cupcakes, fairy cakes are smaller and use a lighter icing and lighter, spongier cake than their cupcake counterparts. As a result, they may be slightly lower in calories, although that depends on the specific recipe. Even big girls on a calorie-controlled diet can indulge in fairy cakes once in a while.
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Fairy Cake Calories
A store-bought variety of fairy cakes consisting of sponge cake and plain, lemon- or strawberry-flavored icing has 100 calories per cake, with 8 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fat. You can make your own fairy cakes at home using a recipe from the BBC Good Food website that includes butter, eggs, sugar and flour, but these will provide you with almost double the calories -- 193 per cake -- as well as 31 grams of sugar and 6 grams of fat.