As it was my little daughter's birthday not so very long ago, I bought some plain fairly cakes in a pack of twelve from Asda as I completely ran out of time as far as baking these myself was concerned. I bought these in order to decorate them with my daughter, so then I could convince myself that they were at least partly 'homemade'. This pack of twelve, rather plainly packaged cakes, were part of the Asda Smart Price range and i do think that the packaging must have changed a bit since Dooyoo uploaded this picture, as it looks a bit different now. Each cake is encased in its own little white paper case. The paper comes off very easily and doesn't shred into bits. Each lovely little small cake is moist and tastes ever so slightly of vanilla. They are just as good whether or not you r choose to ice and decorate them or if you just eat them as they are. I'd say that the only downside is that these cakes are so minute. Even I can manage to pop a whole one in my mouth and hold and hold a conversation at the same time. These were priced at just over fifty pence when I bought them a little while back, and I consider this to be really excellent value for money. Very much recommended.
I've bought some of these fairy cakes from Asda's Smart Price range a few times as they come in really handy to serve at parties and to decorate yourself.
They are just plain sponge round fairy cakes and there are 12 in a pack for only 46p and I don't think the value of these can be beaten. Because they're so cheap I wasn't sure that the standard of them would be so good, but I was quite surprised (as I usually am with Smart Price products) to find that they actually tasted pretty good.
They're very soft and fluffy - softer than most normal sponge cakes just like a fairy cake should be. Obviously they don't have much taste to them because they're plain but they still have a fairly sweet vanilla taste.
The main benefit of these is that you can have fun in decorating them yourself. I've bought them before when my younger sister has had a party and there hasn't been time to make cakes from scratch or rather no one could actually be bothered to make them from scratch! Because they're plain, this means that you can decorate them yourself however you like with icing, chocolate or sweets, and whatever else you fancy having on top. This takes less time than making them from scratch but you're still allowed to take claim on making a part of them! They're also brilliant for younger children who can have some fun in decorating them too.
For the price, these really can't get any better and next time I feel like or need to make some cakes, these will definitely be the ones that I buy.
Last time I was in Asda I picked up a packet of their Smart Price fairy cakes because my sister wanted to have a go at decorating them.
You get 12 in a pack and they cost about 45p, the cakes aren't massive but they're just the right size for kids. They look a lot nicer up close than they do in the photo I asked Dooyoo to put up and each cake comes in a paper case.
The texture of them is very nice, they're not as light as most fairy cakes I've eaten but I think even though they're small they're proper filling because of the cake being so heavy. They've got a lovely vanilla sponge taste and are nice and sugary tasting.
I don't think these cakes have got a boring texture and that's brill considering how cheap they are. You could put them out for a kids party and I don't think anyone would know they was the cheapest cakes in the shop.
They're wicked for decorating because they cakes have got such a nice shape. My sister iced hers and made butterfly cakes out of a few of them. The cakes cut up easy and the butterfly cakes looked delish, it added a few calories because my sister went a bit overboard with the icing sugar but they were yummy and STILL cheaper than buying the more expensive decorated fairy cakes!
I think for the price these fairy cakes are wicked. They look and taste great and in the end it didn't even matter about them being so small because the cakes have got a mega sweet flavour so it made them more filling than they would be without the sugar.