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      09.08.2013 11:33
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      Fine, but much more economical to make yourself

      Fairy cakes are a light airy snack that you can easily obtain, and children seem to love them, so I thought that I would give these Tesco Iced Fairy Cakes a go, seeing as I was hungry and also, I thought that the iced option would be an interesting change from normal plain fairy cakes. A bag of 12 iced fairy cakes will cost you £1.30 which I thought was quite dear seeing as these are just simple fairy cakes with a bit of icing on them. I would have expected them to charge you around the £1 mark, or less, for this. I think that they do overcharge for something that is so easily made at home using cheap ingredients, and I am pretty sure that you could. These cakes are fine to eat as a snack but they are quite small and it does turn out to be quite expensive snacking in the end. Packaged in a plastic bag (easy to rip open but then if you do not finish all the fairy cakes in one go, you have to put them in a container to maintain freshness as it is not so easy to reseal), you get 4 cakes with yellow icing, four cakes with pink icing, and four cakes with white icing. I can't taste the difference between them, and I guess they just coloured them to make them look pretty, and well, it's nice to be able to mix and match. They are contained in paper cake liners which are quite easy to peel apart from the fairy cakes, and also to hold the crumbs, as eating these can be quite crumby. The cakes themselves are quite thin and they certainly don't reach out over their wrappers, and they are quite light, so they don't really feel like they were worth the money as they are so small and simple. What they count as 'iced' is a small circle of icing in the centre of the cake, which does not even cover the whole surface. I don't really mind about this as icing is something that I think you should have in moderation as it is really sweet. They do look quite cute and simple, but the icing circles are often off centre which is slightly annoying but this is not a big issue. These cakes do have a light and airy texture which is nice, and they are very sweet. They do have a nice taste to them, but nothing extraordinary from the supermarkets' own branded fairy cakes I have tried, and these are a little more expensive than what you could find from some cheaper supermarkets. The icing is very sweet and so it is good there is only a small circle of it, but it does match well with the cakes. In conclusion, yes, these fairy cakes are quite nice to eat but they are nothing spectacular from what you could get from any other supermarket and for the price that they charge you for it, it is really better value for money if you were to bake a big batch yourself. They are not bad cakes; in fact they are rather tasty, but I just don't think they are worth the price you pay so I would give them 3 out of 5 dooyoo stars.

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        22.09.2011 17:25
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        Great cakes, a must for parties

        Tesco Iced Fairy Cakes are the best answer when you're having a children's party. They come in a pack of 12 for £1.15 (although you can get a non-iced version which is cheaper but why when all the work is done for you??). They come in a plastic segmented tray wrapped in plastic which is simple and cheap so it keeps the cost of the cakes down. The cakes themselves are delicious. They are very crumbly and melt in the mouth, and the icing on top comes in three colours and flavours - white, yellow and pink (strawberry, obviously!). The icing is the best bit as always with cakes - my children in fact eat the icing and leave the cake!!! The cakes are just the right size for little mouths, and not too sweet which can be a problem with some ready made cakes on the market. One of the great things about these cakes is the use by date you get - the date is usually a couple of months in the future so they last! All in all I would say these are great little cakes for parties or after school snacks.

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        11.09.2010 22:40
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        tesco iced fairy cakes at only 98p for 12 yummy sponge/icing cakes

        As I have a three year old son he likes getting some cakes now and again when we go to tesco our weekly shopping and out of all the cakes he always wants these iced fairy cakes as he loves the icing on them! The pack comes with 12 round sponge fairy cakes which have three different colours of icing on them. There are 4 which have white icing on them and 4 which have pink. The last set of 4 cakes have yellow icing which is my sons favourite even tho they all taste the same! The cost of this 12 pack is only 98p which I think is absolutely great, especially if you are having a children's party and need to stock up on some nibbles for it . As with some fairy cakes they can be quite dry at times but most of the time these ones are ok and taste yummy. Each individual sponge cake contains around 95 calories which is only 5% of your daily guideline amount and trace amounts of salt! The cakes come in the standard cup cake wrapper and placed in a plastic tray and concealed in a clear plastic wrapped which helps to keep them fresh. Overall a great price for delicious little fairy cakes which are sure to be a hit at any children's party with the kids and adults! Although in our house me and my husband never get to eat a full cake as my son always steals the icing off all of them as he loves it because the icing is soft and sweet! The only problem we have with them is that I find them very addictive as I cant just each one! So I usually end up having 3 or maybe more!!!

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        25.03.2010 10:21
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        good value for cheap price

        My wife bought these little fairy cakes for the Easter Holidays as we are having a little family and friends gathering, she usually bakes cakes like these herself but for the very low price of just £1.12p for 12 it is cheap enough to save the hassle of baking them. They cakes come in a sturdy plastic tray with seperate compartments for each cake to be held in, it has an outer plastic wrapper that is easy to open and also both plastics can be recycled after use. Each of the cakes are in a nice little paper cup that holds the cake firmly and it can be taken off the cake when you are eating them. They are iced on the top and they look very attractive, especially to a young child, and the icing is nice and sweet for them but I would say they are not too sickly for the price. They are nice and light and the cake itself tastes fine, I have not had any complaints when I have used them in the past. They are just the right size for children and adults and I sometimes take a couple to work with me for my lunch. They are ideal for packed lunches and a little treat for any child and they are very good if you have a large family and want to give them a little snack. These cakes are excellent for childrens parties and as sometimes parents do not have enough time to bake and so ready made saves time and also washing the bun case trays etc and the preparation for baking. They are good for picnics and days out in the summer months. I would say they are fine for a lower brand of cakes and they come with the Tesco Value logo. I freeze them and when they come out of the freezer they are nice and fresh and the sell by date is a good one at around 6 weeks or but from the freezer it can be kept for a good few months. I recommend these for anyone to try and see if your family and friends and even yourself can save some money and time. I rate it 5 stars.

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          23.03.2010 18:26
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          Morish and yummy, will definitely be buying again!

          This year I decided to give up chocolate for lent. I have an incredibly sweet tooth and need get regular sugar cravings which must be fulfilled! I'm quite a fan of cakes, so when I came back from University this weekend for the holidays, I purchased a pack of Tesco Iced Fairy Cakes from my local Tescos for £1.15 (which I think is a bargain price! I paid £1.95 for one cupcake a few weeks prior to this!). The pack contains 12 cakes, of 3 different coloured and flavoured icing; so you get 4 of each strawberry, vanilla and lemon. The vanilla (white icing) fairy cakes are definitely my favourite, followed by the strawberry and then lemon. Personally though, I'd prefer it if they were all plain vanilla icing, rather than having the strawberry and lemon. They are all a very light sponge, and I would have quite happily eaten the entire pack (but I managed to control myself!). I'm a bit of a calorie obsessive these days, and the cakes aren't too bad at 95 calories each. I ate quite a few as a result! They're perfect for a little snack or something sweet after tea. They will also play a perfect role in a tea party, birthday party or buffet. I'd definitely recommend them and will certainly be buying them again!

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          19.02.2010 03:11
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          I've Had Better

          Tesco Iced Fairy Cakes come in a packet of 12 for £1.15. Note that you can get the same cakes without icing for 88p if you prefer, which is quite a big saving per cake really when you think about it. Inside the packet you get a plastic tray which holds the individual cakes still so that they don't get squashed around in transit. You can just pull them straight out of the outer wrapping and serve them from the tray for convenience which I like. I bet these are ideal for kid's birthday parties for just that reason - they're quick and easy to serve. These cakes are really very small, and even small children may well want two of these to be satisfied. The icing blobs in the middle are a little on the sparse side as well. The icing is supposed to be plain, lemon or strawberry flavoured, but the blobs are so small that you can't really taste these flavours. The actual cakes are relatively pleasant. The plain sponge is a little on the stodgy side, and noticeably lacks any real fluffiness or spring to it. The flavour is perfectly acceptable though, and these cakes have a slightly savoury after taste to them which I rather like. I can tell that these don't have any proper butter in them though, which is a shame. These are a little over priced for the quality, and they're definitely cakes that I can pass up without a second thought. But they're quite convenient for big family teas or children's birthday parties, and they're not unreasonable priced at 10p each.

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          26.01.2010 14:07
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          A great and conveinient food to add to your childs party table

          Tesco iced fairy cakes have been a great simply and easy idea for childrens parties as they come as a small and basic cake but with a dollop of icing on the top in white, pink and yellow which children love. Coming in packs of 12 at a cost of £1.15 these are cheap enough to buy in bulk for parties and also as one offs for playmates for your child when they come over and want to have a little tea party together. My daughter loves them as a treat with her freinds and because they have the pretty colouring on them she likes to display them on her dolly plates and then eat them as if they were having afternoon tea at the ritz! Beware if your child suffers from any food intolerances however as this product contains gluten, wheat, eggs and milk so all the no nos for intolerant sufferers but the majority of cakes contain these exacting ingredients generally so it is no different. For parties when there is so much to sort and arrange in general take the stress out of making fairy cakes and just buy these ones, they are good enough and will certainly take a lot of stress away, with only one dollop of icing to you might even get away with stating you made them yourself! Overall a good cheap and fun party cake for kids

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          19.10.2009 12:18
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          Tasty treats on a low wallet budget

          I thoroughly enjoy Tesco fairy cakes and am partial to one or two at tea time, the fairy cakes have a soft cake body and a small icing top for added sweetness and/or flavour. They come in 3 different varieties of icing, Strawberry, banana and vanilla. In my opinion the strawberry tastes more dominant and more sweeter than the others but that is my opinion. The cake's themselves come in packs of 12 and are the avergae 'cupcake' size. They are plain and do not contain any 'extras' or anything inside of them. This is one thing that I do not enjoy about the cake's and that is that they don't contain a filling like a average sponge cake. Another fault is that the cupcake's aren't very strong, and tend to fall apart quite easily with minimal effort put into it. They feel like they've been put together with sticky tape and glue. However the fairy cakes are unbelievably cheap! The price does vary but you could buy them from as little as 40 pence! That is staggeringly low compared to top market retailers. The quality of the cakes are also alright for what you pay, yes they do fall apart and no fillings make it boring. But the texture inside your mouth is smooth and tastes very pleasant. So to round up I'd say these cakes need a filling of some sort to advance them, but the texture and taste of them are amazing for what you pay. Not bad. Thanks for reading

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          12.10.2009 16:01
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          My husband loves Sponge Cakes, whereas i'm not that fussed on them. I spotted these on the bottom shelf in the Cake aisle in Tesco yesterday and decided to get them. I thought he would like them, and since there is a blob of icing on the top, then I thought they seemed a bit more exciting for me. These cost me £1.12 for 12 Cakes. The Cakes were a decent size, probably the normal Sponge Cake size I would say. Packaging is alright. You can see the Cakes through the pack, so you know what they look like. Each Cake is in a little hole in a plastic tray and the whole lot is in a cellophane bag covering. There is a little picture on the front of the Cakes, but I didn't see the need as you see the Cakes no problem. The Cakes are in a little Paper case, but it is easy enough to pull at the sides and get the Cake out. These Cakes were nice. The outside Sponge part seemed a little hard, but the inside was nice, fluffy and spong-y, so the harder outside part gave a good mixture of taste. The Icing on the top didn't cover the whole top of the Cake, which I think would have made it better, but the icing was sweet and yummy. I know the plain Sponge Cakes from Tesco were a bit cheaper, but I just liked these ones better. They were sweet, tasty and I could probably eat half the pack 1 after the other without much bother.

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          25.09.2009 09:46
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          A yummy fairy cake for the whole family, whatever their age.

          I am fortunate enough to live with a mile of Asda, Marks & Spencers, Sainsburys & Tesco which is ideal when I fancy a change as I can just pop in to whichever store takes my fancy. On a trip to Tesco recently I fancied some cakes & didn't want all the effort of making them myself so when I spotted these 12 iced fairy cakes for £1.15 they were perfect and I promptly snapped up a packet! These fairy cakes come in individual cake cases so they can easily be dished out to relatives although keep your eyes peeled for all the wrappers that get tucked down the side of the sofa or in cupboards or just under furniture, kids hey?! The cakes were quite bite sized, beige coloured sponge, with 4 cakes iced with pink, yellow & white which relates to the flavour of the icing: strawberry, lemon & plain icing. I would eat any of these though as they are all delicious with their circles of icing and soft, airy sponge. There are just as nice as the ones that I make myself, if not nicer, and for the price paid I really think that these are good value for money because they are delicious and the whole family love them. On occasion I have purchased the value version (without the icing) and these are 46p for 12 and apart from no icing they are no different to these cakes (just provided in more basic packaging) so if you don't mind icing the cakes yourself then this might be another cheaper option for you. Sometimes it's nice just to buy them and have them all ready to be unwrapped & handed out to family and friends when they visit. These are always a hit and the little ones (and big ones!) in my family never complain when I make my own or when I dish these out. Each cake contains 95 calories, 4.1g of fat & 7g of sugars so these should be enjoyed in moderation like everything nice in life. I rate these 5/5 as they have a soft, fluffy sponge & the icing is well made and very sweet (yum!). I would recommend these and no doubt I will be buying these again in the not so distant future!

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