How to Make Quick and Easy Bonfire Cakes…

How to Make Quick and Easy Bonfire Cakes…

One of the things that Alice loves to do is bake cakes, decorate cakes and anything else to do with baking. I knew that I needed to make sure we fitted this in during half term, as we don’t get chance to do it as often anymore.

With firework night coming up this weekend, we thought we would make our bonfire cakes. Because the exciting part of this for Alice is decorating the cakes to make bonfires, I brought some ready made fairy cakes. I’ve learnt over the years there are times to get Alice to bake the cakes and there are times when she just wants to decorate them and to buy these.

What you will need…

– Fairy cakes (either ready made or make these yourself)

– Butter icing

– Orange food colouring

– Matchmakers


How to make the bonfire cakes…

1. Take the butter icing and add the orange food colouring.


2. Mix well until its a lovely orange colour.


3. On each of your fairy cakes, take the orange butter icing and spoon a small amount on top. Make it in a little heap, to look like a bonfire.


4. Break your matchmakers into small bits, about an inch long.


5. Add the matchmakers to your cakes, placing them on the cakes to make the sticks on your bonfire.


6. Repeat this on all your fairy cakes.


There you go quick and easy bonfire cakes that look great and taste even better. Perfect for little ones to make…



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  1. Dean of Little Steps
    01/11/2016 / 11:20

    Oh this is lovely! Might just do this on bonfire night 🙂

  2. 01/11/2016 / 16:48

    Thats a really great idea and s simply and easy for kids to do. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 01/11/2016 / 21:39

    These look great and so simple for kids to do themselves! I want to have a go at this with Mabel so I’ve pinned it for later xx

  4. 01/11/2016 / 21:45

    So simple, but look great! This is something I could do with B (he’s 1.5) and it not turn into a complete disaster! Haha. P.s. I was breathing a sigh of relief that we were over Halloween and forgot all about Bonfire Night, so thanks for the reminder! ;o) x


  5. 02/11/2016 / 20:52

    This is a brilliant idea and one we will definitely be making. Love activities like this for small children

  6. 03/11/2016 / 15:48

    Oh I love these! I’m not sure I’d manage to put ALL of the matchmakers on the cakes though, they taste too good! What a fab activity, we might have to give this a go.

  7. 04/11/2016 / 06:17

    These is so cute. My little ones will love to make these and it looks so yummy and easy to make. We will definitely be making it this weekend.

  8. You had me at quick and easy! I love baking with my little one but it’s not practical to make big lavish cakes or cookies yet so I like the simple and quick methods. These sounds great!

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