Vanilla Fairy Cakes are small British cakes, similar to an American cupcake. Perfect treat for birthday parties or afternoon tea.
In a mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Add egg and vanilla and mix until fluffy. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into the butter mixture and mix to combine.
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and water. Add food coloring if desired. Pour over the fairy cakes and decorate with sprinkles.
I highly recommend using superfine sugar and sifting the flour before measuring and the shifting it again. I made this with granulated sugar and without pre sifting and they were hockey pucks.