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Fairy Cakes

Very small individual cup-type sponge cakes, usually decorated with icing and possibly cherries, angelica etc.

First known from advertisements around 1889 in - among other places the 'Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette' of Friday 30 August 1889 (p1) - for "The Latest Novelty - Macfarlane, lang and Co's Fairy Cakes - assorted varieties, sultana, Madeira etc."

Fairy Cakes
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