22 Jul 2014

Fairy Toadstools Recipe

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The Cadbury Chocolate Carnival events at Glenfalloch this year were a huge success. Lots of money was raised for charity, the kids had fun fishing for fairies, hunting down gnomes and showcasing their dogs at Glenfalloch and there was the famous Jaffa Race down Baldwin Street!

The Toadstools at Glenfalloch were a popular setting for photos taken at the Fairy Festival this year and to celebrate we’ve found a recipe to recreate them yourself, only they’re edible this time! These Fairy toadstools are quick and easy to make – and nutritious as well. What child wouldn’t love these gorgeous toadstools at their fairy or woodland themed birthday party?

Serving Size: Makes 16


  • 1 small cucumber
  • 90g tasty cheese
  • 8 large cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese


Cut cucumber into 3cm rounds, and each round into four batons. Cut tasty cheese into batons approximately 5cm long and 1cm thick. These will be the stalks of your toadstools. Arrange them on your serving platter.

Halve tomatoes and place them cut side down on a plate or chopping board.

Place cream cheese into a small resealable bag. Snip a small triangle off the corner and push the cheese downwards, twisting the bag. Carefully pipe several small spots onto each tomato.

Place decorated tomatoes on top of cucumber and cheese batons. Serve.


  • Make sure tomatoes are at room temperature before you begin to avoid condensation on the skin.
  • You could make the stalks out of carrots or processed cheese sticks if you prefer.
  • This recipe was created for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.
  • NB: Please remind children that they should never eat or touch toadstools and mushrooms that they find in the garden or bush as they may be poisonous.


Cadbury Carnival Dunedin Glenfalloch Fairies Festival 2014

Chocolate for Fairies Festival