Adventures in Fairyland: Reinventing Fairy Bread

I posted a photo of my Sunday ritual on Instagram (look up there, that’s it); people went insane for my electric blue morning treat. What is it? How do you make it? Where did it come from? I am here to reveal all.

Fairy Bread is nothing new; a popular treat from the mysterious lands of Australia, it’s the red carpet star of Tumblr and Instagram alike. Typically it is made with un-toasted white bread, margarine (ew), and those hard, circular sprinkles that long to crack tooth enamel. I loved the idea of it and sweets sit better on my stomach in the harsh light of morning. The path had been laid before my feet, I only had to take a few tentative steps to be in fairyland. I jumped in headfirst and added a flourish.

I hate margarine, so that was the first thing to go. Icing. Yes. Blue? Even better! The sprinkles obviously had to stay, but I opted for the softer variety. Bonus points for fun shapes. Then came the bread. Gummy, un-toasted white bread. Am I an heathen? No, I am not. To up the decadence factor I went with toasted brioche slices, essentially making this a slap-and-dash cake.

Pair with orange juice (or mimosa), settle in with a whimsical book, and experience the wonder of Fairy Raptor Bread.

Check out the [easiest] recipe ever below.

How To Eat Like A Fairy Raptor Queen

Fairy Raptor Bread


  • Brioche Slices (I prefer the kind from Trader Joe's)
  • Icing (homemade or store bought)
  • Sprinkles


  1. Cut the brioche if it needs cutting. I get the pre-cut variety that is separated by wax paper. Time saver or laziness enabler. You make the call.
  2. Toast brioche slices according to your preference.
  3. Spread icing as liberally or modestly as you want. What would the fairies do?
  4. Sprinkle that sucker up!
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