Mother’s Day is that one day of year when we give something back to the most special lady in our life. It’s time for them to have a day off and relax and what better way than with cake?
For many bakers, the famous cliché will ring true; you learnt to bake with your mother who was taught by her mother who was taught by her mother. As a baker, some of your fondest memories will have been formed whilst baking with your loved one, whether it was being taught how to bake the traditional Victoria sponge, mastering the art of the perfect pastry or, best of all, being able to lick the spoon!
Reflecting fondly on these memories, the bakers of the North West have dreamt up some deliciously beautiful baked gifts ideas for you to share this Mother’s Day.
— Nikitta’s Cupcakes (@nikittacupcakes) March 13, 2014
Wigan-based Nikitta’s Cupcakes have kept things simple by creating a beautiful set of lemon cupcakes, topped with edible flowers and butterflies in spring shades and drizzled with white chocolate. Indulgent yet light, these would make a perfect gift for any mum who loves cake.
Cake Pop Heaven
— Cake Pop Heaven (@CakePopHeaven) March 17, 2014
Cake Pop Heaven in Leeds has created ‘a sweet treat’ for all those mums out there, with a selection of cake pops, decorated in pastel shades of lilac and pink – or the option to choose your mum’s favourite colours for a more personalised touch. They also come gift wrapped and with a personalised card for each mum.
Hey Little Cupcake
— Cheshire Life (@cheshirelife) March 13, 2014
Why buy flowers and cake, when you can have them both at once? Hey Little Cupcake in Manchester have combined the best of both worlds for Mother’s Day by creating a cake bouquet. Each flower in the bouquet is, in fact, an intricately iced cupcake, topped with velvety buttercream. A real treat for the taste buds as well as looking visually stunning – It has been said that we take the first bite with our eyes after all.
Crumbs of Sandbach
— crumbs of sandbach (@Crumbs_sandbach) March 14, 2014
What could be more quintessentially English than sitting down with a cup of tea and a slice of cake? Crumbs of Sandbach in Cheshire have combined these two favourites by placing a vintage themed cupcake inside of a delicate china tea cup to create the ideal gift for Mother’s Day.
We’d love to hear what other bakers have planned for the mums of the North West next weekend, and don’t forget to let us know if you need to stock up on any baking essentials.