Archive for the ‘Mother’s Day’ Category

Flower Statement Ring Cake

Friday, February 5th, 2016

A voluminous ring of piped buttercream flowers in varying shades with pops of contrasting color personifies this stop-and-stare look of the year. The variety of flowers within the arrangement adds additional interest. Don’t be intimidated.  Each flower is piped separately, then frozen and added to the cake top later.


Peach Cobbler Butterfly Cupcakes

Friday, May 8th, 2015

The latest cupcake creation from Beth at Hungry Happenings has my heart fluttering. These beautiful peach cobbler flavored cupcakes are just perfect in Wilton’s butterfly pleated baking cups. Beth’s inspiration for these cupcakes comes from her mother and are a lovely little sweet treat for Mother’s Day.


Grandma’s Kolachy Cookies

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Kolachy Cookies

Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around baking with my mom. Birthdays, holidays, scout bake sales, my mom always baked and I was there in my “Mom’s Little Helper” apron ready to get my hands dirty. I can’t say for sure, but I believe in the beginning I helped because that meant I got first dibs on the brownie covered beaters (I had to get there before my brothers). But I then realized there is more to helping than making a mess and eating raw batter. Some of my mom’s early lessons included “do not turn the mixer on high in a bowl of flour” or “don’t crack eggs directly into the bowl or we will be fishing out eggshell for the next 20 minutes.” At this point it wasn’t really about the baking, but about making memories (and a mess) with my mom.


Cinnamon Rolls – Perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch!

Friday, May 8th, 2015

I come from a long line of bakers, including my great-grandmother, Elizabeth. My grandmother likes to tell a story about how her nephew, Tom, always loved the center cinnamon roll. One morning, he passed when the rolls came around, saying he was too full. Everyone else at the table knew he was actually hoping they would come back around to him—including my great-uncle, who took the center roll on purpose! (Clearly, I’ve inherited not only my baking ability, but also my contrary nature from that side of the family).


6 Easy Buttercream Flower Cupcakes for Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Looking for an easy Mother’s Day gift that mom will eat right up? Look no further. All you need for this project are a few things, including: a disposable decorating bag and decorating tip number 104!


Flower Pot Cookies

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Julianne from Beyond Frosting has made these darling Flower Pot Sugar Cookies to celebrate her mother and grandmothers. Julianne remembers her mom and grandmother spending hours gardening every summer and while she says she hasn’t inherited their green thumbs, she’s certainly inherited their passion for baking and decorating sweet treats!


Blue Ribbon Winning Chocolate Cake

Friday, May 1st, 2015

We’ll start with Marilyn from Pink Martinis and Pearls, who has fond memories of watching her mother bake in the kitchen. Every birthday was celebrated with a homemade cake and one day, her mother made a chocolate cake that has since earned the title of “best ever in all the land”. This cake has even won 2 blue ribbons at county fairs! But before I steal Marilyn’s thunder, I’ll let her tell the story herself, as she does it so well.


Sweet and Easy Dipped Strawberries

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Strawberries are in season! With our easy instructions, you can make amazing candy-coated strawberries for your next gathering. Candy Melts® candy make it easy to turn strawberries or many of your favorite snacks into beautifully decorated treats. (more…)

Treat Mom to a Delicious Quiche

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Mother’s Day is a very special day, as it is a day that recognizes the life-long efforts and sacrifices by our mothers. Sometimes this special date is just related to gift giving, but there are many other ways of showing our mothers our gratitude. One of the best ways is by preparing something for them, and what better than a delicious quiche made with her favorite ingredients! (more…)

Mother’s Day Pops Bouquet for a Sweet Sister

Friday, May 4th, 2012

On Mother’s Day, I recognize my sister Cindy because she has been like a mother to me. From watching after me when I was young to applying my make-up for Prom, I’ve always felt lucky to have a “second” mother. Since Cindy is an avid gardener, I wanted to gift her with an edible flower bouquet – Voila – Cake Pops! Sure, I could have taken the easy way out and ordered flowers, but gifting homemade treats that come from the heart is more meaningful. (more…)