Want to make something sweet for mom this Mother’s Day? No matter what your skill level is – beginner, buttercream lover, fondant fanatic or gum paste guru – there’s sure to be a cake here that you can make with love for mom.
Bonus: Many of these cake recipes and designs work for birthdays, bridal or baby showers and other celebrations! So, check out these great Mother’s Day cake ideas to get inspired!
1. Painted Buttercream Cake
You are an icing artist! Prove it with this impressionistic flower cake, painted with icing and the Color Right Performance Food Coloring Set. This is a great Mother’s Day cake recipe for kids to help out with, too.
2. Pastel Impressions Cake
Strong texture meets whisper-soft color on a cake that’s right for Mother’s Day or any occasion. Create the stucco-like texture by pulling your spatula in short strokes over the thickly-iced sides. Use Color Right Performance Color System to tint the gentle purple shade, then stripe your bag to make the variegated flower bouquet.
3. Spring Field Buttercream Cake
So pretty, yet so very easy to decorate, this cake presents a fantastic centerpiece for any celebration. Tint buttercream icing using Wilton Icing Colors to create a stunning spectrum of delicious color. Create a pennant topper that says “Mom” to top it off!
4. Sweetly Pink Star Cake
Delicate-looking stars in four shades of rose buttercream icing create a stunning ombre design on this cake.
5. Just Peachy Wilton Rose Cake
Two sizes of the famous Wilton Rose decorate this 5 inch high cake. Iced in a creamy peach buttercream icing, it’s perfect to serve at Mother’s Day, a get-together with friends or a birthday party.
6. Teal Rosette Ombre Cake
Different-sized rosettes in shades of teal create an amazing ombre effect on this celebration cake. Change up the color but use the same techniques to match your mom’s favorite colors!
7. Party-Ready Violet Cake
Spectacular describes the look of this ruffled cake. The decorating uses just one tip, Wilton Decorating Tip 104 for the ruffled shape, and a zigzag motion to create the texture.
8. Flower Overflow Cake
Drop flowers are always a hit! They’re easy to do and look great on your cake, especially when finished with a Sugar Pearl center.
9. Fresh Floral Cake
Fondant is tinted in six hot fashion colors, then shaped into tufts to create a swash of brilliant texture across your cake! Use the Wilton Color Right Performance Color System to tint the bright fondant shades using the QuickCount drop-by-drop formulas.
10. Shell Weave & Fantasy Flower Cake
Icy blue shells thread their way through bands of yellow and gray on a cake that adds a touch of springtime to any time of year. A lush fantasy flower, with petals cut using the Hearts Double Cut-Outs Set, provides a beautiful finishing touch.
11. Five Shades of Violet Cake
This beauty definitely did not come out of a simple boxed cake mix. In fact, this delicious cake delivers a huge dose of purple passion. Use the Wilton Easy Layers! Cake Pan Set to bake the layers easily. The simple icing techniques allow you to decorate in a flash.
12. Sweet Garden Cake
Whimsical flowers give this cake a cute yet creative edge that is perfect for birthday or Mother’s Day festivities. Use a variety of tip techniques taught in Wilton Method classes to achieve these beautiful blossoms.
13. Pink Blossom Bouquet Cake
A floral topper adds an elegant touch to this springtime cake. Use the Gum Paste Flower Cutter Set to craft these delicate flowers with ready-to-use Gum Paste.
14. Metallic Purple Flower Cake
Looking for a minimalistic approach to cake decorating but still want a pop of color? Top your buttercream-iced cake with a fantasy flower, created from Decorator Preferred Purple Fondant and shaped using the Wilton Geometric Fondant Cut-Outs Pattern Set.
15. Field of Daisies Cake
Daisies provide delightful dimension to this watercolor-inspired cake design. Use the Gum Paste Flower Cutter Set and Ready-To-Use Gum Paste to craft these exquisite flowers in advance. Then, paint the lush backdrop using Wilton Icing Colors.
16. Cool Blooms Giant Cupcake Cake
Treat mom to an edible bouquet of flowers with this Cool Blooms Giant Cupcake Cake. Topped with an assortment of drop flowers and stars, this striking Mother’s Day cake creates a garden oasis almost too pretty to eat!
17. Bright and Bold Rosette Cake
Mother’s Day cakes, like this Bright and Bold Rosette Cake, are sure to bring a smile to mom’s face! A stack of delicious chocolate cake layers is held together with creamy buttercream frosting, then topped with bright and colorful stars and rosettes. An easy cake for beginning decorators, this colorful dessert would make a great birthday cake for mom, too!
18. Easy Blooms Floral Sheet Cake
Don’t have the time to pipe buttercream flowers on your cake? Let the Easy Blooms tips do the work for you! With just one squeeze, you can pipe colorful roses and mums on your sheet cake without the stress of switching piping tips. This simple floral sheet cake is a great way to play around with these tips and mom is sure to love the bright spring colors!
19. Super Succulent Cake
Topped with vibrant cacti and plants, this Super Succulent Cake is a great treat to serve at your Mother’s Day celebration. Made using simple piping techniques, this cake looks just like a real succulent garden. Use crushed graham cracker crumbs for a sweet, sandy finish.
20. Mellow Yellow Cake
Make mom’s day just a little bit brighter with this Mellow Yellow Cake. Decorated with warm and bright shades of yellow buttercream, this any-occasion cake would also be great for a spring shower or birthday party.
21. Fleur de Lis Cake
Ohh lah lah! Simple and stunning, this light blue Fleur de Lis Cake is a great way to give mom a little taste of Parisian living from the comfort of home. Add a “Happy Mother’s Day” message on top or crown this cake with an assortment of French chocolates and macarons!
22. Fondant Flower Cake
Moms with green thumbs are sure to love this beautiful Fondant Flower Cake. A simple iced cake is topped with a swag of colorful fondant flowers and leaves for a lovely treat that looks straight out of the garden. You can even save time by making your fondant flowers a day or two in advance.
24. Dogwood Blossom Cake
Dainty and delicate, this Dogwood Blossom Cake is perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch or breakfast. The soft dogwood blooms are piped using royal icing, so you can easily make them a day or two in advance to save time. Best of all, you can use this technique on any round or square-shaped cake! Don’t forget to make a few extra flowers just in case.
25. Pink Rosette and Sotas Cake
This Pink Rosette and Sotas Cake combines two fun piping techniques in one. The simple sotas technique covers the bottom of the cake, then a crown of rosettes adds texture and color.
26. Rosebud Cake
These soft pink rosebuds pop right off this dark blue buttercream background that’s topped with HUGE dollops of buttercream that looks like fresh whipped cream! A fun cake for any mom who loves spending time in the garden, this Rosebud Cake is a bright and springy dessert you can also serve for birthdays or showers.
27. Lovely Lilac Flower Cake
You can almost smell the flowers with this pretty purple lilac cake. It’s just a little rustic, with purple buttercream swirls accenting the natural look of these bright spring blooms.
28. Floral Spring Cake
Forget the store-bought flowers – treat mom to this edible bouquet of buttercream rosettes, drop flowers, stars and more. Decorated with vibrant spring colors, this Floral Spring Cake is almost too pretty to eat!
29. Pink and Purple Rosette Cake
Quick and easy, this Pink and Purple Rosette Cake is great for decorators on the go! Start off by making a sheet cake using your favorite cake mix or recipe, then top your cake with pink and purple buttercream rosettes. Simple yet sweet, this floral sheet cake is the perfect Mother’s Day dessert for large family gatherings. Oh and don’t forget the ice cream!
30. Breath of Spring Floral Cake
Soft and feminine, this Breath of Spring Floral Cake is a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day. Simply outline your floral design with a toothpick, then trace over your marks with buttercream frosting. A simple and lovely cake mom is sure to love, this spring treat brings the beauty of the season inside.
31. Blooming Blue Buttercream Cake
Create an amazing embroidered design with this Blooming Blue Buttercream Cake. A lovely treat that mom is sure to appreciate, this cake uses floral-shaped cut-outs to mark the design, then the lines are piped over with white buttercream. Great for anyone who loves coloring and tracing, this stunning dessert is sure to put you in a Zen mode!
32. Easy Painted Buttercream Flower Cake
No bags and tips needed for this cake! Decorated with the tip of a spatula, this Painted Buttercream Flower Cake is one you’ll be proud to show off. It’s so cute it might even qualify as a Mother’s Day gift itself!