When I was younger and Mother’s Day and Father’s Day would roll around, I would ask my parents “when is Kid’s Day?” They would reply “every day.” As a kid, I was not amused. Now, I realize the truth behind their reply. Parents care and work for their children every day and are given one official day of appreciation. Why not show that appreciation with a homemade treat?
I wanted to make my mom something Spring inspired so I chose bright colors and lots of flowers. I started by rolling out some Ready-to-Use Fondant. I used the Flower Cut-Outs™ to cut several medium sized flowers, some small flowers, and a few leaves. I allowed several hours for the flowers to dry in flower forming cups so they had a curved shape.
While they dried, I baked a cake using the Dimensions® Giant Cupcake Pan. Three cups of cake batter in the bottom portion of the giant cupcake pan and two cups in the top. I used a cookie sheet underneath for stability. With the oven at 350°, the top was done in 30 minutes and the bottom was done in 35 minutes.
After the cake had cooled, I began to decorate. I tinted the Ready-to-Use Decorator Icing with pink and yellow icing color. Using tip 47, I made pink lines on the bottom half of the giant cupcake. I used tip 362 to fill in yellow icing between the pink lines and tip 5 to add yellow dots on the pink strips.
Once I was done piping the decoration to the bottom half, I iced the top of it and carefully placed the top of the cupcake. I iced the top half with white Ready-To-Use Decorator icing and placed the flowers and leaves. To add color to the flower, I piped a yellow star in the center with tip 18.
To be sure my mom knew this cake was just for her, I made a sign using Sugar Sheets Edible Decorating Paper. I cut a small square of a white Sugar Sheet, a large square of the pink for a border, and then used piping gel to attach the two together. I wrote “For Mom” using a FoodWriter™ Edible Color Marker and attached the sign to a lollipop stick.
For all they do for us, we should really make our moms a cake every day, but that would probably be a little difficult to keep up with. So make her Mother’s Day treat one she won’t forget. Need more ideas? Our Mother’s Day section provides plenty of inspiration!