Mothering Sunday is fast approaching. If you’re like most of us, you’re still pondering exactly what to get all the special ladies in your life. Edible treats are generally universal, whether you’re honouring your own mum, your wife, or any other special lady in your life, and can be customised to suit the palate of the recipient. If you need a little inspiration before you decide which gift to give, take a look at these five unusual, yet delightful, Mother’s Day gift ideas.
“But flowers aren’t edible,” you say. Well, technically, although there are some varieties that are, but we think the style featured here is a whole lot tastier. These are actually cup cakes, cleverly disguised as flowers. This beautiful bunch comes from Baked Blessings and You can pick any flavour of cake and have the flowers done up in the colour of your choosing as well. It’s the perfect treat if Mum’s allergic to flowers or she just likes cupcakes but the best part is you know she’ll be sharing her gift.
2.Mother’s Day Marshmallows
Ok, so there’s marshmallows and then there are Delish Melish marshmallows! These devine morsels are a world apart from the dried, powdered, sugar covered marshmallows we all grew up with as kids. These mouth watering treats come in a variety of flavours from raspberry ripple, peanut butter & dark chocolate, to our personal favourite passion fruit & coconut. If you want to get your mom something really special and different we recommend picking up a box of these for her to enjoy with a nice cuppa tea… if you’re lucky, she might just share.
3. Painted Macarons
Painted cakes are all the rage, why not go for painted macarons? These light and sweet treats by Cupcakes and Counting are ideal if you plan to have tea or just want to surprise her with a chic, yet delicious, surprise. These happen to have generic ‘thank you’ messages on them, which is fine, but one of the benefits of hiring a local baker is that you can personalise your order. Consider using your macarons to thank her for different things, denote a quality you appreciate in her, or create other fun custom messages.
4. A Luxurious Cake
Imagine the look on her face when you walk in with a custom cake. Choose a design that represents her or your relationship well, and she’ll be blown away with your forethought and regard. We’re showing a classier cake here from Yum Tastic Cakes which is a great option if your mum has a taste for the finer things in life, but don’t be afraid to request a whimsical design if your mum is fun loving or a little eccentric.
5. Custom Cupcakes
Cupcakes are an excellent option if you’re involved in a gathering and know there will be lots of little hands grabbing at the goodies or if you’re hosting buffet to honour the special lady. These from Lough Erne Cakes featured below are bright and cheery, so they’re suitable for any mum, but you can customise these every bit as much as you’d customise a cake.
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