Hot on the heels of episode one of this year’s Great Celebrity Bake Off , we bring you a collection of stunning (and completely do-able) cakes to make this Mother’s Day. Think delicate icing, dainty cupcakes and, best of all, achievable goals.
Fresh and fruity
The secret to this strawberry and elderflower gateau is that there’s no baking involved. In fact, you’ll have a patisserie-worthy masterpiece in just 30 minutes. Perfect!
Take the guesswork out of baking and get perfect results with this simple but fabulous strawberry layer cake. Or try this striking upside-down cake, a yummy combination of rhubarb, ginger and white chocolate.
Serve up tropical flavours with this gorgeous passion cake. The fruity sponge is topped with barely-there icing and your choice of edible flowers – a professional finish that’s easy to recreate at home.
Guarantee some sunshine on Mother’s Day with this sunny lemon cake . The bright lemon mousse filling, light sponge and fluffy lemon frosting is as fresh as a spring day.
This cute confetti cake radiates happy vibes with its cheerful yellow frosting and rainbow coloured sprinkles both inside and out.
If it’s chocolate, sweets and a show-stopping finish you’re after then it has to be this colourful gravity-defying cake. For topple-free results, take a look at our tips on baking the best gravity-defying cakes first.
Make it mini
Cupcakes more your baking thing? We hear you. They can still be works of art, like these carrot cupcakes with orange and honey icing. Topped with edible flowers, they look like pretty posies on a plate.
These berry-topped beauties are more on the rustic end of the decoration scale but are gorgeous none-the-less. We’re loving that fruit-filled icing – delish!
Up the ante with these next-level strawberry shortcake cupcakes. Not only are they dainty-looking cakes but they also offer a couple of tasty surprises inside – a whole strawberry and a vanilla sandwich biscuit base. Yes. Please.
If you already have a tried and tested sponge recipe up your sleeve but want to jazz it up for Mother’s Day, we have perfect solutions right here. And it doesn’t get much easier than a cake wrap. It’s not cheating, honest.
But we think the most fun you can have is buttercream painting. Yes, painting with buttercream – paintbrushes and all! It might look tricky but it’s actually really easy and the results are deceptively professional.
Whether it’s a show-stopping, 3-tiered masterpiece or a batch of super cute cupcakes, you and your bakes will be sitting pretty with this selection.