Today we’re off to visit my mom for Mother’s Day. As of Friday neither her nor my sister had decided what they wanted for dinner on their special day. But I can tell you what they’re getting for desert! We are a family that loves sweets. My mom is a baker. Some of my best memories are of my mom, me and my sister in the kitchen baking cakes, cookies, squares. And my mom always does everything from scratch. Until I was in my teens I didn’t even know you could get cake mixes in a box. Trying to figure out the perfect thing to get my mom is no easy task. So I’m lucky I like social media so much and spend so much time on Facebook.
I know I’m lucky, not only to still have my mom around, but to also live close enough to her and my dad that I get to see them weekly. For special occasions more than weekly. This will be the first mother’s day for my mom without her mom. My grandmother died last October. It will be hard for my mom so we’re trying to make Mother’s Day as special as we can. With two daughters and a granddaughter I think we can pull it off. To that end, I was looking for something different to get for her this year to accompany the card. Luckily I was on Facebook yesterday. There’s a new cupcake place in town and I happen to like their page – Sweet Temptations Cupcakery. Intrigued by their new Madame cupcake I clicked over to their page and saw these little gems being offered for Mother’s Day! It’s the perfect gift for a mother who loves her tea and sweets. She gets to keep the cup and saucer and eat a delicious vanilla cupcake with champagne buttercream frosting.
Of course, before I could be happy about giving her such a desert I had to sample the cupcakes myself. I can’t give her cake without knowing what it tastes like. 🙂 So the fiancé and I picked up a dozen cupcakes for ourselves. I know, a dozen cupcakes for two people is crazy. But we rarely have sweets in the house and they aren’t the jumbo cupcakes you find at some places. They’re small but pack a lot of flavour. I love their variety. They all looked so delicious it was hard to pick just six. My fiancé also picked six. I have tried two so far. The pink lemonade (bottom right in the picture) was awesome. And the fresh strawberry (pink frosting top row) was very tasty. I can’t wait to try the rest of my picks but so far the pink lemonade is winning for taste for me.
What are you doing for your mother for Mother’s Day?
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