Mother’s Day is approaching (March 26th in the UK) so it’s time to get prepared with those presents! Whether you’re hoping to whip up some treats at home or create a baking themed hamper we’ve got a cheery top 10 Mother’s Day baking essentials list! Seriously, sequin-inspired flower sprinkles, a glistening pearlescent mixer, flower garden cookie cutters… who wouldn’t love them?
Top 10 Mother’s Day baking essentials!
01: Sweet cookie cutters!
Cookie cutters are always one of those tools on our wishlist. For our top 10 Mother’s Day baking essentials these garden / floral cutters by Meri Meri are sweet, easy to use and fun to decorate. If you’re scared of icing them to add detail why not simply add some bright sprinkles into your cookie dough before cutting and baking!
02: Cool rolling pin!
Rolling pins are usually kind of boring for the at home baker with a choice of white or the traditional wooden variety. Now there’s some pretty cool styles and colours on the market. We love this blush pink ceramic version with wooden handles. It’s great for cookies, rolling out fondant / sugar paste or even giving biscuits a good smack (or several) for cheesecake bases.
03: Stand-up mixer!
This is one gorgeous stand-up mixer. Classic and simple with a slight metallic / pearlescent glimmer. What’s not to love? OK, it looks gorgeous, but it’s also more than handy at whipping up anything from cake batter to fluffy meringues!
04: Novelty cupcake cases!
Whipping up super cute cupcakes doesn’t have to be a chore. You can keep them simple and sweet with fun cases or liners. Seriously, sometimes extravagant decorations aren’t needed. Bake your cupcakes in these tulip-inspired yellow cases, swirl with buttercream and top with edible yellow flower petals for something easy yet impressive!
05: Silicone cake pop mould!
Cake pops sure are fun to make, but they’re made so much easier with a mould. Get super smooth and perfect pops with a silicone mould and make sure that each is exactly the same size! Coat with chocolate, drizzle with coloured candy melts and finish with bright sprinkles for a sweet treat!
06: Fun sprinkles!
OK, you can never really go too wrong with sprinkles. They’re fun, come in different colours and can be all sorts of shapes and themes. These sprinkles we’ve picked out are cool because they’re a little bit different to the usual sprinkle, instead they’re more like edible sequin shapes. Sprinkle these on top of your creations or add these to a cute baking hamper and get ready for the compliments!
07: Extra kitchen accessories!
Next on our top 10 Mother’s Day baking essentials is this KitchenAid attachment which is perfect for anyone who loves to whip up baked treats. We absolutely love love love it. The extended rubber ‘blade’ on the paddle means that all the batter, buttercream, meringue (etc etc) that clings to the side of the bowl is constantly scraped off and incorporated into the mix. Amazing.
08: Cupcake flags!
Cute little paper flags make insanely quick and sweet cupcakes decorations. All you need to do is swirl your cupcakes with buttercream and add a flag! You can personalise them and write messages, ages or names on each one (always a great idea if your cupcakes are going to feature as place settings) too.
09: Candy melts!
Something like candy melts are always simple but handy. They’re great for piping out cool shapes or messages to then add on top of cupcakes, you can dip cookies and cake pops in them and you can even attach pesky edible decorations onto cakes using a tiny dab.
10: Cake pan / tin!
Tell your mum just how much you love her with a heart-shaped cake! Bake, smother with pink strawberry buttercream, decorate with edible glitter, sprinkles and rose petals and you should have one impressive little treat! We love the idea of whipping up red velvet heart shaped cakes too!