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Mother's Day Cakes to Woo and Awe

Julia Bainbridge
Food Editor
Yahoo Food
May 8, 2014

Mother's Day Cakes to Woo and Awe

Julia Bainbridge
Food Editor
Yahoo Food
May 8, 2014

To be very, very trite:

LET HER EAT CAKE.

Because that’s what she wants on Mother’s Day: to be made something special—something that took real effort—for it to be delivered to her sweetly, with a smile and a flower, and then to be left the h&#( alone.

So do that for her, won’t you?

Angel Food Cake

Why It Woos: With it, you’re telling her: “You’re a sweet angel, Mother.” Moms like compliments just as much as the next gal.

Blackberry-Swirl Pound Cake

Why It Woos: You made that swirl all by yourself!

Velvet Cocoa Cake with Instant Buttercream

Why It Woos: It has “velvet” in the title. So don’t forget to mention its name as you set it before her.

Glazed Pecan-Raisin Cake

Why It Woos: It’s a lighter version of fruitcake for those nutmeg, pecan, and raisin-loving moms. 

Strawberry Cream Cake

Why It Woos: It’s proof that you listened to her talk about seasonality all those years.

Chocolate and Cabernet Sauvignon Italian Cake

Why It Woos: Wine.

Plum Cake

Why It Woos: She can have one slice now, and one each with her morning coffee for the next three days.

Lemon Cake

Why It Woos: “You candied those lemon slices yourself, too?!” [hugs and smiles]