In honor of Mother's Day, I made special cupcakes for the Mommies in my life. I wanted to come up with something different that they could not find just anywhere. Just like them I wanted it to be something completely different yet similar to what I usually make. So far, they have gotten the "Mommy stamp of approval".
The other flavors that I think of are a crisp and bright lemon and a smooth coconut. So I combined them. The cake is lemon. It is covered with a vanilla buttercream and then sprinkled with coconut flakes. This are not as messy but are equally delicious!!
I also wanted to do something different for the dish that they would be presented on. With not having a lot of money to buy creative gifts I decided to make them myself. And since everyone already knows they are getting some type of cake, I made cake plates to go with them. I am not good at drawing anything, but I think I did alright with the painting. My sister thought that I had used a pattern on them. (wink!!) These were all free hand.
I hope that all of the mothers out there had a wonderful day like I did!!