Mother’s Day is fast approaching us at the end of March. It’ll be here before you know it! Every Mum is different, and whilst chocolate is the cliche gift, it really has it’s place in a lot of homes, and makes great gift ideas. It doesn’t have to just be a box of chocolates either you know, you can mix the gift up in quite a few different ways.
We’ll start with chocolates and flowers. I love to receive both of these together, and Wildabout florist have partnered with Lindt chocolates this year to create some lovely gift ideas.
Following on the box of chocolates line, there is an absolute favourite in this house that has to have a mention. We’ve tried Guylian chocolates before on the blog, but a post like this can’t go by without a lovely box of the Belgian seashells and seahorses.
Moving away from the traidtional boxes of chocolates now, to something 6yo and I decided to create together. We’re still on the chocolate and the edible theme, but if you have a little time then this could be a lovely gift idea from a child to Mum.
We tried our hand at making cake pops.
Starting off with a basic cake recipe of
- 4oz butter
- 40z sugar
- 40z self raising flour
- 2 eggs
- vanilla extract
We made the cake and let it cool, before crumbling it up into very small pieces. For these cake pops we chose to use chocolate fudge icing from a pot. To make it more pliable for the cake crumbs, I put some in the microwave for a few seconds to soften and it worked well to bind the cake together into balls.
Securing the balls of cake onto the sticks is made easier if you use some melted chocolate and let it set again before decorating. We were sent a variety of different cake toppings from Cake Angels to be creative with in the kitchen, so I let 6yo decide how she wanted her cake pops decorated this time.
We did end up in a little bit of a chocolate mess, but all round she was pleased with the outcome. These could be individually wrapped when set and given as a lovely gift for Mother’s Day.
I hope this post has given you some ideas if you’re a little bit stuck
Disclosure – we were provided with the chocolates and selection of cake goodies free of charge. Any opinions are our own