Mothers Day Cake Decorating
Mothers Day Sunday 18th March 2012
Make your Mum feel extra special this Mothers Day by baking her a fabulous cake and decorating
it with one of our gorgeous cake top decorations.
We've got lots of pretty designs, including our latest three; 'Mum' (below), 'Mum's Dressing Table' and 'Parfum Glacé'. So the only difficult thing about creating a 'Mothers Day Cake'
finished with one of our stunning 'handmade cake decorations' will be deciding which one to choose.
'Mum' One of our new 'Mothers Day Cake Decorations'
So, now that you've chosen your Salon Glacé Cake Decoration or maybe even decided to
If you're just starting out in cake decorating or are lacking a little confidence in your cake decorating abilities, then I'm going to let you into a secret- ribbons!!
Never under-estimate the power of a beautiful ribbon. A gorgeous ribbon can transform a plain
iced cake into something truly spectacular in seconds!
There was a time when the choice of ribbons on offer in the UK was very limited.
But despite the huge range available today, they are still an extremely underused commodity
where cake decorating is concerned.
Of course this is Salon Glacé so we're not limiting ourselves to the good old
'Plain Satin Ribbon' longtime stalwart of the cake decorating world. No, we're talking,
Organza, Tafetta, Trimmings/braids and in particular the outstanding range of fabulous printed grosgrain ribbons, which are produced in every possible colour combination and pattern available.
Printed grosgrain ribbons have been popular in the United States for many years (manufactured in USA and China) where there is a huge ribbon culture. It is only in the last 4-5 years that they have been appearing in any significant quantities and designs on british websites.
If you have never investigated this area of
the ribbon world and why would you?
I have been known to lose entire days of my life mesmerised by the sheer choice of printed
grosgrain ribbons available on this site.
There are so many fabulous feminine designs
that are perfect for 'Mothers Day'.
I can guarantee that like me, you are going to
want to buy them all.
Choose from colourful ribbons featuring, dots (see above), pastel stripes, flowers or fruits.
But why stop there, you can also find ribbons printed with handbags, lipsticks, shoes, Cats, dogs, cupcakes, macaroons (www.craftyribbons.com) (below right), leopard print or baroque designs,
to name but a few - the sky really is the limit!
Creating a really striking cake is easy.
First choose a printed ribbon to go round
Then make a sugarpaste decoration for the top of your cake using a cookie cutter in the same
motif and a co-ordinating colour eg. dog/bone
cookie cutters, printed dog ribbon (see below),
ribbons are also available with paw prints.
Minimal skill required!
For one of the largest ranges of cookie cutters visit.
These are some of my other favourite ribbon sites.
If you don't get round to checking out any of the other sites listed here, just look at this one. Outstanding collection of ribbons, especially 'fairytale ribbons'.
Just think of all the beautiful cakes you could make using these.
Mothers Day Gifts
Ask any mother what she would like for 'Mothers Day' and you would probably get the same
reply all over the world; 'just to spend the day in the company of my family'.
But what of an actual gift- if you had to choose something special for yourself what would it be?
My own mother would be overjoyed if her gift was 'a man and van' at her disposal for an entire week. She would get him to drive her round to every charity shop within a 50 mile radius of her
home. Taking in any car boot, table top and jumble sale that she happened to stumble across along
the way. But that is only half the story, she would then return to those very same car boot and table top sales to flog off all her booty for a tidy profit and ultimately distribute it all amongst her seven children...they do say 'Charity begins at home'!!
My mother-in-law whose inclinations are not quite as Romany, shall we say, would be happy with
a nice bouquet of flowers or even a bottle of Cinzano Bianco. She would make herself up a long
drink with lemonade, ice and a slice of lemon and sit happily sipping her vermouth while gazing
out at the boats in the Blackwater Estuary just outside her living room window- very nice.
So what about me, what would I like? Well the majority of my likes have been pretty much documented here in some form or another over the years. I love anything from my favourite shop 'Palmers Green Antiques' 482 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, London N13 5PA
I have often referred to this place as "The gates to heaven". It is the tiniest of shops, but
crammed full of gorgeous things. You can pick up something fabulous here from as little as a fiver,
great for 'Mothers Day Gifts'
"These are a few of my favourite things"