Easy-Peasy Lemon Squeezy Mother’s Day Flower Cake
Get ready Moms! Our special day is right around the corner!!! Woohoo, it’s a day we are recognized for all of our hard work and don’t have to lift one finger, right? LOL. Who am I kidding? I do love Mother’s Day, but as you and I both know, Moms rarely take “the day off”. There is always work, dishes, or laundry to be done in my house. My favorite part of Mother’s Day are all of the handmade gifts and treats my 4 littles present to me. The girls know how much I love my sweets and usually ask to help make something special in the kitchen for Mother’s Day. In all honesty, if I can avoid a ton of dishes on my special day, then Darling, we are not baking from scratch. Can ya hear me, Mom friends?! I have created a wonderfully easy, cute, and tasty Mother’s Day dessert with the help of Little Debbie, of course. I had NO idea Little Debbie offered Mother’s Day Cakes! I was beyond excited to come across these luscious, lemon cakes. They remind me of going to a fancy, tea party and eating finger foods This adorably, delectable dessert can be made with little to no mess and very simple preparation. You can help get the elements together and then sit back and let your little ones create you a stunning masterpiece.
Mother’s Day Flower Cake
- 2 boxes of Little Debbie Mother’s Day Cakes-Lemon flavor
- 1 bag of pink candy melts, prepared according to package directions
- 1 bag of green candy melts, prepared according to package directions
- 1 batch of rice cereal treats (recipe to follow)
- 1 pretzel rod
- Candy pearls or pastel sprinkles
Rice cereal treats recipe
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 bag of mini marshmallows
- 5 cups of rice cereal
Rice Cereal Directions:
- In a large pot, over low heat, melt butter and add in marshmallows.
- Stir mixture often until marshmallows and butter are completely melted.
- Remove from heat and mix in rice cereal.
- Pour onto wax paper and allow to cool to room temperature.
To assemble Mother’s Day Cake Flower:
- Using nonstick cooking spray, generously spray your hands.
- Grab a medium-sized handful of rice cereal treats and begin to form a 3-4 inch rounded disc. This disc will be the center of your cake flower. You may want to make a few extra, just in case a mistake is made. After your disc is formed, cut those rice cereal treats into serving sizes because you will no longer be needing them for the flower cake (unless you’re like me and ate all of the left-overs, don’t worry, no one will ever know).
- Place the rice cereal disc on a wire rack (cooling rack). Melt the pink candy melts according to package instructions. I like to add 2 tsp of scoopable shortening to mine, so it pours more easily.
- Place the melted pink candy melts in a piping bag or plastic baggy and cut off the corner. Starting in the center of the disc, squeeze the pink candy melts in a circular motion moving outwards. When disc is covered with pink melts, almost to the edge, tap the baking rack or pick up the disc and tap it in a downward motion to smooth out the pink surface.
- Sprinkle the wet, pink candy melt covered disc with candy pearls or sprinkles of your choice and allow to dry.
- Melt the green candy melts according to package. Lay down a small piece of parchment paper.
- Place the melted green candy into a piping bag and pipe a few leaf shapes onto the parchment paper, allow to dry completely.
- Grab a serving tray (I like to use a wooden cutting board as a background) and lay the dry, pink, rice cereal disc on the center.
- Open 9-10 individual Little Debbie Mother’s Day Cakes and place around the pink center, forming a flower. Be sure to leave a gap on the bottom for your “stem”.
- Place the pretzel rod at the bottom of the pink disc to form the “stem”. Lay your dry, green, candy melt leaves in desired places on the “stem”.
- Finally, sit back and enjoy your well-deserved day with some tea and those sweet, little hands serving you.