Vanilla Lemon Quote Cake {Mothers Day}

filed under: Cakes on May 3, 2011

I made a  cake for Mothers Day.

But it was boring.

There was nothing exciting about the outside.

There is nothing excting about the inside.

Its just a plain old cake.


Except that I made it for someone who deserves something more than ‘plain old’.


I came across this quote and thought it would be the perfect addition to this cake.

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of cake for five people, promptly announces she never did care for cake*.  ~Tenneva Jordan

 *Original quote says ‘pie’.


And I am pretty sure that describes my mom.






I made a white cake with lemon frosting.

With a rose on top. 

I am sure you could cover the entire top with roses!  But I dont want to bore you with frosting roses.



I do however, want to share with you a few simple, easy, personalized and significant ways for you to celebrate your mom this Mothers Day. 


Right after I eat this.


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  • Mary says:

    I love this quote so much. It reminds me of my mom. She was forever saying things like this, or declaring that the burnt edges of whatever she’d made were her favorites. She still does that. I hope I am that unselfish with my own children someday.

    Beautiful cake, Amanda!

  • Colleen says:

    Love the writing….. but then, I thought the “plain” cake was ok too. A lot can be said for plain cake, especially if it is white cake with lemon icing. 🙂

  • munchy says:

    that is a unique and really cool quote, so simple and touching and true, beautiful cake and flavor combo

  • Suzanne says:

    Beautiful work. Did you let your cake it out a room temperature before you wrote the quote on it? Also, what tip and brand did you use for the writing. Thanks so much!

  • Diana Marchunt says:

    I cannot locate your recipe for making fondant. Kindly send.

    Thank you

  • barbara carter says:

    Your cakes are so beautiful and the videos really help in the baking process, plus there are so many to choose from!!
    Thank you and God bless you.

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