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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  • Christy D says:

    This looks absolutely delicious and beautiful! Great job on the lettering!! I love how simple it is!

  • Lexi says:

    How do you get your icing so smooth? I’ve tried many times and it just doesn’t seem to work. That cake is beautiful, as always. I hope the little one is doing good?!

  • Margee says:

    Love the monochromatic color scheme – makes it so elegant. Thanks for this great idea, and Happy Mother’s Day to all!

  • Memoria says:

    I internally chuckled at that quote because my mom would still grab a slice of cake and just wish good luck to the one left out LOL! I love that about her, though. She’s still generous and altruistic, but she loves cake haha.
    That cake looks great!

  • Anonymous says:

    Simply lovely! What a heartfelt way to dress up a Mother’s Day cake!

  • Jun says:

    Beautiful… My mom will be delighted!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the words on the cake. A perfect cake

  • Concord says:

    You had done it again. You Make the Most Amazing Cakes 🙂

  • marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    Oh Amanda, that quote is awesome! Thanks for reminding me that Mother’s Day is almost here. Been so busy with everything life I had forgotten. This cake is simple & stunning 🙂 happy almost Mother’s Day friend. xo

  • Dae Thompson says:

    WOWIE! I can’t wait to make this beauty!

  • Shumaila says:

    Beautiful quote and holds so true! And what a brilliant idea to pipe it on the cake- perfect for mother’s day!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    You could bore me to death with your frosting roses because I LOVE them! What a lovely, lovely cake. So delicate and beautiful. Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mom!

  • Athina says:

    This is so sweet!!

  • Tracy says:

    Oh Amanda, it’s gorgeous! Sometimes it’s the simplest designs that say it best. What a beautiful cake.

  • naomi says:

    Beautiful. I love the quite simplicity of it. The quote is beautiful and sounds like you and your mom have a lot in common.

  • the urban baker says:

    you are off the charts creative, talanted, and artistic. i admire you!

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    Oh my goodness… LOVE this cake. And the quote is just perfect. I love it 🙂

  • grace says:

    that quote perfectly describes my mom’s mom–grandma is so selfless. great cake, amanda–the elegance is in the simplicity. 🙂

  • SweetSugarBelle says:

    I LOVE the cookie idea!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. But I am a little biased…and the mothers day cake {message in the letters} REALLY impresses me! HAPPY HAPPY mothers day. I hope its a wonderful one!!!

  • SweetSugarBelle says:

    I am so sorry! I accidentally posted my comment on the wrong post. It goes on the one above *embarrassed*

  • Jamie | My Baking Addiction says:

    Such a beautiful cake! I love the quote…it reminds me of my own mama! 🙂

  • Nancy @SensitivePantry says:

    Lovely. The cake and the quote.

  • Sara @BakingandWine says:

    Wow, that is truly stunning. Beautiful and simple, I love it!

  • cluttercafe says:

    I love it! That is a great quote and the cake looks simple and delicious.

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