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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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

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

  2. What a lovely decoration for a simply delicious looking cake. It must have been difficult to pipe that sideways on the cake but you did an awesome job! No surprise I suppose 🙂
    Happy Mother’s Day Amanda!

  3. 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!

  4. 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. 🙂

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

  6. 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!

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