Rebecca Orrell

Student Ambassador Rebecca Orrell- Mother's Day Blog Post

Mother’s Day is a time for celebration, so what better way to enjoy this wonderful day than to produce some sweet bakery treats for your customers to share with their loved ones. Try turning tradition on its head though and experimenting with some different flavour combinations?

Inspiration for my first sweet bakery treat comes from The Flavour Thesaurus Book. This book is ideal for researching flavour pairings to try in your bakes. As well as traditional pairings the book contains some flavour combinations you just wouldn’t think to put together and most of them really work too!

A great flavour combination is strawberry and white chocolate which would make a delicious and striking celebration cake. The sweetness of white chocolate is usually paired with raspberries for a tart contrast, but strawberries give a softer taste, and this works well too. Use Dawn Foods’ Strawberry and White Chocolate Scoop and Bake to produce a celebration cake, finished with Dawn Foods Strawberry Frosting to add extra fruitiness and visual appeal.

A fun and quirky way to decorate the cake would be to use 100s and 1000s multi coloured sprinkles to create a pretty ‘confetti’ look. Garnish with delicate flower decorations – Dobla branded sugar paste flowers available exclusively from Dawn will make a beautiful spring-themed cake that any mum would love to receive.

Dawn icings and Dobla decorations can also be used on individual cupcakes – these make an ideal and in expensive gift for children to purchase with their pocket money for Mother’s Day. Try pairing fresh flavours together and colours together for a burst of spring time – lemon and lavender or rose pink and white for example are currently on trend. But if you want to take a leaf out of the Flavour Thesaurus book, try lime and cinnamon, rose and apple or ginger and apricot for Mother’s Day and other bakes with a difference.