Krystal Jenkins, a second year undergraduate on University College Birmingham’s Bakery and Patisserie Technology course, gives her thoughts on what sweet treats are perfect for celebrating Mother's Day this year:
The one day of the year when it is all about your mum, a day when you show your appreciation to her, your love for her and how much you care (why only 1 day …. really should be a few more, right?). The time of the year when the weather begins to change, spring is in the air! Sunnier mornings, flowers blossoming with vibrant colours and people seem to be a little bit happier that the cold weather is on its way out.
Because Mother’s Day is during the spring, flavours are used a lot for Mother’s Day cakes and as part of gifts. From bunches of flowers to fresh cake flavours such as rose, elderflower paired with fresh fruits and berries for decoration. Another take on the cakes themed for the event is using tropical flavours such as coconut, mango and passionfruit to create a light and zingy flavour burst in one bite! To create such an eye-catching flavourful cake I would use Dawn’s versatile compounds, Fruit Fillings and Glazes!
Afternoon tea is another exciting way to spend Mother’s Day, either the traditional spread of petite patisseries and cakes accompanied by a fresh pot of tea, or for the more modern-day mothers that like to have a sneaky glass of something, why not do a champagne or prosecco afternoon tea with alcohol flavoured and infused desserts and sweet bites. A good idea is to offer these as delivery options so families can gift them on the day, facetime together and enjoy the indulgent spread whilst catching up.