I approached birthdays with anticipation growing up, knowing my mother would make a beautiful cake. Looking back, I don't know how she managed to do this for my birthday each year -- only two days after Christmas! But I appreciate so much the love she baked into each lovely creation. It is so special now as a daughter to make cakes for my mother. These pretty floral cupcakes were perfect to take to a picnic with my parents, siblings and their families. It is a rare treat to have us all together these days!
Tomorrow I will share photos from our wonderful afternoon, and Friday's post will feature a fun gift idea. Then next week will be bursting with back-to-school fun.