How to Make Beautiful Tea Cakes Perfect for Mother’s Day

Learn how to make beautiful handcrafted tea cakes that are perfect for any occasion. Picture tutorial included!

Learn how to make beautiful and delicious Tea Cake using this step-by-step tutorial. These are perfect for a tea party or just because you want new desserts that everyone will love!

Hey Friends!

Welcome! I am so glad that you are here. I always enjoy our time together.

Are you looking for a special recipe to make for Mother’s Day?

Why not try tea cakes?

These are simple to make and look beautiful when they’re done.

Plus, your mom is sure to love them! Here are a few tips on how to make these delicious treats.

My wonderful cousin, Maria, is joining me today.

Today, I am sharing How to Make Beautiful Tea Cakes Perfect for Mother’s Day.

Come on, I’ll show you.

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How to make Beautiful Tea Cakes Perfect for Mother’s Day.

Making a cake is nice, right?

But what if you took it to the next level and made it really unique for a special occasion?

Like Mother’s Day.

Or a baby shower or bridal shower.

Or a birthday party.

Aren’t these tea cakes so cute? And they were fun and easy to put together. Gather the kids and let them help.

You are really going to love these simple, beautiful and delicious tea cakes that are perfect for any bridal shower, baby shower, Mother’s Day, Easter-the list goes on.

It’s hard to believe that Mother’s Day is just around the corner.

If you’re like me, you still have no idea what to get your mom.

Why not try making her some delicious tea cakes?

They’re easy to make and absolutely delicious.

Plus, they’ll look pretty on any Mother’s Day table!

Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to make these beautiful tea cakes. I promise, your mom will love them!

Today, I am joining a great group of ladies that are all sharing great ideas for entertaining for the May holidays. Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, The Kentucky Derby and Memorial Day.

I will add all of the links at the bottom of the post.

You are going to love these ideas.

A huge “Thank you” to Carol from Blue Sky At Home for organizing this Round Up.

What Will I Need to Make the Tea Cakes?

How to make Beautiful Tea Cakes Perfect for Mother’s Day, Kitchen Aid, box of cake mix, eggs, vanilla
We kept it simple and used a boxed cake mix.

We used a boxed cake mix to keep this easy, Betty Crocker Super Moist French Vanilla.

When I use a box cake mix, I add applesauce instead of the vegetable oil.

It tastes great and makes the cake moist.

You will also need frosting- you can make it or buy it.

Buttercream frosting is the best for these tea cakes.

You will need a sheet pan, mixer, a glass or cookie cutter, frosting kit, frosting spatula and a super cute cake plate, a cake mix, frosting, sprinkles and fresh mint leaves.

These little cakes are perfect for a special occasion, and they’re so easy to make that even beginners can create them.

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps of making tea cakes, and we’ll share some tips on how to make them look beautiful.

Let’s get started!

Step 1: Mix your cake batter ( I love using my KitchenAid Stand Mixer) and pour it onto a sheet pan.

Step 2: Bake your cake, making sure not to over bake it.

Tea cakes are the perfect dessert for Mother’s Day, and they’re also a great choice for any other special occasion.

They’re easy to make, and they taste delicious. In this blog post, we’ve walked you through the steps of making tea cakes, and we’ve shared some tips on how to make them look beautiful.

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How to Make Beautiful Tea Cakes Perfect for Mother’s Day

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How to make Beautiful Tea Cakes Perfect for Mother’s Day, sheet cake, saran wrap, sheet pan

TIP: After you take your cake out of the oven, cover it with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator to cool. This will get the cake extra moist.

Step 3: After the cake cooled, I used a glass to cut out the circles.

The glass didn’t cut really clean edges, a cookie cutter would have given me a cleaner cut.

Cut three circles per tea cake.

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Step 4: In a small mixing bowl, Make and color the frosting. We colored half of out frosting pink and left the other half the natural creamy color.

Step 5: Add the frosting to the frosting to the frosting bag, putting the pink frosting on one side of the bag and the white frosting on the other side of the bag.

The two colors will mix slightly and give you a variegated look.

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Step 5: Frost 2/3 of the cake circles.

Stack two frosted circles on top of each other.

Then add a plain cake circle to the top.

Using the frosting bag and tip, create a swirl of frosting.

Add the cake sprinkles and mint leaves.

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How to make Beautiful Tea Cakes Perfect for Mother’s Day.

Step 6: Enjoy!

My cousin and I had so much fun making these tea cakes together.

I hope that this post encourages you to gather a friend, sister or someone special make make some tea cakes.

Thanks for joining us as we explored the world of tea cakes.

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Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

Saturday 8th of April 2023

These look to pretty to eat! Pinned the recipe! 😊

Kate | Southern Home and Hospitality

Thursday 6th of April 2023

These are so lovely! And the addition of the mint leaf on the rose is perfect. Pinned! (Hopefully I can successfully pipe an icing rose)


Thursday 6th of April 2023

Renae, these tea cakes are so pretty. I love the idea of swirling the pink and white frosting. These would be great for Mother’s Day, a graduation celebration or a Kentucky Derby party - with red frosting! Thank you for sharing.


Thursday 6th of April 2023

HI Renae, What a simple recipe with a wow factor! I am now following you on your new Pinterest! xo laura


Thursday 5th of May 2022

Renae, these cakes are so pretty and dainty... and of course perfect for Mother's Day. Thank you for sharing your recipe at Create, Bake, Grow and Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your tea cakes at tonight's party and pinning too. Hugs, Kerryanne

Renae Frey

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Hugs and blessings to you.