By Renae Frey

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

Looking for a pretty Tea cake recipe-perfect for Mother’s Day? I have the easiest recipe for you.

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Welcome! I am so glad that you are here. I always enjoy our time together. Can you believe that it is almost May already? Crazy, right? Are you planning a Mother’s Day get together? Are you looking for an easy, yet beautiful dessert to serve to your guests? I have such a fun tea cake project for you. 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.

Tea Cakes, mint, Mother's Day, Spring tea cakes
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? 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.

What You Will Need to Make the Tea Cakes

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 but 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.

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.

Step 1: Mix your cake batter and pour it onto a sheet pan.

Step 2: Bake your cake.

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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.

Light pink frosting in a bowl, pink sprinkles, cake decorating tips

Step 4: 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.

Tea Cakes, mint, Mother's Day, Spring tea cakes

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.

Tea Cakes, tea cups, brass bunny, Spring tablescape, tea pot
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.

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19 thoughts on “How to Make Beautiful Tea Cakes Perfect for Mother’s Day”

  1. Leslie Watkins

    I love these! Gorgeous! I can’t get your pin button to work and they aren’t on your Pinterest to pin either! Let me know when I can pin them!

  2. Simply gorgeous Renae! Love the idea of covering with plastic wrap and then into the fridge.

  3. Renae,
    These tea cake are just the cutest. I’m sharing a link on Sunday.

  4. These look beautiful, Renae! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  5. Hi Renae! Oh my gosh, I feel like I should be having high tea with the queen! These little cakes are adorable. I am going to link to your post in my Mother’s Day ideas round up post this Thursday. Pinned.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing my post. I shared your post on my socials. Hugs to you.

  6. So looking forward to trying these! Thank you for linking up on Farmhouse Friday 251! I’m featuring your post tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing what you do next time! pinned

  7. 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.

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Renae Frey

Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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