Why give Mum a bunch of flowers when you can make her up a bunch that she can eat, too!
Why spend a fortune at the florist this Mother’s Day when you can make Mum up a batch of edible flowers? These lovely recipes look pretty and they taste pretty good too – it’s win-win!
put down that phone, back away from the supermarket flower selection
and give one of the floral recipes a go – she’ll love them!
Click through to see all our amazing edible bouquets including these marshmallow flowers…
If you look very quickly you could mistake this pretty bouquet for real flowers but yep - they're edible! Adapt the cupcake flavours and colouring of the icing to suit your Mum's tastes.
Get the recipe: Cupcake bouquet
Plant some flower biscuits into a plant pot (you can even get muffin cases shaped like plant pots) and shape a few green leaves and voila! Perfect for gardening-loving mums.
Get the recipe: Flower pot biscuits
Turn your favourite cupcake recipe into a bunch of ruffle flowers by following this simple step-by-step recipe. Mum is going to seriously love them!
Get the recipe: Ruffle flower cake decorations
We just love these bright and colourful flower cookies! Learn how to make your own with our easy recipe. Decorate with your mum's favourite colours. You could even flavour the biscuits to suit your mum's tastebuds.
Get the recipe: Flower cookies
These marshmallow flowers are perfect for making with the kids on Mother's Day. They're really simple to make and would be the ideal gift for mum.
Get the recipe: Marshmallow flowers
Is your Mum a cupcake fan? She'll love these cute floral toppers! Simple to make, you just layer circles of fondant atop a colourful fondant background.
Get the recipe: Flower cupcake toppers
12 red roses are expensive to buy - but not when they're made from buttercream! This recipe tops chocolate sponges with a ruby red buttercream piped into the shape of a rose.
Get the recipe: Red rose cupcakes
Mother's Day is in spring so why not opt for a bunch of daffodils - on cupcakes, of course!
Get the recipe: Daffodil cupcake toppers
You can cheat a little bit with this recipe. Make up a batch of cake pops and stick a ready made flower on them - Mum won't care, she'll be too busy eating cake! These pretty petals are from Dr Oetker.
Get the recipe: Flower cake pops
Want something a little more sophisticated? Top a sponge with a sprinkling of rose petals. You can't actually eat these ones, but don't they look pretty?
Get the recipe: Fiona Cairns' rose petal cake
There are other ways to top a cupcake if you don't like fondant. These pretty cupcakes are decorated with little chunks of marshmallow to resemble a flower. How sweet!
Get the recipe: Marshmallow flower cupcakes
Sunflowers will bring a touch of sunshine to any day - especially when they're on top of this beautiful giant cupcake.
Get the recipe: Sunflower giant cupcake
Any cake or bake can be turned into a floral treat with a few sugar roses. Pretty, delicate and so easy to make.
Get the recipe: Sugar roses