Mothers Day Cake for Two {Dear Mom}

{Recipe at bottom of post}

Dear Mom,

I don’t know if anybody has told you this, but you’re kind of a badass. Let’s start with 21 years ago: You were in labor for 36 hours WITHOUT pain medication for 32 of those hours- then you had to listen to me scream and cry for the six hours following that. I mean, wow. I could never do that.

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From then on you were always listening to me blabber on about whatever, and answered all of my “who, what, where, when, why, and how” questions that still haven’t stopped. (I get if from dad- you know that.) People told you having only one must have been easy- but I still think that I took up the energy of three kids. You can swap stories with Mrs. Hura to figure that one out.

You put up with all of my crazy phases, from being convinced I’d someday be a child actor and driving me around to play rehearsals all the time, to listen to me try to make a sound on the flute for 12 weeks until I finally got it- and then you had to put up with my practicing for the next 12 years. (At least I finally got good at it!)

 Mothers Day Cake for Two {Dear Mom} |PixieDustKitchen

You’re pretty good at putting up with annoying things and always tell me that my creative endeavors are good- even if they’re not really. Thank you for complimenting all of my music performances telling me “You sound great!” No matter how hard I deny it, and telling me that this cake was beautiful even though all I see are the mess ups.

You’re pretty great, mom. I love you A TON A TON A TON even if I don’t say it enough- and I know I don’t.  I appreciate everything you do, and for putting up with me and dad being so much a like. Thank you for all the sacrifices you have made the past 21 years for me.



I made this cake by halving the recipe I adapted from Baking Illustrated and used in many different cupcake recipes and baking in two six inch cake pans. Between the layers is cookies ‘n’ cream pudding (leftover from some cookies I made), and used the rosette frosting technique from i am baker.

Here’s the frosting recipe!

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Mothers Day Cake for Two {Dear Mom}
My favorite buttercream recipe- it's soft, creamy, and perfect for frosting cakes and cupcakes in fun ways.
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • dash salt
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Beat butter in stand mixer until creamy and fluffy.
  2. Slowly add in powdered sugar until fully incorporated.
  3. Mix in salt.
  4. Frost cake and enjoy!

3 Comments on Mothers Day Cake for Two {Dear Mom}

  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    May 11, 2014 at 6:10 pm (5 years ago)

    1-I love this SUPER SWEET letter to your mom!!!
    2-It took me forever to make a sound come out of the flute too! And by that I mean I never did it and I eventually gave up lol
    3-OMG this cake sounds like it’s on a whoooole other level-so delicious!
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    • faith
      May 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Kayle! Yeah, I was pretty stubborn about the flute thing to the point where my parents were telling me to give up lol.

  2. Faith's Mom
    May 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you darling. It was worth it. And I did get pain meds after 24hrs.


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