Delightfully Floral Treats for Mom That Beat Out the Bouquet

A bouquet of flowers will never go out of style, but these fresh, floral spins on Mom's favorite things will have her feeling all warm and fuzzy on her special day.
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A bouquet of flowers will never go out of style, but these fresh, floral spins on Mom's favorite things will have her feeling all warm and fuzzy on her special day. From flowery cocktails garnished with petals and sprigs to springtime confections that taste just-bloomed after baking, any one of these special treats will prove the perfect companion for your Mother's Day brunch.

You'd better be extra-sweet to Mom on Mother's Day, and baking her this pretty-in-pink cake is one festive way to do it. Anne Burrell's  Victorian Rose Geranium Cake for Food Network Magazine is imbued with the essence of real rose geranium leaves, both in the pink-tinged frosting and in the cake itself.

FNK LAVENDERPINK PEPPERCORN VODKA SODAS Food Network Kitchen Food Network Sugar, Dried Lavender, Pink Peppercorns, Vanilla Bean, Vodka, Club Soda, Lavender, Lemons

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On Sunday, toast Mom and all she does for you with these fragrant  Lavender-Pink Peppercorn Vodka Sodas in hand. Though the typical vodka soda is as one-dimensional as it gets, the lavender and pink peppercorn combo livens it up with a floral note and a bit of bite.

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Especially for the mom who loves gardening and the great outdoors, Ree Drummond's adorable  Ice Cream Flower Pot Desserts are an oh-so-cute way to show your love. Fill clean flowerpots with cake and ice cream, plus crushed cookie "dirt" and worms, before presenting to Mom on Sunday.

FNK ROSEWATER GIN AND TONIC Food Network Kitchen Food Network Dried Edible Rose Petals, Tonic Water, Gin, Rosewater, Strawberry

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There's more than one way to toast Mom using the power of flowers. These  Rosewater Gin and Tonics put a delectable spin on a classic cocktail combination, by cutting the distinctive bitterness of tonic with fresh strawberries and the essence of rose.

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Mother's Day isn't about fooling Mom, but this fake-out cake, which looks exactly like a pot of flowers, might do just that. Here's how to make it, step by step.

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