Three cheers for Mum! We’re putting on some special activities to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Pop into your local White Stuff with Mum between Friday 8th March – Sunday 10th March and we’ll give her a free gift from Crabtree & Evelyn with any purchase (while stocks last, and one per customer).


 
We’ll be serving treats across the weekend too – come and join us for free tea and cake.
 
If you can’t make it to your local shop, why not enter a retro snap of your Mum into the Stylish Mums competition on our website? There’s a £200 Crabtree & Evelyn beauty hamper up for grabs and your Mum will automatically be entered into our Mum’s hall of fame. Send her a link to your message afterwards, she’ll love it!


 
For even more brownie points, bake her a cake and make her a cuppa! We found this recipe on goodtoknow for vanilla cupcakes which look pretty tasty.



Ingredients

For the vanilla cupcakes:
·         100g of soft margarine
·         120g of self-raising flour
·         2tbsp of cornflour
·         110g of white caster sugar
·         1tsp baking powder
·         2 large eggs
·         1tsp of vanilla essence
For the buttercream frosting:
·         600g icing sugar sifted
·         200g unsalted butter
·         80g cocoa powder
·         80ml whole milk
·         5 or 7 star nozzle

Method

1.    Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F) gas 3.
2.    Put all ingredients in a kitchen mixer and mix until light and fluffy using paddle attachment.
3.    Mix for approx 1 min or so.
4.    Spoon into 10 paper muffin cases in a muffin tin and bake for 20 mins until the cakes feel light and spongy to the touch. Leave to cool for 2 mins in the tin and then remove and place on a cooling rack.
5.    Occasionally I fill the centres with strawberry jam before putting buttercream on top, by using a knife to cut out a small cavity in the top of each cupcake and filling it with jam.
6.    To make the buttercream: Put all the above frosting ingredients in your mixer and mix on slow for 2 mins then once the mixture has started to come together, mix on a high speed for approx 5 mins.
7.    Put the buttercream into a large piping bag with a 5 or 7 star nozzle and pipe onto top of cupcakes. 
8.    Decorate with edible sprinkles and shop-bought daisy cake toppers.


How will you be celebrating Mother’s Day with your Mum?