Caroline’s Cakes was founded by and named after my mom, Caroline. Having her as a mother, mentor, and role model was an invaluable experience for which I am so grateful, and some of my fondest memories were spent with Caroline.
With this sentiment in mind, and in honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve tapped some of our most inspiring friends and colleagues to share their favorite memories, traditions, and occasions with their moms.
Read below, and celebrate these influential women alongside us.Also, don’t forget to enter our Mother’s Day Giveaway here with Well & Wonder!
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What is one of your favorite traditions or memories with your mother?
My favorite traditions with my Mom start with cooking/baking in the kitchen and end in the kitchen with a LNDP (late night dance party) while doing dishes. Usually these marathon cooking/dancing/kitchen parties revolve around holidays but sometimes they can be on a fun Sunday summer night as well. My mother cannot hold a tune but after a little champagne or bourbon and with a spatula "microphone" in hand she is sure to join in on Tina Turner's Rolling on the River.
What is something your mother always said? or What is something you are always saying to your daughter?
Trust your intuition. Follow your gut. Listen to the voice inside of you! Also, wear a hat and sunscreen. She was right! Her skin is flawless.
What is a tradition you are excited to carry on or one you're excited to create for your little one?
Mom makes every holiday magic. She is a wonderful chef but beyond all the amazing food, lovely tablescapes, flowers, and cakes is the magic she creates. This magic is something I can only hope to replicate for my family! Whether it's her generous spirit of inviting others to join our family at holidays (we always had extra spots at our Thanksgiving table for people that Mom included who may be spending the holiday alone) or her attention to detail (hand-written invitations and place cards, freshly ironed linens, monogramed silver julep cups) I'm not sure how, but the magic is always there.
If I turn on ____ song it immediately makes my mom want to kick up her heels.
Everlasting Love by Robert Knight. Fun fact - Robert was my Mom's Chemistry Lab teacher at Vanderbilt!
We have to ask... what Caroline's Cake flavor would you love to celebrate Mother's Day with?
Easter Caramel Cake. Caramel cake is Mom's favorite plus this one will look extra festive on her pink cake stand.
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