Let the kids pick one of these pretty and fun recipes for Mum – we promise they won't leave the kitchen in too much of a mess!

Butterfly fairy cakes

Get the recipe: Pink butterfly fairy cakes

Roll up their sleeves, tie on those little aprons and bake something extra-special this Mother's Day. Whatever age your kids are, we've got a recipe to suit, from no-bake pistachio fridge cake to deliciously decadent dark chocolate squares.


Recipes for 3-5 year olds


'I love Mum' biscuits

Guaranteed to make her glow with pride, these cute letter biscuits are a yummy way to teach kids the alphabet, too!


Chocolate refrigerator cake

No-bake recipes are perfect for little ones. Customise this recipe for Mum by using her favourite biscuits, nuts and dried fruits – just keep the quantities the same as in the original recipe.


Easy maple syrup flapjacks

Little ones love flapjacks and so will Mum when she finds out you've baked these especially for her!


Decorating tip: Drizzle with a little milk or white chocolate when cool, leave to set, then serve on a pretty floral plate. Kids can complete their gift with a bunch of fresh daffodils and a homemade card.



Recipes for 6-10 year olds


Iced flower cookies

Ideally, you'd roll the cookie dough very thin for these delicate flower biscuits – but we're sure Mum won't notice if they're a bit chunky!


Orange yogurt cake 

This superb cake contains orange juice, orange zest and yogurt to make the sponge extra tasty and moist. Present it to Mum on a pretty cake stand, too – we love this one from Sainsbury's with its stylish scalloped edge.

In Bloom matching cup and saucer, £4 | Scalloped edge cake stand, £10 | In bloom cake tin, £8. Available in selected Sainsbury's stores and online


Butterfly fairy cakes

Fairy cakes are a bit smaller and often less sugary than their American cupcake counterparts. Heart-shaped measuring spoons (available from Sainsbury's) aren't just useful for baking – they make a great gift alongside your cakes for Mum, too.


Decorating tip: Bake your fairy cakes in floral cupcakes cases, then dip the "wings" in buttercream and princess sprinkles by Sainsbury's. Adorable!

Set of 4 heart-shaped measuring spoons, £6. Available in selected Sainsbury's stores



Recipes for 11-15 year olds (and big kids too!)


Fudgy chocolate squares

Bittersweet cocoa powder and smooth dark chocolate make these moist chocolate cakes quite a grown-up treat. 


Decorating tip: Use mini blossom cake decorations by Sainsbury's with small pieces of fresh mint so they look like real flowers.


Bumblebee & flower biscuits

You'll need a steady hand to decorate these cute bumblebee biscuits! Give to Mum in a little box, along with a jar of Taste the Difference orange blossom honey. Younger children can help make the flower biscuits too.


Decorating tip: Use black writing icing pens by Sainsbury's for your bumblebee biscuits rather than a piping bag. It's much easier!


Rhubarb & orange custard tart

This stunning tart sure makes the most of seasonal rhubarb and makes a lovely girly gift for Mother's Day. Cheat a little and use ready-rolled dessert pastry, or make your own using our foolproof recipe.

Rhubarb & orange custard tart

What will you be baking with the kids for Mother's Day? Let us know in the comments box below...