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Sweet treats to bake for mum on Mother's Day

Treat mum to something extra sweet this Mother’s Day: a decadent high tea. These delicious bites are simple to make and scrumptious to eat, making a special day even more delightful.

Most of us have cooked a beautiful breakfast or delicious dinner for the mum in our lives, but on May 12 this year, why not do it a little differently with a gorgeous high tea? These treats are completely portable – ideal if you're heading to her place. Simply pop the kettle on when you arrive and start unpacking the goodies.
If you're entertaining in your own home, you can make it as simple or as extravagant as you like. Serve your high tea on a table set with pretty cake stands, flowers and candles, or stick to the basics and let the food do the talking.
Most of us are pretty keen for a bit of a sugar rush on special occasions, so our selection includes sweet treats that'll bridge the gap between lunch and dinner. If you want to include a savoury option, whip up a plate of delicate cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches while you're waiting for the tea to brew.
And that needn't be the only drink you serve. A glass of bubbles will match perfectly with the delights you've prepared and add a little fizz to Mum's special afternoon.
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    Caramel coconut macaroon slice

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    Vanilla passionfruit slice

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    Mocha hedgehog bites

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    Tropical oaty delight

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