Dainty lady finger eclairs

5 ways to make a cheat’s high tea for mum this Mother’s Day

With our easy-to-cheat treats, it really couldn’t be simpler!

5 ways to make a cheat’s high tea for mum this Mother’s Day

If ever we needed another excuse to spoil our mums, March 26th marks Mother's Day.

All you'll need to do is add an extra dusting of love!

It's the one day of the year which is specifically dedicated to showing our mum just how much she means to us, and if you ask us there really is no better way to show our gratitude than by whipping up a high tea.

There's no denying that sugary sweets and chocolate treats are always a firm favourite and especially if they're handmade.

So, to help say 'thank you' to your mum for going above and beyond in all she does, we've put together a cheat's high tea with easy-to-assemble baby banoffee pies, 'homemade' dainty finger éclairs and adorable butterfly cakes. 

Using pre-made products, all you'll need to do is add an extra dusting of love! So gather the kids and get them to help you whip up some brilliant creations...

Butterfly cakes

Use a sharp knife to cut a hole in the centre of a plain fairy cake.  Trim the offcuts so they are flat, then cut in half. Fill the hole with strawberry jam, followed by vanilla frosting.  Position the cake offcuts on top of the frosting so they resemble butterfly wings. Dust with icing sugar.  

Beefy Yorkshire pud bites with a spicy kick

Cook Aunt Bessie’s Mini Yorkshires according to instructions on the pack. Mix a little horseradish sauce and crème fraîche together then spoon into the centre of the puddings. Top with thin slices of cooked roast beef and garnish with thyme leaves, rocket and a sprinkling of smoked paprika.

Baby banoffee pies

Spoon Extra Special Salted Caramel Sauce on top of Baker’s Selection Shortbread Bites. Arrange banana slices and extra thick double cream on the caramel and sprinkle with grated chocolate.

Dainty lady finger éclairs

Whip a good dollop of double cream until thick. Add a little custard and fold in to combine. Spoon the mixture down the length of the flat side of one Asda Sponge Finger. Dip a warmed butter knife in chocolate hazelnut spread (from a jar), spread on the rounded side of another sponge finger, then sandwich on top of the cream-layered one to make a mini éclair. Finish with a sprinkling of chopped hazelnuts.

Lemon mascarpone cookie squashers

Mix a little lemon curd into mascarpone. Spread over the flat side of a Baker’s Selection White Chocolate Cookie and sandwich with another cookie. Repeat with the rest of the cookies. Mix icing sugar with a splash of lemon juice until it reaches a pouring consistency. Drizzle over the cookie squashers.

Feeling inspired to create a high tea for your Mother's Day feast? Make sure you stock up on all the ingredients you will need at Asda or pop into your local store