GREEN  Mother’s across the area were surprised when they received a special Mother’s Day cake decorated by their children.

May 12 was Acme Fresh Market’s annual Mother’s Day Cake Decorating event for children 12 and under, where they were able to use their creativity and decorate a cake for mom for her special day.

New Franklin resident Jordan Karr brought his children, Grace, age 3, and Henley, age 2 to Acme in Green to use their artistic skills and put their twist on a Mother’s Day cake for their mom. They didn’t have much to say about what their secret designs were as they intently worked to make the best cake they could. Dad added a little touch when it came to the spelling.

That was the story for the many young decorators that wanted to do something special for mom. Their plans were in their head and they were not sharing what design was going on the cakes.

Store Director Mike Nichols said the Green location had reservations for 225 cakes and were also taking walk ins. More than 3,000 cakes were baked and decorated throughout the area Acme Fresh stores.

Mother’s Day cake decorating has been a long-standing tradition for the hometown stores and it is a very popular event each year.

Katie Swartz said the event really reflects what Acme Fresh Market stands for - families and feeding families.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for us to invite those families into our stores for Mother’s Day Cake Decorating," she said.

Swartz said Acme is focused on taking care of families and offers a variety of family and community events throughout the year.

The event is always held the Saturday before Mother’s Day and reservations are taken about two weeks prior. Walk-ini are accommodated to the best of the store’s ability. Nichols said the event is a good thing for the community and for the families.

"Acme is focused on creating highly satisfied customers and that means going the extra step. So we provide low prices, friendly people, fast checkout but, we also go that extra step and really transform the customers experience with events like the Mother’s Day Cake Decorating," Swartz added.

Other family events at Acme Fresh Markets including Pumpkin Decorating, Donuts with Santa, and family Meals month in September with special events and promotions.

Details of monthly events are available at acmestores.com.