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Marge Perry with her mother and father on (Credit: Handout)

Marge Perry with her mother and father on high school graduation day. When Perry and her two sisters were little, her mother showed her love with words, hugs and strawberry frosted cupcakes.

Cupcakes that say love


When my two sisters and I were little, my mother told us she loved us with words, hugs and strawberry frosted cupcakes. They weren't the only food that said "I love you," but they were the first I remember and the prettiest. --Marge Perry

Marge Perry is baking Strawberry Frosted Cupcakes in
(Credit: Marge Perry)

Marge Perry is baking Strawberry Frosted Cupcakes in honor of her late mother, Jane N. Perry. Read: Cupcakes that say love

Marge Perry's mother's recipe box, her grandmother's kitchen
(Credit: Marge Perry)

Marge Perry's mother's recipe box, her grandmother's kitchen scale, far right, and her grandmother's "friendly fork" -- a kitchen tool she used to mash anything and everything.

Marge Perry with her mother and father on
(Credit: Handout)

Marge Perry with her mother and father on high school graduation day. When Perry and her two sisters were little, her mother showed her love with words, hugs and strawberry frosted cupcakes.

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