A Secret Story for Mother's Day

I'm Sherri's daughter, Brooke, and I'm taking over the blog today to wish you a Happy Mother's Day and to share a little bit about my own sweet mom. She has no idea I'm doing this, by the way...I hope I don't get myself in too much trouble.


If you've been around for any amount of time, chances are you already consider Sherri Cherry a good friend. You've chatted with her on the phone and over email. You've been on the receiving end of her contagious smile when picking up a cake, or her gracious customer service when something unexpected has occurred or you need a last-minute gift. She's learned your name and listened to your stories...and probably traded you a few of her own. You're a huge part of why she does all—your joy, your sweet moments, your celebrations—are half the reason Cherry on Top exists.

My brother, Hunter, and I are the other half. You may or may not know that mom started Cherry on Top in her "spare time" while working fulltime as a speech therapist. Mom always had one side hustle or another going, especially leading into the holidays, because she wanted to make each Christmas even more magical than the last. When we were in junior high and high school, mom discovered an amazing cinnamon walnut coffee cake and Cherry on Top was born. The name came later, as did her original shop in Weslaco, then the space in Waco, and finally the website we like to call our online sweet retreat. It all started with one exceptionally delicious cake and a dream—one that grew over time.

I'd be willing to bet you have at least one woman like that in your life. One who opens her heart wide to those who cross her path—who gathers people in with a sprinkle of southern hospitality and a generous dash of charm. One who keeps chasing her dreams as they grow bigger and wilder—not out of selfish ambition but because of her deep love. One who goes the extra mile to make each special day even more magical—because that's just what a mother does, and she wouldn't have it any other way.

Whoever she is, I hope you're celebrating her today. She deserves all the sweetness life can offer.

Much Love,

P.S. If this post reminds you of someone in particular, I hope you'll let her know. You might even share the link with a note about how she makes your world even more wonderful.

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