Mother | Rice didn't intend on having a foal this early in her arrival in the quirliverse. This overwhelmed and she struggled to ajust to raising a quirlicorn foal. Her survivalist instincts lingering to this point, the mare was overly protective of the filly, and also very confused about her nature; was the foal more horse than quirlicorn? Did they share any similarities? Or was the filly fully quirlicorn and she would be unable to perfectly bond with her? Rice convinced herself that it was the later option.
Daughter | Cake has grown up confusing her mother's protectiveness for disinterest and, as such, does think too highly of her. The filly often rebels against her mother's orders because she believes her to be unreasonable or believes that her mother doesn't know her well enough to assess her abilities.