Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Birthday Cake for Jesus

While this idea of a birthday cake for Jesus was not my original idea, I did write this article explaining the idea and it was first published on the Old Fashioned Living website.

Cake Ingredients:

1 chocolate cake mix
1 white cake mix
white frosting
yellow, red, and green liquid food coloring
2 (8 or 9 inch) round cake pans
large red candle taper
box of small birthday candles

Mix and bake chocolate cake mix according to box directions. Cool and flip out both. Wrap 1 layer and freeze for later use. Mix white cake according to box directions. Divide batter in half. Put several drops of red food coloring in one half and mix to desired shade. Pour in one round cake pan. In the other half of batter, drop in green food color and mix. Put in second cake pan. Bake, cool, and pop out. Stack one chocolate layer first on the bottom, frost with white frosting, next red cake layer, frost, and last green layer. Frost whole cake with white frosting. Decorate.

Decorating Ingredients:
Red and yellow food coloring or
plastic decorations or stencils and
 red and yellow piping gel

Decorating Instructions and Symbolism:
Cake is round =
because Jesus was born into a world that is round.
 
1st layer of cake =
is brown for our sins.
 
2nd layer =
is red for Jesus' blood shed for our sins.
 
3rd layer =
is green for life = our new heart.

Frosting is white =
stands for Jesus' purity and righteousness.
 
Border of Hearts around cake sides =
represents each one of us standing as witnesses for Jesus around the world.
 
Gold Star in middle of cake top = 6 pointed Star of David =
Jewish nation in which Jesus was born. The Star of Bethlehem led wise men to Jesus.
 
Yellow border around Star =
Grace of God encircles us.
 
Big Red candle in middle of Star of David is Jesus.

Light candle then read Christmas story out of Bible.
Light each person's small birthday candles out of Jesus' candle and carefully stick in cake. Let our lights shine before men!

Sing Happy Birthday to Jesus!

Take photographs for scrapbooks.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!

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