Family traditions are so important for children, especially when they can incorporate faith, family, food, and fun! This tradition of ours was one we all looked forward to at Christmas. It began, as many traditions do, when our children were young and continued with my daughter eventually taking over making the cake! We don’t do it anymore, but I hope it is a tradition my children will revive when they have their own little ones.
Christmas is our Savior’s birth and most of us celebrate our birthdays with cake. So why not celebrate Jesus’ that way as well while incorporating a little teaching about him and all he does for us.
- Make it round — like the never-ending circle of His love for all of us.
- Make it chocolate — like the darkness our sins brings to us and others.
- Make it covered with white frosting — like His purity covering our weakness.
- Top it with a yellow star and put an angel —bearer of the first glad tidings.
- Put twelve red candles on top — like the twelve months of the year that Christ is our light; red for the blood He willingly shed for us.
- Encircle this loving cake with evergreens — the symbol of everlasting life.
Here is our favorite (really only) chocolate cake recipe we use. I make substitutions of coconut oil and water and it still tastes delicious!
And a bonus; Jesus ‘ birthday cake means you can skip the fruitcake!
That little blonde girl in the picture; she’s getting married soon! Time flies.
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