Saturday, January 8, 2011

Special Instructions for a Birthday Cake for Jesus

from Get Ready, Celebrate, Rejoice by Sue Kirk and Sally Wilke ~ Contributed by Barb Campbell, Mississippi

Create "A Birthday Cake for Jesus" as a special Christmas memory which emphasizes the reason for Christmas and reminds us that we can celebrate the love of Christmas all year long.

* Bake a round cake, any flavor, and ice with creamy white frosting to symbolize Christ's purity.

* Decorate the top of the cake with a yellow star, which symbolizes Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

* Next place an angel (wax or plastic) in the center of the star to remind us that the angels brought tidings of great joy.

* A circle of 12 red candles around the top of the cake symbolizes the light of Christ throughout the year.

* Finally, surround the cake with a wreath of evergreens to symbolize everlasting life.