i wish some of that Virginian home style cookin' would have rubbed off on me. i still haven't quite found my niche, but i do attempt every year a birthday cake for Jesus. Thanks for the idea from Joyce and Jo Ann, dear friends of ours whom i met in Slovakia on a trip with Jonathan!
i have kinda made a "not on purpose" tradition of trying the cake in a new way every year ...
2007 - Cake
2008 - Jello dessert
2009 - Ice-cream cake
The cake has 4 different colors that symbolize the story of Christ's life purpose. We discuss the meaning of the cake, We thank God together for sending He son, we sing happy birthday and all the kids blow out the candles and dig in. My sister's kids got the story telling down. They are smart kids, of course because they have a smart mom!
Dark color (like chocolate) - In the bible it often refers to darkness as the way life is without God. 1 John 1:5-10, 1 John 2:9-11
Red - Represents Christ endless love and His sacrifice of His life. Basically God's plan from the beginning to restore our relationship with Him. Ephesians 1:3-14
Light color - In the bible God and Christ are often referred to as the powerful light that pierces through the darkness bringing us into the light and a new life. 2 Corinthians 4:5-7, Ephesians 5:8
Green - Represents growth and what are lives like are like when we are seeking Him with our whole hearts. 2 Peter 3:17-18, 2 Thessalonians 1:2-4
I have 8 days left to figure out what this years cake is going to look like... i am thinking cupcakes filled with bavarian cream...mmmm....