This past Sunday night at our mommy group at church, our women's minister shared with us different ideas on how to keep Christ in Christmas. There were many ideas that we all know about, or already do, but here are a few ideas that are meaningful, and easy to implement.
These are great ideas that create conversation, and help you in reiterating the Christmas story to your family and friends.
Jesus's Birthday Cake
M and I made a birthday cake last year for Jesus' birthday. It was a simple cake. But I hadn't seen this idea before, or knew that there was a whole other level of Jesus' birthday cake. Here is a recipe/instructions I found on google.
- 1 chocolate cake mix
- 1 white cake mix
- white frosting
- yellow, red, & green liquid food coloring
- 2 (8 or 9 inch) round cake pans
- Large red candle taper
- box of small birthday candles
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 & mix. Put in other cake pan. Bake, cool, & pop out. Stack first chocolate layer, frost with white frosting, next red layer, frost, and last green layer. Frost whole cake with white frosting. Decorate.
The cake decorations have special meaning:
- 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 = ours in our new heart.
- Frosting is white = stands for Jesus' purity & righteousness.
- Use red icing/gel for a border of hearts around cake sides = represents each one of us standing as witnesses for Jesus around the world.
- Use yellow icing/gel for a Gold Star in middle of cake top = star of Bethlehem = led wise men to Jesus.
- Star is 6 pointed =Star of David = Jewish nation in which Jesus is born.
- Yellow border around Star = Grace of God encircles us.
- Big Red candle in middle of star of David is Jesus.