Every year we go to our church Christmas Eve service then our family is invited over to enjoy Birthday Party for Jesus. Here is the cake and the story we use.
Unique Christmas Cake
• White cake mix
• Pink cake mix
• Yellow cake mix
• Chocolate cake mix
• White icing
• Green gumdrops
• Toasted coconut
• Small baby dolls
• Votive or tea light candles
• Tube of decorating gel (for writing on cake)
1. Make all 4 cake mixes, (only need one layer of each color so we usually make cupcakes for gifts with the left over cake mix)
2. Wrap baby dolls in a scrap of material to look like swaddling clothes.
3. Have children build finished cake as the story shares below….
4. Today we are going to make a birthday cake for Jesus. Here is a white cake, a pink cake, a yellow cake, and a chocolate cake. These cakes symbolize the different colors of God’s people. Over the cake and between the layers goes a fluffy white icing to show how God’s love binds all God’s creatures to each other and to Him. Around the edge goes a wreath of green gumdrops. In the center we will make a manger bed for baby Jesus with toasted coconut to look like straw in a manger. Then we will write Happy Birthday Jesus to celebrate His birthday. Here is a candle. We don’t put the candle on the cake because God has no age to be counted. but we have it near to remind us that Christ is the Light of the world!
5. All sing Happy Birthday dear Jesus with candles lit.
In the past we have changed it up a little by buying white cake mix and adding food coloring to each layer, in a way to cut down on the amount of extra cake we had. If you choose to make the cake as the directions say. You will have lots of cup cakes to share. You could even take them to a retirement home on Christmas day.
The year Moose was born (remember his birthday is in Nov) it was crazy around here so I used the confetti cake mix to represent God's people.
We also talk about the swaddling clothes but we use a ceramic figure that has baby Jesus on it.
I will blog pictures from this years cake after Christmas but for now here are a few pics from the past few years Birthday Cake for Jesus celebration. The kids really have fun decorating the cake each year.
This year I made cup cakes w/ all the different flavors of cake mix instead of one big cake.