I have so many wonderful childhood Christmas memories. When I became a parent, I started looking for ways to create Christmas memories and traditions with my children. One thing we have done through the years is have a birthday cake for Jesus. This year we’re going to kick it up a notch and have a whole birthday party!
A birthday party for Jesus is not just a family tradition but can also be used as an outreach in your neighborhood, used in Sunday School, or used as a Children’s sermon.
Birthday Cake for Jesus
Birthday parties are fun, and one of the best parts of the party is the cake. I have seen some fancy cakes and have tasted my share of awesome cakes (usually not baked by me). What is special about this cake is not the taste or the design, but the story.
You will need:
1 box of white cake mix (or your favorite white cake recipe)
1 box of chocolate cake mix (or your favorite chocolate cake recipe)
Vanilla frosting (I used this recipe but a couple cans of store-bought frosting will do)
food coloring: red, green and yellow
optional: heart candies, yellow star, large red candle. The Rush’d Lady gives other symbols for the cake on her post
Prepare cakes according to the box/recipe directions. Divid the white batter in half. Drop several drops of green food coloring in one half, and red food coloring in the other half. Pour into 8″ round cake pans and bake according to recipe directions.
The chocolate layer reminds us that we are sinful.
The red layer reminds us that Jesus shed his blood for our sins.
The white frosting reminds us that Jesus has given us a clean heart.
The green layer reminds us to grow in Christ.
The yellow decorations remind us of heaven.
The candles remind us Jesus is the Light of the World.
We have had cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, sheet cakes from the bakery, and cupcakes. Here’s another wonderful Christmas cake recipe: Christmas Jello Poke Cake.
More Christmas Activities:
Ultimate List of Nativity Resources
Clifford Paul Spell Jr. says
Are we kin folk? I am from Savannah Ga. My dad was Clifford Paul Spell Sr. and my mom was Ida Lois Spell. ps I love your cake idea.
Maureen Spell says
Not that I know of Clifford!
Our family always had a birthday cake for Jesus too! (Being in Hawai’i, ours is coconut.) That cake topper is adorable.