Happy Birthday Jesus birthday cake presentation

This has been one of my favorite family traditions that we have done over the years.  When I was first became a Christian I went to a Christmas party for the women’s group at church and this was presented.  I have tried to do it every year for our family.  It has special meaning and helps the children think about what this time is truly about.  IMG_20151205_154925

This recipe makes a very large cake!  It uses three cake box mixes.  You can separate it into 3 pans and make one for yourself and give two away, but we like to make one large one.  I use a spring form pan and make each layer separately.

IMG_20151201_143436 After each layer is cooled, I put the cake on a plate and cover it and place it in the freezer.  That way I can make this over the course of a few days.  IMG_20151205_201838For the topping you make a mock whipped cream frosting.  What I did was after I put on my frosting, I placed the cake in the freezer so that the frosting would be hard and then covered the cake again with a container of Cool Whip–Olivia has a great post on how to make this homemade–much better for you.  This gave the cake a nice, pure white appearance.  I then put it back in the freezer to freeze solid and then I was able to put a cookie cutter on top of the cake and fill it in with yellow colored sugar to make the center. I did the same for the hearts around the edges.

IMG_20151211_165306This is what it looks like after you cut the cake.

It definitely takes some time to make it, but we enjoy this tradition in our family.

Here is the presentation that we use when we serve this cake:

Jesus Birthday Cake Presentation

The shape of the cake is round to represent the world into which Jesus was born.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

SING:

Joy to the world
Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing

The bottom layer (chocolate) represents the fact that all our hearts are muddy, dirty, and dark with sin. This is the reason that Jesus came to earth.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 3:23

The center layer is red symbolizing Jesus’ blood that was shed for our sins.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
Ephesians 1:7

The top layer is green denoting the new life that we have in Christ after our sins have been washed away.

He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life
1 John 5:12

And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
John 6:35

The frosting is pure white signifying the righteousness and purity of Christ.

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21

The red hearts signify the brothers and sisters united in Christ circling the earth as His witnesses.

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature..
Mark 16:15

In the center is a gold star typifying the star heralding His birth and lighting the way for all mankind, since the grace of God includes all.

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus
Galatians 3:28

In the center of the star is one large red candle representing Jesus who came into the dark world to bring it light and truth.—light candle

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life
John 8:12

Jesus is the light and when we take a small amount of that light, multiply by joining together with other believers, that light will grow.–hand birthday candles to each person and let them light on each other’s candles.

Sing: Silent Night

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth

Be blessed, as we remember what the true meaning of Christmas is this season.

These were images from two year’s ago Jesus birthday cake party.2013-12-24_000412013-12-24_000402013-12-24_00033We didn’t do the lighted candle, pass around thing as they were too little.  We just put them on the cake.  Still a fun memory.

2 responses to “Happy Birthday Jesus birthday cake presentation

  1. Thank you so much for this idea. My husband & I are 70yrs. & after our children were grown with families of their own, I was looking for a new Christmas tradition to pass on to my grandchildren. This will definitely be it.

    • Sandra, oh that blesses my heart:) Yes this is a wonderful tradition and your families will look forward to every year when Grandma and Grandpa make the HUGE birthday cake for Jesus:)

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