The Moore Family Birthday Cake

My mom made some amazing birthday cakes:  a race track with matchbox cards for each guest, a swimming pool with miniature, swimming baby dolls, an 18-wheeler, a book, an ice skate, a cat, and so many more.  I tried that tradition when the girls were small but found that it was difficult to make an elaborate cake and plan a party at the same time—and maintain my sanity!  I looked for an alternative. I wanted the cake to match the party theme, so I took an extra party invitation, cut out the main design, and laminated it.  That way, when I put it on the cake, it wouldn’t soak up the oil in the icing.  I also used icing or candies to write names and/or ages.  And don’t forget the candles!

The best part is the cake itself.  It’s a deliciously-moist, homemade chocolate cake with fudge-like icing from a recipe given to our family more than ten years ago.  It’s not a fancy cake, but because we only make this recipe for birthdays it has become something special that we all look forward to.

Enjoy this cake for yourself!  .::Cocoa Delight::.

Birthday Cake for Jesus

(Scripture references from the International Children’s Version) The cake should be round to represent the world.  It should be chocolate to show the sins of the world. Romans 3:23  All people have sinned and are not good enough for God’s glory. Genesis 6:5  The Lord saw that the human beings on the earth were very wicked.  He also saw that their thoughts were only about evil all the time.

The icing should be white to show Jesus’ purity covering our sins. I John 1:7  God is the light.  We should live in the light, too.  If we live in the light, we share fellowship with each other.  And when we live in the light, the blood of the death of Jesus, God’s Son, is making us clean from every sin. Psalm 51:7  Take away my sin and I will be clean.  Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

An angel should adorn the cake as the first bearer of the Good News. Luke 2:10-11  The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, because I am bringing you some good news.  It will be a joy to all the people.  Today your Savior was born in David’s town.  He is Christ the Lord.

Add a star as the bearer of glad tidings. Matthew 12:9b-10  The wise men heard the king and then left.  They saw the same star they had seen in the east.  It went before them until it stopped about the place where the child was.  When the wisemen saw the star, they were filled with joy.

Twelve red candles show Jesus’ blood covering us all the time, twelve months of the year Ephesians 1:7  In Christ we are set free by the blood of his death.  And so we have forgiveness of sins because of God’s rich grace.

Evergreens should surround the cake to represent everlasting life. Isaiah 9:6  A child will be born to us.  God will give a son to us.  He will be responsible for leading the people.  His name will be Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace. John 3:36  He who believes the Son has eternal life.  But he who does not obey the Son will never have that life, God’s anger stays with him.

Light the candles to show that Jesus is the light of the world. John 8:12  Later, Jesus talked to the people again.  He said, “I am the light of the world.  The person who follows me will never live in darkness.  He will have the light that gives life.” Ephesians 5:8  In the past you were full of light in the Lord.  So live like children who belong to the light.

Sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and blow out the candles!