Allowing your kids to make a birthday cake for Jesus is something that they will be sure to remember, and the symbolism of this cake will teach them truths they will hopefully never forget! Make this cake as easy as you can!
Use cake mix or even buy a pre-made round chocolate cake with white frosting. Buy frosting already in tubes; or make it, place it in sandwich bags, and cut off the very tip of the bag to pipe it onto the cake. This cake is not going to be perfect and its beauty will be in the fact that your kids enjoyed making it together!
As you read each item of symbolism, pass the cake around the table and take turns adding the appropriate frosting decor to the cake!
You can also find additional details in the previous Bible study in Christmas Week Three – Day Three, A Savior Worth Celebrating.
Birthday Cake for Jesus
By: Tara Davis
- Round Cake: The shape of the cake is round with no end, showing that God’s love is never-ending. He loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die for our sins (John 3:16).
- Dark Cake: Before knowing Jesus, our hearts are like this dark cake, and we cannot spend eternity with the Lord with hearts so full of sin (Romans 3:23).
- White frosting: God did a wonderful thing when He sent his son Jesus to die for our sins. Now all the darkness is covered up, and Jesus washes our sins white as snow. We are pure white in the sight of God. When we ask Jesus to forgive all the bad things we’ve done, we are white like this frosting (Romans 6:23).
- Star: The star reminds us of the star in Bethlehem and how the Wisemen followed it in order to worship the Lord Jesus. It reminds us that we should worship and follow Him every day.
- Red candle: The red color reminds us of Jesus’ blood that was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. Because He died and rose again, we can have eternal life in heaven with Jesus if we believe in Him (Romans 5:8).
- Light the Candle: The glow of the candle reminds us that Jesus can shine in our hearts if we just ask Him to be our Savior (Matthew 5:16).
- Evergreens: Evergreens around the cake remind us of something living and always growing. If we have accepted Jesus to be the Savior of our lives, we are going to grow and get to know Him more. We can grow to know Him better by praying, talking about Him, reading our Bibles, and sharing Him with others (John 15:5 or 2 Peter 3:18).