The Christmas Tradition of Jesus Birthday Cakes. Learn about the meaning of Christmas and the symbolism found in these inspiring nativity cakes including reasons for colors and shapes.
Jesus Birthday Cakes for Christmas
Christmas has become lost in the commercialization of the season. My family and I have worked hard to return to the reason we celebrate Christmas. The coming of Christ. One way we have done that is through a Birthday cake for Jesus.
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace.” Isaiah 9:6
We began the Jesus Birthday Cake Christmas Tradition in 2012 when my girls were 3 and 4 years old. There wasn’t much on Pinterest, it was pre the dawn of Kid’s Baking Championship, and we baking that cake like a box cake mix champ. In sweet fashion, though, my girls wanted the picture shared with the world of social media. I took their photo and my daughter asked… “Mom, are you sending that picture to baby Jesus?” Yes, sweet girl. I am. Consider that cake seen and loved!
If you are in the early age of beginning Christmas traditions, cross cookies for Santa off your list and make a Birthday cake for Jesus. You could even leave a piece for Santa on Christmas Eve. It’s an excellent way to focus on the reason for the season and bring it all back home to why we celebrate Christmas.
Symbolism in Jesus Birthday Cakes
While all of these cakes might just look like another Christmas cake or nativity scene, many offer symbolism in the colors and shapes. Take a look at these cake characteristics that tell the story of Christ.
Jesus Birthday Cake Colors and Shapes
Chocolate Layer – The darkness represents all people have sinned.
Red Layer – The red color reminds us that the blood of Jesus was shed for the forgiveness of our sins.
Green Layer – When we accept Jesus, we have new life in Jesus and begin to grow.
Round Cake Shape – Jesus came to the world. The cake shape is round, a circle that is never ending. Just like God’s love.
White Frosting – Righteousness and purity of Jesus covers all our sins. Our sin is covered over by the Jesus who died for our sins. Our sin is washed white as snow.
Red Heart – Christians are Jesus’ messengers and witnesses. Christ first loved us so we are called to follow His example and love others.
Gold Star – The star of Bethlehem that pointed the wise men the way to Jesus. Wise men still follow him today.
Candles – Jesus is the light of the world. Let our light shine before men, that they may see our good works, and glorify our Father in heaven.
Jesus Birthday Cake Bible Verses
Consider sharing the message and gospel of Christ when sharing about the symbolization of your Jesus Birthday Cake.
Round Cake Shape – Share John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Chocolate Layer – Share Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Red Layer – Share Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
White Frosting – Share Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Gold Star – Share Luke 2:10
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”
Candles – Share Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Green Layer – Share John 15:5 or Peter 3:18
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
Close your Jesus Birthday Cake Bible Verses by lighting your candles and singing Happy Birthday to Jesus.
Jesus Birthday Cakes without Fondant
Let’s be serious. Fondant is for experts. Many of these Jesus Birthday Cakes can be made with a box mix cake. You’re welcome!
So if you want all things focus on the season (year-round), you have to visit my friend Julie at The Happy Home Fairy. She really brings the meaning to every day events with her focus on Jesus in our life. Do you have a Fisher Price Manger? Use your Jesus to create a birthday cake where he is front and center! | Happy Home Fairy
This Birthday Cake for Jesus is not only yummy, the layers share the Gospel! | Katrina’s Kitchen
One of my favorite Jesus Birthday Cakes aren’t a cake, it’s cupcakes – but so incredibly cute and easy! | Source
Use Graham Crackers to make a manger for Jesus. A pipe cleaner forms the stars. | Source
Julie did a cool thing with her birthday cake for Jesus. Symbolism in the layers but also paper stars on wooden skewers. | Happy Home Fairy
Create a nighttime sky and manger scene for your baby Jesus. | Source
This Nativity Cake uses a printable template to trace a nativity scene with chocolate. | Joy Food Sunshine
Perhaps add a Christmas Tree to your birthday cake. | Cindy Bultema
What may look like an ordinary Christmas cake actually has symbolism in the birth of Christ. | A Briutiful Life
A simple star reminds us to follow Jesus. | Fried Dandelions
Involve the kids in the cake creation. Let them have at it when it comes to decorating their Jesus Cake. | Jeanne Winters
Happy Birthday Manger with Lambs. | Source
Jesus Birthday Cakes with Fondant
Hey cake expert! You made your way toward the bottom of the page. Get inspired by these Jesus Birthday Cakes for Christmas with Fondant. Have at it! (I will be above.)
How amazing is the Fondant work in this Nativity Scene Cake. | The Cupcake Gallery
Gather the holy family in this Fondant Nativity Scene cake. | Source
Gingerbread cake with Fondant Jesus Birthday Cake. | Without Adornment
These Swaddled Jesus Cupcakes are precious. | The Cake Addict
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem…. Jesus Cake Idea. | Source
Fondant and Jesus on the hay in these Birthday Cupcakes. | Source
Savior cupcakes with Fondant. | The Cupcake Gallery
… and for the cake expert that made it this far… Get inspired by this multi tear Fondant Birthday Cake for Jesus. | Imaginative Icing
It’s important for the reason of the season to not be forgotten and commercialized. With or without an Elf on the Shelf, have a daily Advent calendar. You child will understand the Story of Christmas and the birth of Christ with these Easy to Read Advent Calendar Bible Verses for Kids.
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