Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pink Saturday - Easter Egg Cake

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts Pink Saturday. Pause at her Place to see Plenty of other Pretty Pink items that Precious Pink Participating People are Presenting for your Pleasure.

Family traditions are so important. Here is one that I began with our family. Every Easter for our family meal, I serve an Easter Egg cake for dessert. I order it from the bakery. It helps us remember the reason for Easter. He arose! 

It all began when I heard a story about a Sunday School teacher who asked the class to draw a cross. Most children quickly drew a stick-like object that closely resembled the letter "T," but one child got out all the pastel crayons and became quite intent while working on his drawing. When he finished, his picture was a cross, covered with beautiful flowers.


He explained, "I put flowers on my cross to make it beautiful because that's how Jesus made it so I could go to Heaven."

Here's a picture of this year's Easter egg cake.




42 comments:

bj said...

Oh, Sally...what a lovely cake. Did you make this? I'm so so impressed.
Have a blessed and happy Easter..
See ya on Monday.
xo bj

April said...

That is a wonderful way to remember what Easter is all about! What a beautiful cake! Have a blessed Easter, Sally!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Sally...Thank you for sharing the beautiful story...and the real reason we celebrate Easter! Easter Blessings to you and yours....enjoy your traditions...and what time is dessert?

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

The cake is just beautiful. And the little story, well all I can say is "out of the mouths of Babe's come the truth".
The Cross is Beautiful, because Jesus made it that way.
Have a very Happy Easter.
Molly

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Easter, Sally! What a lovely sentiment - so true and a cute story! ~ Robyn

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Sally! Love your post today! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

Blessings,
Sandi

Barbara H. said...

Lovely, Sally. I'd never heard that story before.

g said...

A sweet sweet story.

Have a great Easter weekend, Sal.

Neas Nuttiness said...

May you have a Blessed Easter, Sally!

Ashley ~ said...

The cake is beautiful*! Thank you for the idea of starting a tradition of a cross cake for Easter Sunday lunch/dinner. While we won't have time to do it for tomorrow, I will make a point of starting that tradition next Easter holiday. Have a blessed holiday*! _Ashley ~

Mimi said...

♥A lovely and purr-fect Pink Saturday blog post. During this most holy time of the year I am wishing you rainbows, gracious days, dewdrop nights and the love of friends and family to comfort you and hold you close.♥

Kathy said...

Beatiful!
xo...Kathy

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Sally, I have never had an Easter cake..it looks wonderful. I may have to buy one for my sister . wishing you a "Happy Easter"..hugs, Baba

Claudia said...

The cake is beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!

marty39 said...

Sally, the story about the little boy's cross is so touching. How precious. I love your eastet egg cake and the floral cross is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing such a sweet story. I hope you and your family have a very Blessed and Happy Easter. Hugs, Marty

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful cake, Sally. What a nice tradition... We'll go to the sunrise service and then come home and have some omelets. Then --sometime tomorrow evening we'll have a delicious dinner..

Have a wonderful Easter, Sally.
Hugs,
Betsy

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous cake, Sally, but best of all is the story. Knowing the meaning behind these holidays is so important!

Tea said...

Sally,

The Easter cakes are beautiful. I love the story about the child coloring a picture. Children are so free. Children are always open to sharing their imagination with us. Thank goodness! I can use the inspiration.

Happy Easter!

Susan B said...

What a sweet story...he understood the true meaning of Easter. Your cake is beautiful...it's a lovely family tradition. Happy Easter!

Deanna said...

The bakery did a wonderful job! What a wonderful tradition and one that will be passed on through the generations.

¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨)
(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
and Happy Easter
Deanna :D

artis1111 said...

I have my fork!!! Where is the milk?? hehe Have a great Easter! Kathy

Charlotte said...

How beautiful and what a good idea. I'll bet it's tasty too.
I received my This Side of Heaven book yesterday and have read the first couple of chapters. It's very interesting. Thank you again for choosing me to receive it.
Have a wonderful Easter.
Charlotte

Mrs. B. Silly said...

What a beautiful cake and story! Save me a pink rose. ; ) Happy Easter!

sara said...

that cake is beautiful!!! and looks very yummy!

happy easter!

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kimberlyshaw said...

Beautiful tradition, beautiful story, and beautiful cross!!!
You are an inspiration!!! Happy PS and a very Happy Easter, too!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, what a wonderful tradition and the cake is so lovely! Happy Easter sweet friend!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

jeanne said...

Sally your cake is gorgeous and the story about the cross is so sweet. I love the cross with flowers.

Happy Easter to you and your family.

Blessings...Jeanne

KatCollects said...

Love the Easter egg cake, Happy Pink Saturday.
Kathy

Lisa said...

Oh how beautiful! I just Love it! So appropriate!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Happy Easter!
Hugs, Lisa

Raggedy Girl said...

I just wanted to stop by and wish you a really Blessed Happy Easter.

from Roberta Anne
The Raggedy Girl

Cathy said...

That cake is beautiful, Sally. And I love the cross too.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Beautiful, Sally! I absolutely love it!

XO,

Sheila :-)

alicesg said...

Wow it is a beautiful cake and looked so yummy. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter.

Tomarie said...

Hi Sally!
Just swinging by to let you know I'm a big fan of your blog and have a Fan Award for you to pick up when you have the time! If you already have it, please add me to your collection of "fans"! :-)
Have a beautiful and glorious Easter day!! Laura

someplace in thyme said...

Your cake is beautiful and I am ready to eat it. What a lovely tradition and a great reason to eat cake too. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter, Char

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

sally.. look at the cake! so delicious! happy easter to you & family!

Shirl said...

Morning Sally, Happy Pink Saturday. I'm still making my pink visits. Busy weekend for me! I hope you had a nice Easter weekend! What a beautiful egg with a cross in frosting. Love that cross post card too!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Sally.

Your cake is so pretty, and that is a wonderful tradition. The inspiration is perfect.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful post, beautiful cake!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

divinephoenixegg8 said...

Smiling Sally,

Happy Easter,

Marjorie.

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