Monday, December 31, 2012

Blue Monday - Birthday Cake

Hi there! It's time for Blue Monday! For complete instructions, please click here.

I hope that everyone had a good celebration of Christmas.

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Each year we have our family Christmastime dinner, and for dessert, we always serve a birthday cake, complete with candles. Of course everyone sings, "Happy Birthday."

It all began with the first grandchild. I wanted to think of a way to teach about the birth of Christ. Once a child has experienced their own first birthday, they understand a birthday cake, so when our first grandchild reached that age, I served a "Happy Birthday, Jesus." It quickly became a family tradition.

When the grandchildren became teenagers, I thought about eliminating it; but they insisted that we continue. I was happy to learn that as big as they were, it was still important to them, and so we continued. Here's our cake for this year. I had Blue candles and Blue flowers and Blue trim on it. The cake is a four-layer, yellow cake from Publix, and with fudge frosting, and this year--pineapple filling. It sure was good.

The Jim Shore caroler dog (on the right of the cake) is singing, "Bark, the Herald Angels Sing."

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One of our special Blue Monday participants is celebrating her special birthday today. Click here to wish BJ a ♬ Happy Birthday.

Happy Blue Monday!


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Annesphamily said...

Oh we think alike! Our Christmas cake was saying "Happy Birthday Jesus", in blue writing too. We always have a birthday cake for Jesus and we sing to Him too! Great share Sally! Happy New Year to You! Love Anne

Unknown said...

this is a lovely cake, Sally.
i would like to wish you and your family a healthy and fabulous New Year!


Unknown said...

this is a lovely cake, Sally.
i would like to wish you and your family a healthy and fabulous New Year!


RobinfromCA said...

Ooo, I would love a big piece of that cake right now!
Happy New Year!

My name is Riet said...

What a nice idea Sally . And a beautiful cake. Happy new year to you and yours Sally

Jim said...

You certainly love your blues. :)

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I love the idea of a birthday cake for Jesus!! Truly a great concept!

Thanks for hosting!!

Wish you a very Happy and Healthy New YEar!


Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a beautifully decorated cake! Love the attention to blue detail!
Happiest New Year to you!

Lina Gustina said...

Great family tradition.
Happy New Year, Sally :)

Hazel said...

Wow! the blue flowers are really pretty, making up one lovely cake! Happy new year Sally, and thanks for hosting.

Eden said...

Love all the blues.

Happy New Year, Sally!

HansHB said...

Great photos!
Happy New Year to you!

Jannibele said...

Lovely cake! have trouble with my post, so for the moment it is not possible to link to your site. I will do it as soon as possible! Sorry.

Dinah said...

Tha'ts a great tradition! Happy birthday Jesus! And happy new year to all of you!

Laura said...

Happy New Year Sally!!!

LadyD Piano said...

That beautiful cake looks yummy and I bet it tastes good, too. Wishing you and yours a wonderful new year of joy!

Anonymous said...

We used to do a birthday cake for Jesus when the kids were younger. It would have been a good tradition to continue but somehow we let it slip away, I think because we had an overabundance of sweets as it was. Maybe we'll start it up again when grandkids come along. Love the blue flowers!

Anonymous said...

Hey smiling the words on that delish chocolate cake.

Happy fun blessed New Year 2013

~JO @ LoblollyLane

Denise Marie said...

Sweetness! It looks delicious. What a great legacy you are leaving to them.

LV said...

Sally, you and family are carrying out a family tradition more people need to follow. Take care and many blessings to you and family in 2013.

carol l mckenna said...

Happy New Year to you and your family and thanks for hosting ^_^

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

Karen said...

What a unique tradition. Happy New Year Sally!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Loved joining in this year Sally. Thank you for hosting. Happy New Year.

Becky K. said...

Pineapple filling sounds delicious!
How awesome that your older grandchildren appreciate the meaning of Christmas and this particular family tradition.

photodoug said...

Happy New Year to one and all.

Denise Marie said...

Sally, realized my Christmas post blunder and fixed. Oops...really rusty!! xox, DM

Kim, USA said...

Happy New Year Sally!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Happy New Year Sally!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I had a lot of trouble trying to get my image to download. Happy New Year Sally.

Jackie McGuinness said...

Kids are funny no matter how grown up they get they insist on the same traditions!!
Happy New Year!

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, We're home and happy to be here. Our trip was wonderful and we are already wondering when we can do this again. You were right, there was lots of castles. Most of them were uninhabited. There was so much history and I loved that the best...besides the great food. HA!

I love your Birthday cake wishes to Jesus. It is a wonderful tradition. Your family is inspiring. I mean it.

Happy and healthy New years in 2013.
Blessings and love,

Leovi said...

Exquisite blues, you have a fun New Year's Eve.
I wish you a 2013 full of dreams and hopes fulfilled.

bj said...

Hi, Sally....the cake is just beautiful...and blue. :)
Thanks so much for the Happy Birthday singing and hummm-ing...:))
Wow, it's hard for me to believe I am 75 years old...until I look in the mirror...:))
xoxo bj

Ann said...

Thats a wonderful Christmas tradition, it's so great to learn your efforts have been rewarded when they insist on keeping up the tradition. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. Happy New year.

Zizi Santos said...

Um feliz 2013 repleto de fé e saúde. As outras felicidades virão por consequência. bj

por várias vezes tentei linkar meu post, mas não consigo.
coloquei o selinho, mas retirei.
veja meu post azul:

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Happy New Year.....hope my link is blue enough

Cathy said...

Your cake is so pretty! That is a great idea. Happy New Year, Dear!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your Happy Birthday, Jesus cake tradition!! You certainly taught your grandchildren well!!

I sure hope you have a wonderful end to 2012 and an OUTSTANDING 2013!!


GranthamLynn said...

Another beautiful cake. I love your tradition. Thank you for sharing it. And thank you for Blue Monday. I am making some changes with the New Year but Blue Monday is one that is staying! I love our weekly visits. Thank you for having us for your weekly parties! May your week and your New Year be filled with smiles. Should I find some pretty little Blue sandles for warmer weather?

Judi said...

Happy Belated Blue Monday and a Right On Time Happy New Years *hugs*
What a wonderful tradition you started with your children. The cake is beautiful, the flowers on it are so pretty. Pineapple in between must have been soooo delish. I've never had that type of filling.

I wish you all best for 2013 and look forward to much sharing...

Sarah Coller said...

That's a great tradition, Sally! I'm glad you were able to enjoy family time this Christmas.

Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

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