A baptism is an important event for any Christian. As a child, it marks the beginning of a new life in Christ. Christian parents dedicate their children to God. The dedication event is symbolic of Jesus’s Christ baptism before he began his teachings. It acknowledges God as a supreme being and implies a covenant with God to live according to his teachings.
While different Churches have different rules and guidelines on conducting baptism events, the common factor across all interdenominations is the child’s parents do host a small gathering to celebrate the event. During the event, baptism communal cake is served to bring the day to a sweet close.
- Fruitcake flavor – The christening cake for the first child of a couple was actually the very top layer of the parents’ wedding cake. The advantage and popularity of this flavor is its ability to stay fresh for longer. It, therefore, makes an excellent choice in case some of your guests want to take home a few pieces to eat later.
- Decorations – The traditional baptism cake was a fruitcake decorated with thick icing and faux flowers. The designs are simple, yet informal. They mostly feature child-themed designs appropriate for the child’s gender. A baby girl would have a colorful cake with feminine colors such as pink, yellow or red. A male child will have their cake decorated with masculine colors such as blue or green.
- Cutting the cake – The cake is served last as the event comes to an end. By cutting and sharing the cake, the hosts are indicating the close of the ceremony and simply give their guests the go-ahead to leave at their own pleasure. In some instances, the gifts can be presented and opened after this. Otherwise, most parents have all activities before and save cake cutting as the very last activity of the day. Only the parents cut the cake and can be helped by the child’s Godparents.
If you were thinking of ditching the cake in your child’s baptism party, you will be upsetting many people who believe in this old tradition. If you want to do something different, you can play around with your cake design instead of omitting it completely. For instance, instead of having a fruitcake, you can have Madeira, vanilla or chocolate flavors. The downside is these flavors do not stay fresh for long hence should be eaten the very day.
The current trends in baptism cake design have displaced the contemporary designs. However, the concept and symbolism of the baptism cake remain the same. If you are hosting a baptism event and in need of a baptism cake, you need to pay us a visit or contact us to place your order. We will be honored to be part of the success team that ensures your child’s baptism turns out as imagined.
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