Tuesday, February 21, 2012

King Cake, Ash Wednesday, Lenten Traditions for our Family

This afternoon, we were blessed to spend time with dear friends and enjoy J.H.'s beautiful and delicious King Cake. From what she tells me it's a true labor of love to make such a treat!  It was beautiful and oh so yummy!  One tradition is to stick a plastic baby (represents Jesus) in the cake and the person who gets the piece with the baby, is suppose to have a year of extra blessings.  My son picked the lucky piece and all the kids were laughing because the baby looks breeched :)

 

Here are my cupcakes and their friends.  Dear J.H's parents, this picture is for you! :)

It's always fun to search my blog posts from the past to see what I blogged about.  So as to not "reinvent the wheel" I'm linking up previous Lenten posts below. Just click on the title to direct you to the post. 
As we journey through Lent, I hope to be inspired and maybe try more Lenten traditions from other bloggers and families! If you have Lenten traditions to share, please leave your link(s) in comments and I'll look forward to reading them!

Ash Wednesday and the Holy Season of Lent 2011

Magnetic Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross Bags and Pretzels for Lent

No Ordinary Blog Hop


8 comments:

Patty said...

Glad you all had such a fun day! May your lenten journey be filled with prayer and peace, Tracy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tracy for the beautiful pictures of my "babies" and the lovely King Cake party. I made one too, but my daughter's looked so much better! God bless, B&R

Tracy said...

Patty! I hope you had a lovely day and I hope your Lenten journey is blessed and holy as well! God bless Patty and I'm sure your sweet girl is growing fast! :)

Tracy said...

Hi B & R,

Thanks for stopping by my blog here to see how much your babies have grown :) I'm thinking I like the tradition of your daughter making the cake and we eat it :) Have a blessed Lent and hope to see you guys soon! :)

LeAnn said...

Loved the pictures and information. I like the tradition of finding the baby in the King Cake.
I don't really know that much about Lent; but I will look at the Links. I do like the idea of preparing for 40 days for Christ.

Tracy said...

Hi LeAnn! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my other links from last year! Have a blessed Lenten season!

Hah! I love the little baby tush sticking out, I bet they all just loved that. I just love seeing our traditions renewed with the next generation.

Tracy said...

Hi Dance! Thanks for stopping by to comment and follow! The kids did get a kick out of the baby's "birth" from the cake :) Have a blessed Lent! :)

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