Sunday, September 8, 2013

Happy Birthday to Our Blessed Mother: Edible Donut Rosary and "M" Cake

Once a month our homeschool families meet at someone's home from our group and we say a Mystery of the Rosary and since we usually meet on a Sunday evening, we recite the Glorious Mysteries.  This afternoon our family hosted our homeschool group's Family Rosary night and since today, Sept. 8, is the day we celebrate our Blessed Mother's birthday, we also had our annual birthday party for our Blessed Mother.

One of the many reasons I love being Catholic is that our Church celebrates Mary throughout the entire year with lots of  Marian feast days.  Mary did have such an important role in salvation history by having the privilege to cradle Jesus in her womb for 9 months and raise our Savior and it's always nice to give her honor on more days than just at Christmas time when we celebrate Jesus' birth.

There are so many wonderful Marian Feast Days in the church throughout the year and celebrating Mary's birthday is one of our family's favorite.  My children love birthdays and celebrating our Blessed Mother's special day is definitely a birthday party our family doesn't want to miss!  

For Mary's birthday party we have always made an edible rosary.  In year's past we have made the rosary out of cupcakes and Hershey kisses, but for the past couple years we have used donuts!  Our group has found this to be the easiest, quickest, (and yummiest) way to celebrate such a special day!

Here are pictures I snapped quickly of this year's edible rosary:

Thanks to Jennifer at Catholic Inspired, I was inspired to make the "M" cake from scratch using the chocolate cake recipe on the back of the Hershey Cocoa can and I dyed my homemade cream cheese icing blue and decorated with blue icing flowers.   The 3 layer white cake was made from scratch by my friend T.D.  It was layered with strawberries inside and iced with homemade buttercream icing.  Mmmmm....  

After we ate our potluck dinner and sang "Happy Birthday to Mary", all the families enjoyed the sweet treats!  
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Last Saturday, Aug. 31, our sweet Cupcake #5 was baptized...those pictures and post coming soon!  :) 

Have a blessed week!



Chris said...

This is absolutely lovely! Your photos and the commentary make me wish we were there and part of your very lucky and blessed Catholic HS group!

Thanks for sharing!


I have seen "cupcake rosaries", but the doughnut idea is brilliant!

This we can do!! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Tracy, This is wonderful! I love the rosary and both the cakes! Thanks for linking to my "M" cake post and for adding this to the link-up. Your "mini cupcake" is sooo adorable! But all your kids are adorable, so why should #5 be different! God bless you all!

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