It’s t-minus 7 days until Christmas and I thought that I would start our celebrations early with this cake for our bible study. C’mon, even Jesus needs a birthday cake – complete with Angels.
I thought it would be appropriate to make a gingerbread cake, so used this recipe from Good Housekeeping and it didn’t disappoint. I used 2/3 of the recipe, and used 1 c. of brown rice flour, 1/2 c. each of potato and tapioca starch and 1 tsp. xathan gum for the flour and didn’t reduce the number of eggs. So moist and light, even after a day of sitting out!
I had some re-learning experiences with this cake – I remembered why using a cake board for fondant cakes is sooo much easier than a plate and that heating up the fondant in your microwave for a few seconds can make a world of difference. Oh yeah, and how cake decorating can be so much fun!
This cake entertains me as it reminds me of a kid’s production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone that Mr. Bean and I saw over a year ago. Hagrid was walking out with a baby Harry to give him to the Dursley’s, only to have a young girl behind us say: “Look, Daddy, it’s baby Jesus!”
A very happy birthday, indeed, Jesus.
How is your Christmas baking coming along?