Since the glorious feast of Pentecost is fast approaching, I thought I would pop in a few ideas for you to consider doing with your family.
Pentecost Cake ~
This is a simple Angel Food cake mix (yes, from a box) frosted with heavy whipping cream and garnished with sliced (large) strawberries to represent the "tongues of fire" of the Holy Spirit. Easy and delicious. Just keep little monkey hands at bay before serving :)
NB: I like to sweeten the whipping cream with a little confectioner's sugar and a splash of vanilla or you could use lemon zest as well.
Pentecost Cupcakes ~
Another alternative and just as pretty and representative are these cupcakes with the strawberries cut in thirds to make the flames. You can't forget to include the lovely and timeless Mary, Mother of Jesus picture book by Tomie dePaola to round out the feast! His illustrations are among our favorites for children's book authors and this particular illustration is lovely and so telling of what Mary and the apostles were experiencing. My kids just love to look through these over and over.
Enjoy your preparations and a blessed final week of Easter celebrating!