Saturday, September 12, 2009

Our Lady of Sorrows

September 15 is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. I have a great dedication to this devotion of Our Blessed Mother. We can learn so many virtues by knowing Our Lady of Sorrows and her great sufferings: her compassion, her fortitude, her faith, hope, and temperance. What can we not learn from Our Mother in heaven?

For this feast day I make a heart-shaped caked and insert seven "swords" as the heart of Our Lady of Sorrows is depicted. No special recipe here -- make any recipe for cake you like -- a box cake is just fine. Bake the cake in one round pan and one square pan. Use this method to arrange the cakes in the shape of a heart. Frost with your favorite frosting -- you can use pink or red -- or whatever flavor you like. Then take cocktail toothpick "swords" or even just long stick pretzels, as I did, and place the swords in the heart -- four on the right and three on the left.

You can certainly take the time to decorate this cake intricately, but it definitely isn't necessary. Your children will remember this dessert without any fuss at all. Pin It


  1. The tip about how to bake a heart shaped cake is great. Thank you Barbara!

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