On the 12th Day of Christmas…

by | Jan 7, 2010 | Advent and Christmas, Kids in the Kitchen | 6 comments

… we celebrated the feast of the Epiphany!
Hot Cocoa topped with Whip Cream
and Star Shaped Marshmallows
Smiling Faces
(Notice Twinkle Toes Toothless smile!)

Star Shaped Pancakes

My little Catholic Cuisine Chefs,
all ready to bake a Crown Cake for Epiphany!

We kept it simple by just adding THREE Spices (Cinnamon, Allspice and Cloves) to a Yellow Cake mix, representing the THREE KINGS who came from the East…

… and then baking it in a Crown Shaped Pan!

We read a few favorite books and gave three gifts to our children!

“From the east came the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasures they offered precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol of His burial.”

~ From the Blessing of the Home on the Feast of the Epiphany


  1. Anonymous

    So cute and so much fun!!!

  2. Pamela

    Your girls look so sweet in there aprons. My Juliana is receiving one for her birthday. Thanks for the great link.

  3. Sally

    Hi Jessica! A few friends of mine love your blog and they reminded me of it recently. I wish I was at your house on Epiphany!! I'm bookmarking this post for ideas for next year!! If you ever have time come check out my blog. We are from the northern Midwest but are in Ireland for a year until Sept 10. I noticed that you are Irish, so if you have any questions or want to visit I may be able to help!!
    God bless!!!

  4. mel

    I love it when they lose those two top teeth. 🙂 It never seems to last very long either,,,those big teeth come down so fast.

  5. Kathryn

    Lovely ideas for Epiphany, especially the books!
    One of my kids saw the hot cocoa with whipped cream and exclaimed we needed to do that too!

  6. Salve, sancta parens

    Rascal looks like he's about to spit out his mouthfull as soon as the camera stops making noise.


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