Flowering Rod of Jesse Cake

by | Jul 27, 2017 | Catholic Cuisine, Kids in the Kitchen, St. Anne | 4 comments

“Saint Anne has two colors, red and green, one for love, the other for rebirth, as she bore the New Eve, Mary…”

Today my little star bakers, after watching another episode of The Great British Baking Show, created a “Flowering Rod of Jesse” (an ancient title connected to Our Lady as well as St. Anne) cake for today’s feast! I somehow managed to take pictures while holding and bouncing this incredibly colicky baby of ours before she finally fell asleep for a few minutes. ♥


  • 3 – 6″ round Gluten Free Chocolate Cakes 
  • 1 can of white frosting, some mixed with peanut butter for the top of the cake, and the rest mixed with cocoa powder for the sides/bark
  • green and red candy melts for the leaves and flowers

Saint Anne and the Child Mary by Sleightholm Folk Art
O models of pious and virtuous married persons, St. Joachim and St. Anne! Through the wondrous blessing with which God rejoiced you when He chose you as the parents of the ever blessed Virgin, the mother of our Savior, obtain for us, we beseech you, the grace to desire nothing but virtue and piety; that, in fidelity and love, we may share each other’s joys and sorrows, and together with our children lead such a life as to insure our entrance into the kingdom of heaven! Amen.

Happy Feast of Sts. Joachim & Anne!


  1. Anne

    Had to come out of the shadows and say that I just love this post.

    2017-07-27 13:01:45

  2. Marilyn

    Thanks for the recipe. It looks delicious. MMM! Marilyn

    2017-07-27 21:22:07

  3. Marion

    I love the beautiful photo of St.Anne and Blessed Virgin Mary. Your girls are great cooks. Marion

    2017-07-27 21:23:52

  4. Guest

    Perfect prayer. Amen!

    2017-07-28 14:53:27


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