Liturgy: 

 

To say before you start baking:

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu,

Melech haolam, hamotzi lechem min haaretz.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God,

Sovereign of all, who brings forth bread from the earth

 

Thank you for inviting us into creation

For giving us the flour and the yeast

The sugar and the oil

The eggs and the salt

Thank you for your transformative power

That these ingredients can come together

And form a new creation

That nourishes the body and soul 

 

To say as you mix the ingredients together:

May the parts of me that are sad

The parts that are hardened

The parts that are still open fresh

Be mixed together

May You breathe new life into this messy mix

So that I too can breathe again

To say as the cake bakes:

Mat the ingredients pass away

May they mix and create a new creation

May the bitter cocoa be sweetened

May the harch coffee be made light

May my hungry stomach know patience

May my children's eyes know excitement

 

To read as the cake cools: 

2 Corinthians 5:11-21

To say as you make the frosting and frost the cake:

May this frosting taste like the honey

That flows from Your rivers

May it sweeten our hearts and minds

May it bring delight

To everyone who feasts

 

To say as you serve the cake:

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu,

Melech haolam, hamotzi lechem min haaretz.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God,

Sovereign of all, who brings forth bread from the earth