I love this idea!! Hey if you have an idea and want to try it I say give it a go. That sounds like a great idea. It might not be out there but who knows maybe people have done this and not put it up or made it obvious that’s what they were doing but I think it’s a great idea. I hope it goes well for you. Good luck!
You’ve got some awesome ideas going, @mary25- I especially love the Kitchen Magick ideas!
Have you considered using edible flowers too? They make some gorgeous decorations on the cake and flowers carry magickal meanings of their own. Pansies, natursiums, and mint leaves are some of my personal favorite natural cake-toppers
If you’re feeling particularly fiery, you can also dose the cake in a quick layer of alcohol and light it on fire- burning away the woes and worries of the past year and beginning the new year like a phoenix rising from the ashes . The witch’s cookery on YouTube has a video with a flaming cake (a Yule Log) that has video instructions on how to do so. This is probably where I should add that I’ve never been able to light a cake on fire successfully- haven’t quite mastered the trick myself
You can also use a bit of Knot Magick while tying bows and wrapping presents
Hope you can find some fun new ways to add a bit more magick to a b-day, Mary! Blessed be!
I found a couple of more birthday spell resources I am irritated with myself because I didn’t save the links – but one was about creating a birthday altar and the other was about using a 7-day or glass jar candle and decoupaging it with messages and photos as a birthday altar candle.
Another article suggested – and I thought this was a very good idea – doing a kind of cord-cutting or release ritual, e.g., the day before – so you say goodbye to old patterns, habits and other things that no longer serve you, so you can start a new year fresh.
I also read – and I didn’t know this – that people in some countries, like Germany consider it bad luck to wish someone Happy Birthday before the day of their birthday, and that it is also considered bad luck to celebrate your birthday before the day of your birthday, while afterwards is fine.
I read that birthday cakes symbolize prosperity and of course, candles are for wishes. Another German custom, if you have a LOT of candles, is to put one big wishing candle in the center of the cake. That way, if you blow out that big one, then you’ll get your wish and you don’t have to worry about blowing out 57 little candles LOL
Here are some magickal flavorings for the cake (from many different sources)
Chocolate - passion, luxury, calming
Dark chocolate - intimacy, romance, prosperity, grounding
I had a few other ideas – rolling the birthday candles in cinnamon for prosperity before putting on the cake; asking your deities; spirit guides, ancestors or guardian angel to celebrate your birthday with you; blessing your cake while you make it or just before you eat it; doing a gratitude list or ritual on your birthday.
I made up a birthday jar spell
MAKE A BIRTHDAY WISH SPELL JAR