1Bake a round, chocolate cake, the chocolate to symbolize our sin. Next, cover with white frosting -white to symbolize His purity that covers our sins. Decorate with a star and an angel, they symbolize the bearers of the first glad tidings. Add 12 red candles - 12 candles symbolize that Christ is our light through the 12 months and the color red stands for his blood shed for us. Finish by encircling the cake with green frosting to symbolize everlasting life.