The Exaltation of the Holy Cross 

On September 14, 2012 St. Timothy Parish in Leith Hill Road, North York celebrated the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the feast of the Companions of the Cross. 

The mass was celebrated by five priests, a deacon and was attended by many faithful. Following mass was a reception in the church hall. 

The cake – I wanted this year’s cake to be different from last year. I had envisioned a huge Cross out of icing. The rest of the design I left in the hands of God as I had a designer’s block due to a hectic unanticipated week I was faced with.

The Lord provided the design and the precise inscription. Faced with time constraints yet, through the grace and the assistance of God the cake was executed to the best of my ability.

This morning I researched on the internet for some information on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, aka Triumph of the Cross to my amazement I stumbled upon the following: Symbol: The cross of triumph is usually pictured as a globe with the cross on top, symbolic of the triumph of our Savior over the sin of the world, and world conquest of His Gospel through the means of a grace (cross and orb).

Three bottom white cakes consisted of strawberry chocolate filling covered in white fondant. Companions of the Cross logo was hand painted on the center cake. Two satellite cakes were to have a floral design, yet, due to time constraints hand painted a cross and a frame mimicking stained glass window. 

The world map was hand painted in food colouring. By the foot of the cross were various size pebbles made out of speckled fondant.