Just doing a little leg work to find out what the meaning is of the Easter Lamb Cake. If anyone has some info, it would really be helpfull.
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Lamb Cake meaning?
Just looking to find out the history/meaning behind the Easter lamb cake. any info would be great.
It's a symbol of Jesus (Lamb of God, the sacrificial lamb etc). I read somewhere that in the 10thC either a whole or pieces of a spit-roasted lamb were included in the basket of food that was blessed on Easter Sunday, but I guess that was out of the reach of most of the population so they substituted a lamb made out of pastry and then sugar.
Nowadays, this Easter lamb turns up on the Polish Easter Table made entirely of either butter or marzipan. Special molds are used to shape these adorable little lambs and can be found in Polish specialty stores online. I'm actually in the process of buying one for my family to use this year.