“The Lord's tender mercies are the very personal and individualized blessings, strength, protection, assurances, guidance, loving-kindnesses, consolation, support, and spiritual gifts which we receive from and because of and through the Lord Jesus Christ” - Elder David A. Bednar

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Fruity Pebbles Birthday Cake

My sixth birthday was coming up and at that time my mom was a single mom trying to make ends meet for her two little girls. Although, I never felt deprived and really had no idea of us ever wanting/needing anything, my mom told me this sweet story when I was in high school.

I remember my sixth birthday cake, it was one of my VERY favorites. I was so excited for this birthday. I remember my mom had a few of the neighborhood friends come over to play pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey and musical chairs.

My mom told me she didn't know how she was going to afford to make me a birthday cake. I don't remember all the details but there happened to be a cereal box she had with an easy birthday cake recipe on the back. With that particular type of cereal she was able to make me a super colorful/fun for a six year old birthday cake.

She mentioned feeling so grateful for that tender mercy at that tough time in her life.

story submitted by
Brooke W.
Kaysville, Utah


  1. Too bad you don't have a photo of the cake. :) Heavenly Father gives us all inspiration and tender mercies, but I believe especially to mothers. Thanks for sharing.

  2. And what's wonderful is as a little girl, you never knew that you almost didn't have a cake. Beautiful story.