This Sunday we will celebrate the holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, marking the 33rd day of the period of counting between Passover and Shavuot. In Israel, there is a tradition of having barbecues and bonfires. For our recipe this week, we invite you to make your favorite cupcakes and decorate them as bonfires!

Chag Sameach

 Bonfire Cupcakes ~from Creative for The King


You’ll need: cupcakes*, white icing, red and orange food coloring, a small plastic sandwich bag and thin pretzels or cookie sticks.

1. To plain frosting in a bowl, add a few drops each of red and orange food coloring. Stir gently. The idea is to marbleize rather than blend the colors.
2. Spoon icing into the plastic bag and snip a small hole in a corner.
3. Squeeze frosting in center of cupcake, making an upward spiral.
4. Using the pretzel or cookie sticks, “build” the bonfire around the icing.
A cute touch is to place rock shaped candies around the base of the fire.