Kosher Fish Cupcakes

Kosher Fish Cupcakes

This week’s Torah portion discusses what makes an animal kosher. A land animal must both chew its cud and have split hooves; a water creature must have both fins and scales.

Decorate these cupcakes to look like kosher fish with fins and scales.


  • 1 box cake mix, prepared.
    (Or 1 batch of your favorite cake batter)
  • Homemade or store-bought frosting
  • Candy-coated chocolates
  • 1 strawberry
  • 1 sprinkle (yes, just one!)


  1. Bake and cool the cupcakes. When they're completely cooled, frost each one.
  2. Use the candy-coated chocolates to make the scales. Make sure to leave space for the fish's face.
  3. Wash and dry the strawberry. Cut two wedges for the fins and half the tip for the mouth.
  4. Position that one sprinkle for the eye, and you’re done!
Tamar Runyan is a writer and editorial assistant for the news team. She lives in Coral Springs, Florida, with her husband and six precocious children, for whom she enjoys baking Torah portion-themed desserts to end Shabbat meals with a little extra Torah sweetness.
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Daisy Ridley The set of Star Wars August 13, 2017

Cute! Adorable! Yummy!!! Reply

Anonymous April 19, 2017

this is an adorable project and i will try making it with my 6 year old!! its adorable!!!!! Reply

cmb May 10, 2016

looks yum! Reply

Anonymous Miami Beach, Florida July 24, 2015

Yum! Looks delicious! Can't wait to try it! OMG! Reply