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!