Burning Bush



  • Cupcakes
  • Vanilla icing
  • Yellow and red food colouring
  • Pastry (icing) bag
  • Pastry (icing) bag with star shaped tip (# 19 in the example)
  • 3 bowls
  • Spatula or butter knife


  1. Prepare snacks before class.
  2. Bake the cupcakes of the flavor of your choice by following the instructions on the package and let them cool completely.
  3. Then divide the vanilla icing evenly into three bowls.
  4. Add red food colouring, one bowl yellow and one bowl orange (by combining red and yellow food colouring).
  5. Place the star tip in the bag with all three colours. To do this, use an icing spatula or butter knives to put each colour of icing in the bag in a thick strip. When you are done, you should have three sections of icing inside the bag. Don’t worry if one part of a colour mixes with another colour. As long as there are three distinct colours inside the bag, it will work.
  6. Now place the tip directly down on the surface in the middle of the cupcake. With a slight pressure, press and let the icing build up to a slight base, then gently pull up, releasing the pressure.
  7. Continue to make “flames” all over the surface of the cupcake. Make some long flames and some short ones. Make them overlap each other.
  8. Give each child a cakecup and make a connection with the story of the day. Moses saw a burning bush.



  • For 24 cupcakes, two containers of icing are sufficient.
  • You can also break mini pretzels to create the branches of the bush.


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