Bake An Edible Cupcake Menorah

A menorah made of cupcakes

Start a sweet new tradition with your family with this simple, edible menorah project.

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This Activity Works With These Books:


  • One box of cake mix (any flavor)
  • One can of a carbonated beverage of your choice
  • Birthday candles
  • One container of premade frosting (or two if you'd like)
  • Sprinkles, candies, gel frosting, and other cake decorating novelties


  • Follow the instructions to make shortcut cupcakes or prepare the box mix according to directions. 
  • Bake your cupcakes.
  • Once cooled, frost each cupcake.
  • Embellish and decorate each one so that it is unique.
  • Add candles and light your menorah.
  • Eat, share, and enjoy your cupcakes.


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