Flames of Pentecost Cupcakes

With Pentecost coming quickly upon us, it's a good time to revisit some past posts with ideas for bringing the spirit of Pentecost alive in our meal and dessert preparations. In addition to the awesome birthday cake idea (Happy Birthday Church!) just shared by Robina there is A Cake for Pentecost from last year as well. Don't forget the Portuguese Holy Ghost Sopas shared by Amy or Evelyn Birge Vitz 's Twelve Fruit Salad from A Continual Feast. More ideas can be found in Jessica's Menu ideas for Pentecost Sunday and Pentecost suggestions are also mentioned in Jenn's two part series "Staples of Our Feastday Celebrations" - Wine and Bread.

I always like to have a simple option on hand if time is tight on feast days. For us cupcakes are an easy dessert to pull together. Here is a simple Pentecost cupcake decorating idea with two variations for "flames."

Using white frosted cupcakes add thin sliced strawberry "flames" to represent the tongues of fire.
Or add some red and yellow food coloring to small amounts of extra frosting and dab on swirl frosting "flames."

And check out Meredith's Sweetness and Light blog for her lovely strawberry topped cupcake variation from a few years ago.

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  1. Great looking cupcakes, Mary, and because are easy to make this is a great post!

    Pray with us!

  2. I love this idea, since my daughter's birthday is the next day, we will have a ton of cake...I'll just make muffins and use cool whip and strawberries for breakfast!!

    Thanks for the idea!

  3. Gorgeous, I'm just reposting ours too!! Happy Feasting to all :)

  4. What a great idea, and I love your blog!

  5. Goodness. The second cupcakes looks like art work more than just a cabcake.

    Thank you for sharing this.

    see you next post.


  6. Mary, I've been seeing these gorgeous cup cakes everywhere! Next year, I'm going to have a go at them!