“When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit…” Acts 2:1-4
This is a great project for young children and teenagers to help celebrate the Descent of the Holy Spirit. They can help with almost every step!
You will need:
- 1 batch of cupcakes, frosted white
- hard candy (“flame” colors: red, yellow, orange, etc.)
- tin foil
- cookie sheet
- ziploc bag
- cutting board
Begin by crushing the hard candy. The best method we have found is putting a mix of red, yellow, and orange candy into a ziploc bag and crushing it with a meat tenderizer. You might want to do this on a cutting board.
Line a cookie sheet (with sides) with tinfoil. When the candy is in little pieces, spread it onto the tin foil.
Place the cookie sheet in an oven heated to 300 degrees and let the candy melt completely.
When it looks like the candy has melted together, removed the sheet from the oven and allow the candy to cool completely. When it is cool, you should be able to remove it in one big sheet like this:
Break the candy into “flame-shaped” chunks and slide them into your cupcakes.
Optional: Place a dove in front of each flame. We placed wooden toothpicks into miniature dove sugar cookies- after the cookies were baked and frosted white.