About the Parsha
In BeChukotai, Hashem (G-d) promises that if Bnei Yisrael (the Children of Israel) keep His commandments, they will enjoy prosperity and security in their land.
However, if they do not follow His commandments, they will be exiled from their land and suffer further punishments.
About the Dessert
These cupcakes represent the choice between good and bad, following Hashem’s commandments or failing to do so.
The cupcakes can be made with any cake recipe, baked in individual cups.
The signs are made using long pretzel sticks and melted chocolate.
Melt white and dark chocolate, in a microwave or a double boiler.
Pour the chocolate into piping bags or plastic sandwich bags, snipping off a small corner.
Place each pretzel stick on a piece of parchment paper.
Using the white chocolate, pipe the shape of two arrow signs at the top of each pretzel (the chocolate should cover the pretzel so that it sticks).
Place in the fridge to harden.
Once hardened, remove carefully from the paper, and turn each sign over (so that the flat side is facing up for decorating)
Use the dark chocolate to pipe designs on the arrow signs, representing good/bad, right/wrong, reward/punishment, etc.
Allow to harden in the fridge.
Carefully place each sign in a cupcake.