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cake that looks like a bonfire

Rice Paper Sails

These edible rice paper sails will elevate any cake and are so fun to create! Lag Ba'Omer treats are always challenging because bonfire is basically the only way to go...;) So after years of doing the classic bonfire cupcake, I wanted to try something new.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake decoration, Easy, gluten free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Resting time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 5 sails
Calories: 38kcal
Cost: 2$


  • Small paint brushes, used for food only


  • 5 sheets rice paper circle or square
  • 1 drop red gel food coloring
  • 1 drop orange gel food coloring
  • 1 drop yellow gel food coloring


  • In 3 small bowls, mix each of the food coloring colors with some water, until you get the color you like, the less water, the darker the color.
  • Paint each piece of rice paper as desired, get creative and have fun!
  • Let sit for 5 mintues, when the rice paper feels wet shape it any way that you'd like. I did it in flame shapes.
  • Take a toothpick and wrap it in the bottom of the rice paper sail, so that when it dries the rice paper will be "holding" the toothpick.
  • Let the sails dry on parchment paper on the counter for 4-6 hours or overnight, until they are completely dried.
  • Decorate your cake!



Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg