Edible Menorah

Written by Esther Ottensoser on Thursday, 22 December 2011. Posted in Table Toppers

I love working with Presidor cannolis! They’re simple, yet elegant and their delicious taste appeals to all ages. You and your children will have fun while using them to create this edible menorah. You can create this menorah by putting the candles on a tray, directly on the table or for a more sophisticated look, you can have a glass cut to size and use it as a base.



10 Presidor cannolis
Small cupcake holders
Baking chocolate 
1- 8oz whip, 2 Tbs instant vanilla pudding
Leaf chocolate mold to be used as flame 
Orange royal icing (you can purchase Wilton ready made icing )
Sanding sugar
2X15” piece of glass (about five dollars)
Glue dots 
Small square glass vase                                          

Assembling the Base:

1. Turn square vase upside down
2. Place a glue dot in each corner
3. Lay cut glass on top
4. Place 9 cupcake holders on glass (see picture above)

Assembling the Candles:

1. Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave 
2. To create the shamash, dip the rim of one cannoli in melted chocolate and attach it to the bottom of another cannoli, thereby creating a larger candle
3. Dip one side of each cannoli (shamash included) in melted chocolate
4. Make the flames using the chocolate mold. When the chocolate is hard and ready to use you may decorate the flames using orange royal icing (see picture below) and sanding sugar. Allow to dry over night.
5. Beat whip till firm – add vanilla pudding. Fill a pastry bag (or freezer Ziploc) with star tip and pipe whip into candles.
6. Place flames on top of the candles. Place cannolis into cupcake holders on base 
It is a wise idea to assemble your Menorah where you will be displaying it so that it it does not have to be transported.

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Esther Ottensoser

Esther Ottensoser is a food stylist whose work is featured in various publications. Whether it be party planning, marketing a product , party favors, demos or crafts, Esther takes simple, basic, everyday products and transforms them into an extraordinary presentation. Many of her creations are feature on her blog, Esther lives in  NJ and can be contacted via email at

Comments (4)

  • cookinmomma
    22 December 2011 at 23:05 |

    I love this!! We are going to try it out!! Hope it looks just as delicious as yours does!!

  • Tina
    23 December 2011 at 18:11 |

    FANTASTIC! Love this idea! It is so creative and the instructions are clear. We can't wait to try this out. Thanks!

  • Mimi
    23 December 2011 at 19:53 |

    Great idea. Where can I find the cannoli's?

  • shoba
    26 December 2011 at 21:17 |


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