If words or letters were “written” on a cake using sprinkles instead of frosting, could that be cut on shabbos? (see first and second pictures where the number 2 is created using a cookie cutter to outline the number.)
Would that be different if the letters are created by NOT having anything? (see the third image and imaging creating it by putting sprinkles only outside the cookie cutter.)
Does the density matter? (fewer sprinkles as in picture 2 versus more sprinkles in picture 1)
Could a cake with whole words like either of these examples be cut on Shabbos?
And while I’m asking…if it isn’t considered Ksivah, could they be made on Shabbos?
My son makes a parsha dessert every week and was wondering about this way of decorating cakes.
These are all considered forms of writing and should not be created or cut on Shabbos.
Rama O:C 340:3, Mishna Brura 15, Kaf Hachaim ibid. 29