1.21.2016

How To Make a Cupcake in a Jar~

Today I wanted to share how to make a cupcake in a jar!  I posted about these adorable treats a few years back, but they bear repeating!  This clever little creation is a perfect gift or a unique dessert. I made the ones I am going to share with you today as hostess gifts, but I think they'd make perfect Valentine's gifts as well.



Get the instructions after the break....

Here's what you do...


  • First up, make some red velvet cupcakes - do not use cupcake papers, just bake them directly in a greased and floured muffin pan. (Because I am not much of baker, I used a boxed red velvet mix, but you can make them whichever way is best suited to your baking style.  And, of course, you can use any type of cupcake, the red velvet ones are just sooo pretty!)


  • After the cupcakes have cooled, remove them from the pan and cut each one in half crosswise.

Now comes the fun part!

  • Find some small mason jars (I found mine at Michael's craft). 
  • Start by layering the bottom half of one cupcake with a mound of piped cream cheese frosting...


  • then add the second half of each cupcake and another large mound of piped frosting.
  • And there you have it. No seriously, that's all.

  • Decorate each jar to make it look festive. Since I made mine as hostess gifts for a holiday party, I wanted them to look winter-y. I covered the lid of the mason jar with black damask scrapbook paper and tied a thank you card and a snowflake ornament to the lid with matching ribbon.




  • For Valentine's gifts, they'd look equally as cute, with pink and red paper and ribbons and a pretty heart dangling on the side. The possibilities are endless.
These delectable little goodies need to eaten with a spoon, so you might considering tying a cute wooden spoon to each jar.  Then give as a gift, or enjoy them at your next celebration!


xoxo
Wendy

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