Monday, December 17, 2012

Cupcakes in a Jar!

Cupcakes are the rage these days!
Put CUPCAKES IN A JAR and it takes a simple cupcake to a whole new level!
They are quite easy to make and people LOVE the visual effect!

What you will need:

  • 12 Mason jars (I used 16 oz jars)
  • 24 Cupcakes (without the liners)
  • Ribbon, printable cutouts, stickers, scissors, hot glue or two sided tape, paper and/or material.
  • Enough icing for 24 cupcakes 
  • A piping bag and a frosting tip of your choice (or a zip-lock bag with the corner cut of)

  • Make your cupcakes and let them cool 
  • Make your frosting (see my favorite recipe below) OR use a store bought brand
  • Open up all of your jars
  • Attach a label of your choice to the lid of the jar (to cover up the mason jar writing). Create your own labels or find free printable labels online
  • Put one cupcake in each jar
  • Top each cupcake with plenty of  frosting (I pipe my frosting because it is easier to get the frosting in the jar this way, you can also use a zip-lock bag).
  • Place another cupcake in the jar on top of the frosting
  • And then nicely pipe frosting on the top cupcake (do not fill the icing up too high)
  • Add sprinkles or candies
  • Close up your jar and add ribbons or material and a fork!

What a perfect gift for a special occasion!!

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING: Beat together two sticks of softened butter, slowly add in 4 cups of powdered sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla, a pinch of sea salt, 2-4 Tbsp of milk as needed and 1/4 cup coco powder (if you want chocolate frosting).

Happy Baking!

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