Friday, July 16, 2010

Cupcakes In a Jar

This was originally a guest post at Attempting Creative's Cupcake Carnival a few weeks ago.  Here it is again, in case you missed it!!


I'm one of those Moms that {Loves} to make special treats for my kids.  Especially when they've done something to deserve doing their chores all week without complaining! 
So to reward them for a job well done, I decided to make some "Cupcakes in a Jar".  Cute, right?!

To make these, you'll need:

*Your favorite cake batter (tip: if you use cake mixes like me, try adding 1 c. sour cream to the batter.  Makes it even better!).

*Mason jars (I used pint and 1/2 pint).

1). Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
2). Grease and flour the mason jars. 
3). Fill jars 1/2 full with cake batter, and put jars on a cookie sheet. 
4). Bake for about 20 minutes.
5). Let cupcakes cool completely (careful when taking these out of the oven....the jars are HOT!).

This is what mine looked like when they came out of the oven.  The ones in the pint jars look a little funky, but don't worry.....the frosting will cover it up!

Once your cupcakes have cooled off, decorate with your favorite frosting and sprinkles!!

Hopefully getting these fun 'cupcakes in a jar' will keep my kids motivated to do their chores.  I'll keep my fingers crossed on that one!


Anji* said...

What a cute idea! I love cupcakes - and anything in jars! What a combo!

Jami said...

What a fun way to make cupcakes! Thanks for sharing!

Elle Belles Bows said...

YUMMY! What a great idea to use mason jars!!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh how cute!!! I've seen the pies in the little jars but not the cupcakes. Thanks for the info. I'm going to have to try these :)

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Those look yummy! Great idea!

Thanks for commenting on the pillow buddy tutorial - part 1. I was really dragging my feet on that one! Now, I just have to finish typing up part 2 . . . hopefully that will be done today and tomorrow and not another month. ;)

Kimberly said...

Still one of the cutest things I've ever seen! :)

Unknown said...

ok i'm your newest follower, can't get enough of all these cute ideas. I've left like 4 comments already ;)

Christy, Home♥Mom

Unknown said...

I love the idea. Use it always for hubby lunch box. What a great way to pack cupcakes without them getting smashed!!