I've been getting lots of emails ever since I posted a picture of our take home gifts, Cupcakes-In-A-Jar, for the Girls' Vintage Birthday Party (seen here) so I thought instead of writing my answers over and over in emails I would just do a post about it. Saves me a bit of time since answering emails with one hand while I nurse Oliver is a task I still have not perfected, even after 3 kids!
Many of you wanted to know if I baked the cupcakes separately or baked them in the jar and if I could share a recipe for the cupcakes and the icing. Lots of you wanted to know what kind of jars these were, what size they are, and where I bought them. Along with where I bought the wooden spoons and how I made the decorative tops. Phew! I think that was most of the questions anyways :-)
I baked my cupcakes directly in the jars. I saw in some places where people would bake the cake (or bought the cake) and then used some type of biscuit or cookie cutter to cut out a circular piece of cake to fill the jar. Nope, that was just too much work for me. Did you know you could bake with mason jars? You totally can...and I did. It was so much easier and took out the middleman.
I used a simple yellow cake mix, followed the directions on the box and filled each mason jar only 1/3 of the way full with batter. This way there would be room for lots of frosting and sprinkles after the cake baked up. I baked the cupcakes according to the 'cupcake baking time' but checked them early in case they baked faster in glass, and they did. So watch out for that!
I bought the cute little wooden spoons at Hobby Lobby. I thought they were the perfect size for the jelly jars...so cute!
So that's it. Let me know if I missed any other questions you might have had...I think I got them all!
Thanks for stopping by today!!