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DIY: cupcake in a jar Going to the other side of the

DIY: cupcake in a jar Going to the other side of the spectrum, from a vegetable garden to loaded with all things bad for you, but tastes so good cupcakes. You won't think I am such a genius anymore once I tell you how these are done. It really is easy and makes for such a visually appealing way to dress up cupcakes, not that cupcakes need to be dressed up as the name itself is cute and enticing! I pretty much use Paula Deen's recipe, but with a few of my own tiny tweeks to the ingredients (see*) and then I pretty much follow the directions in Paula Deen's recipe to make the batter and frosting, though I change it up a bit (time in the oven) when it comes to baking it. Ingredients: - 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups sugar - 1 tsp baking soda - 1 tsp salt - *2 1/4 tsp cocoa powder - *1 1/2 cup canola oil - 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature - 2 large eggs, room temperature - 2 tbsp red food coloring - 1 tsp white distilled vinegar - *2 tsp vanilla extract for the cream cheese frosting: - 1 pound cream cheese, softened - 2 sticks butter, softened - *2 tsps vanilla extract - 4 cups sifted powdered sugar 1. Batter is ready to be put in cupcake pan. baking cupcakes 2. I spray the pan with pam and then fill each hole up 2/3 with the batter. Note: I do not use liners, but you could if you want, just pull them off before putting them in the jar. cupcake pan 3. Usually they are done after about 17 minutes in my oven at temperature of 350℉, and I take them out and put them on a wire rack to cool completely. cool down 4. Once they are cool, I slice them in half. You will have a stack of tops and a stack of bottoms. sliced in half 5. Place 1 bottom in each jar. bottom of the cupcake 6. Put a layer of the frosting. frost the middle 7. Take the top of the cupcake and place on top of the layer of frosting. the top 8. Flatten (gently smash) the top part of the cupcake inside the jar. You want to get the top sort of flat. flatten the top 9. Beautifully frost the top of the cupcake. pipe on the topred velvet in a jar 10. Cover with lids and package however you like! It will be heartbreaking to eat, as it is so pretty, but it is so yummy! red velvet in a jarred velvet in a jar Easy, right? See, I told you I am not a genius. I did also want to give a crack at actually baking it in a jar (crossing my fingers that I wouldn't shatter or explode in the oven) and it came out pretty good too. I followed these instructions, but the lid I boiled shrank, so I just ran it in piping hot water right before I put in on the jar. Also, I didn't listen to the "ping" because knowing my ears I wouldn't even hear it (I have small ears, so I have bad hearing! At least that is why I think I can't hear well.) I let the whole jar cool completely, which was 2.5 hours. After it cooled, I opened the jar up, I scooped out a hole in the middle and then filled it with frosting. I finished it off by frosting the top too! Then, I sealed it again and packaged it to my liking. Something I would change next time I bake it in a jar, is to only fill it up a quarter of the way because it came up higher than I wanted it too. cupcake in a jar Just as cute and delicious as the other way of making it! Here is a little supplies list with a link to where I bought my goodies for packaging: - 8 oz glass jars with gold lid - wooden spoons - round stickers (I did have to cut them down a bit to make it fit the top) - bakers twine - pastry bag and decorative tips enjoy Now, go and enjoy as I am sure most of you will be itching to bake or make something (anything) in a jar! It is really darn cute that you have to give it a try! Don't forget to listen to this song as you bake! Happy baking!!! Posted by Rubyellen at 10:42 AM Labels: DIY, yum 116 comments: mandiegirl said... 1 they look AWESOME! Yumm! March 25, 2010 11:41 AM Heather - said... 2 Aww, those are so very cute. Oooh, what if you made them w/babyfood jars? I am tempted to buy babyfood just to try it. (I'll let you know if I do...) March 25, 2010 11:50 AM Ashley said... 3 Thank you for this! I am seriously thinking about forgoing a cake at my wedding and having these yummy looking cupcakes instead! March 25, 2010 11:52 AM Morgan said... 4 I LOVE these and am most definitely using this idea for a baby shower I'm planning! Thank you!! March 25, 2010 11:57 AM Kristi said... 5 Your such a clever gal. I am going to try this, it turned out so beautifully. xxx. March 25, 2010 1:44 PM Sandy a la Mode said... 6 thank you for aharing this awesome DIY! I most definitely will use this for future showers that i'll need to be involved in! It does not look too hard and is soo visually appealing! I love the pics you took of the process too! March 25, 2010 1:51 PM charlyann said... 7 I just made these for my co-workers and my boyfriend's family after you posted the photos from the shower. Thanks so much for the clever idea! Everyone loved them and I will be making them again... maybe with fun-fetti! March 25, 2010 2:37 PM reilly said... 8 I don't think you need to bother with the boiling, because you are pretty much just using the jars as a short-term container that won't keep the cupcake and frosting edible for any longer than normal, maybe a few days, and if you WERE baking in the jar, trying to 'can' the cupcake, multiple studies have been done about how un-safe it is. March 25, 2010 2:46 PM Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said... 9 So impressive - really love these! Do you deliver? March 25, 2010 3:11 PM ampersandity said... 10 these are so cute!! i wish i had heard of it earlier, so i could have made them as favors for a bridal shower i'm throwing this weekend!! March 25, 2010 6:23 PM Nicole said... 11 adorable!! can't wait to try them out! thanks!! nicole March 25, 2010 6:41 PM K. Davis said... 12 mmm I can't wait to try those out!! March 25, 2010 6:50 PM mrs boo radley said... 13 Love things in jars! March 25, 2010 7:20 PM merideth said... 14 i love your garden but i was really looking forward to this post... i love it and i can't wait to try it out. March 25, 2010 10:16 PM cerealjoe said... 15 The red colour sure came out nicely! Yeah, I just kind of fell in love with that red. March 25, 2010 10:46 PM jane said... 16 thanks for bringing these today for me and ang to eat! :) we are enjoying every bite. (and the extra cupcakes you brought over, too!) March 25, 2010 10:49 PM Michele said... 17 Yay! Thank you! I had been waiting for this recipe! March 25, 2010 10:56 PM andrea creates said... 18 This looks wonderful-I might have to try it with chocolate though ;) And -that is such a pretty tablecloth! March 26, 2010 5:07 AM Allison said... 19 Thanks for the fun instructions and great photos! I know what I'll be making for my next party :) March 26, 2010 6:57 AM Alely L. said... 20 thanks for sharing! I love paula deen. my daughter and I hope to take a road trip to georgia sometime this summer from our home here in charlotte to visit her restaurant. blessings, alely March 26, 2010 7:02 AM richelle jean said... 21 the ones you brought home for us are gone.... and i didn't even try one. :'( March 26, 2010 8:43 AM Leanne said... 22 I can't wait to make these. What a beautiful gift they would make. I want to have a party just so I can make these nwo. March 26, 2010 9:05 AM The Maltese Kat said... 23 Thanks so much for posting this! March 26, 2010 2:48 PM amesh said... 24 thanks for sharing the recipe :) am posting it on my blog now many many thankssss March 26, 2010 8:51 PM Hija Del Sol said... 25 hey, you should make a badge for your blog than i can put it to my blog as well like you put your sponsors... i want to share your blog witm my visitors... your baby's photo is on my desktop!everytime i see her, i smile to her! thanks for that! March 27, 2010 12:19 AM Amy @ Living Locurto said... 26 What a fun idea. I love cupcakes in an fashion!! I just came over from Remodeling this Life... don't know how I've missed your blog? It's fabulous!! Hope you come visit me sometime:-) March 27, 2010 8:28 AM Amy @ Living Locurto said... 27 Duh! I just realized who you were!?? Whoops... I have visited you, just not in a long time and your design looks different. ha! We were both interviewed by Jenn @ Ambrosia Girl a while back. I'm loosing my brain:-) Have a great weekend! March 27, 2010 8:33 AM Kristin Ann said... 28 This is a brilliant idea. I have saved it to my favorites so that I can make them when I need an adorable and delicious party favor! Thanks! March 27, 2010 11:56 AM XD said... 29 I made a batch today (sans jar) and they turned out great! So moist with great flavor! Thank you for sharing! :) March 27, 2010 5:05 PM ShoppeGirls said... 30 What a fabulous, creative and gorgeous idea. Looks great. March 27, 2010 5:12 PM Sandra Powell said... 31 Oohh! These look so good. You have such good ideas. I'm a new follower. Hop over for a visit sometime. Sandra @sawdustandpaperscraps March 28, 2010 8:27 AM handmade charlotte said... 32 that is sooo cute...also the small ear thing...they...a doctor told her that....she would always have bad hearing? i had never HEARD that before...loving your bloggy... March 28, 2010 12:26 PM misa ramirez said... 33 Very creative! I love it. March 29, 2010 6:54 AM Jenni said... 34 thanks for letting us know where you got those wooden spoons! i was looking ALL OVER for those at christmas and couldn't find them anywhere! :) ~jenni March 30, 2010 3:33 PM Lindsay said... 35 Hi Rubyellen! Thanks for this cute idea. I did a variation of the jar and blogged about it today. :) April 6, 2010 12:40 PM luvinthemommyhood said... 36 My pregger self wants to eat tons and I mean tons of these! So yummy! You're in the link luv roundup today! Come by for a peek! April 7, 2010 8:25 AM DapperPaper said... 37 Being from the south, Red Velvet is my JAM! And i have been in the mood for it lately! This is such a pretty and different take on serving it! I also just saw red velvet pancakes somewhere else and i'm definitely making those on a saturday soon! April 7, 2010 1:49 PM newdressaday said... 38 OMG, delicious!! I heart red velvet the most!! So excited to try it out! April 7, 2010 6:40 PM Betty said... 39 oomg this is the cutest idea! April 13, 2010 5:21 PM elyse.rosati said... 40 LOVE this idea! May 5, 2010 5:10 PM said... 41 I love this idea soooo much! I can't wait to try this! I'll be linking. May 13, 2010 9:42 PM homesteader said... 42 this is killing me with cuteness! and @Heather Creswell w/ Dollar Store Crafts : Baby food jars! Awesomesauce! May 14, 2010 7:30 AM lis said... 43 What a hit! Finally found a reason to make these delicious cupcakes in a jar! I made them for a surprise birthday party in the park. Basically, an excuse for adults to act like kids...tug-o-war, pinata, ring toss, and a water balloon toss. Perfect picnic dessert! I definitely eyed some of our friends taking 2nds and 3rds. Heads up, you need 2 bottles of red food coloring for the will turn them a dingy pink...still delicious. Also, I added some fresh cut strawberries on top! May 17, 2010 10:16 PM kathy said... 44 This is such a great idea for bday parties, giveaways and recycling.. so beautiful May 19, 2010 6:42 PM Carmen Wilson said... 45 Got everything I need to make these...and a family reunion to try them out at!!! Thank you for sharing! Carmen facebook page: Carmen's Custom Creations May 30, 2010 2:57 PM Bobbinoggin said... 46 I'm going to do this for the fourth of july. However, I'm going to divide the cake batter into two different bowls. I'll add red food coloring to one. And blue food coloring to the other. Then I'll layer red cupcake, white frosting, blue cupcake top, frosting. Red, white and blue! Another option is a parfait with yogurt. But this cupcake idea is so cute! May 31, 2010 10:14 AM Ebony of Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC. said... 47 I LOVE THIS!!!!!! Bookmarking now! Totally doing this for the 4th of July~ Ebony June 12, 2010 8:05 AM A Few of My Favorite Things said... 48 I've been wanting to make these and now I have no excuse not to! Thanks so much for posting. June 12, 2010 10:26 AM guurrrl said... 49 These look so delicious!!!!! :) June 16, 2010 5:44 AM Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said... 50 These are so cute! I love this idea for favors at a shower or party! Thank you SO much for sharing -- great tutorial!! June 29, 2010 10:32 AM Tera said... 51 This is awesome! I've reposted at my blog, Urban Domestic June 30, 2010 1:08 PM DreamTree said... 52 Wow, these are really cool!! My sister-in-law is doing a Dr. Seuss theme for the nursery for her first baby (YAY!!) and so I'm throwing her a Seuss shower too. These will be PERFECT with the red/white color scheme and I'll throw some turquoise ribbons on or even turquoise maribou around the jars (ala Thing One & Thing Two). Thanks for the great post & inspiration! :) July 9, 2010 8:39 AM Cammi at CK Events said... 53 These are so cute! I'd love to feature these on my blog sometime soon!! Thanks for the inspiration!! July 12, 2010 10:14 PM jackie fo said... 54 so i had to feature these on my blog post today... just adorable - thanks for the inspiration! July 15, 2010 7:40 PM Party Flair said... 55 I love these! I'm trying to track my brain to figure out what I can make them for. July 16, 2010 6:49 AM SUNFLOWERS8 said... 56 Great Delicious Idea ^_^ July 21, 2010 8:31 AM Kelli said... 57 I love this idea! Kelli xoxo July 21, 2010 8:37 AM Forever Famous said... 58 That is such a great idea and they are really cute! I am going to try this soon! July 23, 2010 1:40 PM susanna june said... 59 Love this so much! I've been looking around trying to decide what I could do for some party favors for my very small, family only wedding. These look so simple and perfect. Thank you! July 29, 2010 8:59 AM Laura said... 60 My favorite bakery makes "cake in a cup" that is layered cake and frosting like this as a way to use leftover cake bits. It is always my favorite treat! Great idea to make them as gifts. August 3, 2010 11:52 AM PMP said... 61 I love this! What a perfect party favor, and it looks soo yummy! Can't wait to share with my readers {}, thanks for sharing! August 12, 2010 7:56 AM Melody said... 62 Super fun and delicious! Thanks for sharing! August 17, 2010 7:21 AM Jami said... 63 I love the colors and the look delish! Thanks for sharing. :) August 30, 2010 11:23 AM Beth@The Stories of A2Z said... 64 Randomly found you on google and so grateful I did! Thanks for sharing this. I posted it on my facebook blog site page. September 1, 2010 9:46 AM AmandaRose said... 65 OMG, I am so excited to make these! I have a couple of birthdays coming up and this is what they're are getting! Love it! September 2, 2010 8:53 PM Jesi said... 66 Thank you for the idea, I made 10 for my son's birthday as a souvenir and everyone love them. Too cute! Jesica from Argentina September 3, 2010 4:49 AM Busy Mom in Iowa said... 67 These look so yummy...I'm going to post this on my blog to share with everyone and so I never lose this! September 6, 2010 3:55 PM kdmiller90 said... 68 I can't wait to try this out! I think it'll be a big hit with my family. Thanks for this lovely idea! - Kim September 6, 2010 6:21 PM Colie's Kitchen said... 69 Hi I am Nicole from Colies Kitchen I found you on a Surfin’ Saturday blog hop and wanted to drop by and say hi. I really like your blog, and am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance. October 2, 2010 12:10 PM Jessica said... 70 What a freaking great idea... heartbreaking to eat, not for me anyway. October 13, 2010 4:30 PM Jessica said... 71 These look delicious! October 13, 2010 4:30 PM TWILA PHOTOS said... 72 nice! November 10, 2010 3:37 PM eileensideways said... 73 yum! so so cute and i love red velvet. November 14, 2010 6:29 PM Geek+Nerd said... 74 I love this trend in food presentation - I think that jars just make every thing cuter! I am especially crushing on those little spoons! Very cute! P.S. that cake song was adorable! November 17, 2010 1:47 PM ashley said... 75 Hi, I just wanted to make you aware that someone who has an etsy cupcake store used your cupcake jar photo as her own in order to sell her product. her link is below. i've already found 3 of her other photos on other peoples blogs and i just thought you should know. December 3, 2010 12:30 PM Kasey said... 76 Oh I LOVE this idea. How clever - and gorgeous (and eliminates the mess ;)) December 3, 2010 4:36 PM Erin said... 77 Those are SO CUTE!! I have been scouring the internet looking for cheap, cute, DIY favors for my wedding in April! I think I might just have to do these! My colors are chocolate brown and cream - maybe I can try this with chocolate cupcakes? This would be a great girl's-day project! Thank you so much for coming up with this!! December 7, 2010 8:19 AM Shaun said... 78 Yep. What Ashley said. Just as blatant as can be. December 19, 2010 10:21 AM Shaun said... 79 Hi, I only just realized that the aforementioned shop is not the one I thought it was. You have yet another Etsy shop using your pics. and a sold listing: December 19, 2010 10:54 PM Cristina {Teenie Cakes} said... 80 What a great idea, these cupcakes in a jar. Fantastic presentation! :) January 12, 2011 12:11 PM Rosy said... 81 Such a great idea. SO cute and so glad I found your blog. February 1, 2011 5:05 PM Nina said... 82 OMG I absolutely LOVE this idea. I think I'm going to do this for my daughter's birthday party. I had planned to do cupcakes instead of a whole cake... this would be even better. Thanks for the tutorial and the links where you got your supplies. I'm definitely bookmarking this one. ;) February 3, 2011 1:12 PM alison said... 83 This is a very pretty idea! I like this one so much. This is going to be a nice giveaway to parties. dining table February 13, 2011 6:07 PM mary said... 84 Lovely presentation! What size jars did you use? Something you had saved, or able to buy by the case? lol mary February 20, 2011 2:07 PM XIANG said... 85 how many cupcakes can the ingredients make? March 5, 2011 8:22 PM Rubyellen said... 86 xiang- i don't remember. maybe 24. sorry. when i make this again, i will try to remember! March 10, 2011 2:30 PM Quirky Momma said... 87 Yummy! I featured these on my facebook wall. Thanks for inspiring April 21, 2011 3:44 PM Heidi said... 88 Yum! Looking good! ~Heidi April 25, 2011 8:57 AM sherri lynn said... 89 This looks so delicious and so CUTE! April 28, 2011 12:11 PM virginiamae said... 90 So neat! Found you from kojo today =) New follower. May 9, 2011 8:32 AM Valerie said... 91 I love love love this idea. I'm a new follower. I actually found one of your pics on pinterest and tumblr without proper credit. I asked for the source and finally found you. I'm giving you full credit in an upcoming feature for DIY Thursday! It will be on the blog at June 15, 2011 10:37 AM Becky Sutomo said... 92 hiii... i love your blog, what an inspiration... i hope you don't mind, me having your link at my blog... all the way from Indonesia... :) thank youuu July 12, 2011 7:05 AM Raquel said... 93 Too pretty to eat!!!! I absolutely love these : ) Red velvet is my FAVORITE July 24, 2011 11:13 AM Layla Mayville said... 94 Thank you for the in depth instructions! I referred this DIY to my client. YUM!! July 31, 2011 8:14 AM Layla Mayville said... 95 Since you inspired me so much and my client, I have put you up on my Bright Idea Thursday blog post. Come visit at: August 2, 2011 7:30 PM Stephanie Plateroti said... 96 These are so cute! I am totally using them as a welcome gift for all of my suite mates at school. Thank You so much! August 6, 2011 6:51 PM Layla Mayville said... 97 Here is my post: SimplySavannahEvents: {Bright Idea Thursday} Cupcakes In A Jar August 8, 2011 10:24 AM Brionne said... 98 I love this! I'm going to make these for my friends for Christmas! You are so creative. August 15, 2011 9:55 AM Brionne said... 99 These are so beautiful, I love them! I'm going to make these for my friends for Christmas. August 15, 2011 9:56 AM Morsels of Life said... 100 These look like a fun dessert, especially if you're on the go - no more crushed cupcakes! I'm going to feature these on Five Friday Finds tomorrow - please stop by and grab a button while you're visiting! August 25, 2011 5:27 PM Morsels of Life said... 101 sorry - I left the wrong link in an earlier comment - Here's the right one - August 26, 2011 4:49 AM Lesa Kay said... 102 O, YUM! These are so awesome! September 11, 2011 3:27 PM Handmade Delights said... 103 Is this your website too... I see your cupcakes in the top left corner of the page and I was wondering if you make the stuff her too. Beautiful Cupcakes! September 17, 2011 10:37 PM Geneil said... 104 What kind and size of jar did you use? Can't wait to make these September 18, 2011 4:00 PM Creations By Cindy said... 105 Love this idea! I see Christmas gifts in the making! Thanks for sharing! October 27, 2011 7:29 AM Vanessa said... 106 Love this! I saw your pictures over at The Daily Buzz and they didn't seem to mention anything about having permission to republish them. I'm new to blogging, and was wondering in general what is the etiquette for republishing pictures or linking to posts? November 10, 2011 9:00 PM Romaine said... 107 My mom used to make red velvet cake for Valentine's Day. What a fun little idea! Thanks for the great tutorial! December 2, 2011 5:51 PM Christie said... 108 I made this for my Church preschool committee and it was a big hit!! Thanks for the great idea!! I linked up to you!! December 5, 2011 5:44 PM allysonadeney said... 109 Love these !! Thanks for writing up the tutorial. I have featured it…along with some other gifts for teachers here…. ….if you would like to take a look. Thanks again for a super cute idea. Ally on harrysdesk December 6, 2011 3:23 AM Larissa said... 110 Oh my my, this seem sooo delicious! thank you for the recipe1 December 7, 2011 10:42 AM Makay said... 111 Made them tonight. And holy cow- so TIME CONSUMING. Haha. 4 hours. But they look super cute. Thanks for the ideas. Ky December 15, 2011 7:19 PM bakergirl said... 112 Do I boil jars to seal them?? December 17, 2011 4:50 AM bakergirl said... 113 Do I need to seal the jars by boiling??? December 17, 2011 4:51 AM atrendymom said... 114 Thanks for sharing such a great idea!! Becky December 21, 2011 4:22 PM Karissa said... 115 love this guide! great blog too :) December 21, 2011 8:35 PM Deeone said... 116 These look heavenly!! I can't wait to try them! YUM!! January 11, 2012 8:49 AM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) lottafuzzymama vintagemixiesfdsayhello!betty bow blueseetheskylinebotaonull modcloth osnatwildolivesmileandwavesweetdreamlittleveggievintagecakecrumbs papercoterie goodknitsmamc mishalulu see me on houzz Houzz- Kitchen Design, Bathroom Design and More» equipment i use for my photography needs: I absolutely love my Nikon D40, but I do dream of owning this one. 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