Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cupcakes In A Jar

Remember when the only thing people ate/drank from a jar was moonshine? Me neither, but serving and baking things In A Jar is a hot trend right now!! Just look through Pinterest and you will see all sorts of things in jars...buttons, pies, cheesecake, cornbread and chili. But the one thing that caught my eye was Cupcakes In A Jar. I rushed immediately to my kitchen and got to work.


I used this recipe from My Baking Addiction for Lemon Cupcakes  as a starting point. I made the cupcakes as in the recipe, then I made my standard cream cheese frosting and added freshly squeezed lemon juice. I added the lemon until it was to my liking. And I liked it tart and lemony!

I baked the cupcakes with no liners. I let them cool, then sliced them all in half. I took clean half pint jars and started layering. 1/2 cupcake...swirl of frosting...1/2 cupcake...swirl of frosting...1/2 cupcake...big swirl of frosting with white sprinkles and a long lemon cookie.


The layers don't have to be perfect. I found some of my cupcake tops didn't fit in the jar, so I just trimmed them. If you feel like this might be frosting overload, just add enough between layers to have a nice visual break between layers, then add a big swirl on top.



Just imagine the possiblities with these...holiday layered cupcakes, baby showers with cute pink and blue frosting inbetween layers, chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting inbetween. Endless combinations! You could even leave off the cookies, and close the top and give them away as teacher gifts or neighbor gifts. I also will have to admit I made a 5 layer jar using a pint jar and that one was delicious. And put me into a sugar coma. I don't recommend that kind of jar for just anyone.

What do you think? Cupcake overload? Too much frosting? Cupcakes gone wild?? Not enough frosting? I think it's a fun twist on the already cute cupcake!! I will be making more for sure...

Thanks for stopping by today!

16 comments:

mustangkayla said...

Those look delicious! I've been eyeing them on Pinterest!

patti west said...

I've seen these too Mara....and yours look fabulous! I love the thought of all that lemon! Yum! :)

lacylegend said...

stellar----jars + cupcakes..... !!!!!! cool idea....

Julia Aston said...

What a yummy fun way to serve cupcakes Mara! love how you put them together with the rolled cookie and sprinkles on top! Just give me a big glass of cold milk with one of these and I'm good to go!

Michelle H. said...

OMG!! They are so adorable!!
Thye look so yummy and very sweet too!
What a fun baking project and they would be great for a party!!
IKWYM! I always spend more than expected at World Market.

wendipooh13 said...

oh wow those are soooo super cool and look yummy!!!!! I LOVE seeing what you are cookin up!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

You always have the yummiest goodies on your blog. Must try and make these while I'm off this summer. :)

VanessaB said...

perfect for me since i'm not good at decorating cupcakes! ;) yuuuum. :)

Aubree said...

Oh yum...you sending some of those out my way :). loL!!

BethieJ said...

Mara YUM!! They look and sound DELISH!!! I have TONS of jar things PINNED! hee hee!! I need to actually do something with them! LOL!
Hope all is well!!!

Karina said...

They turned out fantastic. Love the addition of the cookie straw. So cute.....

IamDerby said...

YUM! too much frosting is my kind of cupcake!

Joni Kix said...

I have been dying to make cupcakes in a jar! And accoring to my kids you can never have too much frosting, hehehe...

Rebecca said...

oh my! those look fantastic. I've had my eye on cupcakes in a jar too. and I agree with Joni's kids--there is no such thing as too much frosting!

Sue said...

I have yet to make these, but I want to! Yours look wonderful, Mara!

melody said...

YUM...YUM...YUM! wanna come bake at my house?