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Cupcakes In A Jar And Other Fun Cupcake Ideas

Updated on September 2, 2013
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Kris Manley is a blogger, author, and speaker. She's a guest on radio in the U.S., Canada, and overseas, as well as a guest on network TV.

Tutorials and photos courtesy of cakies
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Baking cupcakes on a whole new level.

How would you like to have your cupcake and eat it too? Ok, I know it's not cupcake, but it's close enough. I dare to say that most people, especially children, love sweets. I know I do. The first thing that draws my attention is the presentation of the sweets - the "eye candy" is attractive and I can't wait to taste it. I especially like cupcakes because they are compact and easy to handle. Here are some really great cupcake ideas that some of you might not have thought of - Cupcakes in a Jar. You might be thinking by now, are you kidding me? No, I'm not kidding you. After you see these pictures you will run out to purchase the necessary items you need to make these unusual delights. You'll be baking cupcakes on a whole new level. Cupcakes in a jar and the other ideas I am about to share are great alternatives to the traditional birthday cake and other celebration treats. Enjoy!

Want to bake a perfect cupcake? Here are 10 great tips.

How-to video on making cupcakes and buttercream icing from www.JoyofBaking.com. Video includes how to frost your cupcakes too.

I recommend viewing the entire video.

You'll need pint or 1/2 pint mason jars. Notice I specified the wide mouth jars so you can fit your spoon in and eat.

Now that your cupcakes are made, layering them in a jar is a snap.

  1. Wash and dry your mason jars including your lids.
  2. If you are using 12 oz. jars then three cupcakes is what you'll need. If you are using 8 oz. jars then two cupcakes is what you'll need. If you are using 4 oz. jars then one cupcake is what you'll need, but with a 4 oz. jar you'll need to cut that one cupcake in half.
  3. Let's say you're using an 8 oz. jar. Put the first cupcake in the bottom of your mason jar. Flatten it out some.
  4. Swirl your icing on top of the cupcake.
  5. Put the second cupcake on top of the icing.
  6. Swirl more icing on top of the second cupcake. Make sure not to over fill.
  7. Put your lid on the jar and you're done.

Here's how your cupcakes in a jar should look.

Photos courtesy of cakies.
Photos courtesy of cakies.
Photos courtesy of cakies.
Photos courtesy of cakies.

Decorating your jars is easy and fun. Here are some ideas.

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Cupcake in a Wine Glass. Your dinner guests will be so impressed.

Slice a cupcake in three layers. Put icing in bottom of glass, then a slice, icing, another slice, icing, final top slice, swirl icing over final top slice.

Cupcakes in Miniature Favor Pails. Birthday parties will never be the same.

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Graduation Cupcakes. Click source URLs for tutorials.

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      Lacy 

      6 years ago

      Kristine, you have some great articles here. I came across them by mistake, but will remember you. My kids now have some more gift ideas for their teachers. Thanks

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      Donna Kristine 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Hi katrinasui, thanks.

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      katrinasui 

      6 years ago

      These cupcakes are adorable. Great ideas!

    • Kristine Manley profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Kristine 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks truthfornow

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      truthfornow 

      6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Very creative article. Everyone loves cupcakes because they are so cute. Looks like these would make great gifts for just about anyone or any occasion.

    • Kristine Manley profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Kristine 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thank you missolive and alocsin - these are great at dinner parties too. The graduation cupcakes I did instead of a graduation cake and they were a big hit.

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      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Yummie, and I love the look. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Adorable and yummy ideas. The graduation cupcakes are a great idea!

      Thank you for sharing :)

    • Kristine Manley profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Kristine 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks malhota

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      malhota 

      6 years ago from Portugal

      Great ideias! Amazing and original stuff. Keep up :)

    • Kristine Manley profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Kristine 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks noonlake, these make good gifts too.

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      moonlake 

      7 years ago from America

      These look good.. Really good idea.

    • Kristine Manley profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Kristine 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Hello Missred, I agree. I am going to get my cupcake on this weekend!

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      Missred 

      7 years ago

      Cupcakes are definitely on... Yummy!

      Love the hub, thanks for sharing.

    • Kristine Manley profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Kristine 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks Eiddwen

    • Kristine Manley profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Kristine 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Sorry Tatum, the samples are all gone. LOL!

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      This is a brilliant hub and as well as rating up I am bookmarking also.

      Thank you so much for sharing and take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Tatum 

      7 years ago

      I take it you will have some samples for me to eat. LOL

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