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Mason Jar Cupcakes

Mason Jar Cupcakes
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: 1-2 hours

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Julie Kirkwood
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These mason jar cupcakes are so easy to make/transport--and are virtually mess free when served. We've made them for a couple of birthday parties and they are one of our favorites!

What You'll Need

How We Did It

Mason Jar Cupcakes
Round up your kids and bake your favorite cake recipe together, but only put half as much batter into each section of your cupcake pan so that you make smaller, flatter cupcakes than normal. You want to use nonstick spray instead of paper cupcake liners.
Mason Jar Cupcakes

Start layering cupcakes and icing into your mason jars, starting with a cupcake on the bottom. This is an easy step that even your littlest ones can do.

Mason Jar Cupcakes
Next, put your icing into a Ziploc bag, snip off a corner and begin to pipe in the icing on top of the cupcake. Repeat layering cupcakes and icing until the jar is full. Add sprinkles on top, if desired. My kids love layering the cupcakes and icing.
Mason Jar Cupcakes
They love to alternate chocolate and vanilla icing or do some with all chocolate, some with all vanilla.
Mason Jar Cupcakes
Add the mason jar lids and you are just about ready. You can tie a spoon onto the side of the jar with string or pretty ribbon. All your guests have to do is take the lid off and dig in!


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I wonder if the middle layer could be ice cream?

posted by: Karen on 6.27.2013

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YUMYUM!:D (]]]

posted by: Sensai on 7.8.2013

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love this idea - can anyone recommend a place to buy jars like these online?

posted by: Yvonne on 10.16.2012

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You can also find them at local hardware stores (ACE, etc.). Ours carries Ball and Kerr, usually for about $10 for 12 jars with tops.

posted by: Lacy on 1.28.2013

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why not make smaller cupcakes and recycle baby food jars?

posted by: Nadine on 6.15.2013

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Yvonne, I used 8 oz. jelly jars for this recipe. You can buy them on Amazon. The brand is Ball and they are called "quilted jelly jars".

posted by: Julie on 11.3.2012

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Thanks Julie!!

posted by: Yvonne on 11.7.2012

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Such an awesome idea!

posted by: Laura on 10.16.2012

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