Friday, November 8, 2013

Cakes in Jars








We see mason jars ev.er.y.where. 
Everyone is putting foods in jars. Pies in jars, jams in jars, fruits in jars, even salads in jars. Love me those salad layers.

I've fallen into the trend, people. Cakes. In jars.

I used this recipe by Sally. It tastes so much better made from scratch than those silly boxes.

I filled the jars halfway, placed them in a 9x13 pan with some water in the bottom, and baked them at 350° for 35 minutes.

I then removed them from the pan and placed them on a cookie sheet and baked them for another 15 minutes or until the bottoms looked done.

I pulled them out to cool on a wire rack and made Sally's butter-cream frosting. When the cakes were fully cooled I scooped out some of the tops {which would be perfect for some impromptu whoopie pies-we used them to dip in hot cocoa at Bible study} so there was enough room for frosting, piped-em with some frosting, and sprinkled them with nonpareils. 
Next time I would add a layer of frosting half-way up the mini-cake.

Ta-da! Delicious, travel-able (??) cakes in jars.

Seriously, I've been a cooking and baking fiend as of late. Really, though, I have a couple more recipes coming at you next week too. :) 

Don't forget!-- There will be some major changes on the blog within the next couple of weeks. I'm so excited for a revamp the design. I will be doing the design change over little-by-little so please be patient with me.
ALSO, I'm going to be changing the blog name. 
WHAT?!
Yup, and I'm PUMPED!
Everything will be forwarded over to the new name so hopefully there will not be too much confusion.

Big changes, big changes! Here we GO!

4 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea! Your presentation is so great :D That frosting looks so yummy. Something to keep in my memory stores for a future occasion!

    Cheers,
    Kate x
    http://artsyabroad.blogspot.com

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  2. i have been in a baking mood lately too! im going to go up a pant sizes with all the cookies i've been making (and then promptly demolishing haha). And this is such an adorable idea- it'd be such a fun party favor!

    xo marlen
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    1. HAHA! It's the fall/winter nesting.
      They would wouldn't they? They would be cute in the littlest jars for personal cakes at weddings. or a PICNIC!

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