Want to make your own cake jars?
If you google cake jar, you will see a whole load of recipes out there but basically, there are 2 ways that you could do it.
1. Bake the cupcakes in muffin pans and then layer the cupcakes and frosting in the jar. You can check out this recipe by Rubyellen here with pictorial instructions. I love her blog and her 4 little girls.
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2. Bake the cake in the jars using this recipe but bear in mind that there is a small risk of them exploding.
Well, I already had the cake baked as I was trying to bake a camouflage bundt cake but it didn't hold together. So I used the crumbled cake (pictured below) and just added a little cream cheese frosting. I cheated a little and I used off-the-shelf cream cheese frosting as well as cake mixes to save time.
Here is what you need:
- Betty Crocker White Cake Mix (available at AMK Fair Price Finest and Cold Storage)
- Oil and Eggs (in proportions stated on the box)
- Wilton Icing Gel Colours (available from Wilton store at Toa Payoh)
- Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting (available at Cold Storage)
- Jars (mine were from IKEA)
Step 1 : Bake the cakes according to the instructions. I made up 3 different batches and added colouring to them.
Step 2 : Crumble the cake in a bowl.
Step 3 : Spoon the crumbed cake into the jar to form one layer. I used a spoon to press down lightly on the first layer.
Step 4 : Spoon the frosting into a piping bag (or plastic bag) and cut off the tip. Insert a piping nozzle (optional). Gently squeeze a layer of frosting staying close to the edge of the glass. (This makes the layer of frosting look thicker and I think, nicer).
Step 5 : Spoon more crumbed cake on top of the frosting.
Step 6 : Finally, frost the top with a swirl.
Step 7 : Replace the lid on the jar.
My swirls melted in the sweltering heat so bear that in mind if you are transporting them to a venue. If I had known they would melt, I would have added sprinkles to the final layer to top it off instead of just a smooched frosting but hey, I think hardly anyone noticed.
So that's all there is to it. It really is quite simple. I'm sorry I don't have pictures but there are loads of other recipes out there that you can google if you want to look at more photos.
Have fun making this!