Oct 17, 2011

Step 1: You Put a Cake in the Jar

So it was my sister's birthday last weekend and aside from getting her the Game of Thrones bookset, I wanted to add something special.  Since I wasn't able to celebrate her birthday with her in-person (and enjoy dericious cake), my friend (who's sister's birthday was the day before Christine's) and I decided to bake our sisters a cake...in a jar!

My friend got the idea from here, and it looked so cute and so simple to do.  Except here's the thing: the entire CITY OF LOS ANGELES was out of mason jars!  Home Depot, Target, Michael's!  It took us 3 days to find mason jars and even when we DID, they were 1/2 gallon each, NOT the cute little quart ones you use for jams.  At that point, we were like, SCREW IT.

Here is our step-by-step process, it actually turned out pretty good...though I have no idea if it made it safely to Ohio.  I'm pretty sure it's going to look like throw-up by the time it gets to her doorstep.  Oh well, at least I tried!

We baked yellow cake and added sprinkles in it to make confetti cake, since my friend isn't a fan of white cake (which is normally what confetti cake is made out).

What you'll need:
  • Cake mix (confetti cake mix or yellow cake mix and separate sprinkles)
  • Mason jars
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Food coloring
  • Sprinkles
  • Candles


  1. so cute! i totally saw the original pictures somewhere and thought it was so creative =) whatever it's cake, i'm sure she appreciated the bigger jar...more cake duh!

  2. haha that is freaking awesome! I would never think to do something like that!


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