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Cupcake Jars! December 16, 2012

Filed under: Cake,Family,Food,Holiday,recipe,Uncategorized — Yaya @ 7:37 PM
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‘Tis the season to be jolly  and enjoy the yummy goodness that a cupcake can bring. So here’s to the holidays and festive but always yummy treats.

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These are the some of the colorful cupcakes I made today. They are a little messy and covered in chocolate butter cream, which is my way of saying they are delicious. ^_^

Besides these cuties. I also made some like this.

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Very festive, right. Now, that you’ve seen them I’m sure you want to know how I threw them together. Well, here’s a quick how to.  ^_^

What You Will Need

  • 1 Box of White Cake Mix (Made from scratch is fine too)
  • Food Coloring (Liquid or Gel is fine)
  • Chocolate Butter Cream (any flavor you like would work)
  • Jam or Jelly Jars

What To Do

  1. Mix the White Cake Mix as directed or put together your favorite white cake recipe. I used a box mix because it was faster and I really wanted some cupcakes. ^_^ Either one is yummy.
  2. Then the divide the batter into several bowls. I divided mine into five bowls but you are welcome to do more or less. Just try to divide it evenly between however many bowls.
  3.  Add the food coloring gel and make the colors you want.  I made blue, red, green, yellow and orange.  (Most food coloring packages have basic color guidelines if you need to mix more complex color combos like Teal, which I didn’t make today but I still love.)
  4. Preheat your oven as instructed by your recipe.
  5. Line cupcake pans without mixing the colors. If you mix them, you can make marble effects and that type of thing but this works best in solid colors.
  6. Bake!
  7. Let cook on wire rack.
  8. Remove wrappers from five cupcakes, one of each color. Cut into two rounds.
  9. Drop the bottom of one color into the jar. Top with butter cream. Add another piece in a different color. Top with more butter cream. Then place the top of a cupcake on top and add a nice swirl of butter cream. Mix and match however you like.
  10. Once you run out of pieces you can cut more cupcakes and put them in the jars or just top the whole cupcakes. I did both. Some were for now and the rest for later.
  11. Eat!!

Enjoy now or put a lid on them and refrigerate for later. Either way is yummy. They can be stored in the fridge for up to three days with a lid.

Here are some photos of the steps:

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I hope you enjoy this fun treat. I sure did. My favorite part is that this idea can translate to just about any kind of party, activity and or holiday.  ^_^

Thank you for reading!!

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