Thursday, February 9, 2012

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts- Cupcake in a Jar

Let me just start out by stating that this is not an original idea on my part. I have seen versions of this all over the internet, but am unsure of who came up with it originally.

But since it's such a cute, easy idea....and one that can be tailored to any occasion, theme or holiday. I decided to pretty one up for Valentines Day.

This is a super easy DIY Gift idea and you can make them too!

This is what you will need:
  • Jars...any size you want.
  • Cupcakes or cake
  • Frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • Decorating bags or zip lock bags.
  • Ribbon
  • Spoons
First off bake your cupcakes, you could also make a cake and break it up to fit in the jar or if you want it super neat and all purdy; use a round cutter of sort to get uniform layered shapes. It's all up to how you want to make it.

While your cupcakes are baking tint some of your frosting pink or red. After your cupcakes have cooled, peel them from the wrapper and place one into the jar. If you are using a cake, cut layers out that will fit into the jar easily.

I tend to smoosh it down a bit, before I add in the first layer of frosting using my decorating bag. You could also use a ziplock bag with the corner cut off.

Repeat the process with as many layers and colors of frosting, until the jar is full!

I added in a swirl of red into the middle of the layer of vanilla and sprinkled some hearts shaped sprinkles on top.

Tie a pretty ribbon around the jar and pick a spoon to eat the cupcake out of the jar with. You can even tie the spoon to to the jar.

Sweet, easy and totally delish!!

Hope you enjoy!!!

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