When we were young, we left birthday parties with a plastic treat bag of excitement… filled with candy, little games and fake tattoos.
Then we started growing up, and somewhere in our 20’s leaving a birthday party now meant a cab ride and a hangover the next morning.
When I handed my friends a treat bag at my last birthday, I got a combination of gratitude and excitement! While I was tempted to go the nostalgic route, a trip through Party City left me less than inspired. Instead, I decided to give the goodie-bag a grown up spin, & my friends received a perfecting reflection of the person I’ve become (avid crafter and baker).
Cupcakes in Mason Jars are insanley popular right now, it seems. Well, anything in a mason jar seems to be popular. These aren’t “directions on How-To” make them…. because they seem pretty straight forward. Put cupcake in jar. But there are a few tricks/tip that I learned…
Steralize the jars in the dishwasher and the lids/rings in a pot of boiling water
- Your standard cupcake tin is the PERFECT size! So bake your cakes so there will not be a muffin top… and they’ll fit right in a pint size mason jar
- Also, a pint mason jar is just the right size for 2 cupcakes
- In my effort to have distinct “layers” I used WAY too much frosting. Next time I’ll try a different type of filling/more of a whipped icing so it wont be so coyingly sweet.
All in all I think it was a very successful “take home” for all my friend who celebrated the Big 3-0 with me!