We recently made a cake so that we could make mini wedding cakes during our school day. (Okay, maybe it wasn’t recently. It was actually in March on the Feast Day of St. Joseph.)
After we used a large circle cutter to cut out layers for our mini two layer wedding cakes, we had a lot of cake leftovers. I had no idea what to do with it all, but knew that it was silly to just throw them away. This project would also be great for a cake that fell apart on the way out of the pan, or some other cake catastrophe.
Then, remembering fun cupcakes in a jar that I saw on Etsy, I decided to go with a new version of that yummy looking treat for our leftovers. I whipped up some homemade vanilla frosting and dug out some Ball canning jars (I think they’re pint sized, and they were wide mouth) and sprinkles.
We put down a layer of cake, then a layer of our vanilla frosting, and then a dash of sprinkles. Then, we repeated the process.
Not only were these so pretty to look at, but they were delicious and they made fabulous little surprise gifts for some friends and family. (You can even tie on a bow and include a plastic fork!)
My only regret? We didn’t save a single one for ourselves! Luckily for us though, we were able to put some of the leftover cake and frosting in a bowl. It may not have been as pretty, but darn it — it was just as good!
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