Monday, September 13, 2010

my take on cupcakes in a jar

I love Love LOVE the idea of cupcakes in a jar!  I've seen several variations lately...the most recent one I saw was at Everyday Celebrating 
(which came from Brandy at Gluesticks).  
What caught my attention (beyond the cuteness of the cupcakes) was Michelle's comment about how cute they would be for tailgating!  
Of course...you need sweets to balance out all the wings, chips and beer :)  
Instead of using glass jars, I wanted to use plastic.  
I thought plastic would be safer for my kids (since they break everything).  

My first task was to find clear plastic cups with lids.  
{let's just say this was the longest step in the whole process} 
I now have 2 sleeves of cups and one sleeve of lids - but none go together.  
Time to come up with a craft using lids :)
Frustrated with the cup and lid business...I made the cupcakes anyway. 
While the were baking, I realized I had a few Solo 9oz clear plastic cups & my kids have a few 'kid size' Solo 9oz red plastic cups with lids & straws.  
Ding Ding Ding.  

I made the cupcakes (from a box mix) and let them cool completely. 
Plopped one in each cup - perfect fit!


Next step:  add icing.  I put a few big blobs in a plastic bag and snipped the corner. 
*I used store bought icing too :)


 Next:  add sprinkles.  
You can use your favorite team colors 
(or any celebration/holiday colors).  
I chose red, pink and white 
(1. I took these to my husband's grandparents to celebrate Grandparent's Day.
2. I already had them).

*This is the part you can really have fun with...*
make chocolate cupcakes with crushed Oreos on top (like 'dirt), add a few gummy worms for a great treat for a bug/camping/garden/gross-out Halloween party.  
So many possibilities!

Repeat until you fill all your cups.  
My cups fit 2 cupcakes 
(which is a nice treat at a party/picnic/tailgate).


I wanted to add a spoon (it's so cute & it's the polite thing to do) so I tied a ribbon around each spoon and added a glue dot to the backside of ribbon.    
Attach it to the side of the cup and...


**TADA** To-Go cupcakes!!!
I think they are just as cute as cupcakes in a jar :)




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37 comments:

  1. What a clever idea! These would be perfect for our Husker parties!

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  2. Okay, apparently I am waaaay behind. I hadn't even seen cupcakes in a jar until last week! Those are super cute and you're right about the plastic being better for kids, especially MY kids. They break everything! These are precious! Love them!

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  3. OH SO very clever!! This would be a great idea for a cupcake bar and have people make their own cupcake in a cup.

    I would LOVE to read this post, but still all I am seeing are those little heads...SO weird!!

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  4. LOVE IT! I would love to feature this closer to christmas for my "Christmas Countdown" Let me know if it's okay and I am bookmarking it!

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  5. great idea! best of all, i get to have 2 cupcakes in a cup! LOL

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  6. Love your cupcakes! And I'm sure they're a lot less messy when served this way!

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  7. THIS is a great idea for parties.. and esp. for kids birthdays at school!

    I LOVE IT!

    so cute!

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  8. What a fun cute idea! I think I may have to try this for my son's birthday coming up! Thanks for linking up!

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  9. These are too adorable! They would be super fun for a picnic with the kids or for a birthday party!

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  10. Very, very clever! I was thinking of doing some of these as a take-home favor for our Halloween party - and I really like the plastic cup version versus the glass mason jars i was going to use. It's a kiddie party and your version is definately kid friendly.

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  11. So cute! What a great idea, I love it!

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  12. they certainly are just as cute! :)

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  13. How cute is your site?! I love all your fun idea. So creative!

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  14. cute cute - how cool would my daughter feel pulling this out at lunchtime!?

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  15. these are darling...what a great idea to put them in cups..great for a school lunch, no? i have to tell you...i just wrote a post that i have scheduled for this weekend that uses the same love Love, LOVE phrase! when i saw it here..i got a good laugh! popping in from TT and Jello..have a great weekeend

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  16. How cute is that!? I love the idea to bring them tailgating! Oh the possibilities :-)

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  17. This is so sweet! Wonderful idea! Looks delicious, too. Cupcakes are my fave!

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  18. This would be a super cute way to bring cupcakes to school for a class treat. I love this idea!

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  19. My kids were looking over my shoulder at your CUPcakes, and they give you a 100% approval rating! They say it looks "sooo cute!" and "Yummmy!!" They really are super cute. What a great idea.

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  20. I LoVe cupcakes in a Jar...but I think I LoVe this idea even more for Kids...what a great Idea!!

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  21. What an AWESOME idea!! Now I want some cupcakes...hehe!

    Stopping by from Amanda's Party!

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  22. STacy these are adorable, and with 2 cupcakes, even better, and that cute spoon decked out with a ribbon. Gosh simply adorable. I would love for you to add these to my reg weekly party, my readers would love it, and for any Halloween stuff you do or plan on, please join my new **6 weeks 2 Spook** party, it should be full of ideas, and tons of fun. THANKS girl, and Im your happy newest follower. Bella :)

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  23. I can't tell if I'm overlooking it - but where did you find the clear cups with lids?? I need something like that for a party!

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  24. Hi Pam,
    I used SOLO 10oz clear cups and the lids from SOLO's kid pack (that comes with lids, cups and straws).

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  25. What a delightful and simple recipe! A wow! Thanks for sharing.:D

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