Monday, December 13, 2010

Poor Woman’s Cupcake in a Jar

From the moment I read about these Peppermint Fudge Cupcakes at Our Best Bites, I was completely and totally in love.  I may have even licked my computer screen.  I knew that I had to make them, but for what?  Why?  Who?  A few weeks later I signed up to bring a baked good to a fundraiser bake sale that the women in my community where helping put on (aka The Relief Society).  I decided this would be a worthy event for these amazing cupcakes
But here’s the thing.  I loved the whole cupcake in a jar idea, but didn’t want to fork out the cash to buy jars . . Cheap, yes, but lets go with frugal.  So I came up with this idea instead. 
Put the cupcake in a plastic cup!
After the cupcakes where done baking, cooled, and filled with fudgy peppermint ganache, I put an extra baking cup on, plopped into one of these plastic cups:
{Dixie 9 oz. clear plastic cup}
AFTER cupcakes where in the cups I frosted them.  I tried it the other way and it made a mess!  Sprinkle on some crushed up candy canes. 
Dropped into a cellophane treat bag, closed with a twist tie and added some ribbon.  Ta-da I give to you the Poor Woman’s Cupcake in a Jar!
(I feel like I have seen it before, but don’t know where, so I won’t take complete credit for this genius idea, but don’t who to give credit to!)

They where a big hit at the bake sale.  They were also as tasty as I thought they would be and I even cheated and used a cake mix!
I did however use the Our Best Bites, frosting recipe.  It was totally awesome.  For the complete recipe and instructions you can go {HERE}.  Be prepared, it’s gonna blow your mind!


I’m linking up to these holly jolly parties this week. 

Plus a few more:

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  1. you are a genius! i had this recipes printed out within seconds of seeing it but couldn't figure out how it was gonna come together without those jars! I gave ya a shout out today.. go check it out! :)

  2. These are adorable! Love how portable and frugal they are! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

  3. So cute and they look delicious! The cups look perfect! Thanks for sharing at the Holiday Hookup!

  4. Looks yummy! What a great way to keep the frosting in tact!!

  5. Precious, love it. SO CUTE, AND YUMMY! jen

  6. YUM! I bookmarked this before I was even finished reading.

    I'd love it if you could stop by my blog and check out my 1st giveaway!

  7. Nice alternative! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Mondays!

  8. These are so cute! Our school has a bake sale at Halloween and I'm sure I could do a version for that.

  9. I thought about using clear plastic cups instead of jars, too. Haven't gotten around to trying it yet. Yours came out so cute!! PERFECT for a bake sale - brilliant!

  10. LOVE it!! I will be making these, thanks for sharing. :)

  11. I love this idea !!! This would be great to bring cupcakes to my daughter's school. Less messy for the kids to eat. A definate for a bake sale to, just add a plastic fork to the ribbon and done.

  12. This is just the smartest idea I have ever seen and as an old mom of an 18 year old who has participated in a lot of bake sales, I have never seen this done! This is a fabulous idea not just for bake sales, but for the cupcakes that I take to class parties (I have two younger children too)....Just fabulous....Had to become a follower!

  13. P.S. Love this so much that I had to feature it on my blog today with a link to your post. Hope you are okay with that...

  14. great idea! I am such a packaging junkie! Love finding new ideas!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

  15. I'm totally reposting this, you know. (And the ruffled Christmas tree if that's okay). Too bad we had to leave so I couldn't have talked to you more about the t-shirt. SO.CUTE. And you're famous - total shout out on Be Different Act Normal. ::)

  16. You have been featured at SSB! Check it out:

    Feel free to snag my I was Featured button as well as the Mad Skills Monday Christmas Edition button at SSB! Merry Christmas!


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