Cupcakes In A Jar?

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ReenieK Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 12:53am
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LittleLinda Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 1:09am
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No, I've never seen them. Are you trying to figure out how to make them? Maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't pay $65 for ten.

ReenieK Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 1:11am
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I wouldnt pay that either. It looks like they were cupcakes sliced & layed in a jar w/ frosting.

andpotts Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 2:05am
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My favorite cupcake blogger tried these said they were awesome! Too rich for 1 sitting, they have frosting, fillings and stuff (nuts etc.) layered depending on your flavor choice.

I think she does the jars because they ship so well. She offers so many flavors, I think they are a great idea! Would I pay that much for them? Most likely no, but people do, so she's on to something brilliant! I would love to know how to pull these off if anyone has any ideas.

Sun11598 Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 2:22am
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What a neat idea. I wonder how long they keep...

I've baked cakes in a jar and given them as gifts with a small jar of jam to compliment the flavor of cake.

andpotts Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 2:42am
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Here's a link to the blog I was talking about, I just love it, so cute and fun and lots of good info for a new cuppycake convert! icon_smile.gif

http://iheartcuppycakes.wordpress.com

DaisyLisa17 Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 2:43am
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How cute is that? What a neat gift idea...

A couple of minutes on CC a night, and my brain is working faster than I can keep up with!

edith123 Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 2:58am
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that it's so cool! thumbs_up.gif I didn't know myou can bake cupcakes in a jar like someone mentioned, doesn't the jar crack?

thedessertdiva Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 3:13am
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This is an interesting and brilliant idea. I would love to have come up with this concept myself...now if only I could place an 8' round in a jar...lol

I did notice on her site that she does state this:

All the creative names of our cupcakes as well as "THE ORIGINAL CUPCAKE IN A JAR" are trademarked and copyrighted by Fat Daddy Bake Shop Inc. Fat Daddy Bake Shop Inc. holds a Patent Pending © 2008 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Fat Daddy Bake Shop Inc. on the cake in a jar concept. All our recipes are protected, copy written, trademarked and exclusive to us

Soooo...who is brave enough to tread into this territory and test this for us? I remember the whole "who really can patent a stuffed strawberry" debate. Can you patent a cupcake in a jar, really?

Sun11598 Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 3:17am
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I don't see how she can hold the rights on a cake in a jar website. Do some searches and you'll find all kinds of recipes for cakes to BAKE in a jar.

edith - Nope, the jars don't crack. You use canning jars (widemouth) - and they're made to withstand the heat. The tricky part is getting the seals/rings on while the jars are still hot and then making sure they seal.

My dh & I did this one year for Christmas gifts for work. Once the jars sealed I took the rings off and added a cute circle of Christmas fabric and put the ring back on.

We did chocolate and apple spice...and I think one other, but I don't remember the flavor.

melysa Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 3:19am
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i doubt they are baked in the jar. likely just cupcakes layered in there with the frosting and toppings and then a lid placed on top. clever shipping idea, pricey, but cute.

samcfi Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 3:21am
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Do you really think she "baked" them in the jars. If so, how would she put in the filling? It looks like she has just torted a cupcake, spread the bottom layer with icing & put it in the jar, then did the same with the next layer.

melysa Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 3:23am
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another reason i dont think they are baked IN the jar (though like the others posted, you probably can bake in a good glass jar..) ...is because the frosting would melt! i think its just the packaging method.

the patent? interesting. i dont think that means no one else can make them, just cant call them the same thing or claim them as your original idea. who knows?

pinkbox Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 3:47am
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I think it is to state that the Names of the cupcakes (although very cute) are Trademarked and "Origional cupcake in a jar" is trademarked. Those exact wordings.

The concept cannot be trademarked... just like the name Bubba.

(sat in the courtroom for that one believe it or not)

but the combinations of the recipes and such are not trademarked

Love the legal mumbo jumbo .. NOT

kneadacookie Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 3:51am
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can they be baked in the jars, and then taken out, assembled and then placed back in the jars?????
i love this idea. it's so cute.

melysa Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 3:57am
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Originally Posted by kneadacookie

can they be baked in the jars, and then taken out, assembled and then placed back in the jars?????
i love this idea. it's so cute.




i'd think that would be a waste of time. you'd also have the ugly film of the cake all over the inside of the jar and they'd need to be washed up or switched out. the easier way would be to just use cupcake sliced and filled as they are being placed in a clean jar. you could also use biscuit cutters to cut rounds from a sheet cake if you wanted really clean lines. but then you have scraps-

kneadacookie Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 4:04am
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looks to me like it's just a normally baked cupcake peeled, stuffed and layered in a jar.
LL

kneadacookie Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 4:08am
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sorry double post

southerncake Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 4:50am
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A couple of months ago a friend sent me this link. Now I LOVE Etsy!!! DH and I have looked at these cupcakes for a while and for sure think they are not baked in the jar. I could spend hours on Etsy!

FromScratch Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 5:17am
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There's no way they are baked in the jar. They look to be baked in a muffin pan.. probably without liners and placed in the jars after they are baked. Cut them in 1/2.. place the bottom in the jar and add filling.. pop the top on and add frosting and seal the jar. Very cute!!

tonedna Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 5:38am
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In that last photo it looks like they where bake in the liners. I dont know how she can copyright a canned product. Maybe the cakes that she put inside and the name..but the canning process????

andpotts Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 5:55am
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I think so long as no one's calling them by her names you're ok. I for one plan on trying my hand at these once I get back to my own kitchen. I do cookie mixes in a jar for gifts all the time, but this never crossed my mind, such a good idea. Got my wheels turning, now I'm thinking these would make great individual ice cream cakes! YUM-O whoops is that copywritten too icon_smile.gif

amysue99 Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 5:57am
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"Fat Daddy Bake Shop Inc. holds a Patent Pending © 2008 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Fat Daddy Bake Shop Inc. on the cake in a jar concept."

It looks like, from this, that they've patented the concept. But whether or not that means shipping in a jar, selling in a jar, or baking in a jar, it's unclear. I did read on the House of Sugar website where they have patented a method of transfer onto fondant. So, I guess patents can be made on these type of things.

tonedna Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 6:01am
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i dont know...is like people making jelly can that be patent???

sugarhigh384 Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 7:50am
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From what I understand of the patent process they can only hold title to the concept for one year, or a specific amount of time, but as far as the company/product name- it is theirs forever or until they release/sell it. I should have paid more attention in my business class!!! icon_confused.gif

Penny7271 Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 12:00pm
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If it says "patent pending" that means that patent has been submitted. But they may or may not actually receive a patent for it. (Although I am not quite sure what "it" is they are patenting here...)

My dad is a patent lawyer...the next time I talk with him I will ask him some of these questions that have been brought up here.

The cupcake in the jar idea is quite cute, though!

FromScratch Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 12:07pm
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The second pic looks like it was from a liner, but the original ones don't have those tell tale lines and I think that looks nicer.

I doubt she will get the patent for the concept. It's too general. But she can definitely patent the name "The Original Cupcake in a Jar".

kneadacookie Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 12:12pm
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i want to try these. i wonder if those 3 oz jars are readily available. i guess i've never looked for jars before(no canner here)

FromScratch Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 12:40pm
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Yes.. you should be able to find them.. maybe even in your grocery store in the kitchen utensils asile. icon_smile.gif

Sun11598 Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 12:49pm
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I didn't mean that she baked them in the jars. Just that (quoting from her legal stuff here) "...on the cake in a jar concept" seems to general. If you do a search for cake in a jar you come up with all kinds of recipes to bake in a jar.

Now cupcake in a jar seems different enough to me that I might buy that she has a patent on it. I never would have thought of putting a baked cupcake INTO a jar. But I can't see how they would keep very long - all the canning processes I know of take heat - and you certainly couldn't heat these up with fillings and icing. So I hope the jar doesn't give any of her customers a false idea of how long to keep the cakes.

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