Cake In A Glass

Decorating By julia1812 Updated 12 Sep 2016 , 10:16pm by MrsNewBaker

julia1812 Posted 12 Jan 2015 , 5:22am
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AHi y'all, I saw yesterday really pretty pictures of cakes in a glass. Was wondering if one of you has done that before and give me some more information on what cakes I could make, how to make it look pretty, how to get filling etc in if that's possible and how long they last......

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Apti Posted 12 Jan 2015 , 8:24am
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Martini Glass Cakes baked right in the Martini Glass

1. Spray Martini Glass with non stick spray

2. Take your Yellow Cake Mix, divide into smaller bowls and add food coloring to them.

3. Spoon into glasses randomly.  About 2/3 full

4. Bake at 200 degrees for about 45 mins.

5. After cake is cool, dip rim in vanilla flavoring then in candy sprinkles.

6. Melt icing in microwave for a few seconds and spoon onto top of cake.

7. Enjoy!

Now How cool is that? The key to baking your cake in the glasses is the Low Baking Temp for a longer Baking Time.  I think these are fantastic and kids would love them. Give them each a fancy spoon to go along with it and let them dig in and enjoy !!!

I would like to give a Thank You Shout Out to Rachel from Mommy’s Yummys for letting me share her Martini Glass Cakes and how they were made. I think these are so Unique, Fun and Colorful.

Apti Posted 12 Jan 2015 , 8:33am
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p.s. to post above:


I've never heard of "cake in a glass" before.  I have, however, heard of cupcakes-in-a-jar (mason jar, that is).   After researching cupcakes in a jar (CIAJ), the general consensus seems to be that the CIAJ are good for 7-10 days because of the high sugar content and the fact that they are sealed in an airtight jar. 


I imagine that these cakes in a martini glass would have the same shelf life as a regular cupcake, around 24-36 hours, max, because they are NOT in an air-tight mason jar; however, this is a pure-D guess on my part. 


Injecting a filling would mean that the cake part would swell upward (since it can't swell outward because of the glass).

julia1812 Posted 12 Jan 2015 , 9:54am
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AWow, those look fantastic! Great idea. Yes, I'm looking for cakes in a jar (mason jar). Ideally not just cake batter which is baked, something more special, where you go WOW! Have no idea how, but it looks like some of the ones I saw have different layers with a filling or frosting or something in between. Just can't figure out how that would work

MimiFix Posted 12 Jan 2015 , 7:35pm
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I've made numerous cakes in glass jars and it's fairly simple. After you make a few, you'll feel like an expert! Wide mouth jars are best, I like to start with pieces of cake pressed down into the bottom of each jar. Depending upon your goal, layer any flavor cake, icing, fruit, pudding, candy, etc.


For ideas and to see many images, google cake in mason jars

Apti Posted 12 Jan 2015 , 7:46pm
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Ahhh.... no problem.  I just did a presentation on Cupcakes In A Jar; it was a big success.


It all started (like you) with a picture.  I saw the idea about 3 years ago, but didn't commit to purchasing the jars until this winter when I was purchasing Mason jars as a gift for my niece.  While I was there, of course I HAD to buy some of the 1/2 pint jars  (ok.... I went overboard as usual and purchased 6 dozen.......somebody needs to slap me....)


Here's what got me started:


Cupcakes in Jars

Featured on ABC's Shark Tank our Wicked Good to Go jars make great gifts for any occasion or just to send a little bit of home-made happiness to someone special. Each jar is hand packed with 2 CUPCAKES and lasts up to 10 days without refrigeration. We ship anywhere in the United States via UPS. Once you try one of our Wicked Good to Go jars, you may never want to eat a regular cupcake again!


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Google "cupcakes in a jar" and you'll find all sorts of links and tutorials.  Click on "images" for the same word search and you will see a lot of ideas for packaging.  I personally liked this approach the best:


However, I put the cupcake wrapper on top of the "lid" THEN put on the ring, ribbon/spoon like the photo below from:



I used 1/2 Pint Kerr jars with lids & rings.  Your cost for each 1/2 PINT jar with lid & ring, ribbon, spoon will probably be about $1.00 to $1.75 (depending on your shopping skills).  The selling price online seems to be between $4 to $7 for each jar.   I was able to fit 2 cupcakes and filling/frosting in each 1/2 Pint jar.  I made "peaches 'n cream" with alternating layers of peach pound cake with layers of Bavarian Cream (sleeve filling), peach filling (sleeve filling), and frosting on top.   Did the same thing with strawberry pound cake and used strawberry sleeve filling instead of the peach.




These can be frozen which is ideal for spontaneous gifts for neighbors, workers, etc.  I hobby bake, so these make a very cute individual gift.  For Valentine's Day, you can layer red velvet with white frosting and you have an adorable Valentine for under $2 (your cost).

MBalaska Posted 12 Jan 2015 , 8:08pm
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Originally Posted by Apti

Martini Glass Cakes baked right in the Martini Glass


When it comes to cake, there's just no end to the creative ideas people come up with.  I'll bet that the cake doesn't dry out at all in that mason jar, like a normal cupcake may do. Up to 10 days at room temp is pretty good.

However, It's hard to imagine putting nice martini glasses in a hot oven. :o


@Apti your jars look great!

Apti Posted 13 Jan 2015 , 1:35am
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MBAlaska~~thanks, but that was a stock photo.  My camera was on loan when I made my RV in a jar.  They looked very similar, but with different ribbons and red gingham cupcake wrapper to decorate the top.

Singerssoul Posted 13 Jan 2015 , 2:11am
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You should be able to bake in the Mason Jars if you wish.  I recently did wedding pies in the jar using wide mouth, 8 ounce jars. It made for a pretty presentation and an unusual dessert choice in place of a traditional wedding cake.  I baked directly in the jar, baking a dozen at a time (licensed home bakery).  The jars are designed to heat for the canning process, so baking in them is no trouble.

julia1812 Posted 14 Jan 2015 , 2:22pm
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Wow, thanks so much everyone!!!

Can't wait to start ;)

MrsNewBaker Posted 12 Sep 2016 , 4:54pm
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I know this an old thread but any idea how many cupcakes for a pint jar (16oz)? Maybe 3 regular sized cupcakes?


Apti Posted 12 Sep 2016 , 9:17pm
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MrsNewBaker -- Since you can squish 2 standard cupcakes in a 1/2 pint wide mouth jar, you can probably squish 4 standard cupcakes in a wide mouth jar.  

Apti Posted 12 Sep 2016 , 9:18pm
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won't let me edit ---4 cupcakes in a PINT wide mouth jar

MrsNewBaker Posted 12 Sep 2016 , 10:16pm
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Thank you so much Apti!!!

MrsNewBaker Posted 12 Sep 2016 , 10:16pm
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Thank you so much Apti!!!

MrsNewBaker Posted 12 Sep 2016 , 10:16pm
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Thank you so much Apti!!!

MrsNewBaker Posted 12 Sep 2016 , 10:16pm
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Thank you so much Apti!!!

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