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post #1 of 24
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Thinking about doing some mason jar cupcakes for a co-workers Bday. Any insight on these? Never used the jars before. What do you do with the jars afterwards, do you ask for them back? Any info would be greatly appreciated!! thanks

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post #2 of 24
Most likely if you are serving these at work, most people will eat it and leave the jar. You might want to put a box out so people can put the used jars. There will always be people that will want to take some home, so if you really need your jars back, keep in mind you probably won't get them all back. If they are not all eaten at the office, there will be people that will take the leftovers home without asking.

If cost is an issue, you could do the really small jars. That would be enough for a cupcake. Not as grand as a taller jar, but...
post #3 of 24
I agree with SecretAgentCakeBaker. If you serve them in jars, some people will assume the jar belongs to them. Can you use clear plastic cups? If you want to keep the jars, use decorative cups or bowls from a party store. Dollar Stores also have cheap individual cups/bowls. 

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post #4 of 24
I saw this on Shark Tank. They sell them so they don't get the jars back.

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post #5 of 24
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Thanks. It was just a thought, something different. I'll try and make a decision this weekend. icon_smile.gif
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post #6 of 24

The cupcake in a jar is not new. These are mini trifles and have been around for generations: Cake layered with filings in a clear glass bowl.

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The cupcake in a jar is not new. These are mini trifles and have been around for generations: Cake layered with filings in a clear glass bowl.

Thank you. However, I never said this idea was new. I've just never had any experience with them and wanted some opinions. 

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post #8 of 24

I love the idea of treats in a jar. Don't ask me why! It just seems so darn cute! I once made pies in a jar. I used the little 4 oz. wide mouth jars. They were not all that expensive. I think you should go for it. I think everyone will get a kick out of it. Even though the idea is not new, I'll bet most of the people you work with will not have seen them or had them before.

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i've been baking treats for me & my husband in itty bitty  mason jars--but so far i've used a water bath--but i mean they can go into pressure cookers and should be fine just as is in the oven w/o the water bath doncha think--of course i'd test it first--if you even meant baking in them ;)

 

it's a cute idea--it's fun to eat out of them

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Thank you. However, I never said this idea was new. I've just never had any experience with them and wanted some opinions. 


Sorry, I sincerely didn't mean to sound snarky. They were presenting this as some new thing they came up with and I believe in giving credit where credit is due. If something inspires a person they should say so. I do think the mason jar idea is awesome. It's a way of being able to ship cupcakes without worrying about the decorated top gets smushed. Very clever twist.

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post #11 of 24
I'd want my jars back but that's because I like to collect stuff and line them up and look at them. My husband calls me rain man.
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Sorry, I sincerely didn't mean to sound snarky. They were presenting this as some new thing they came up with and I believe in giving credit where credit is due. If something inspires a person they should say so. I do think the mason jar idea is awesome. It's a way of being able to ship cupcakes without worrying about the decorated top gets smushed. Very clever twist.

It's ok....They were just new to me. I've not done too many cupcakes and nothing out of the ordinary that's for sure. I ended up doing banana pudding in cute little containers because I got sick. Sooo simple does it, but haven't given up on the Mason jars!! :)

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post #13 of 24
I have sent these to my husband several times throughout his deployments. The last ones I sent were orange creamsicle, with a can of that frosting you mix flavors into. He would walk into his office and there would be somebody sitting at his desk with a mouthful of cake.
I used the really small jars and made s'mores for our son. Those were a big hit, but he's stingy with his goodies.
It was quite pratical doing it this way since in the past with baked goods we were at the mercy of the USPS

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post #14 of 24

OK,  I'm confused.  Are you actually baking the cupcake in the jar, or putting it in w/ frosting after baking?

post #15 of 24
You can do it either way.
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