Introduction: Rainbow Cupcakes in a Jar

Step 1: What You'll Need


Preheat oven to 350f

What you'll need:

1 boxed white cake mix
1 can of white frosting
variety of Wilton icing colours
12 125ml (4oz) canning jars
Sprinkles

Step 2: Step 1:


Make the white cake as per the instructions on the box. Then divide the cake mix up into portions (you don’t have to be exact). Add colouring to the cake mix. I used: No Taste Red, Lemon Yellow, Teal, Royal Blue and Violet (most of the colours of the rainbow).

Step 3: Step 2:


Add about 1 tsp of each colour into the canning jars. Place the canning jars on a cooking sheet with about 1/4″ of water on it. Bake in the oven at 350f for 25-30 minutes.

Step 4: Step 3


Remove from oven and let them cool completely.

Once cooled remove the tops of the cupcakes to make room for frosting. Ice the cakes with the frosting and top with sprinkles.

Step 5: Enjoy!


Comments

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phenoptix made it! (author)2011-05-15

Really pretty cakes! Nice DOF in the photos too!

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-15

Thank you very much!

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TaraM2 made it! (author)2014-12-18

OMG im totally going to make this!

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KwartzKitten made it! (author)2011-12-30

All I can think is Fairy Cakes! I'm saving this!

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bagnitsch made it! (author)2011-11-08

Ah, what a good way to present the colorful cakes

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shilicious made it! (author)2011-07-31

First off, thank you for the beautiful idea!

About how many of the 4oz jars would you say a box of batter would make? I plan on making these for a friend's going-away party in the colors of his new college, but I don't want to end up with too much left-over batter.

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platinum15 made it! (author)2011-07-25

wait... can you use like baby food jars?

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platinum15 made it! (author)2011-07-24

where can you get canning jars?(:

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NaturalCrafter made it! (author)2011-05-29

Cool cupcakes for Memorial Weekend!

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angelabchua made it! (author)2011-05-17

FANTASTIC! i love these. way to make a simple treat extraordinary!

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-18

Thank you!

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cvale made it! (author)2011-05-16

I made them too! I added a TON of dye and they came out super bright and pretty!

The only problem was, I couldn't find glass jars, so I had to make them the traditional way. This was nice, though, because it dyed the white wrapper the colors of the cupcake! Brought them to school and everyone adored them!

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angelabchua made it! (author)angelabchua2011-05-17

These look great. In the past, i have put too much dye in stuff and you can actually taste a bitterness. I will have to retry. How did you fill the center with icing like that?

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-16

These look fabulous cvale! Great colour :) Thanks for taking the time to comment and post photos.

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Haru made it! (author)2011-05-16

to enjoy can you get the cupcakes out or do you have to eats them with a spoon?

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-16

Hi Haru,

Thank you for your comment. Yes, you have to eat it from the jar with a fork or spoon.

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Haru made it! (author)Haru2011-05-16

sweeet making them when i get back on land

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pyro1234567890 made it! (author)2011-05-16

So they're Jarcakes then?

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-16

I suppose so ...

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canida made it! (author)2011-05-16

Beautiful! The glass jars show off the colors so well.

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canida made it! (author)canida2011-05-16

Did you do anything fun with the sliced-off bits of cake top?

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-16

My five year old ate them before all of the other kids came home from school. She absolutely had fun :)

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-16

Thank you!

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Amanda1991 made it! (author)2011-05-15

Looks excellent thanks .ps: yugezi1991@hotmail.com

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-16

Thank you!

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gijoebob made it! (author)2011-05-16

Why use the colored frosting in the batter instead of food coloring? What does that do for you?

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-16

The icing colours are food-colouring ... I think Wilton markets them for colouring frosting but they can be used to dye other food products.

HTH

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gijoebob made it! (author)gijoebob2011-05-16

Ah, that makes more sense. Thanks!

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debzam made it! (author)2011-05-16

As the grandsons would say "You ROCK!"
And so will I once I make these.
Thanks.

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-16

Enjoy :)

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Audreyvgs made it! (author)2011-05-16

Did you grease the jars first?

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-16

I didn't grease the jars. I thought about it, but seeing as they don't need to come out of the mold easily (using a spoon to scoop and eat), and you want the rainbow effect to be visible with no barrier, I decided not to.

They didn't stick much at all.

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NaturalCrafter made it! (author)2011-05-12

I never knew you could get so many colors. Pretty to look at.

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-13

Thank you NaturalCrafter :) I only used five colours but they combine to make even more.

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NaturalCrafter made it! (author)NaturalCrafter2011-05-15

With all this talk of food I made cookies today...lol So many projects, so little time..but its all fun sharing it too.

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poepadoe made it! (author)2011-05-15

I've been doing rainbow cupcakes with food coloring for a while now, but putting them in glass jars is both clever and gorgeous! Thanks for the post.

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-15

Thank you :)

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porcupinemamma made it! (author)2011-05-15

Looks excellent. is the idea to use a fork or spoon to eat the cup cake?

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-15

Thank you. Yes, you'lll need to use a spoon or fork.

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porcupinemamma made it! (author)porcupinemamma2011-05-15

All rightie then. Thanks so much!! :0)

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ladybgood made it! (author)2011-05-15

i swear i can smell cupcakes.....

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-15

You've got to love the smell of cupcakes!

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splazem made it! (author)2011-05-12

Very cute! Great job! I have to make these!

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mommyknows1 made it! (author)mommyknows12011-05-13

Thank you splazem! Make sure to share photos if you make them.

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splazem made it! (author)splazem2011-05-14

Will do!

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