Step 1: What You'll Need

Picture of 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
phenoptix4 years ago
Really pretty cakes! Nice DOF in the photos too!
mommyknows1 (author)  phenoptix4 years ago
Thank you very much!
TaraM28 months ago

OMG im totally going to make this!

All I can think is Fairy Cakes! I'm saving this!
bagnitsch3 years ago
Ah, what a good way to present the colorful cakes
shilicious4 years ago
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.
platinum154 years ago
wait... can you use like baby food jars?
platinum154 years ago
where can you get canning jars?(:
Cool cupcakes for Memorial Weekend!
angelabchua4 years ago
FANTASTIC! i love these. way to make a simple treat extraordinary!
mommyknows1 (author)  angelabchua4 years ago
Thank you!
cvale4 years ago
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!
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?
mommyknows1 (author)  cvale4 years ago
These look fabulous cvale! Great colour :) Thanks for taking the time to comment and post photos.
Haru4 years ago
to enjoy can you get the cupcakes out or do you have to eats them with a spoon?
mommyknows1 (author)  Haru4 years ago
Hi Haru,

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

sweeet making them when i get back on land
So they're Jarcakes then?
mommyknows1 (author)  pyro12345678904 years ago
I suppose so ...
canida4 years ago
Beautiful! The glass jars show off the colors so well.
canida canida4 years ago
Did you do anything fun with the sliced-off bits of cake top?
mommyknows1 (author)  canida4 years ago
My five year old ate them before all of the other kids came home from school. She absolutely had fun :)
mommyknows1 (author)  canida4 years ago
Thank you!
Amanda19914 years ago
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mommyknows1 (author)  Amanda19914 years ago
Thank you!
gijoebob4 years ago
Why use the colored frosting in the batter instead of food coloring? What does that do for you?
mommyknows1 (author)  gijoebob4 years ago
The icing colours are food-colouring ... I think Wilton markets them for colouring frosting but they can be used to dye other food products.

Ah, that makes more sense. Thanks!
debzam4 years ago
As the grandsons would say "You ROCK!"
And so will I once I make these.
mommyknows1 (author)  debzam4 years ago
Enjoy :)
Audreyvgs4 years ago
Did you grease the jars first?
mommyknows1 (author)  Audreyvgs4 years ago
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.
I never knew you could get so many colors. Pretty to look at.
mommyknows1 (author)  NaturalCrafter4 years ago
Thank you NaturalCrafter :) I only used five colours but they combine to make even more.
With all this talk of food I made cookies today...lol So many projects, so little time..but its all fun sharing it too.
poepadoe4 years ago
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.
mommyknows1 (author)  poepadoe4 years ago
Thank you :)
Looks excellent. is the idea to use a fork or spoon to eat the cup cake?
mommyknows1 (author)  porcupinemamma4 years ago
Thank you. Yes, you'lll need to use a spoon or fork.
All rightie then. Thanks so much!! :0)
ladybgood4 years ago
i swear i can smell cupcakes.....
mommyknows1 (author)  ladybgood4 years ago
You've got to love the smell of cupcakes!
splazem4 years ago
Very cute! Great job! I have to make these!
mommyknows1 (author)  splazem4 years ago
Thank you splazem! Make sure to share photos if you make them.
Will do!