Monday, December 13, 2010

Poor Woman’s Cupcake in a Jar

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From the moment I read about these Peppermint Fudge Cupcakes at Our Best Bites, I was completely and totally in love.  I may have even licked my computer screen.  I knew that I had to make them, but for what?  Why?  Who?  A few weeks later I signed up to bring a baked good to a fundraiser bake sale that the women in my community where helping put on (aka The Relief Society).  I decided this would be a worthy event for these amazing cupcakes
But here’s the thing.  I loved the whole cupcake in a jar idea, but didn’t want to fork out the cash to buy jars . . Cheap, yes, but lets go with frugal.  So I came up with this idea instead. 
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Put the cupcake in a plastic cup!
After the cupcakes where done baking, cooled, and filled with fudgy peppermint ganache, I put an extra baking cup on, plopped into one of these plastic cups:
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{Dixie 9 oz. clear plastic cup}
AFTER cupcakes where in the cups I frosted them.  I tried it the other way and it made a mess!  Sprinkle on some crushed up candy canes. 
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Dropped into a cellophane treat bag, closed with a twist tie and added some ribbon.  Ta-da I give to you the Poor Woman’s Cupcake in a Jar!
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(I feel like I have seen it before, but don’t know where, so I won’t take complete credit for this genius idea, but don’t who to give credit to!)
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They where a big hit at the bake sale.  They were also as tasty as I thought they would be and I even cheated and used a cake mix!
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I did however use the Our Best Bites, frosting recipe.  It was totally awesome.  For the complete recipe and instructions you can go {HERE}.  Be prepared, it’s gonna blow your mind!

 

I’m linking up to these holly jolly parties this week. 

Plus a few more:

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17 comments:

  1. you are a genius! i had this recipes printed out within seconds of seeing it but couldn't figure out how it was gonna come together without those jars! I gave ya a shout out today.. go check it out! :)

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  2. These are adorable! Love how portable and frugal they are! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

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  3. So cute and they look delicious! The cups look perfect! Thanks for sharing at the Holiday Hookup!

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  4. Looks yummy! What a great way to keep the frosting in tact!!

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  5. Precious, love it. SO CUTE, AND YUMMY! jen

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  6. YUM! I bookmarked this before I was even finished reading.

    I'd love it if you could stop by my blog and check out my 1st giveaway!

    http://theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com/2010/12/v8-ambition-giveaway.html

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  7. Nice alternative! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Mondays!

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  8. These are so cute! Our school has a bake sale at Halloween and I'm sure I could do a version for that.

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  9. I thought about using clear plastic cups instead of jars, too. Haven't gotten around to trying it yet. Yours came out so cute!! PERFECT for a bake sale - brilliant!

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  10. LOVE it!! I will be making these, thanks for sharing. :)

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  11. I love this idea !!! This would be great to bring cupcakes to my daughter's school. Less messy for the kids to eat. A definate for a bake sale to, just add a plastic fork to the ribbon and done.

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  12. This is just the smartest idea I have ever seen and as an old mom of an 18 year old who has participated in a lot of bake sales, I have never seen this done! This is a fabulous idea not just for bake sales, but for the cupcakes that I take to class parties (I have two younger children too)....Just fabulous....Had to become a follower!

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  13. P.S. Love this so much that I had to feature it on my blog today with a link to your post. Hope you are okay with that...

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  14. great idea! I am such a packaging junkie! Love finding new ideas!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

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  15. I'm totally reposting this, you know. (And the ruffled Christmas tree if that's okay). Too bad we had to leave so I couldn't have talked to you more about the t-shirt. SO.CUTE. And you're famous - total shout out on Be Different Act Normal. ::)

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  16. You have been featured at SSB! Check it out:

    http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2010/12/mad-skills-monday-link-party-38.html

    Feel free to snag my I was Featured button as well as the Mad Skills Monday Christmas Edition button at SSB! Merry Christmas!
    xoxo
    Ginger
    SSB

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