Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rainbow Cake {in a jar}

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I had SO much fun making this that I had to share it with ya'll!

I have never tried making cake in a mason jar before, but it totally works, and is SO cute looking!

Go here for the recipe, and I'll give you my tips to make it turn out great!



Start with some yummmmmmy looking cake batter, divided into several bowls.
(I used neon food coloring for all my colors)



Spoon in one layer at a time, filling your jar about halfway with all your colors.  Like so:


TIP: the first time I tried "layering" my batter in the jars, it was WAYYYY too runny.  Add about 2 tsp. cornstarch, and 1-2 Tbs. of flour to each bowl.  It will thicken it up, and make it much easier to "layer".


Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, and top with frosting and sprinkles when cool.

Love it!!



FYI: I used half pint mason jars.
(because I love stuff that is miniature!)

52 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!!! This is so great, I never would have thought you could bake a cake like that! I'll so have to save this idea :D

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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  2. this is so cute and looks yummy!!!

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  3. aw! How cute!!!! This is so fun!

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  4. SO fun!! I'm sure my son would love these for his birthday! And what a perfect way to take cake on a picnic...Question: what temp did you bake these at and for how long?

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  5. KaseyQ,
    I baked at 350 for about 20 minutes. It didn't take too long to bake since I used half pint jars. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I never thought to bake a cake in a jar like that. I love it!! These would be so simple, and not messy, to give as gifts.

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  7. LOVE... saw these for the first time on Pinterest... they are definitely on my to-do list for my girls birthdays this year. They look fabulous!
    Cheers
    The Spangler @
    The Quick Unpick

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  8. These are so Springy! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow, what a great idea!!! So many possibilities for this and it would be so great for a buffet party or potluck.....

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  10. VERY cool and colorful! lol

    Stopping by for the Whatever Goes Wednesday Blog hop!

    ~Stay beautiful and blessed!

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  11. ADORABLE!!!!!
    I'm going to have to try this. Thanks!

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  12. WOW!! This is so cute!! I haven't ever made cake in a mason jar either but now I can't wait to try!!! I'm your newest follower! Would love for you to stop by and say hi! :)

    http://alililly.blogspot.com

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  13. Love this! Too cute! I am planning a garden party brunch for my daughters first birthday in July and these would be ADORABLE!

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  14. Oh my heck! This is way too cool. You an cool the mason jars? Who knew? I'm totally going to do this because it looks so darn cool!

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  15. Cute Blog! I just found you over at Seven Thirty Three, and I'm your newest follower! I love how you layered it. You made it look so do-able. I can't wait to try it!

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  16. these are so adorable! and such a great gift idea! :)
    <3 DameGoodEats

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  17. I could eat about 5 of those right now! Thank you so much for linking! I will have to try that soon!!!

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  18. I LOVE this idea!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!!! Kids will think it is so cool!!

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  19. I love cakes in a jar! I made them for hubby a few years ago when he was in IRAQ. they are great! Love your colors!

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  20. um WOW. lovely and delicious. it looks fantastic.

    your new follower!
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  21. Love you blog. Love this idea. Totally following. :)

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  22. wow, looks great! thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  23. OMG that looks awesome - I have a little girl who would think I was the best Mum ever if I let her bake multicoloured cakes in jars!! Definitely going to try this!

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  24. Amazing! Didn't realize you bake it right in the jar....makes sense!! Very cute!!
    Coming from the What's Allie making now linky.

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  25. oh my gosh that is such an adorable idea! love it - thanks for sharing!

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  26. This is absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  28. This is SO neat!!! Can't wait to try it :)

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  29. YUMMY!

    Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters!
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  30. How cool is that?! I just learned that you can bake sweet bread in jars but had never thought of doing cakes...oh the possibilities :)

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  31. I love the idea of baking in canning jars - love seeing the colors thru the sides!

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