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Cupcakes in a jar

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I saw a piece about 'Wicked Good Cupcakes' a Boston purveyor of cupcakes-in-a-jar on Shark Tank last night and would like to duplicate at home. Recipes seem to be very simple: bake regular cupcakes and cut in half, then layer in a jar with frosting and toppings. Is there any trick to this I'm missing? Thanks!

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  1. Nope, that's all there is to it. I saw that type of thing sold years ago on Etsy.com. People also bake batter directly in squat canning jars and then just frost the top.

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      1. re: fara

        Why? How is it different from a cupcake baked in muffin tins? It seems that it depends on the quality of the cake more than the baking apparatus.

    1. Mason jar trend I suppose. Some people use baby food jars. Cake pops, balls, push up cake pops, the list goes on.

      1. Just remember glass is an excellent conductor of heat and will continue to cook during the long cooling period, you could over cook and dry out your masterpiece.

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        1. re: treb

          I have read that if you bake in the jars to use a water bath. It limits breakage do to quick heating and/or cooling.

        2. Thanks everyone. I'm going to make for Halloween with chocolate cake, orange frosting and maybe crushed Butterfinger. Too bad I'll be on a big diet then!