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Cupcakes in a jar

mocro Sep 14, 2013 08:59 AM

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. greygarious RE: mocro Sep 14, 2013 06:39 PM

    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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      fara RE: greygarious Sep 15, 2013 01:38 AM


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        chowser RE: fara Sep 15, 2013 08:39 AM

        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.

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      youareabunny RE: mocro Sep 14, 2013 11:39 PM

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

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        treb RE: mocro Sep 15, 2013 12:18 PM

        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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          ML PAVACT RE: treb Sep 18, 2013 09:28 AM

          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.

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          mocro RE: mocro Sep 17, 2013 07:56 PM

          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!

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