Birthday Cake in a Jar

I'm not always good at remembering people's birthdays - unless they share a birthday with me!

My friend, Tina,  shares my birthDAY(today!), but not my birthYEAR. My friend, Tina, has probably never even heard of the song "Muskrat Love" and I'm pretty sure she never called into a radio station and won movie tickets to the original screening of "Grease". While I went to High school during the Big Hair era, my friend Tina was just getting the training wheels off of her first bike. It's amazing that we can still be friends.  But we are friends because Tina herself is amazing. One is instantly drawn to her charismatic personality and her sweet southern Alabamian drawl. Her self deprecating humor keeps us in stitches as she manages to reign in a slew of Type A moms during a PTF meeting or direct our focus to a higher calling during our weekly Bible Study.

To show my appreciation of this busy mom of three boys, I made her these portable "Birthday Cakes in a Jar". The concept isn't new, but they are so cute, I thought it was worth repeating! A standard sized cupcake fits perfectly into these 1/2 pint canning jars. And the best part? By layering the cake, you get double the yummy homemade cream cheese frosting!

Now my friend, Tina, can have her Birthday Cake and eat it, too!  
 (In her jumbo SUV between carpool and baseball!)



Love these! They are so pretty, and a great on-the-go treat.
Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to share this!
so pretty, fun and festive! tina is lucky to have a friend like you-

and i hope you had a happy birthday too!
Anonymous said…
How lovely and thoughtful. Does this mean it's happy birthday to you both?
Tara said…
Oh so cute. This is a great idea. No birthday girl should have to make her own cake!

Tara @
Michelle Day said…

I followed you over from Chic and Crafty Link Party and I absolutely love these! I have a ton of mason jars too.

I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at (Link up until Monday 4-23-12)

Have a great day,
OOoooo Oh My Gosh!! I LOVE this! I found your blog from the Anything Goes Linky Party & I'm soo happy I did. I must try this soon :)
-Kayla from Love Sparkle Pretty
Melodee said…
this is the cutest thing ever! thanks for the cute idea...pinning this right now!
Miz Helen said…
Hi Rachel,
This is a great idea! You are such a special friend to give these precious gifts!
Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen
I love this idea. I'm going to have to try it for my son's birthday, since I think we will be celebrating somewhere other than my house!
Carole said…
Great idea. Talking of birthday cake, you might like this Janet Evanovich quote Evanovich quote
Rose Jesky said…
What a cool idea. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Sunday Round Up. See you next week.
Rose @
mrslauralynn said…
What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing :)
Six Sisters said…
This is such a cute idea. And the more frosting, the better the cake! :) We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters
These are darling, I've never seen them before. Thank you for sharing.
Joselyn said…
This is even more fun then cupcakes! What a great idea!
Drag Racer V3 said…
Thanks for sharing this with us at the Sunday Round U
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