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handmade monday: cake in a jar wedding favors

This past weekend, I styled a wedding and it was such a whirlwind! More photos tomorrow 🙂 Included in my duties that I volunteered for was making wedding favors. I recruited some help and together we made 100 “cake in a ball jar” favors for the wedding attendees. I’ve made these before in this post, but I adapted the steps this time to make it a little easier. 

Here’s how we did it!
What you’ll need:((recipe yields 90-100 jars))4 sheet cakeslots of frosting – we’re talking LOTS.sprinklespiping bagfood coloringdonut punchball jarspaper cut outs for the top with the couples monogram, cute saying, etcbaker’s twinewooden spoons

Prep:Take all the lids off the jars and rinse if necessary. Measure the needed amount of twine around the jar & cut 100 Buy more frosting than you thinkCut out your fabric, paper or whatever you’re using for toppers


Step 1:Take the middle ring out of the donut punch and punch a circle into the cake. Be gentle when removing cake circle from punch. 

Step 2:Gently place the cake into the jar. I kind of had to roll it in, flip the jar upside down and then straighten it out and pushed it to the bottom.

Step 3:Color your frosting to desired color (we did a light pink and light yellow) and place in piping bag. Put a layer of frosting on top of the first layer of cake – getting as close to the edge as you can.

Step 4:Using the leftover cake and your sprinkles, put in kitchen aid and mix together to crumble.

Step 5: Using a spoon, place a layer of the sprinkle crumble on top of the icing layer. *We ran out of cake crumbles, so use sparingly or get an extra cake JUST for crumbles.*
Step 6: Using a decorative frosting tip (we used a star tip) and your piping bag again, put more frosting on top. Feel free to add more sprinkles or sanding sugar at this point for added cuteness. 

Step 7: Place the seal on top of the jar, then the decorative circle, and then the lid. Tie twine around the “neck” of the jar and tie it in a knot and slip the spoon in-between the jar and the twine.

Step 8:Admire your work and style with a cutesy chalkboard with a corny, but adorable, saying.

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