Bottled Cupcakes

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Temporarily bottled that is. Just long enough for someone to get a fork. I saw this cute thing on Joy’s Hope, and had to give it a try.

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Simple enough to make this treat for your friends, neighbors, coworkers or family. Start by whipping together  a regular cake mix…

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and scooping it into greased muffin tins. Skip the cupcake papers. I used a #30 ice cream scoop to fill each well with batter.  Bake as directed.

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Aren’t they just sweet and perfectly uniform?

Now for the frosting. You’ll need:

1 lb. powdered sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp.. vanilla

Combine and beat until creamy. If you want to use a frosting tube–you can, of course. But we just filled a plastic bag and cut the corner off.

Note: If you are tempted to use store-bought tub frosting–don’t. You’ll be sorry. It was too runny and made a mess of everything. You must trust me on this.

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Now then, take a clean, empty (duh) wide-mouth canning jar and squirt a circle of frosting “glue” in the bottom

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Set one cupcake down at the bottom of the jar. Then, top with frosting. Add another cupcake and again, top with frosting.

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Screw on the lids and keep refrigerated until you are ready to hand them out.

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Top with a pretty ribbon or…

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a five inch square of fabric cut at the corners and held on by string or raffia. Oh, and do your pals a favor…

just give them a fork.

8 Replies to “Bottled Cupcakes”

  1. SUCH a cute idea!! Exactly why I love your blog! So many cute ideas! 🙂 Now I have something clever to “Boo” my neighbors with. Either this or the popcorn – which to pick?!? 🙂

  2. Yum! I love the orange color! That frosting recipe is what I use all the time. I am not a big fan of store bought frosting. It is too heavy for me. You guys are so clever!

  3. Oh course, I used the tub frosting the first time around. That was a waste of time. Plus, this frosting is just sooo good. I hope you make these too.

  4. The store icing isn’t good… and it SOOO didn’t work for this!

    Nice work finding always finding fun things to post Mom! You’re great!

  5. We’re doing the fun decorated ones again this year like you had on your blog last year. My 8year old grandson can hardly wait!

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