Kitty wants that camera. lol. I bet it would lurve some cake.
I mentioned that it was birthday season here in my house. Sadly (for me), as they enter adulthood the birthday children are not always home on the big day.
This year my son celebrated his 20th birthday while spending the summer in Wisconsin. I decided to make some portable cakes to send him. Birthday Cake In A Jar!
Since I live in Vermont, I knew those jars would be traveling lots of miles over about 3 days at the end of July. I decided to go with boxed cake mix and purchased icing to reap the benefits of all the preservatives that are added to them.
Funfetti Cake and a colorful splash of rainbow sprinkles make the cakes very festive. Bonus…my son said they arrived just fine and were yummy.
Birthday Cake In A Jar
1 Funfetti cake mix
1 tub of vanilla icing
3 (1 pint) wide mouth Mason jars
Round cookie cutter
Ribbons and stickers, to decorate
1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
2. Prepare the cake mix according to the package instructions.
3. Bake the cake in the prepared pan for the time indicated on the mix package. Allow to cool completely in the pan.
4. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out cake rounds that are slightly smaller than the mason jar opening.
5. Drop a cake round into the bottom of the jar then spoon on some icing. Repeat with another cake round and some more icing. Add a sprinkling of sprinkles.
6. Seal the jar with the lid. Wrap ribbon around the jars and add a birthday tag.
Makes 3 jars
Recipe from Joy & Oliver
That’s the name of the band which, apart from having a cracking good new album out called ‘Methods Of Madness’ and being from my beloved Glasgow, makes them perfect for today’s post.
“Mother Mary, You’re the best thing
that’s happened to me
Since I was conceived
From the ash of a pint glass
Thank God these drinks have come at last”
Check out Birthday Cake! on Bandcamp where you can buy their music.