I’m a huge fan of Jessica Hische, so I recently made her cake jars & sent them to her for her website theinternetsendsmecake.com She posted the pictures I took on her blog, check it out!
Baking cake in glass mason jars is actually pretty easy. Just fill them halfway with regular cake batter & bake maybe a little longer than the recommended time on the box. I also put the jars on a cookie sheet and put it on the lowest rack in the oven to make sure the bottoms of the cake would cook thoroughly. Once they’re done, they are perfect to ship for someone’s birthday!
Here’s a link to a more detailed post about how to make them: http://baking.about.com/od/giftideas/ss/canningjarcakes.htm
The lovely Elaine Stephenson made this creative and highly shippable cake! Cake Jars! So, there isn’t a person alive that doesn’t find Ball mason jars charming and awesome, and receiving them in the mail is pretty stellar because after you consume cake, you have beautiful useful jars! Double win. Elaine obviously knows what she’s doing, and for sure knows how to maximize the potential of a cake. A little quote from Elaine about the cake-making process: “It was a lemon cake layered with sprinkles in the batter, which when cooked gave the cake a rainbow effect! Thus I called it “Rainbow Lemon Cake Jars.” I also included buttercream icing for you to eat the cake with. They were pretty fun and easy to bake, I would just recommend people only fill them half of the way through.” You can check out Elaine’s work here or check out her project “Type-O-Sketch” here.