PIN-WIN! {cupcakes in a jar}

Oh Pinterest, how I love thee…

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The original Pin from {mycakies.com}

With the help of two lovely ladies; Jenna & Sheridan we took this cute idea from Pinterest and put a Christmas spin on it, for a pretty gift to our beautiful Young Women.

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First we baked up a yummy batch of Red Velvet cupcakes using the recipe below.

{We chose to bake the cupcakes in cupcake liners in a regular pan and not in the jars.}

Red Velvet Cupcakes

We also whipped up a batch of Cream Cheese Frosting….

Traditional Cream Cheese Frosting

…and we crushed a few candy canes too.

To fill the jars, first unwrap a cupcake and slice in half. Place the bottom half in a jar, and pipe frosting over top. Place the top half of the cupcake over the frosting, press down slightly, and then pipe more frosting on top. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

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To decorate the jars, we first spray painted the bands white. {We used half-pint sized canning jars}. Then we cut a 2″ circle from some pretty christmas paper and taped it to the top of the lid. The lid was then placed on the jar, and the band screwed on tight.

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Sparkly tinsel was tied around a red spoon…

…and a pretty tag to finish it off.

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Pretty dang cute right? I call this a Pinterest Win.

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