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 cakes
lots of frosting - we're talking LOTS.
paper cut outs for the top with the couples monogram, cute saying, etc
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 think
Cut out your fabric, paper or whatever you're using for toppers
Take the middle ring out of the donut punch and punch a circle into the cake. Be gentle when removing cake circle from punch.
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.
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.
Using the leftover cake and your sprinkles, put in kitchen aid and mix together to crumble.
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.*
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.
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.
Admire your work and style with a cutesy chalkboard with a corny, but adorable, saying.
jars - hobby lobby
cake- walmart bakery of all places
donut punch - williams sonoma
wooden spoons - sucre shop