Ombre Mason Jar Cupcakes by Alyssa

 

Today I am beyond thrilled to bring you a guest post from Alyssa who blogs over at The Glossy Life. Not only is Alyssa one of the sweetest girls you’ll ever “meet”, she is also extremely creative. Between sharing delicious recipes, adorable outfits, great photography, and a wide variety of other topics, Alyssa’s blog is one of the my favorites to check out each day. Check out The Glossy Life for your daily inspirations!AlyssaFromTheGlossyLife

Hi Fierce & Fashionable readers! I’m Alyssa, popping over from The Glossy Life to bring you a fun post while Michelle is out of town. I was so excited when Michelle reached out, first because she’s so sweet and I love her little blog space, but also because she made the whole week Valentine’s Day themed–so fun!

I’m a firm believer that the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach (and also that this rule extends to pretty much every person, not just guys). I knew I wanted to come up a cute, edible DIY, and this ombre mason jar cupcake was the perfect fit.

I have an amazing go-to recipe (http://sweetapolita.com/2012/08/whipped-vanilla-dream-cupcakes/) that makes a delicious and moist vanilla cupcake (and frosting)–perfect for dyeing various shades of pink and red for the ombre effect.

 

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Once you’ve baked the cupcakes and allowed them to cool, slice each one in half–you’ll need four of these halves to fill a small mason jar (in other words, four cupcakes will fill two mason jars).

 

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Layer the cupcakes into the mason jar, alternating with a bit of frosting (it’s easiest if you put the frosting into a pastry bag and pipe it into the mason jar). Top the final layer of frosting with sprinkles.

 

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Wrap the top of the mason jar with a piece of fabric or burlap and ribbon. If you do use burlap, be sure to saran wrap the top of the jar before you put it on–you don’t want anyone getting little burlap fibers in their cupcakes!

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Finish off with a pretty tag and Valentine’s Day message. Enjoy (and thanks for having me, Michelle)!

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Oh my goodness, how adorable! Thank you Alyssa, they turned out wonderful!

Make sure you stop by The Glossy Life to check out Alyssa’s other Valentine’s posts, including A Valentine’s Playlist for the Lovers & the “Lonely“, a great Valentine’s Gift Guide for Him, and some delicious and adorable Sugar Cookies.

xomichelle

  • http://www.fromproseccotoplaid.com Julie, from prosecco to plaid

    This is SUCH a great idea!!! How clever. LOVE it. Love your blog and Alyssa’s! xo, Julie
    http://www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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  • http://www.isntthathcarming.blogspot.com Emily Marie

    Such a great idea!!! We all know the way to every man’s heart is his stomach, so this is perfect. ;)
    Isn’t That Charming.

  • http://www.sparklesandshoes.com Kelly

    What a cute idea, I will have to try this out this weekend!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Kate

    What an amazing idea – I would never have thought of putting cupcakes in a jar like that – so pretty.

    Really pleased to have found you via the GYB hop, and looking forward to following on Bloglovin.

    Kate x
    http://www.kateathome.com/

  • annie

    This is seriously the cutest (and yummiest) idea EVER – love it!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  • http://www.lifeinabreakdown.com Sarah Bailey

    Hi I’m stopping by from the blog hop.

    All I can say is WOW I <3 that – it's so cute, I would be so over the moon to receive something like that well at any time of the year not just at Valentines, I think something home made is always great plus can you beat cake?

    Sarah
    Life in a Break Down
    xx

  • http://gofortheglam.blogspot.com Olivia

    Alyssa…you’re amazing! These are SO cute and look so yummy. Pinning this!

    go for the glam

  • http://lyssbarn.com Allyssa

    Such a cute idea Alyssa!

  • http://www.rachelslookbook.com racheltr

    This is so cute! And amazing photography! Absolutely LOVE IT!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

  • http://heartofgoldandluxury.blogspot.com Alison

    Love the idea of putting cupcakes into a mason jar! They look delicous too:)

  • http://fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com Amy

    This girl is talented and creative. Got the ingredients for the cupcakes… Can’t wait to try them!

    Amy
    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  • http://twitter.com/drmngincashmere Amy Bishop (@drmngincashmere)

    I love her blog, she never ceases to amaze me. These are the cutest idea!!
    xoAmy
    http://www.dreamingincashmere.com

  • http://lynnandlou.blogspot.com Richelle

    Holy Yum Alyssa. I love it. Thanks for the idea.

  • http://twenty-somethingblog.com twenty-something

    I wish I was half as creative as Alyssa! This is seriously adorable. Alyssa, if you’re reading, please mail me one of these :)

    xo,
    Steph

  • http://mrtaylorandhislady.blogspot.com TJ

    I absolutely love this idea!! :)
    xo TJ

  • http://www.abitofsass.blogspot.com Chelsea

    These lok beyond yummy!!
    xx,
    http://www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

  • http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com nancy @ adore to adorn

    I love this!! It’s so darn cute and a great way to give someone something yummy and sweet! =D
    xo,
    nancy

  • http://glossymusings.com/ Alyssa

    Thank you SO much for having me (and your sweet little intro!). This was so fun!

  • http://www.adoredbyalex.com alexandrac90

    Such an adorable, charming idea!! Love this!! xox

  • http://gravatar.com/jmarling jmarlingjuli

    That is so cool! Almost too pretty to eat! Thanks for hosting :) Please return the follow when you can.
    http://www.thenaptimereview.com

  • http://twitter.com/bakingincouture Baking in Couture (@bakingincouture)

    Very cute! That’s a great clean/mess free way to share adorable cupcakes this season. XO Inna
    ww.bakingincouture.com

  • http://beautyandbeard.blogspot.com laura

    love alyssa, love this- such a creative and sweet valentine’s idea! so glad she lead me to your blog too!

  • http://twitter.com/yesitskris Kristina Anderson (@yesitskris)

    Aww these are so cute!! I like the idea of having a whole jar of cupcakes – yum!!

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

  • http://www.theurbanumbrella.com Bree

    This is SO cute! I so love this idea. It’s so sweetly cute! <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

  • http://stonecottageadventures.blogspot.com Marci

    What an absolutely adorable idea! Who doesn’t love cupcakes… pink frosting… sprinkles AND mason jars! Thank you for hopping on board The Great Blog Train! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  • http://happyprettysweet.com akaleistar

    How delicious!

  • http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com// amy
  • http://www.ladyalamode.com Lady à la mode

    these are incredibly cute! love the end look – I would love to get these on v-day :)

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

  • http://prettyanddelectable.wordpress.com Stephanie

    This is such a cute idea! I would love to receive one of these! Great gift idea, anytime of the year.

  • http://www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com simona

    This is an amazing idea, so cute! Love Alyssa’s bloga nd happy to have find yours!
    Simona
    http://www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

  • http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ Angie

    Thank you for linking up to The Great Blog Train!
    Angie@ godsgrowinggarden.com
    Marci@ stonecottageadventures.com
    Helen@ blueeyedbeautyblogg.blogspot.com