Cupcakes in a Jar

by Melissa on December 15, 2010

You know those yummy Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes I shared with you the other day? Well, my favorite thing to do with those cupcakes is pack them up and ship them to my family for birthdays! But how do you ship a cupcake without completely ruining it? You stuff it in a jar!

I have made these many times this year, but I am posting now since I think they would be the perfect holiday goodie to send to your friends and family! Most people love cupcakes, and these are so fun to eat right out of the jar. I made a small tutorial using the Ferroro Rocher Cupcakes, but you could really use any cupcake you would like. Just be careful with your frosting/filling choices and go with something non-perishable!

What you need:

  • Cupcakes, baked and cooled
  • Small (4 oz) wide-mouth mason jars, 1 per cupcake
  • Filling or frosting for the cupcakes (in this case Nutella)
  • Sandwich size plastic bag
  • Candy or sprinkles for the top (in this case, Ferrero Rocher Chocolate)
  • Ribbon

Unwrap the cupcake from the paper liner and put in the mason jar, it may be a bit snug, but it should fit.

Using a small knife, cut a cone from the center of the cupcake.

Fill the cone with some Nutella from the plastic bag.

Top with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate.

Put the lid on and tie on some decorative ribbon! That’s it! Pack the jars in a box and mail away.

If you have someone who really loves chocolate, you can double up the cupcakes in an 8 oz mason jar and put a layer of Nutella in the middle!

Some other tips/ideas-

I have also made these with a chocolate cupcake, Nutella and chocolate covered coffee beans, and a chocolate cupcake, shortening based buttercream and sprinkles. This time of year, some crushed candy canes would be perfect!

Source: Idea from Beantown Baker.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen @ December 15, 2010 at 10:36 am

Isn’t it so fun to ship cupcakes to friends and family members?


Melissa December 15, 2010 at 10:57 am

Yes! Thank you for the idea! :)


Jolene ( December 18, 2010 at 1:33 am

That would be a perfect little secret Santa gift for work! Thanks for the idea!!!


Jessica December 27, 2010 at 1:27 pm

That is a wonderful idea, Melissa! I might have to borrow this from you for family and friends – I love, love, love it!

Hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas!


Melissa December 27, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Thank you Jessica! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas as well! :)


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