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    Cupcakes in a Jar Overload

    Madame Aiko
    Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:32 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    It's my birthday on Tuesday next week, and since last year I brought 3 cakes (one vegan), to school I wanted to do something a little more fun and crafty. Yes I bought the cakes. icon_cry.gif

    So I decided I want to make rainbow layered cupcakes in a jar. Sounds simple enough right? Yeah well, I can't really do anything simple because I'm making 60. My jars arrive tomorrow, and the only thing that I can't figure out is how much frosting I'm going to need to make, which means I don't know how much ingredients I need to make it. I want to use buttercream frosting, and roughly how to make it (have a friend showing me tomorrow).

    But how much will I need? I'm hoping to do a layer of frosting between each layer and one at the top which means six layers of frosting. Help?
    Dee514
    Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:45 am
    Forum Host
    Happy Birthday icon_smile.gif

    I'm a bit confused by the "cupcake in a jar" concept - are you baking them in the jars, or just preparing a mix that can be "given" to be baked later.....like: Rainbow Cupcakes (Gift Mix in a Jar).

    As for the frosting, find a recipe you want to make and then change the number of servings to the number of cupcakes you are making. That should change the ingredient amounts as needed.

    Good luck icon_smile.gif
    Madame Aiko
    Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:52 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I'm baking the cupcakes separately, cutting them into layers, red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and alternating them with frosting. So when assembled they will look like little rainbows with frosting in them. icon_smile.gif

    I haven't been able to find a buttercream recipe that's simple enough (ie, doesn't require heating) for someone who has no experience with that kind of thing. I know that I'm going to be making about 210 cupcakes for the project, but that doesn't help with how much frosting I'll use.
    1Steve
    Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:38 pm
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    Dee514 wrote:
    Happy Birthday icon_smile.gif

    I'm a bit confused by the "cupcake in a jar" concept - are you baking them in the jars, or just preparing a mix that can be "given" to be baked later.....like: Rainbow Cupcakes (Gift Mix in a Jar).

    As for the frosting, find a recipe you want to make and then change the number of servings to the number of cupcakes you are making. That should change the ingredient amounts as needed.

    Good luck icon_smile.gif


    Dee this should help explain the concept icon_smile.gif
    http://yummycupcakes.com//Treats_Gifts.htm
    Dee514
    Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:29 pm
    Forum Host
    1Steve wrote:
    Dee this should help explain the concept icon_smile.gif
    http://yummycupcakes.com//Treats_Gifts.htm

    Thanks so much for the link, Steve. I had never heard of that before. icon_confused.gif
    Dee514
    Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:48 pm
    Forum Host
    Madame Aiko wrote:
    I'm baking the cupcakes separately, cutting them into layers, red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and alternating them with frosting. So when assembled they will look like little rainbows with frosting in them. icon_smile.gif

    I haven't been able to find a buttercream recipe that's simple enough (ie, doesn't require heating) for someone who has no experience with that kind of thing. I know that I'm going to be making about 210 cupcakes for the project, but that doesn't help with how much frosting I'll use.

    Most buttercream frostings are "no-cook." They are usually made from a mixture of butter and/or shortening, a bit of flavoring/extract and a lot of confectioner's sugar which are beaten together until the mixture is light and fluffy. Sometimes a spoonful of milk or cream is added to the mixture to make it more spreadable.

    Personally I think buttercream frostings that are a mixture of shortening and butter have a better texture than all butter frostings which can be too soft/runny. Perhaps one of these recipes will work for you: Kittencal's Bakery Buttercream Frosting/Icing; Wilton's Chocolate Buttercream Icing, Decorator Icing/Frosting

    Here are more: Buttercream recipes
    iewe
    Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:37 pm
    Forum Host
    Wow -- I had never heard of such a thing!! That is really neat -- thank you so much for sharing the link!
    Amna
    Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:59 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Great idea! I'm sure it must have been a daunting task making all of those on your own, but the end result is worth it icon_smile.gif
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