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Cake & Candy

May 22, 2013

Here’s the birthday cake, cuppies, and candy you requested (seen here)… with a little confession attached:

I’ve NEVER tasted yellow cake with chocolate frosting! Is that crazy? Don’t answer that. A yellow cake virgin is right alongside someone crazy enough to make homemade jumbo rainbow sprinkles… you know, to top it all off (which I clearly did not attempt because THAT, my dears, would be destination Crazyville). I’ve still got a ways to go, I’m afraid.

It’s like a sugar cookie in cake form. I’ve seen the light and am a believer. Birthday or not… this deliciousness is happening more often.

Recipe will make 1 mini 4 layer cake, plus a dozen cupcakes. Cake pans are 6 1/2 inch rounds. Sprinkles by Wilton. #1 candle purchased at Party City. Cupcake liners at Michael’s Craft Store.

Recipe Here: Yellow Cake & Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

To make the favors, simply: spray paint canning jar lids, rings, and mini plastic animals. once dried, glue to the tops with E-600 or hot glue. Fill jars with gum balls and assemble lids!


  • Reply Jenedy May 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    So tempted to make this on a Wednesday, with no special reason other than it looks delicious!

  • Reply Paige May 22, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Thank you, love! Just printed these recipes for this weekend. Who doesn’t need an excuse to make cupcakes!! BTW did you use anything special to frost the cupcakes, or just a disposable decorating bag? I’ve had my eye on the frosting kit at Target 😉

    • Reply missy May 24, 2013 at 3:58 am

      I use disposable bags with a super large tip!

  • Reply Sasha May 25, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Can you tell us where you found the smaller canning jars? I only found the larger ones sold by the dozen at Walmart. Thanks!!!! Appreciate your fabulous ideas 😉

    • Reply missy May 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      They’re at Walmart found in stores. 🙂

  • Reply Julie B. June 16, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Target also has the small jars.

    • Reply missy June 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Ooh nice to know! Thanks, Julie!

  • Reply Andrea June 7, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Hello. Could you tell me where you got the small animal figurines.

  • Reply Hadassah October 10, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Yes! Where did you get the small figurines? I have been looking everywhere!

  • Reply Claudia November 13, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Love it! Im having a party in december and also would like to know where to find the small animal figurines. Please and thank you!

  • Reply Carrie January 10, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I have the same animals at Michael’s they can in a plastic long package called Toob! They were $9.99 with 50% off them. The animals fit perfect on the small Mason Jars. Thank you for such a great idea for my daughter 3rd birthday party idea for a Circus themed!! Love it!

  • Reply Brooke March 22, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Do you remember what size canning jars you used? Trying to decide if the 8 oz are too small!


    • Reply missy March 23, 2016 at 2:34 am

      I believe they are the 8 oz… really small but perfect amount for a favor!

  • Reply Rachael Wagner April 17, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Did you use a particular kind of spray paint.??

    • Reply missy April 19, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      No, just make sure it’s really opaque. I got mine at Michael’s and asked someone to help me choose a kind that would work well!

  • Reply Rebecca September 25, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I love the animal lids. When you glue the animals on, do they stick and stay on afterwards? I was wondering if someone held the animal, when opening the lid, if it would fall off? Maybe over time.

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