My baby turned 15 years old last month........She's my only one still in the nest, and I'm blessed, she's such a sweetheart.
She had a few friends come over and spend the night and we prepared hot wings and loaded potato salad for them. After getting a full stomach, i took them to do what teenage girls love to do most...............SHOPPING. They had a good time and found a few good bargains.
I wanted to share with you her birthday cakes............Yes......you read it correctly.......Cakes......more than one. Mini cakes in a mason jar. I have seen these all over the internet and have wanted to try it for some time.
We chose German Chocolate ......you know.....a girls favorite flavor.....
One box should fill 10-12 half pint jars. I only had 7 clean and available so i poured the rest of the batter in muffin tins to finish up the batch.
Just mix the cake mix according to package directions and grease and flour jars. I just sprayed mine with an oil spray and didn't flour mine and they came out fine.
Fill the jars half full with the batter, wipe clean any drippings from the sides of your jars. Place a pan of hot water on lowest rack of your oven, and put jars on a flat pan and bake them for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Oven temp according to cake mix at 350 degrees.
When you take them out of the oven they may look lop-sided, but don't worry they tend to settle when cooled. But if it doesn't settle even, your frosting will cover it up.
I used a cool whip butter cream frosting recipe that's light and creamy, and to die for, it's one of my favorite frosting.
Here's the frosting recipe i used:
2 sticks of butter
1lb powdered sugar
1 sm tub cool whip
cream butter add sugar & vanilla, fold in cool whip. Refrigerate until ready to spread on cakes.
This recipe makes alot, probably enough to frost a whole cake. Since you are just topping these you can cut this in half or store the remaining in the fridge and use it in a few days on something else.
The jar lids fit on mine perfect without touching the frosting, so you can make these ahead of time and keep them in fridge until ready to eat. They were good chilled on a hot day.
My daughter and her friends ejoyed there little personal cakes and i enjoyed adding a lil something special to her birthday dinner.
Give it a try.................
I'm linking up to my simple country living for Heidi's Country Homemaker Hop
Please join me to see what other like minded women are doing across the country.