Project Idea #5: Hey! Cupcakes in a Jar!


Here is an easy gift, which is really fun to make, and you probably have most of the supplies in your cupboard! Fill a mason jar with the dry ingredients for your favorite cupcake, muffin or cookie recipe. Top with colorful paper or cloth and tie with a matching ribbon. Add the directions for the remainder of the ingredients to a label affixed to the back of the jar. Add your greeting card and voila (!) … a gift fit for any king with a sweet tooth. If you would like to make it even easier, take a look at the stickers and labels that are part of the Our Special Recipes group, created by Cathy and Ellen for C.R. Gibson.


  1. Jennifer Juniper April 19, 2010

    This is a great gift idea, we used to make cookie mixes in jars long ago – but cupcakes are so “in” right now :)

  2. Judy@In His Grip April 19, 2010

    I love these as gifts. I have recieved some jar cookies before and they were the best.

  3. Judy@In His Grip April 19, 2010

    These are great gifts.

  4. Author
    Cathy Heck April 20, 2010

    Thank you. And happy cupcaking!

  5. Debbie April 23, 2010

    That’s a great idea! Most of my friends don’t bake, so I don’t think this would work, but I would love to GET something like this :) I think “granola in a jar” might work better for them, with the wet and dry ingredients separated… I think that’s the one thing they’d be willing to bake!

  6. Katherine @ Grass Stains April 24, 2010

    I’ve heard of hot chocolate mix or cookie mix in a jar, but not cupcake mix. What a great idea! Love it.

  7. Author
    Cathy Heck April 25, 2010

    We’re glad everyone enjoyed this DIY … we will make a new one soon and hopefully have a downloadable label for you to go with it. Have fun mix making! Cathy

  8. wholesalers July 24, 2011

    Brilliant phrase

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