Sprinkles Birthday Cake in Mason Jars
I was asked to participate in the #HallmarkAtWalgreens #CardsAndCake campaign, sponsored by Hallmark at Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.
Sam turns seven this month. Seven! It was because of Sam that I started this blog. Sam and the blog have certainly grown in the past few years but I still love boy birthday parties and party food here.
With my focus, you know I’ve seen and shared A LOT of birthday cakes! There are so many awesome ideas. Some cakes are artistic masterpieces—you would almost hate to cut into them.
I appreciate the creativity of those showpieces but not everyone—including me—can pull them off.
So I’m always on the lookout for cute and easy cake ideas that add to a celebration. I think these mini sprinkles birthday cakes in mason jars do the job.
I like that not only are they easy to make, these mini cakes make a great display on a dessert table. You can pop a birthday candle in the guest of honor’s cake.
Having the cakes in jars means guests don’t have to wait for you to cut and serve the cake, too. Depending on the size/age of guests, you can readily adjust portions by using smaller jars and fewer layers.
Cakes, candles and balloons are among the most desired accompaniments to a birthday around here but you can’t forget the special birthday card. Hallmark has been invited to more of our birthday parties than I can remember.
Our family favorites are usually the cards that make you laugh but I’m not adverse to a sweet sentiment or two. It’s always a good thing to let the birthday celebrant know what they mean to you. I can trust Hallmark has the right card to say just what I want.
Now that Sam is mastering reading, he loves reading his cards out loud to everyone. It really makes him feel special. If he can make us laugh with a funny card, all the better!
He’s not the only one in our family who adores birthday cards. When I have time, I love to loiter and read through a card display. I always find something at least grin worthy and I’ve been known to laugh out loud, even when I’m all by myself.
For a quick and convenient birthday cake display, try my mini sprinkle cakes!
- 1 box vanilla cake mix
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup oil
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup rainbow sprinkles
- blue frosting
- lots of sprinkles
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl, making sure they are well combined.
- Line bottom of a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.
- Pour cake batter into cake pan and bake at 350 for 28-30 minutes. Let cool completely.
- Using a 2-inch cookie cutter, cut circles throughout the cooled cake. Use a spatula to lift the circles out of the pan. Cut each circle in half.
- In small 8 ounce jars, layer cake, frosting and sprinkles.
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