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Sprinkles Birthday Cake in Mason Jars

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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.

Sprinkles Birthday Cake in Mason Jars

Psst, take a peek at these clever mason jar crafts as well.

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.

Mason Jar Birthday Cakes

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.

Birthday Cake Ideas

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.

Sprinkles Birthday Cake in Mason Jars

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.

Adorable Birthday Cards for Kids

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.

Mason Jar Birthday Cake Idea

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!

Hallmark Birthday Cards

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 convenient quick in-and-out, run into your local Walgreens and check out their Hallmark display. Loiter and laugh if you have time!

How to Put Icing in a Bag

Unique Birthday Cake Ideas

For a quick and convenient birthday cake display, try my mini sprinkle cakes!

Mason Jar Birthday Cakes

Mini Sprinkles Cakes in Mason Jars

5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories: 5764kcal
Author: Spaceships and Laser Beams


  • 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.


Calories: 5764kcal | Carbohydrates: 826g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 258g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 213g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 558mg | Sodium: 4553mg | Sugar: 680g
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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.

    1 Comment

    1. Toni Thomason

      Toni Thomason

      March 20, 2019 at 11:16 am

      These are so fun and so cute. Plus, they taste great.

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