Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers Day - cake in a jar.

It’s Mother’s Day. A day that will always be difficult for me.

But I am very lucky to have a terrific Mother-in-Law, so we’re heading to her house today to BBQ her a feast.

On the menu: London Broil (her request), baked taters, grilled asparagus, and corn on the cob.

For desert? Cake in a jar. Thank you Pinterest for this idea!

I kinda just mixed and matched ideas that I saw - my creation was vanilla cake with raspberry buttercream icing.

I was thinking of doing lemon cake instead, but I was too lazy to make the cake from scratch and I find boxed lemon cake a little too fake tasting.

How pretty eh?IMG_8476

I topped each one with a raspberry and some lemon zest.IMG_8477

I ended up buying the jars at the dollar store after searching high and low for Mason jars.


To make the layers, I used a round biscuit cutter to cut the cake. If it was too thick, I’d just slice it in half. The biscuit cutter (by coincidence) was the exact same size as the jar, so I’d have to squeeze it through the opening and then use a knife to shimmy it into place.

I used a ziplock bag to pipe the icing into the jar and used a knife to smooth it out. You have to clean the sides of the jar too, that’s what makes the layers look pretty.

The best part of these?IMG_8480

You don’t have to worry about them during transportation!

Happy Mothers Day to all the fabulous Mom’s and mom-to-be’s out there today.

I am remembering and missing my Mom a little more than usual today. IMG_8481 

But she’s always with me – a little more physically than before. And I’m okay with that.


Ash said...

Cake looks delish.
Thinking of you today xo

Sarah said...

Um...What is a London Broil? I have never heard of this before.

Celine said...

Thinking of you Amy.

Anonymous said... sweet xo

Hugs girly,

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cherry almanzar said...

that is so werid! my mom's name is mary too and I have name tattooed on my right wrist as well:)

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