(Closed) Cupcake in a jar wedding favors

posted 10 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Never seen those before, but they are really cute! My only hesitation is that the jars may be somewhat heavy and glass so transporting them home might be a little tricky. I bet a few guests will pop them open and eat them at the reception too!

Post # 4
10972 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I haven’t but that is lovely!

Post # 5
1308 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

people used to send me cupcake in jars in care packages i LOVED getting them. they were always tasty. you can do the cup cakes in jars as a favor and have it either on the table each place setting. or you could have a table near the exit that says please take one on your way out. thank you for coming to _______&___________ wedding. enjoy the sweets.


i would have a regular cake too… i am all bout sweets though… we are having a candy buffet, 4 tier cake, cheesecakes, and tortes

Post # 6
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

They are cute, but won’t it be excessive if you are already serving wedding cake.  I like sweets as favors, but cake and cake seems like too much.

Post # 7
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think you can still do cake, and then send the cupcake in a jar home. But like  @asianyoushi said, I am all about the sweets! 😀

If you put it on a table and have people grab them on their way out, they can enjoy them a different day.

Post # 8
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@sincerelyjessica:  I’m planning on making these instead of having a regular wedding cake. We will have a small cake for us to cut, but we didn’t want to be left with a bunch of extra cake at the end of the night and think guests will be more apt to take the cake in a jar. 

Were you planning on doing it yourself or having a baker do it? We’re baking ours from scratch so I’m planning on making them a little ahead of time and freezing them so that they retain their moisture and freshness. If you plan on making your own I can link a website that has tips for freezing cakes. You could always practice with a batch of cupcakes and see how they turn out after a short period of freezing. I think I’m only planning on freezing mine for a week max.


ETA: Also, on what somebody said about the jars being heavy: there are various sizes of mason jars out there too. If you feel that the larger jars are just too heavy you can get ones that are half the size. That would probably cut down on the amount of cake you would have to make as well since only half of each cupcake may fit in those jars. 

Post # 10
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@sincerelyjessica:  That’s exactly what we are doing. If it’s considered tacky I don’t really care on that one. Everyone I’ve told about it has thought it sounds cute/fantastic. Even if you are maing them the week of you should still look into freezing them. If any are made early in the week they will get dried out fairly quick. 

Post # 11
3389 posts
Sugar bee

That’s cute! but you will need a cake or something at the wedding, because  favors are meant to take home.

Post # 12
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

How cute!  That’s a great idea!  Everyone loves cupcakes. :o)  Maybe make a few with different flavors so your guests can swap for their favorite! Just a thought. 😉

Post # 13
4996 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Those are cute but I don’t really understand…why put it in a jar? They’re not that messy/in need of being stacked, right?

If you serve cupcakes in jars, it’s obviously meant to be taken home and you must serve cake. 

If you just serve cupcakes as your cake, then you could order extra to take home. 

Post # 14
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@AlwaysSunny:  For my wedding I’m having a picnic so I figure at least for my style people can walk and eat if they want. Or they can choose to eat the cake there or take it home. Not sure what OP’s style is like, but having them double as a favor saves money too. It’s more practical since people rarely take home/use favors anyway.

And they look cute:

Post # 15
3537 posts
Sugar bee

I like…. looks super cute and yummy!

Post # 16
507 posts
Busy bee

My friend just did this at her New Year’s wedding.  They didn’t have a cake (personal choice) but had a table with 2 different flavors of cupcakes, with icing, in the small mason jars.  They had some spoons beside them and had the MC announce that the guests were free to take one and eat it there, or take one for the road.  They had other desserts, too.  It was delicious!  AND later on, I found out that she actually just used a cake mix – seriously, I never would have guessed. 🙂

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