When girl’s get together for some wine & whine, treats are a definite must especially around the “trick or treat” holiday. I made these colorful Halloween mason jar cupcakes recently for some very special lady friends of mine. These treats were oohed and aahed over! Due to the fact that I was in a major rush when I assembled these babies, I’d like to let you in on my secret for last minute mason jar cupcakes. Read on because a gal can always use a good short cut.
Shortcut #1: Embellishments
Who doesn’t appreciate embellishments? What do you do when there’s no time to create your own mason jar labels? You borrow some. Bloggers (like me) are always posting free printables. Normally, I’d be the one who created these labels for you but I used labels created by Three Little Monkeys Studio this time around. Click to print these Halloween labels for yourself and use them for cupcake toppers and favor tags or as labels for mason jars, water bottles and more.
Upon printing the labels, use a 2 inch hole punch or scissors to cut out the designs. Next, adhere the label to mason jar lids with tape. There may not be time to get Avery printable labels involved during a rush so tape works just fine.
Want more embellishments? Tie a piece of twine or ribbon around the jar. I like to attach a wooden spoon to mine. People go wild for wooden spoons! I buy my wooden spoons from Sucre Shop. I love to decorate them using stamps and markers! Decorating spoons is a fund kid’s craft too . . . if you have the time.
Shortcut #2: No Baking
It’s always nice to bake with love for those you love. However, buying with love has to work on occasion. This was such an occasion.
Buy fresh Halloween cupcakes from a local bakery. Remove the icing from the cupcakes and place into bowls based on color. I had a bowl of pumpkin orange icing, a bowl of deep purple icing, and a bowl of Frankenstein green icing. Then, compile the bare cupcakes into bowls based on flavor. I had a bowl of chocolate cupcakes and a bowl of vanilla cupcakes. Crumble the cupcakes for easy layering in the jars. Lastly, rotate layering cupcake crumbs and icing.
Shortcuts are nice, aren’t they? Trust me, darling. No one will ever know that you did not bake these cupcakes nor will they even care! Here’s to making your “trick or treat” holiday a little bit sweeter . . . and easier!