I have to admit, I didn’t think there were many more ideas left for cupcakes out there. There’s already cupcake toppers, wrappers, towers… there are only so many ways to dress up a cupcake, right?

Not so! Here’s an absolutely genius and oh-so-sweet idea, courtesy of Rubyellen at Cakies: cupcakes in a jar!

Homemade and cooled cupcakes are cut in half, with the first half on the bottom of the jar. A layer of frosting is added, then the top of the cupcake.

Gently smoosh down the cupcake into the jar, then add some pretty frosting on top. Put on the lid and decorate to your liking!

So pretty!! It would almost be sad to eat them at all. Almost. ; )

Thank you to Rubyellen for this wonderful idea, and for allowing me to re-post her beautiful work! Be sure to visit the Cakies blog for full instructions, the cake recipe, and more gorgeous pictures!