unicorn cake

since my now 2 years olds birthday is around easter i wanted  to stick with an easter pastel color theme purple, pink , white ,blue and yellow . i did two different colored jar cakes for her blue, purple,yellow and pink then i did pink, yellow , blue . i decided to due a jar cake because we would be going to grandma’s and it would be more travel friendly.



2 white cake mixes (follow the cake box directions) i used applesauce instead of using oil)

2 sticks of butter(softened)

4 cups of powdered sugar

3 teaspoons vanilla

2 tablespoons  milk

sprinkles for decorating


For the frosting, i made a batch of Buttercream Frosting.  It is super easy to make and so very delicious.

Assembling the Springtime Cupcake in a Jar

unicorn cake in a Jar is a unique and colorful take on a traditional cupcake.

what you need

  • 2 boxes of White Cake Mix
  • Mason Jars – Pint sized
  • Best Buttercream Frosting
  •  Food Coloring
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cupcake Sprinkles
  • Decorating Bags
  •  Decorating Tip


  1. Using a box of White Cake Mix, make the batter according to the directions on the box.DSC00682
  2. Split the batter into four equal portions.


  1. Color the batter portions pink, yellow, purple and pink.

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  1. Pour each of the batter portions into a small cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Bake the cakes according to the directions on the cake mix box.
  1. Allow the cakes to cool.
  2. Make a batch of our Best Buttercream Frosting.
  3. To assemble the Cupcake in a Jar – add a layer of blue cake pieces on the bottom of the Mason Jar.
  4. Then add a circle of best buttercream frosting around the edge of the mason jar.


  1. Keep adding layers of cake and frosting – we added purple cake, then yellow cake and put the pink cake on the top.



  1. For the final layer of frosting, use a Wilton 2D Decorating Tip to make a pretty swirl of frosting.


  1. We topped our Springtime Cupcake in a Jar with sprinkles.


it was a very rain day so this photo is dark i had to go outside to take the others




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