Here's what you do...
- First up, make some red velvet cupcakes - do not use cupcake papers, just bake them directly in a greased and floured muffin pan. (Because I am not much of baker, I used a boxed red velvet mix, but you can make them whichever way is best suited to your baking style.)
- After the cupcakes have cooled, remove them from the pan and cut each one in half crosswise.
Now comes the fun part!
- Find some small mason jars (I found mine at Michael's craft). Then layer the bottom half of one cupcake,
the second half of one cupcake and another large mound of piped frosting. And there you have it. No seriously, that's all.
- Decorate each jar to make it look festive. Since I made mine as hostess gifts for a holiday party, I wanted them to look wintry. I covered the lid of the mason jar with black damask scrapbook paper and tied a thank you card and a snowflake ornament to the lid with matching ribbon.
- For Valentine's gifts, they'd look equally as cute, with pink and red paper and ribbons and a pretty heart dangling on the side. The possibilities are endless.
EDITED TO ADD: I've had a couple of people ask...the best way to eat these is with a parfait spoon...perhaps you could tie one to the jar. ;-)
Have a great day~