Friday, September 17, 2010

Who doesn't love a jar?

Wedding Dessert… in a Jar!
Mini-desserts are cute, but mini desserts served in mini jars are  just too cute not to share.  And autumn is a perfect time for all sorts of delicious flavors. These would look great on a dessert buffet, and even better as take-home wedding favors! 
If you’re a do-it-yourself bride, these look deliciously easy to put together, and the best part is how simple they’d be to stack in a box and transport to your wedding venue (no worries about smashing the cake on the way!). You can buy jars such as these from Amazon (found via Our Best Bites):
 Feature image of trifle: blue moon charleston
Slap on a sticker with your wedding monogram or message to your guests and you’ve got the perfect package! But what to fill your cute little jar with? Well, just about anything, really! 

Photo, recipe, and tutorial from cakies, found via Elizabeth Ann Designs.

These cakes are baked right in the jars! Transform your favorite cake into a deliciously-mini version of itself, such as these poppyseed cakes (Delicious Days), pumpkin spice cakes (Angry Chicken), and chocolate cakes (Instructables).  Yumm!


 Delicious Days
Angry Chicken
Photos, recipes, and tutorial from Our Best Bites, via Elizabeth Ann Designs. 

 Our Best Bites, via Elizabeth Ann Designs.

More pie and cobbler ideas and tips from Not Martha, who points out that you can make these in advance, freeze them, and then bake them on a later date so they’re fresh-out-of-the-oven:

And, even better than fruit pie, is chocolate! Here’s a yummy, super rich looking frozen mudpie from Lloyd and Lauren:
Photo from Gaia Restaurant via Celebrate Beautifully!
Any flavor would work, but here’s a pretty-looking banana dessert topped with meringue from Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook,via {It’s all a Matter of Design}

For easy, sweet, and attractive favors in a jar, how about some colorful candies? Get some tiny, personalized vintage jars from American Bridal and fill with Jelly Beans (Wedding Moo) or chocolate lentils.

There are tons of fun options to choose that can help reduce your cost, introduce a favorite childhood or ethic dessert and serve as a sweet to eat take away. Enjoy! 

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