Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cake in a Jar Gift

My gran invited us over for dinner tomorrow night, so instead of buying the usual flowers or chocolates, I made this cute little cake in a jar gift:
It's a jar that we had left over from our wedding favours (I still have a few of these left).  I have this 5 minute chocolate cake recipe that I love, so that's what's inside the bottle - I layered the dry ingredients, and she'll just have to add the wet ingredients.
I decorated the bottle with a rose and some leaves (also what I've kept from the wrapping of a wedding gift we received):
I printed the recipe instructions on plain paper, cut it out, coloured the edges with an ink pad, and stuck it onto patterned card stock, which I cut out with fancy scissors:
And tied it to the jar with a ribbon from my scrap ribbon stash:
Cute, huh?! :D

And for those who want this quick and easy single serving microwave chocolate cake recipe, here it is:
4 tbs cake flour
4 tbs sugar
2 tbs cocoa powder
1 egg
3tbs milk
3tbs oil
Mix well and microwave for 3 minutes on high.

YUM!! :)

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Denise said...

Well, it's Junkdog Again..I am going to make these for neighbor gifts to put in their Christmas Basket! Have never seen a single serving recipe before...Love it!

Naturally Me Creations said...

What lucky neighbours, hehe! Thanx for visiting, and i'm your new follower too! :)

Crafty Creations said...

Terrific!! What a great idea!! We used similar bottles for our friendraiser this year. We filled them with jelly beans and gave them to our guests!!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Thnx Maria! Yep, these little gifts can be used for pretty much ANY occasion! :)

Lisa said...

Very cute! What a nice gift! Love the little flower on the top too

Naturally Me Creations said...

Tnx Lisa! Tnx for stopping by! :D


Thanks so much for linking up to This Week's Cravings. I am also hosting a 12 Days of Christmas Goodies, so make sure you come back every day in December and link up a Christmas Goodie!

Karen said...

How cute! Love that its a single serving. Its nice to be able to have a little treat without having to make something that would take a week to eat. And that little jar is so sweet! :>

Naturally Me Creations said...

Tnx Tina and Karen for stopping by! :)
Karen - i KNOW! This little cake is perfect for when you have a serious chocolatey or cakey craving late at night. :)

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

This is such a great, easy idea!!! Thanks for linking up to Fancy This Fridays @ Truly Lovely!!! Hope to see you again!!

Kimberlee said...

What a great idea! I am sure she loved the cake too!

salma said...

Amazing idea's for me, this little cake is perfect for when you have a serious chocolaty cake at night....I am sure that she loved the cake too..:)
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