Mason Jar Birthday Cake

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I had planned on taking the summer off from making cakes, but then I just got some of the most AMAZING orders I just couldn’t say no to!  This cake was no exception!  When the darling Kristen Duke called and asked if I could make a Mason Jar shaped birthday cake I was SOOO excited to do it!

Mason-Jar-birthday-Cake

It was for her grandparents 90th birthday party (see the party here). It is an adorable party, their last name is Ball so the mason jar theme was such a cute idea! I love all the fun turquoise jars they used, for the invitations, decorations and more.

Mason-Jar-Cake

So when she called about the cake we debated a few sizes.  We used the 3 inch by 5 inch jars as a base. And turned it into an 8 inch by just over 13 inches tall!  CRAZY!  It’s basically a three tiered cake, with each teir the same size.  I stacked three 4.5 inch cakes right on top of each other and then carved the base (I used a 6 inch circle base) and the top- creating a lid.

Mason-Jar-Cakes

Then I covered the carved cake with ganache.  Not jars aren’t perfectly round, they are a bit squarish, so I added some extgra ganache to shape it.  Then I covered the entire cake with white fondant.  I added a hand cut “ball” and cut the other lettering.  I added fondant around the lid in a swirl and base to create a lid.

Mason-Jar-carved-Cake

Finally I spray painted the whole jar turquoise.  I spray painted the white fondant instead of using colored fondant so it looked more like a glass jar. Then I spray painted the lid silver. And DONE!

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Ashlee
Ashlee has been cake decorating for 8 year, and blogging for 6+. She has 5 children ages 2-12 that she enjoys throwing parties for. She loves to bake, cook, crochet, knit, do home improvement, graphic design, photography and writing.
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    • says

      you are SO welcome, it was so much fun to make! I’m kicking myself for not doing a full tutorial, everyone loves this cake!

    • says

      thank you so much! I had so much fun making it, and I’m SO happy with how this cake turned out! I might have to remake it for myself, it’s a great theme.

  1. Debbie Mernaugh says

    I would love to make this cake for a baby shower but I’m not sure I can pull it off can you do a video?

    • says

      I don’t have any plans to make a video at this point (I don’t repeat cakes). feel free to email me with any specific questions and I’ll add creating a video to my “to do list” but it will be awhile, sadly, my to do list is WAY too long!