Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar for St. Patrick’s Day

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We are kicking off our St. Patrick’s Day fun with these easy Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar! Ombre…graduated colors…are all the rage now! I think they look simply beautiful in a layered cake, but we are keeping it easy today and stacking the green cupcake layers in a small jar with Marshmallow Frosting. Then topping them off with a few sprinkles, wrapping with green twine and a fun FREE St. Patrick’s Day printable!

Serve these at a party, as a special treat for the kiddos or add a lid and give them as a gift, whatever you decide…they are sure to be a hit!

Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar Supplies

After the cakes are baked {recipe below}, layer them in the jars alternating with Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting, add a few sprinkles on top for color.

Then tie the jar with green twine, this is from Pick Your Plum, but you can also find it at craft stores, or you could use ribbon.

Now it’s time to add the St. Patrick’s Day Printables! These are FREE and from the Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter!

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Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar for St. Patrick’s Day
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A fun presentation for cupcakes. Recipe from
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 4 eggs, room temperature is best
  • 1 cup buttermilk {splash of vinegar in a measuring cup then fill with milk, let set a few minutes}
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • Wilton Kelly Green Coloring
  • Frosting - your favorite or Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 3 square 8x8 baking pans with cooking spray
  2. Combine cake mix with eggs, oil and buttermilk
  3. Divide into 3 separate bowls, mine was a little more than 1 cup in each bowl
  4. Color each of the cake batters a different shade of Kelly Green {or your favorite color}
  5. Spread each color evenly in an 8x8 baking pan
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  7. Cool completely
  8. Use the jar as a cookie cutter, and cut circles of cake
  9. Layer in jar alternating with frosting
  10. Add sprinkles for color
  11. Tie with twine, add a spoon and a printable {optional}
Total time includes layering the jars and decorating them.
You could use these same method with any color, especially for a birthday party.
The size of the jar will depend on how many you get out of this recipe. I got 6 jars.

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  1. Faye says:

    This is the cutest Saint Patrick cupcake idea EVER!

  2. Brenda says:

    I love the ombre … perfect for jars!


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