My daughter has now gotten really into baking cakes in jars. This is not exactly a big surprise; what preschooler wouldn’t like to have fun baking brightly colored cakes for the holidays? Last month we did spiderweb cakes in jars, so this time we did candy corn colors. My daughter adores candy corn – they are seriously her favorite. I very rarely give them to her but I figured why not for Halloween. We have to rehearse for our party! Here is how we have fun making candy corn tie-dye cake in a jar. Happy Halloween!
Candy Corn Tie-Dye Cake in a Jar
1 box white or yellow cake mix
Orange food paste
Yellow food paste
3 one-pint canning jars
1 can vanilla frosting
1. Mix the cake mix according to directions and divided into three bowls. Use the orange food paste to make one of the bowls of batter bright orange. Make the second bright yellow. Leave the third bowl white.
2. Spray the inside of each jar with cooking spray. Layer the orange, yellow, and white cake mix in the jars as you would like, dividing the batter evenly amongst all three jars. Each jar should be a little more than half full.
3. Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the jars in a baking dish filled with enough water so that it goes 1-inch up the side of the jars. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the top of the cake springs back when touched. Allow to cool completely.
4. Dollop each jar with buttercream and add candy corn on top!