Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bakes Sale Treats - Chocolate Layer Cake in a Cup

My sons school has a yearly 'Open House'
this includes a raffle and bake sale

I always like to try and make something for the bake sale
This year, I loved what I cake up with!

Start with a box cake mix and make some cupcakes.

I let my cupcakes cool completely overnight.

The other supplies you'll need are

2 dozen paper cups (mine have footballs on them)
colored sprinkles
treat bags
white and chocolate frosting
chocolate chips

I started by putting one cupcake (without its wrapper)
at the bottom of each cup.

Then I started with the layers.

The first to go in is a dab of chocolate frosting on each one.

I hadn't originally thought of adding chocolate chips.
But I had half a bag in my pantry
and I thought they'd be a perfect addition!

I was right.
They were.

When topping everything off with the white frosting,
I did put on a Wilton tip.
I thought it gave everything a little bit fancier look.

And since we're in Husker country
Everyone here is crazy about Nebraska football..

So I added red sprinkles to each cup.

Aren't they pretty?

Then all the cups when into the treat bags.

My treat bags came with twist ties.
Here are some pictures showing how I attached the forks.

This made it alot easier when is came to attaching the ribbon!

I finished everything off with some red ribbon!
I LOVE the finished product!!!

These sold out at our bake sale for $2 a piece!

You could do this idea for anything.
Change the cup for whichever theme you're going after!

Add different colored sprinkles and ribbons for whichever team your rooting for.

This might be one of my favorite project to date! 

Colton wanted his picture in front of the 'football cakes'

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  1. That is a great idea! I love how you layered it and I really love how you used the tip to make it look a little prettier! Can I have one?

    1. Thank You!!! I am usually horrible at using the tips, so I am SO happy this project turned out like it did! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  2. I love the presentation and that it's so practical - cupcakes are difficult to keep looking cute and appetizing at a bake sale. Amazing idea!!!
    Found you from More the Merrier Monday & I'm your newest follower through my Google reader and G+. Can't wait to see what else you're up to!

    1. Ali - thanks so much for stopping by and becoming a follower!


  3. These are sooo cute! I bet people love them at the bake sale!

    1. They sold out - a great way to earn some extra money for the school.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. Love, love this idea. Great treat for football players and for tailgate parties too! Thanks!

    1. Great ideas! I might whip up a few for a tailgate party this weekend!
      Thanks so much for stopping by Suzanne!


  5. Such a cool idea! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers!

  6. I love this idea--it's a great way to make cupcakes more portable and a lot less messy to eat! I have a daughter about Colton's age and she would have LOVED these cupcakes.
    Thank you for linking this up to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! We'll open up a new hop on Sunday at 8 PM Central Time. I hope to see you back!