Since Ella's actual birthday was over Spring Break, I brought some cupcakes up to her class a week early so they could celebrate at school.
I was so excited how cute these turned out! I used the small mason jars, I think they are the half pint size. I used two boxes of white cake mix and then divided it into bowls. I added the color with gel food coloring. This is how the colors came out so bright. I sprayed some PAM in each jar and then just poured a couple spoonfuls of each color. Even though it doesn' show it in this pic, I put all 12 jars into one cake pan. I have a double oven but the top one is much shorter so the jars wouldn't fit. I added a little water at the bottom of the pan and then put them in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes.
I wish I would have taken a pic right after I pulled them out of oven. They baked up a little over the top. Not pouring over the sides, just puffed up. I had to cut some of the top off so I could fit the icing and put the lids on. These were so delicious and a huge hit with the kids.
I loved getting to be in Ella's classroom setting and it was so sweet to see how proud she was of McKenna. She carried her around and loved showing her off. Sweet sweet sisters.