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Jul 16, 2011


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I love this, Amanda!!! So creative and thoughtful! As soon as I can get some jars, we're going to try this! (yes, I mean in like 6 months when my memory returns...babies!) We have loved being showered with meals this last week from friends--it really does mean a lot!

bridget {bake at 350}

This is such a smart and thoughtful idea. I may just have a baby so you will bring some to me. ;)

Kristin Smith

LOVE this idea...so sweet and creative!! Don't feel bad...last night was the very first time that our Karlena slept through the night....she is 3 days shy of 7 months. And I expect this is a fluke and tonight will not be the same! Here's to 2am feedings and the opportunity to spend some time loving on our babes and praying for our friends! :)
Blessings, Kristin


such a great idea! love how i recipe can be so versatile!

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

I bet they were blown away when they saw what you brought them, what a nice thing to do. You are such a kind soul.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

These are so sweet, Amanda! They are such a perfect, thoughtful idea for gifts!


Not only is the idea of the single serving and the use of one batter for all the different concepts just lovely and fantastic, but the gesture and the kind encouraging words of the personalization of the note on each is just so sweet and kind.

Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.

What a sweet idea and so special to create 6 unique flavors! You really outdid yourself and I am sure the recipient loved every single bite of each cake flavor!

Patty M

This is a great idea. Did you mention the size of jars you used? You have such great cakes& treats on your blog!

Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking

What a wonderful idea. I like the thought of the mom at the kitchen table sampling because I DEFINITELY would have been doing that! Love the tags on them, too!


I absolutely LOVE this idea. Those lucky people!


This is such a unique idea, I've got to try to something like this! Amazing!


How neat! I really enjoy this idea


What a GREAT idea to try a few different recipes! Thank you for sharing!


So amazing and beautiful! I didn't know you could bake the cake right in the jar, I'm going to go buy some now! I wonder if any jar would suffice...I've seen many at Target/Walmart that are super cute.

Robyn | Add a Pinch

Gorgeous and such a wonderful idea. And I love the verse written on the top of the lid. One of my favorites. :)

Danee Kaplan

very charming dessert and very fun presentation.


This is darling!!! I love it, and will certainly borrow this idea from you! Thanks!!


That has got to be one of the sweetest and creative things I have seen in awhile! What a great idea. =D You are one awesome/sweet lady! :)


What an awesome idea! I'm going to have to find a reason to make these, not that a really need a reason.

Heidi Reed

I tried to do this at Christmas with sweet dough and vanilla custard (like a pie in a jar). I used the short fat jars. I wish it would have come out as pretty as this, but the ppl I gave them to enjoyed them. Love your idea and will definitely use it in the future.

Jessica Calvarese

I absolutly love this idea! I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing it...now go get some sleep before you ahve to wake up at 2 :)


Love these! They look fabulous!

Mama Mel

Yum! What a great idea! I wish someone would make these for me. My baby #2 is due end of August! I do most of the baking in my family, so maybe I'll have to make these for myself before I go off to the hospital. ;)


I love this idea! What a beautiful gift to give someone, so creative and thoughtful:)


I really want to make these. Partly because I love the idea of baking cakes in jars, partly because they look so cute but mostly because I think it's a beautiful way to say that you care. Your blog is amazing!


WOW this is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this very creative idea.


How lovely. I am sure they have been so happy receiving this. I love the idea!

At Anna's kitchen table

Soooo beautiful!! I would be thrilled if someone went to such an effort for me!!


Amanda I LOOOOVE this!!! love the idea that you could make several versions all with the same cake batter! and your presentation.....is the BOMBDIGITY! haha!!

Love it!


Love making desserts in my little Ball jars! And really enjoyed reading all the ways you made that cake. Will be trying some for sure!

A tablespoon of Liz

This is such a perfect idea. I love all the different cake flavors!


Not being familiar with canning jars, can anyone tell me what size these jars are? Can't wait to try this. Thank you for sharing this great idea. Thanks in advance.

niner from wechooseorganic.com

Ohmy...just took a break from "work"... :-) ...and was going to see whats new over here.
This post is just amazing, so lovely, so giving,...I am just happy and want to do the same thing to someone right now. This idea is awesome, Amanda.

Love it, I am going to do this, you will hear from me :-)))

Much love and many blessings..

Anne London

do these keep for awhile or do you have to eat them right away? I made "cake in the jar" once to send to my son overseas and sealed with the canning lids and they supposedly would stay fresh for a long time. (for his 21st birthday)


You are too much, Amanda! I'm sure you made this new mom feel so special!

Jamie Bates

Is there a certain size jar to use??? Can't wait to make these.



sweet flour girl

WOW - They all look amazing AMANDA! You are a kind soul and I am certain the recipent of these did sample each one! Thanks for sharing! I love your blog, it is so inspiring to me!

Sasha @ The Procrastobaker

This is just the most fabulous idea ive seen in a long time! The blueberry one especially is calling my name! I love the clear way you laid out the post too, its just a gorgeous post entirely! Just to let you know you made a spelling mistake in the title of the peach cake recipe, i thought i should point it out cos if i was you i would want to know - please dont think im nit picking or anything!! Lovely post indeed :)

Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat)

Wow! I'm so impressed! The lady with the new baby must have been floored!


Wow, that's such a cool idea! I wonder if there is some way we can incorporate that over at www.bellyful.org.nz


These are wonderful! My mom ended up with a ton of extra jars, so I might break into her stash!

Would you recommend doing them ahead and freezing?

joanne nixon

this is such a marvelous idea...thank you so much for sharing this...i definitely need to try this....

Kelly W

Love this idea...but really need to know what size jar...don't want to end up with a burnt mess!! So glad I found your blog!


Great idea! I love it, so vreative, thoughtful and they all look YUMMY!

Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

I just LOVE this idea! WHat a special treat! Is it greedy to think I wish someone would make this for me? lol I guess I'm just going to have to try my hand at it sometime. Just genious!

Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

Such a beautiful gift to receive - lovely work. And I love the verse you wrote on the lid, a fave related to my 2nd born.


Are the egg whites just egg whites or do they need to be whipped to soft peaks?

Amanda Rettke

AlthoughI dont have those jars in my possession anymore, I am fairly certain they were PINT sized jars. Hope that helps!

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