We're not entirely sure who first came up with this idea, but they're big sellers at mail-order bakeshops. The one that has received the most press is Bangerang Bake Shop, of Today Show fame:
• Bangerang Bake Shop - Their cupcakes are pictured just above.
They are also a burgeoning cottage industry for Etsy bakers; the cupcake pictured at the top of the post is from this Etsy seller:
What do you think of these? Cute? Overdone? Weary of cupcakes? We know that many of you were ready years ago for the cupcake fad to end, but we have it on pretty good authority that cupcakes aren't going away any time soon. Does the cupcake in a jar phenomenon make them more palatable, or less? And do you want to try them yourself?
Cupcake Recipes from The Kitchn
Pictured above, left to right:
• Chocolate Cupcakes (Vegan! Gluten-Free!) & Coconut Icing
• Airy Angel Food Cupcakes with Naturally Pink Icing
• Vegan Chocolate Ginger Orange Cupcakes
(Images: Nummy Crummies; Bangerang Bake Shop)