During our time in California, we made some great friends. Two of the people we spent quite a bit of time with in the homeless ministry were engaged. They are perfect for each other.
The wedding was scheduled for after the move so we made plans to attend. I thought it would be fun to get all the ladies together the day before the wedding so I planned a Queen’s tea for the bride. There’s a super cute and totally girly tea room in Livermore, CA called The English Rose Tea Room. They have an amazing apple crumb cake tea.
Favors are crucial for an proper event and the distance from Austin to the bay area added an additional complication. Mason jars are the perfect vessel to get a sweet treat across the country. Word of warning, cake in a jar is not allowed as a carry on. A whole cake is acceptable but neatly in a jar is not. Oy! Anyway after some creative thinking the jars made it and were a huge hit. They were way easier than I had imagined and totally adorable.
To make cake in a jar you need the following:
Buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a star tip
To assemble the Cake in a Jar: