Monday, May 31, 2010

Blueberries and Lemon

I'm sure the few people that actually look at this blog lost interest long ago. Spring came and I abandoned a lot of crafting and baking and blog updating for adventures outside. But here is an attempt at returning.

I made some desserts for a baby shower a few weeks ago that turned out really yummy.

I saw these cobblers baked in jars at Not Martha and thought they would be really fun to try. I pretty much followed her directions, but I couldn't find the wide mouth jars. Mine were the same size, just skinnier and taller and they seemed to work just fine. I made my own labels to fit in with a girl baby shower.

Here they are right out of the oven. They smelled so good:

There is something really cute and satisfying about individual little jars of desserts:

(They are extra good with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream dropped inside when you're ready to eat.)

The directions for making the cobbler in jars can be found here.

(Next up...I'm going to make cupcakes in a jar.)

I thought not everyone would like blueberries so I also made some lemon cupcakes. I was really happy with this recipe that I found through Stephmodo. The combination of the cupcake and the frosting was perfect. Definitely try this recipe if you like lemon. I didn't attempt the candied lemon peel, but maybe next time. A simple raspberry on top did the trick.


  1. Mmmm. I'm glad you are back! Good thing for google reader. :)

  2. Ok, so you have the swirl on top of the cupcakes absolutely perfect. I attempted it when I made some chocolate buttercream cupcakes out of the MS cookbook we all have. It's not as easy as it seems. And did you make those sticker labels for the top of the jars? If you did...genius. I love to do labels, but they are always a pain to get off the jars later. The lid is perfect because you throw it out. Do you have a template?