First, layer all the dry ingredients from your favourite cake recipe in the jar one at a time. Each layer should be nice and even. For the decorative wording, stick the letters onto the jar – we chose the word CAKE.
Using a gloss paint marker (shown here in white), make a rectangular frame around the wording, colouring over the entire area including the letters. Leave to dry for a short while. Meanwhile, you could also decorate the cap of the bottle with a gloss paint marker.
Before you start, here’s how to activate your edding gloss paint marker: Shake the marker firmly with the cap still on. Place the nib on some scrap paper and carefully pump it up and down a few times until ink fills the nib. Start by writing a few test strokes on the scrap paper. And don’t forget to always replace the cap securely after use.
Finally, remove the letters carefully with the tweezers, taking care not to damage the white surround. Now all you need to do is write the instructions for the cake on a gift tag and your homemade cake mix in a jar gift is ready to go!
Products and materials
- 1 glass jar – approx. capacity 500 ml
- 1 cake recipe (ideally, choose one with ingredients such as nuts, rolled oats, brown sugar, etc.), plus the dry ingredients for the cake
- Suitably-sized self-adhesive letters
- Pair of tweezers
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