Guest Blogger – Staci @ Lizard and Ladybug

SOOO very excited for this weeks guest blogger. Staci of Lizard and Ladybug. 

I have been following Staci’s blog for a long time. I have loved all her ideas, and party planning and the list goes on and on. Top it off– she is almost my neighbor. I didn’t know that originally. So another Florida Gal…. WOOT WOOT!!

Staci has another amazing post to share with us today. Her take on a popular concept, and I love it!!!

So.. Staci.. take it away….

I love Love LOVE the idea of cupcakes in a jar!  I’ve seen several variations lately…the most recent one I saw was at Everyday Celebrating
(which came from Brandy at Gluesticks).
What caught my attention (beyond the cuteness of the cupcakes) was Michelle’s comment about how cute they would be for tailgating!
Of course…you need sweets to balance out all the wings, chips and beer 🙂
Instead of using glass jars, I wanted to use plastic.
I thought plastic would be safer for my kids (since they break everything).
My first task was to find clear plastic cups with lids.
{let’s just say this was the longest step in the whole process}
I now have 2 sleeves of cups and one sleeve of lids – but none go together.
Time to come up with a craft using lids 🙂
Frustrated with the cup and lid business…I made the cupcakes anyway.
While the were baking, I realized I had a few Solo 9oz clear plastic cups & my kids have a few ‘kid size’ Solo 9oz red plastic cups with lids & straws.
Ding Ding Ding.
I made the cupcakes (from a box mix) and let them cool completely.
Plopped one in each cup – perfect fit!



Next step:  add icing.  I put a few big blobs in a plastic bag and snipped the corner.
*I used store bought icing too 🙂


 Next:  add sprinkles.
You can use your favorite team colors
(or any celebration/holiday colors).
I chose red, pink and white
(1. I took these to my husband’s grandparents to celebrate Grandparent’s Day.
2. I already had them).
*This is the part you can really have fun with…*
chocolate cupcakes with crushed Oreos on top (like ‘dirt), add a few
gummy worms for a great treat for a bug/camping/garden/gross-out
Halloween party.
So many possibilities!


Repeat until you fill all your cups.
My cups fit 2 cupcakes
(which is a nice treat at a party/picnic/tailgate).


I wanted to add a spoon (it’s so cute & it’s the polite thing to do) so I tied a ribbon around each spoon and added a glue dot to the backside of ribbon.  
Attach it to the side of the cup and…
**TADA** To-Go cupcakes!!!
I think they are just as cute as cupcakes in a jar 🙂

Be sure and stop by and see all the other amazing and fun blog posts Staci shares with her readers.
You can find her on the internet:

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Thank you Staci so very much for guest blogging with us this week!!! I can’t wait to see what your upcoming posts are going to be about.

**You definitely need to follow her on Facebook she posts always the most amazing links to other fun places on the WWW. and you don’t want to miss out!!**

28 Responses to Guest Blogger – Staci @ Lizard and Ladybug
  1. Krissy W.
    August 22, 2011 | 2:04 pm

    Genius!!! Great idea when you’re dealing with little ones and a picnic at the playground 🙂

  2. Blondie
    August 23, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    What a great idea! I love the cupcakes in a jar idea, but, really, what do you do with the jar when you’re done eating? A plastic cup is a great idea. Do you know of an online supplier that sells the cups with lids?

  3. Kristy
    October 8, 2011 | 8:51 pm

    I found the cups and lids at Smart & Final 🙂

  4. Darlene
    November 5, 2011 | 5:19 pm

    These are so adorable!! what a great idea for picnics or traveling. TFS!~

  5. lAURIE
    December 31, 2011 | 9:37 am

    Love love love, let me know if you want ot write a post for my blog!

  6. Jennifer H.
    January 24, 2012 | 9:32 am

    Yummy! I posted a link to this on my blog…thru my pinterest board.
    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

  7. cris
    January 29, 2012 | 11:07 am

    Your cupcake in a cup idea is sooooooo amazing. I just ran across it & can barely wait to try it. Thanks for sharing such cool ideas!!!!!

  8. Lock lizard
    April 4, 2012 | 2:41 am

    I just wanted to take a minute to tell you that you have a great site! Keep up the good work.

  9. Larissa T.
    April 6, 2012 | 4:58 pm

    Is it ok if I pin this?

  10. Sheila
    April 13, 2012 | 1:34 pm

    Found the cups and lids at Gordon’s food service for under $10.00 total!

  11. Mary Lou
    May 5, 2012 | 2:48 am

    These are so cute. What separates the 2 cupcakes so that the bottom cupcake’s frosting doesn’t get smushed?

  12. Grammaba
    June 2, 2012 | 7:29 pm

    I made these for a charity craft sale. I punched two tiny holes in the side of the cup and used thin elastic to tie the spoons on. I found the perfect cups and lids at #999626TP (lid) and #999CDSPET12 (sundae cup). I also got spoons from them #130SVSPN50.

  13. katie
    June 12, 2012 | 2:13 pm

    Love this idea–I’ve pinned this for the food blogger bake sale for next year! I think these would be a big hit!

  14. Tish
    August 9, 2012 | 5:05 pm

    I am SO doing these as favors for the kids at my events.

  15. Sue Smith
    August 14, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    Solo is a pretty popular brand that sells those kinds of cups… I’ve gotten them at our local grocery store, pick n save

  16. Melissa R Wheeler
    September 9, 2012 | 10:59 pm

    I really love this idea! I am going to use it at our next bake sale! Thank you so much

  17. Arizona
    September 25, 2012 | 1:32 pm

    What a great idea! Thanks for it!

  18. lee tatam
    October 28, 2012 | 5:32 am

    beautiful,my daughter will love these. thanks so

  19. Carol Reimondo
    January 5, 2013 | 8:21 pm

    Trying looking for Restaurant Supply businesses like Sysco. Or even Paper Supply companies like Chudy in Western NY. I know they have them and Sysco sells them by single tubes for sure.

  20. Kathy
    February 27, 2013 | 10:48 pm

    I thought of something that could be used on party days with preschoolers. Take the cupcake liners off the cupcakes and stack them. No lid needed. The kids can then eat like cake.

  21. Amanda
    March 11, 2013 | 8:21 pm

    Did you use regular size cupcakes or mini ones? Suppose you could do either one.

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  24. Brenda Kite
    September 1, 2013 | 9:57 pm

    Love it ! This is a great idea for children’s snacks at church. Thanks bunches!

  25. Lena
    March 18, 2014 | 8:22 pm

    I have 5 grand children and this is a wonderful idea

  26. Lena Gajadhar
    March 18, 2014 | 8:26 pm

    My grand children will love this.
    Thanks for a wonderful idea

  27. Lena Gajadhar
    March 18, 2014 | 8:34 pm

    Thanks for a wonderful idea!

  28. jody
    January 26, 2015 | 7:53 pm

    How long will these store for in the covered cup…I want to make them for my wedding reception and need to know how far in advance I can make them and would they need to be refridgerated?

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