Not the college weekend or spring break type of blur…grow up, y’all. The kind of adult-blur where you are driving to and from sports games for your kids, trying to catch up on stuff like laundry, cleaning and filing away receipts and expenses. When did I get boring?
But, check it…I totally made a spreadsheet for my expenses…in Excel. Are you impressed? I have to say, looking at my super-official spreadsheet I felt kind of like I was winning at being an adult.
We will glaze over the fact that after I made the spreadsheet I watched an episode of Punk’d and then went to the QuickCheck in pajama bottoms and bought popcorn shaped gummies. Whatever.
In my quest to become a full fledged grown-up I also decided to make a big girl dessert…ie, no candy involved.
THEN I thought better of the situation and put the dessert in a jar, which not quite as “adult”, but undeniably cute and convenient.
Justification of unnecessary purchases is basically my second job. AND having a second job is a really adult thing to do…sooo…
I made the whole deal with boxed stuff…boxed pudding, boxed cake and canned frosting…feel free to make everything from scratch, I won’t judge you.
Boston Cream Pie in a Jar.
First up, pudding…
Then make some cake. I baked mine in a 1/2 sheet cake pan because you’ll need thin layers of cake. If you don’t have a 1/2 sheet cake pan, you can divide the batter in half and bake it in 2, 9×13 pans.
Cut your cake into rounds that will fit in the jar. I used a 2″ cookie cutter, which was perfect, but if you don’t have one just trace your jar lid on a piece of clean cardboard and use that as a template to cut around.
Heat up your frosting in the microwave so you can pour it into the jar…
Here are some other fun Boston Cream Pie inspired desserts from around the internet:
and finally traditional Boston Cream Pie