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The Un-Cupcake, Decadence in a Jar

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Just when you think cupcakes are over and done, Samantha Rush, of Rush Patisserie, undoes them. Or, perhaps redoes them. Either way, she's retooled the cupcake by creating the Un-Cupcake ($7). It's basically a miniature cake in a jar. The benefit? It's adorable for starters, and, as Rush herself explains, the problem with cupcakes is that it's nearly impossible to get the perfect bite every time.

Enter the Un-Cupcake. The cake is hollowed out so that frosting (or other fillings) can be put inside, as well as on top of the cake. The result? Perfect bite after perfect bite with frosting, filling and cake living in harmony on the miniature spoon that comes tied on each Un-Cupcake jar.

The other benefit with Rush's diabolical creation is that you can eat just a few bites and save the rest for later. You simply screw the lid back on the jar, which keeps it surprisingly fresh, unlike even the prettiest little cardboard box.

The Un-Cupcake comes in eight signature flavors, including Wedding Cake; Chocolate Ganache; Lemon Crunch; Caramel Coconut & Cream Cheese; S'mores; Red Velvet; Strawberries & Cream; and Caramel Macchiato, which comes with mocha flavored chocolates in the shape of coffee beans sprinkled on top.

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