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We had high expectations after our first Ultimate Southern Challenge, but y’all did not disappoint with round two! But before we announce the winner, we do have one very important piece of information to share:

Now, once again we were so impressed with the creative, crafty, and OH so Southern entries we received. It was tough to choose a winner, but using a combination of reader votes and editor opinions, we did reach a consensus!

Congratulations to Palm Papers + Catie Ronquillo! We adored their simple, but pretty brilliant, idea of sweet tea mason jars, and loved their suggestion of stacking the jars for a sweet and cost-effective centerpiece. Make sure you take another look at their fabulous idea here! You can also view more of Catie’s photography here, and Palm Papers’ work here!

Kudos also to our runners-up, Absolutely Fabulous Weddings. Check out their extremely unique project here!

And lastly, one more congratulations to ALL of our finalists — Carlee Sizemore + Leslie Kerrigan, Scobey Photography + Pretty Peachtree, and Nancy Ray + Erin McLean. We had tons of ideas sent in, so we hope you consider it an honor to be chosen as a finalist, because we certainly do!

Thank you again to all who participated! And stay tuned, because the next Ultimate Southern Challenge will be posted next week!! Suggestions for future challenges are welcomed below :)

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Catie Ronquillo reply

    Thanks y’all! What an honor! :) We loved working on this little project and glad y’all liked it too :)

  2. avatar Kristine {In Love, Engaged} reply

    Yaaay! My favorite entry won! Great job Palm Papers and Catie Ronquillo! LOVE these!

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It must be that mason jars simply inspire sweet thoughts, because we have another cake-based finalist for you today! Farren of PrettyPeachtree and Ashley from Scobey Photography put together this mason jar “cake” after they discovered their mutual love of frosting at a wedding. A friendship with a sweet beginning, indeed!

From the ladies:

“I don’t think I have ever met someone who loves wedding cake as much as I do until I met Ashley Scobey from Scobey Photography. We discovered this similarity when Ashley and I sat next to each other at a rehearsal dinner and both returned to our table with extra helpings of the groom’s cake with added fondant on the side. When I saw the challenge for mason jars on SW, I instantly knew wedding cake had to be the way to go. It is the best part of the wedding after all…that is, after marrying the love of your life.

What makes these mason jars great is that they are easy to make, and guests don’t have to wait on the cake to get sliced before they get to enjoy the sweet sensation that is wedding cake! By adding a cake tier on top of the mason jars, you get a cake-like appearance and to enjoy the tradition of cutting the cake with your new husband.

DIY Instructions:

1. Search local craft stores such as Joann Fabrics for ribbon to top your mason jars to match your wedding color scheme. I wanted a rustic look for this challenge in honor of fall, so I chose a neutral braided like ribbon. Cut enough of the ribbon to fully fit the circumference of the top of the mason jar and where the ribbon overlaps a bit in the back as to create a smooth edge. Adhere with hot glue or use a craft adhesive dot to secure. I wanted to be able to reuse the jars for other purposes, so I used an adhesive dot to secure the ribbon to the jars as it will peel off when wanted.
2. Bake your favorite kind of cake in a sheet cake pan. Once cooled, cut the cake into small cubes. Place cubes of cake in the bottom of each mason jar until they reach about halfway up the jar.
3. Dollop a generous portion of icing into each mason jar on top of the cubes of cake in the bottom. Spread gently against the sides of the jar with a spatula as to create a layered look from the outside of the jar.
4. Top each mason jar off with more cubes of cake until it reaches the top of the jar.
5. You can stack the mason jars as pictured, or just display them individually on a table. Either way, your guests won’t be able to wait to pick one up and enjoy that yummy cake!”

Thank you so much, Farren + Ashley! Readers, if you love this idea, comment and let us know! And remember, you’re welcome to vote for more than one concept!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Lacey DellaPace reply

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!! Did I mention I love this idea!? Very original and such a cute idea for a wedding cake.

  2. avatar Keri Anne Parker reply

    I love this! So precious!

  3. avatar Becca reply

    Yum!!! This looks delish and oh so cute!! Love it!

  4. avatar Ashley Bruschi reply

    SUCH a cute and unique idea! I love it!! :-)

  5. avatar Laura Polmear reply

    Love this idea as someone who is an avid baker and photographer. Great and super cute idea ladies!!

  6. avatar Mallory reply

    Such a savory and sweet idea! I love the creative concept and beautiful photography :)

  7. avatar Kari reply

    So creative! I’ve never seen anything like it. This would make a wedding quite memorable.

  8. avatar Andrea reply

    I love this idea. So cute and looks delicious!

  9. avatar Vickie reply

    This has got to be the cutest idea, ever! It is a unique and creative way to display a wedding cake “southern style”. Can’t wait to try it for my daughter who just got engaged!

  10. avatar Ashley reply

    I clearly adore this idea :) Farren is such a craft-genius – and I am very thankful for our friendship and her amaze baking skill(z) ;)

  11. avatar Ashley Sherwood reply

    This idea is the best ever! Farren has always been a tremendously creative individual and i am blessed to call her a friend. I’m just hoping she can multi task- being my bridesmaid and making cute crafts for my wedding :)

  12. avatar Kathy Shields reply

    What a great “Southern Idea”! Unique and classic! It makes me want to get a “BIG” spoon and dive in. Very creative and such a lovely touch for that true Southern wedding.

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Howdy, ladies! We have a really fun week coming up, where we’ll be unveiling the top five finalists in our second Ultimate Southern Challenge. A few weeks back we asked y’all to submit your best ideas for the most Southern and inspiring mason jar concepts, and we were once again delighted by the submissions! We’ve decided to post the top five this week, and the winner (who gets Southern Weddings bragging rights!) will be determined by reader popularity (i.e. the number of comments on their post) and the opinion of the SW editors. So let’s get cracking!

First up is the dynamic duo of Nancy Ray Photography + Erin McLean Events! Read on for all of the details behind their red velvet mason jar cake pull extravaganza!

From the ladies:

“Here is a fun little styled shoot, featuring mason jars as red velvet cake containers with whipped cream cheese icing. Also featuring the fun, traditional “cake pull,” where each ribbon baked inside has a little charm attached for whomever pulls it out. It’s a two-in-one wedding cake + wedding favor duo!”

Thanks so much, Erin + Nancy! Readers, if you love this idea, be sure to let us know in the comments! And remember, you’re welcome to give a vote of support to more than one concept.

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar lauren jolly reply

    what an amazingly adorable idea!! i love reading creative ideas like this to keep in mind for my future wedding! this is sooo cute!!

  2. avatar Jenn reply

    SUCH a cute idea!! and so perfectly southern! might have to pass this along to a friend or two :)

    LOVE Nancy Ray and Erin McLean, both!

  3. avatar Robyn reply

    SO pretty, and what a unique idea!! Love it! :)

  4. avatar Amy reply

    These are aesthetically pleasing and look delicious! Love them!

  5. avatar Amy reply

    Love this shoot! Such a creative wedding favor! I’ve never even heard of a cake pull before! So cute!

  6. avatar Allyson reply

    What a great idea!! Love the charm idea :).. And great photography as always nancy! I love your work :)

  7. avatar Jordan reply

    LOVE this idea. So cute.

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  9. avatar Jess reply

    Looks delicious!! Not to mention these would make the cutest wedding cakes and favors! Too bad our wedding has already passed but it’s still fun to see the creative things folks come up with. At least we were blessed to have beautiful photos like these of our wedding day :) You’re great, Nancy!!

  10. avatar Melissa Tuck reply

    These are too adorable and so creative. Love!

  11. avatar Amber reply

    I absolutely love the lace, and yum love the red velvet cake. What a wonderful, traditional, and tasty way to send your guests home!

  12. avatar Brandy reply

    These are so adorable and look absolutely delicious! It helps that red velvet is my fave :) Wish I would’ve thought of something like this for my wedding a couple of weeks ago…

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  14. avatar mike gothard reply

    Fantastic concept and photos…exactly what I’d expect from these super creative ladies! Way to go, Nancy & Erin :)

  15. avatar shelby reply

    Love everything about this! My favorite part is the cake pull…you hardly see this anymore I feel like (unless you’re from New Orleans!), so it’s such cute way to incorporate this southern tradition in a modern wedding!

  16. avatar Linnea reply

    This is beautiful! Well done Nancy & Erin! I just want to grab a jar & eat up!

  17. avatar lindsay reply

    i would love to reach into my computer screen, take one of those mason jars, and dig my spoon right in! anyone would enjoy eating cake out of a mason jar! what a lovely idea.

  18. avatar Bethany Ann reply

    I LOVE this idea! I especially love that they added a cake-pull in it. :) Wonderful!

  19. avatar denise reply

    This idea is so clever, and not just because I LOVE red velvet cake. I would love to know what kind of charms they used. I am not familiar with this tradition, but I think it is so sweet!
    Way to go, Nancy and Erin!!!!

  20. avatar Noreen reply

    That is the most original and adorable idea! It is cute to introduce some “southern charm” especially if you are not from here! It is so unique!!

  21. avatar Shannon reply

    Love this idea! You could use it so many places:)

  22. avatar Kristina G reply

    Love!!! Makes me wanna eat my computer looking at it. Such a cute and creative idea.

  23. avatar Stephanie reply

    I love this! Super cute! I love things that make me feel childlike elegance. It makes me think of the tea parties that my mom used to set up for me and my friends. I love it.

  24. avatar cyn reply

    YUMMMY! And gorgeous images! Did y’all make me one ;)

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  26. avatar Penelope reply

    I did something similar at my own wedding and used cake pulls from and everyone loved them!

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