Monday, November 1, 2010

Cake in a Jar: A Great Care Package and Gift Idea

First thing, I want to put a disclaimer out there. For years people used this method to "can" cakes. These really aren't safe to put on your shelves for years as food storage. There... got that out of the way :)

These are a super fun and easy gift idea. Make sure you use wide mouth jars. I used pint jars, sprayed the inside with cooking spray and filled the batter (from a cake mix) to the 1 cup or halfway mark. I baked them at 350 for 30 minutes and topped them with new sterilized lids and rings. The lid will actually seal which keeps the cake nice and fresh while it travels through the mail in a care package. Once you open the jar the cake slides out perfectly and can be sliced and frosted. I tried one out and they came out perfectly.


What an awesome way to send baked goods! Wrap carefully and very well in bubble wrap when mailing. Don't forget the frosting and knife. I added in paper plates and napkins as well.

11 comments:

Mrs. Mordecai said...

What a fabulous idea! And you make yours so cute. :)

Krystal said...

I love this! Now when my sister goes off to college, I can send her care packages!

-Krystal @ recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com

MelMel said...

What a cool idea...tasty!x

No Ordinary Me said...

Super Cool Idea.

Valerie said...

Clever idea!

Garden of Egan said...

I canned up some of these YEARS ago! I opened one last month. I swear it was as good as ever! I couldn't believe it.

Cindi said...

Did you grease (or spray with Pam) the jars before adding the batter?

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

I would love to make these. I also want to know, did you Pam spray the jars?

The American Homemaker said...

I did spray the inside of the jar with cooking spray :)

Courtney Barkdull said...

Did you bake it with the lid on or did you put the lid on after it was baked?

The American Homemaker said...

You place the sterilized lid on the jar after it's baked :)