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Wish me luck, my hubby is deployed and he and the other guys have a real hankerin' for some home baked goodness, it seems to take about 5 days for packages to get to them from here so I'm going to bake them and seal them in the small bell jars and hope for the best. I decided to play on a halloween theme and do candy flavors, Snickers, chocolate cake with layers of crushed peanuts, carmel and topped with chopped up mini Snickers. Also thought I'd try Mounds, Whopper and a Peanut Butter cup. Hmm, let me know if you have any other ideas, I'm excited to try, hope they come out good! Andrea
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post #2 of 69
Have you ever tried baking your cake in a canning jar? I have done it several times for gifts. Make a quick bread recipe like banana or pumpkin bread. Sterilize one pint canning jars in hot water ( I run mine through the diswasher). Spray the jars with non-stick spray and fill half full with batter. Set jars in a 13x9 pan (easier to take in and out of the oven). Place pan in oven set at recommended temperature and bake till done. Remove and immediately screw on sterilized lids. Use a kitchen towel or oven mitt, the jars will be hot. As they cool you will here the seal "pop". After they have cooled make sure they hve properly sealed. They will stay fresh until the jars are opened and the seal is broken. I sometimes make them weeks ahead of time and store them until I am ready to give as gifts. It might work for what you want to do.
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Thanks for the idea, I've always wanted to try the cakes baked in a jar too. Project Cuppys to Qatar went well, they came out really tasty and cute, hope they make it safe and the guys get to enjoy them! These were really fun to make. Andrea
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post #4 of 69
Cute, Cute.. I love what you did. Hope they get there safe and sound and the guys get to enjoy them, too.
post #5 of 69
Oh My Love the way they look. That is a wonderful idea! How did you do it? Did you bake then put in the jars-decorate? Oh please let me know. I would love to do something like that.
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post #6 of 69
Yes, I would like to know more as well. I have a friend there too. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing!
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Hope your husband is able to come home soon. What a wonderful idea - these cupcakes in a jar - how on earth did you do it?
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They are just beautiful and I sure hope they get to the ones who really deserve them. Tell hubby we are all so lucky to have him and the rest of the troops working and risking their lives for us. icon_biggrin.gifusaribbon.gif
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icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Cuppys to Qatar . . . . . . for some reason that name just cracked me up!!! What a cute idea! I'm glad they came out good. Thanks to your husband for serving!! usaribbon.gif
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post #10 of 69
Please let us know if they get there in good shape. I always wondered if they would sweat in the heat and get moldy.
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post #11 of 69
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Thank you all so much for the positive thoughts and well wishes, you all are so great icon_smile.gif Well there have been lots of questions and pm about these so I'm going to try to answer all of the questions all at once.

First of all this is not an original idea of mine, I was inspired by a big discussion we had going about cupcakes in a jar back in April. They are really cute and fun and I hope they make the trip, I will let everyone know thumbs_up.gif

I got the Kerr/Ball widemouth 1/2 pint mason jars at Albertson's grocery store for $10 for 12. I will see if I can find them cheaper at Wally world next time I'm there.
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I baked the cupcakes in liners and then cut them all in half (top & bottom) and just layered them in the jars with whatever candy, nut, frosting, topping combo. I used 3 cupcake slices per jar to get a good fill. Next time I'm going to bake in the jumbo cupcake pan as I think they will fill the jars better, the normal size cuppys were a lot smaller round than the jars, but still worked.

I tried boiling the jars before filling, just like with canning jams, in hopes that the hot jars would seal the lids, it just melted the frosting so after that I let them cool before filling. I also tried putting one in a hot water bath after putting on the lid to see if it would seal before cooking the insides, that didn't really work either icon_confused.gif So I just screwed the lids on tight. I tied a spoon to the top of each with ribbon.

I send cookies and brownies, but these are a bit more perishible. I always mail priority and it takes 5 to 7 days for stuff to get there from here, keeping my fingers crossed! I will be making these for friends/family in the US, they are too cute not to. Thanks for looking icon_biggrin.gif Andrea
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post #12 of 69
i remember that discussion! (patent pending LOL) anyway, those cuppies look delicious. i love the ribbons and the spoon is just a great idea. crossing my fingers for you that they get there safe.
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post #13 of 69
They are wonderful. I want to try them. I have seen the jars that you are referring to at Wally World. I might try the Dollar General store to see what they have. Another CC member posted a website that she bought her jars from. i think it's further up on the thread.
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post #14 of 69
I want to try these as well. Great idea...
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post #15 of 69
they sell the jars in a box of 12 for like 4.99 I think at Save a Lot.....so if anyone has one of those. Not sure if it's just MY save a lot or if they all have the same stuff
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