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post #31 of 69
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Baking in the jar is not for me, that's a whole different thing. For my purposes, I don't need them to last indefinately, just a cute and delicious way to send yummy cupcakes in the mail. I steralize the jars and lids first in a hot water bath like you are supposed to, then when they are dry I layer away, they come out so cute. I do send them to deployed locations that aren't too hot and so long as they get there in 5-7 days they are still fresh and delicious. So it's just a cupcake/layered little cake in a jar for presentation and easy shipping for me. I am going to look at those bakeable fillings though, sounds interesting icon_smile.gif

rikkijo314: I have a foodsaver, does the mason jar attachment work on regular mason jars or do you need special lids?

blue123: I bake Jumbo cupcakes in Jumbo liners in a Jumbo pan (enough Jumbo for you, lol) then I take them out of the papers, slice them and layer them in the jars with the fillings/buttercream, the Jumbo CC fill the jars perfectly!

anxietyattack: yes they freeze well, don't know a max time to tell you, because they have never lasted that long in my house, but the longest has been about 3-4 weeks and so long as we let them defrost to room temp before eating they were still really good icon_smile.gif
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post #32 of 69
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Originally Posted by foxymomma521

Have you tried just baking a sheet cake and using a round cutter the same size as the jar instead of baking cuppies? Would that work?



I have never tried this, but I don't see why it wouldn't work and would probably be easy and make nice even layers thumbs_up.gif
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post #33 of 69
andpotts: the sealer attachment works on regular lids. If you go to the food saver website they have them for regular mouth and wide mouth. I wouldn't plan on keeping these forever either but for some reason it seems like it would add a little something if you can hear the seal pop when you open up one of these cupcakes icon_biggrin.gif
post #34 of 69
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Originally Posted by rikkijo314

andpotts: the sealer attachment works on regular lids. If you go to the food saver website they have them for regular mouth and wide mouth. I wouldn't plan on keeping these forever either but for some reason it seems like it would add a little something if you can hear the seal pop when you open up one of these cupcakes icon_biggrin.gif



Awesome, thank you! I will definately look into getting one of those, I wouldn't recommend keeping them around any longer for sure, but I would like for them to "pop" icon_smile.gif

edited to add, Oh my gosh, thank you, thank you , thank you! I can't believe I didn't know about this, I just ordered one from Amazon, I will be able to use it for tons of stuff! I love Mason jars and "things in jars" (cookie/brownie mixes, pies, soups, and of course cupcakes) this is going to be perfect!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #35 of 69
After reading that post on baking in the jars (and googling it too) looks like andpotts you've got the best idea!!! Sometimes saving a step isn't always the best way.
Just wondering, which recipe of buttercream do you use?
Also, a question on the sealer, would that dry out the cake? I've never used one before, so a little clueless.
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post #36 of 69
hubby's deploying soon, definitly have to try this. Thanks!!
post #37 of 69
7yyrt, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR POST!!! For everybody else, please disregard what I said in my post. I had no idea this was so dangerous and I must admit my idea about cooking and storing these cakes in the jars was idle speculation on my part. That'll teach me to post things I haven't thought through yet or researched adequately. I've just done a regular amount of canning of fruits and vegetables and it occurred to me to use the same technique. After reading 7yyrt's post, all I can say is DON'T DO IT and I'M VERY SORRY FOR HAVING SUGGESTED IT.
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post #38 of 69
Don't feel too bad, Marianna;
Many, many posts around the internet suggest it's a good thing...
Please, pass the information along whenever you see a post saying to store them long term.
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post #39 of 69
andpotts- I use the sealers for EVERYTHING. I love giving gifts in jars and it just makes it better if they are sealed. I have tons of regular food storage- meat, potatoes, etc. But lately I have been adding chocolate chips and things that I really want to have around in an emergency!
post #40 of 69
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Marianna

For sure don't feel bad, I didn't even know all of that stuff, I just didn't like the idea of baking in the jar just because I don't think it looks nice, lol icon_smile.gif It's a really good thing you brought it up because now it got important info out there! I learn something just about every time I am here icon_smile.gif
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post #41 of 69
I know what you mean, andpotts, this is a great place. And thanks to you and 7yyrt for the consolation. It's certainly good to know these things. It's funny, I just saw on TV the other day that you can't put fresh garlic in olive oil for long term storage, either, and for the very same reason: there isn't enough acid to prevent the spread of some really dangerous germs. Of course, it pays to be really careful, and it's even better to be armed with a lot of information, so thanks for the heads-up!
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post #42 of 69
I am so glad I found this thread again! My hubs is deploying and I want to be able to send him goodies! icon_razz.gif I am not sure how long the shipping will take though, I guess I will have to wait and see. Do you think a store bought BC (Duff or bleh Wilton anything like that) would last longer in these then a homemade? Or could they both spoil just as easily?
post #43 of 69
I woder if you could pour chocolate on top of the iced cake to seal it better?
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post #44 of 69
I pre-baked the WASC recipe, layered in mason jars with sugarschacks icing along with candies, put the lids and rings on the jars, packed in tupperware container.... should've only taken a week to get to the deployment destination, but my friend sent me the wrong zip code, took 3 weeks to get to her.... they still ate them and they said they tasted great! icon_smile.gif (contacted her later and no, no one got sick!)
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post #45 of 69
I have never heard of this. Going onto my "must try" list for sure!
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