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post #46 of 69
LadyKinster- Good to know! Haha, I think that him getting rotten cupcakes would be worse then not getting any at all! :]
post #47 of 69
7yyrt- What would be considered long term storage? I just sent some cakes in a jar to my husband in Afghanistan (along with some buttercream in vacuumed sealed bags). I'm not sure how long it will take to arrive there. I think roughly 2 weeks. Is that considered long term? Just curious, as I would hate to think of making him sick. thumbsdown.gif
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post #48 of 69
Long term storage is months or years.
Yes; I have heard people recommend making them in the Spring, putting them in with the canning jars, and eating them in the Winter.
(Now fruitcake, made and stored correctly will last years.)
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I don't think it would shorten the life of them, unless they sweat in the jars?
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post #49 of 69
That's what I was thinking if they sweat they'll probably go bad faster... let us know how it turns out Debbie!
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So if they arrive in 2-3 weeks, and they eat them right away, it should be safe??? I'm kind of worried now, and bummed being that I was so excited when I sent the jars out. I will definitely let you know how well they travel. Maybe I should wait until the weather turns cooler to send more? Then again, by then, they'll be returning home! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #51 of 69
andpotts~ first off, sending you strength to get through the deployment time. I got through my sons by baking and sending packages to him. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.

I sent cakes in a jar and also sent canned frosting so they could apply their
own. I started this with my sons birthday and sent almost enough for his whole troop. They remained fresh and unlike the MRE's, they were delicious and well received.

Best of luck to your soldier and hope he's home soon and safe.
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post #52 of 69
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Originally Posted by vickymacd

I sent cakes in a jar and also sent canned frosting so they could apply their own.



Would you share how you did the canned frosting? I live several hours away from my father who is 76 years old and doesn't bake deserts for himself anymore. For many years I have made pound cake in small jars and make several cases at a time and take to him. I use small 1/2 pint regular mouth canning jars and that makes enough for one portion of cake. Then when they are all gone, I go pick up the jars and bring them home and buy new seals and start all over. He loves having homemade cake available and pound cake was always our family favorite icon_smile.gif

I would love to know about the canned frosting so that I could send some with the cake and he could have the cake plain or with the frosting - depending on what he wanted at that particular moment.

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post #53 of 69
I made a bunch of these last year, and sold at our craft fair. They went like lightening. The only thing I had trouble with was wondering what to charge for them. Any ideas ?
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I made a bunch of these last year, and sold at our craft fair. They went like lightening. The only thing I had trouble with was wondering what to charge for them. Any ideas ?

@brightbrats - I would pay $5 - I think a cute cupcake in a jar can be modestly priced at $5. Now, if you live in a snazzier part of town you may get away with a bit more. But personally I would pay $5 for a cute and delicious cupcake!
post #55 of 69
OOH, yes, please share how to can the frosting. I vacuumed sealed in those special bags, but didn't care for how they looked. I guess I'm picky about appearances. icon_lol.gif Especially when it's chocolate frosting. My daughter said it looked like poop in a bag. icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #56 of 69
My guess is that when she said "canned frosting" she was referring to store bought canned frosting. Correct me if I am wrong!
post #57 of 69
ptanyer,
Maybe you could just buy/send frosting to your father with the cakes, and instruct him to refrigerate (or freeze) the unused portion. Then he can use it as he needs it.
Or you could bring him a batch of frosting, divided into smaller containers, when you pick up the jars.
post #58 of 69
cindy~ thanks for clearing that up for everyone! Yes, I meant BUYING canned frosting. Since they come in those little plastic tubs, they were perfect for sending. I don't care for the flavor, but my son said some of the guys just took spoonfulls of the frosting and ate it first!
Sorry for the confusion.
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post #59 of 69
Vicky- I've seen others send the canned frosting too, I'm sure the troops are loving it!! :]]

Do you think the duff BC or others like it would last as long as the Betty Crocker/DH/PB canned icing?

The only thing that makes me feel better about DH's deployment is that I'll be able to send him cakes and such! A little taste of home!
post #60 of 69
If Duff's buttercream is as good as his fondant, it'll be a real pleaser. Just don't send too many sweets and candy. Send misc. things as well. I sent silly things like paddle ball sets; mini pool table and the time that I sent 150 pairs of Croc's was crazy! I got a local store to match me in it so I could send all of them. My son said when they had their down time, the greatest feeling was taking their boots off and putting those on. Goofy looking, but still protected their feet. My Food Saver was a blessing. Candy is given to the local children. But understand that they may not be able to eat all the baked goods as soon as they receive it due to patrolling, missions, etc. So that's why the food saver was the best for freshness.
As far as which frosting is best....don't know. It never lasted!
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