This might be my new favorite blog post. I’ve been wanting to make and post this for a while. The main purpose for cake in a sealed jar is what I used it for a few years ago – sending it in a care package to my friend Janelle’s boyfriend (now husband) for his birthday when he was deployed with the military to Afghanistan.
I was wanting to send Jeff a box of a bunch of things he loved – food, magazines, etc. I can’t really remember the order in which things happened, but at some point Janelle mentioned that Jeff”s birthday was coming up and she was trying to figure out something to do for him. Another friend of hers had sent a cake to her husband that she ordered online. It apparently showed up in a less than awesome form and didn’t taste terribly great.
When I was looking for some ideas online of things to send, I saw the idea of cake in a jar buried way down in a comment on a website. I looked for directions on how to do it so that the jar would be sealed and the cake would stay fresh for a few weeks. Then I gave it a shot!
Jeff said getting the cake was awesome! I sent a few jars of cake and a can of icing. He was so kind to share it with others and apparently it was a hit.
So if you’re looking for something special to send your loved one in a military care package, this is a good choice. You can used a box mix or a cake from scratch – whatever you want! I’ve also included some printable tags that you can print out and tie onto the jars with a little message. Download the tags here.