Pinspiration – numero cinco
A friend of ours is deployed in Afghanistan. And I was planning on sending him a care package. His only request was good ‘ol american food.
I wanted to send him something homemade but didn’t know if it would last the trip out there.
I was looking around Pinterest (big surprise!) and this caught my eye!
So I bought me some mason jars (which worked out perfectly for this pinspiration project) and whipped out my red velvet cake recipe.
Since this was going to an Air Force guy, I thought it’d be neat to make them blue instead of red.
I forgot to take pictures of how I sanitized the jars, but basically I just boiled them as the instructions instructed me to. I also forgot to take pictures while I was mixing the cake mix. Oops!
About 10 minutes before the buzzer went off, I boiled the lids as instructed. After about 40 minutes the cakes were done baking. Unfortunately, I didn’t fill them high enough so they didn’t bake all the way around the sides. That’s why they look weird. At least they do to me.
Once I put the lids on I started popping the middle bump wondering how it was going seal.
I was so estatic that the lids had sealed! I did it! It was really fun to make too!
Our friend in Afghanistan received the cakes-in-a-jar and said they tasted delicious! So I would rate this a success. Don’t you think?! =)
Thanks for reading!!