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    Question Cake in a Jar?

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    Has anyone had real success with this?
    I want to make one for my DBs birthday.

    I know some people worry about botulism, etc. I know I can send little Debby's or something like that.. but he's not a fan of those kinds of sweets. I'd really like to make this work.
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    i'm not familiar with cake in a jar.

    isnt botulism only a concern when you're reusing jars?? if you buy new jars they should be sanitized already, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rad sugar View Post
    i'm not familiar with cake in a jar.

    isnt botulism only a concern when you're reusing jars?? if you buy new jars they should be sanitized already, right?
    I thought so. I can always sterilize it before cooking with it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rad sugar View Post
    Yeah, I read that thread.. It seems like a 50/50 sort of thing sadly. Even the link to the recipe is half good, half bad. Although most the bad are just worries, no actual bad experiences..
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhead_navygf View Post
    Yeah, I read that thread.. It seems like a 50/50 sort of thing sadly. Even the link to the recipe is half good, half bad. Although most the bad are just worries, no actual bad experiences..
    i read the recipe thread too, and thats what i was thinking!!

    i mean, honestly... and knock on wood... so far both care packs have gotten to him in less than ten days, so i don't think it would major drama, ya know? it could be worth it to try, especially bc with flat rate boxes, weight isn't an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhead_navygf View Post
    I thought so. I can always sterilize it before cooking with it too.
    i don't have a way to sterilize jars though. in order to actually kill botulism, you can't just boil. you have to use pressure too bc of the spores... so you have to have a pressure cooker or some kind of autoclave or a pressure cooker.

    i did see this though... http://www.ehow.com/how_2368771_ster...re-cooker.html

    sorry i'm not multi-quoting btw... my brain is half asleep. i think i need coffee now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rad sugar View Post
    i read the recipe thread too, and thats what i was thinking!!

    i mean, honestly... and knock on wood... so far both care packs have gotten to him in less than ten days, so i don't think it would major drama, ya know? it could be worth it to try, especially bc with flat rate boxes, weight isn't an issue.
    Well I haven't sent a care package yet, I'm currently working on my first one ever. I'm going to send him a small package once he's in port (where they are spending the most of his deployment) and see how long it takes for him to receive it. Then I'll know exactly how long a wait I'm looking for.. But even 10 days isn't bad at all for something that is sealed. Worst case scenario, I make the cake, decorate it and put it in one of those food sealer bags and seal it LOL.

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