Friday, June 10, 2011

Cake in a jar!

Yeppers! You did read that right ...

Cake in a Jar!

This is a little piece of 'military me' coming out as I have had this idea/recipe for a while that I found on the www but never had the guts to give it a go. Sending home baked goodies to DH and his friends is not the easiest challenge with trying to keep it fresh for weeks.  So 4 weeks ago I gave this a try, left my baked cake in a jar on the floor of the car to roll around, spend some time in the hot sun and then 4 weeks later, cracked it open ... and ate it! ... Surprisingly it tasted good, great even as it was chocolate with choc chips and all chocolate is GOOD!  

The challenge this week over at City Crafter Challenge Blog is Dress Up a Jar and knowing a very special Navy friend who is having a Birthday next week, I thought this the perfect time to make his Birthday cake with this new nifty recipe idea!  He is also due to ship out the day after, so a touch of home I thought would be nice for the occasion this year.  He is a single boy too, so it is nice to be able to fuss over him and he secretly likes to stick it to hubby and the other boys that he too 'is loved' lol.

DH is also home this weekend for a huge 64 hours!!! so I also get the bonus of sending it back with hubby in his bag so I don't have to pay for postage (shipping kills the pocket) and the added knowledge that it will get to him in one piece and on time before he ships out. 

I decided to make up his own special party bag with 'fairy hat' included for the special Birthday Boy and I have made up a few (store brought)  little pirate bags for his mates so they can join in on the fun too and help him celebrate!

The image on the jar is from The Paper Shelter called Birthday Cupcake and I have used the pre-colored version and some dimensional magic.  To jazz up the jar a little I added some bling stars around the top of the jar lid and being 'male' I thought it would be best to include a spoon with it and have attached this with ribbon that is threaded through 2 buttons (the lid has a slight dip in the middle and it needed 2) and I have hot glue gunned it into place.

Hope you like what you see and  thank you for dropping by !

***EDIT*** As I have received quite a few 'how to' comments and emails.  For anyone interested in the Cake in a Jar recipe from my post this post, stay posted for this Wednesday (15th June 2011) for a Tutorial here and on The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog.

I found lots of challenges for this little creation - With fathers day in Europe happening there is plenty of masculine ones out at the moment and it is also combined with a Happy Birthday sorry it is a long list today!
Huge thanks as always to the  Feline Playful Girls as they do make finding challenges just so EASY! 

City Crafter - Dress up a jar (-) ***EDIT*** Made Spotlight Artist
Deep Ocean Challenges - Anything goes optional sea image (it is for a Navy boy and that is somewhat sea related)
The Stamping Boutique - Men Only (ok ... Chris is a man but he is more a big kid :)
Try it on Tuesday - Weird & wonderful - It is something very different to the normal and it's chocolate cake, chocolate = wonderful (-) 
Bows and Berries - Masculine(-)
The Paper Shelter - Celebrate (1/3 & TPS image)
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes (-)
Creative Stamp Friends - Gift package (-)
Incy Wincy - Tic Tac Toe -  Pearls or gems (stars on jar lip), Ribbon (tied to hold spoon), Button (tied with ribbon to hold spoon) (-)
Ohh La La - Happy Birthday (-)
Woodware USA - Masculine (1/2)
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Cupcakes (1/1)
Creative Inspirations - Dad or special male (1/1) 
Stampin' Sisters in Christ -  Something new - technique ect - This is a new idea, gift and recipe (-)
Drunken Stampers - Birthday (-)
Stamp Man - Boys & Men (1/1 altered item entry)
Stamp Something - Use a dig (- & GDT)
Do You Stack Up - Birthday (1/3)
Moving Along With The Times - Anything but a card (1/3)
The Rubber Cafe - Make a gift (1/1)
Some Odd Girl - Masculine (-)
Crafts And Me - Stamp Something (-)

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31 Treasured comments:

Cheryl said...

WOW this is FANTASTIC,fabulous colours and love how you have decorated the jar!!! What a wonderful gift for your friend!! Enjoy the time with your hubby!!

Ros said...

Oh my ... he is going to be delighted with this ... what a brilliant creation and such a wonderful idea ... thanks so much for sharing with us at CCCB ... enjoy your 64 hours too!!

Linda Wescott said...

Absolutely fabulous creation. Great idea and beautifully executed. Hugs lin

Pami said...

Wonderful party set! What a lovely idea and I love the jar, I have lots of empty jars that I need to do something with! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Heather "Hev" said...

You have been busy :) Fantastic :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week :)

Have a wonderful day
please come and visit my blog

WencheP said...

Fabulous! Such a great idea. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Dawnll said...

Such a fun idea! Love the booty inside this wonderful decorations.
blessings to you, Dawn ll

Michelle said...

What a fantastically weird idea. Be lovely if you would share the recipe! Thanks so much for joining us at TioT
x Michelle

Michelle said...

Ha found you at The Stampman too! and it's a perfect entry for the challenge there! Really love the idea, thanks for sharing with us at The Stampman!
x Michelle

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Totally fun and adorable, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Miranda said...

awesome project again Leesa, lovely
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


What a fabulous party project, and such a great idea.

Thank you for joining us at MAWTT this week - hope to see you again. Sylvia x

PatR said...

Such a weird and wonderful project and a very briliant idea. Thanks for sharing it with us for the TioT challenge. xx

Sandy said...

Such a fun project (if it involves cake, I'm all for it.) Thanks for joining the Magical Monday Challenge this week

Grace said...

Oh wow! What a great idea and so beautifully presented! He will love it!!! I love that you test drove one and determined it good after 4 weeks! LOL~ my hubby's aunt sent him a cheese pizza when he was overseas once. It took 4 weeks and got there moldy but he and his buddy scraped the mold off and had a blast! He said it was one of the best things he ever got over there! I would have NEVER thought of sending a pizza! I think cake is a much safer bet! THanks for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Gill McCall said...

What a lovely jar and such a fantastic idea. thanks for playing along with B&B this week

Dawn said...

Leesa it's awesome! What a great idea & I love how you tested it out too!
Good luck in your challenges!
Dawn xx

Cards By MI said...

Wonderful kit you've got there. It looks absolutly smashing. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS this week.
Love n hugs

Juliet A said...

I have a son in Afghanistan - I need this recipe! I don't know that I will be able to package it as lovely as yours, but it sounds like a great idea!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

What a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at TPS this week…………..


Wendi said...

Wow what a fab idea with the cake love the party bag too how creative I love your ideas
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!What a fantastic idea.You've decorated the jar so beautifully and love the goody bag too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

StampingbugKerry said...

YUMMMMMMM...Is all I can say. Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck! Kerry

Mary Marsh said...

I have a recipe for a cake in a jar-may have to try it-anyway your jar is decorated so cute-I love it!! thanks for playing along with craft your passion challenge-

Unknown said...

This is such a wonderful creation.. Perfect for our challenge.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Scrumptious! LOVE the idea!! Thank you for joining us at CCCB this week!

Kitty said...

Wow you have been super busy! I love it all, great job!

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and hope to see you again for the next challenge!

Kitty xx

Sarah Rice said...

how cool is this!! what a great set

thanks for playing at some odd girl!

Linda Breedlove said...

Congratulations on being a Spotlight Artist at CCCB. I love your cake in a jar... fabulous!!!

Elena said...

Here I am again, beautiful party decoration, it's all so happy and colorful, absolutely great!
Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean, hope to see you again soon!
Don't forget to come to discover on june, 20th who is the winner, he could be you!


Robin said...

Thanks so much for playing in Bows and Berries Masuline challenge!! Robin

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