Monday, June 4, 2012

Anniversary Care Package

The husband and I are going to be spending yet another wedding anniversary apart. :( I wanted to send him a special care package. Something that was different from the normal package. I found the idea for cake in a jar on pinterest. I thought..."what a great idea!" So I set out and made it. I should have put it in more than three jars because there was too much cake batter in each and it overflowed. I added a container of frosting for him to add on top once he got the cake.

I then made little tops for each jar. I was pretty proud of them. I hot glued them to the lid.

Then I made banana nut bread. He really likes it and I am fairly good at making it. Although I thought it would be a good idea to vacuum pack the bread.....haha....not so much. Don't ever vacuum pack bread unless it's frozen. It totally squished the bread. I took it out as quickly as possible and it regained some of its original shape. I was just hoping that it still tasted good.

I also had to include his favorite Combos. I had quite a stash built up. He loves taking these out on missions and every time they were on sale I would buy some so any time he asked for a package I had those to add.

This is the finished box. I also created the '52 Reasons Why I Love You' book. Again I found the idea on pinterest. It took quite awhile to make it and I was really proud of how it turned out. I can't believe I didn't take a picture of it. But that is what is in the box with the blue ribbon. That is left over ribbon from our wedding. :) I sure do love that color.

He got my package about a week after I sent it. I asked how everything turned out and he told me the cake had a bad taste to it. :( I couldn't believe it! He said it smelled good, but did not taste good. He thought it was the frosting that was on top. Then I told him I didn't add any frosting because there wasn't room at the top. This is when I found out that the jars were only half full when he got it. Uh oh! I think the cake melted on its way to the sand box. :( I was really disappointed because I was so excited to be able to send him cake. I'm not sure if it's because I didn't seal them good or if it was the temperatures, but the Cake in a Jar did not travel well. Thankfully the bread turned out good. :) I was really happy at least one of them turned out good. He said he liked the card book I made, although that was about all he said.
Overall I think he enjoyed the box. I know it's nothing fancy, but it took quite awhile to make the cake and the bread on top of working. I think it was well worth it. I love to bake and it was a lot of fun and relaxing for me to bake.
I'm glad it got there in plenty of time. I just wish we could spend our anniversary together. Ah well. I should get use to it I guess. :)


  1. Cute ideas! I thought about doing the cake in a jar thing for my husband's birthday, but he's in such a remote place that some packages have taken a month to get to him! Eek! Can you imagine how moldy that cake would have been? I love the 52 reasons cards. Unfortunately, we'll be missing our anniversary too, so I may have to borrow that idea for myself!

  2. Cute package! I am sure he appreciated it none the less... melted stuff seems to happen. Bahaha. It is hotter than all get out over yonder.


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