Just wondering what types of jars everyone uses for their cake jars and how much they typically cost? Ones I'm finding on Amazon are about $1 each and I'm wondering if I could find them any cheaper somewhere.
ball jars? like for canning?
Is that what you use, K8memphis? What size?
The 8 ounce ones I've seen of those are about $3 a jar?
no wait -- I've never done them -- but I just buy a lot of ball jars that i use for batch cooking and freezing -- if you are in the states and you go to walmart or target or especially the local big chain grocery stores, you can get the best deals -- works out to anywhere from under or over a dollar a jar buying in sets of a dozen --
you can even buy from walmart online for real good deals
I do not know in your area, but in my remote town in Kansas the jars have been out of the shelves for months... the victory (pandemic) gardens consumed them all! Do they take the temperature of the oven without any harm?... never use them for that, but I'm curious... I'll never dare to put one in a 350 oven!
I googled and no, not 'sposed to bake in them -- althougj three bucks a pop is still highway robbery --
maybe try mugs??
cake jars are like little layered desserts -- who knew?
Oh you see, layering make sense... but baking on it.... NOPE!
Hey boss did you get some snow today?....I'm freeeeezing here...The thermometer said minus something las time I dared to look Brrrrr!
hey reggie, a teensy tiny bit of snow but then it's the lightest barely perceptible frozen mist whenever I've dared to go out that just portends ominously to that nasty four letter word SNOW -- couple days ago we got some ice and it's put power out for several thousand here and while that.is.bad and trees are down etc I feel we missed that bullet as a city 'cause it coulda been Much worse
we are supposed to get 5-7 inches in sleet & snow w/wind chills below zero this afternoon -- glory to God -- a major winter storm -- so as frozen things go it's good that our ice on the trees and the below freezing temps we've had are giving our abundance of trees time to fully freeze so we don't repeat '94 -- le sigh
all that to say I'M FREAKIN FREEZING AND ITS NOT GETTING ANY BETTER ANY TIME SOON GAGHHHH
Well my dear, step on a comfy thick sweater and indulge yourself with hot chocolate... Enjoy St. Valentines!
We are having 1 1/2 in of snow today and a lovely -17F tomorrow. We have been on the minus something for three days already....
I'm Venezuelan... anything under 60's is too cold for me! Mercy!!! My prayers that you will survive this one!
I got on a hat, fingerless gloves and my lightweight down jacket -- and several other layers --
oh no minus seventeen! ouch!!
Boss... are you there? Did you survive the storm? I'm praying you are OK!
here, reggie!! present and accounted for albeit a little chilly -- you still got all your fingers and toes?
husband went out for the first time today -- the cat needs his special food so I'll be a lot better when he gets back -- he made it safe to petsmart he just texted --
we've got huge and huger stalactite icicles -- I'm calling Chicago to come get their weather on second thought I think I'll uber it back up there hahahahaha
Oh Boss....I was lost without you!!!! Praise be Our Lord you are there... with fingers, toes...and tongue!
We lost power for just 3 hours... as Venezuelans we were used to...! no big deal.... but still intact kiddos and everything! I wish we could crush those stalactites and made some good old fashion snow cones!
Oh, Chicago sent a message for you...They are processing refunds from Texas first! Get yourself a number and wait your turn patiently in line ;)
Well, seriously, I'm glad you survived...this was a scary one! Get enough supplies for hubby, cat, dog and you! Stay safe and warm my friend...Can't wait for spring!!!
it Was scary!
looking back on the event, three hours without power isn't bad, venezuelan or polish -- during the three hours it's indescribable breathtaking not in the best way -- although you have to be strong for the munchkins -- i'm free to freak out as i want -- yeah poor texas, huh -- but that was funny about get in line
your post warmed me up
snow cream, reggiekins!
with sweetened condensed milk:
with regular milk:
I wonder how do you collect fresh, clean snow?
Thanks for the recipes my friend, it was also heart warming to hear that you are fine...please pray for my friends in Houston... I try calling them all... and no reply so far!
how to collect fresh snow? send the kids out with a bowl!
praying for your friends
Boss, nothing will ever be clean if the kiddos are involved... at least MY kiddos!
I can imagine the ice cream flavors I'm going to taste... Bird poop, defrosted caterpillars, mushy moss, poisonous berries, and rotten tomatoes from last harvest!
Thanks for the prayers...I already made contact with one lovely elderly couple in Houston and they survived, and a lovely family with 10 kiddos in Tyler, and they also survived... the storm, I mean, not so sure if they are going to survive the 10 kiddos, but that is another chapter!...I'm still waiting for two more to reply!
Boss, the lady who opened this forum must be regretting to have this couple of crazy cockatoos talking to each other...but I'm having fun!
she's cool! she loves us all and esp loves all things cake -- she has a tremendous vault of cake history and wisdom stored here -- the more we talk the better
plus she gets some revenue from the ads -- maybe not much but hopefully it's enough to keep this all running and some for her too
it is SEVENTY DEGREES here today
It was SIXTY THREE DEGREES here...Oh boss, you won again!!!
we BOTH won this time!
Just wanted to add my two cents on using canning jars in the oven. I do it every year at Christmas time. I bake banana bread fill appx 2/3 full don’t forget to grease the jars. After baking I wipe down the tops and put on the lids and rings . Put rings on not too tight. You will hear them pop/ seal after a few minutes. Not sure if I really trust that they are food safe after a while. I usually keep them in the fridge and tell that to the folks that I give them to. Recipe on Pinterest. To release cake from jar just insert a dinner knife along side of jar and bread it will easily fall out of the jars. I use wide mouth jars and I think they are quart jars. Double Ck on Pinterest.
Oh, thanks for your two cents! Now what temperature do you use for baking? Do you place the jars on a sheet pan or directly on the oven grill? Did you ever had an accident, a broken jar? What size of jars do you use?.... I'm sorry for the many questions... do not get nervous, this is not an impeachment ;) I'm just curious of the whole process, sounds nice for give it a try...Thaaanks!