I made this cake on Sunday December 6th.
The ingredient list is:
Betty Crocker Butter Super Moist Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix
Great Value Vanilla Instant Pudding
Rum, 3/4 cups worth to be exact: 1/2 c in the batter and 1/4 c in a glaze with the butter and water
Once cooled, I package each cake in a thick plastic bag, extrude as much air as I can and seal the bag with a twist tie.
This all goes into a pretty tightly sealed cake tin and then boxed up in a USPS medium sized Flate Rate Box, stuffed with a TON of plastic grocery bags as box filler.
And like my Grandmother, I tape it up pretty well.
This cake was suppose to be delivered in California, a tiny little town in the San Joaquín Valley, on Friday December 11th, I mailed it out on the 7th.
My fingers are crossed that it's sat in a fairly cool environment since departing Arizona, where it's been very cool.
It's looking like it should arrive on Monday December 14th, but there's no promises at this point
This cake is going to my Mother's friend, who is quite elderly and I'm hoping she doesn't try to eat a cake that's gone south.
She does look forward to my Rum Cake each year, and won't share it with anyone ... "Get your own! This is all mine!"
What do y'all think?