We have four birthdays in our house during the months of April, May, and June- that makes for a lot birthday parties- some for immediate family, others for extended family, and still more for friends. I needed to get my baking supplies more organized- lots of cakes to make!
For the longest time, I had my flour and sugar in one cupboard, the baking powder, salt, and baking soda somewhere else- there was no-rhyme-or-reason to where things were stored. I decided to create a space specifically for all my baking goodies- a.k.a, my baking cupboard.
As always, I started by clearing, and cleaning out the space. I also decided to create a drawer liner out of wrapping paper (you can see a tutorial for how to do this here). I really like adding a little pop of color to spaces- why not bright pink?
While original packaging is just fine, I wanted to figure out a cohesive way to store all my baking supplies. I already had containers from Michael’s for my flour and sugar, but I had always been afraid to use chalk on the chalkboard label because I knew it would wipe off every time it was pulled out. Then, I discovered chalk markers. You can use them on non-porous surfaces and it looks like chalk, but only wipes of with a damp rag. It was just what I needed. (You can find these chalk markers at your local craft store, or here on Amazon.)
I used some canisters I already had on hand for the powdered sugar and brown sugar.
For the salt, baking powder, baking soda, and semolina flour (my hubby makes pasta from scratch with this… bonus points), I used mason jars.
All our chocolate chips are stored in this pop-up canister from Target.
As you can see, everything has been labeled using these labels from Better Homes and Gardens. Labeling creates a consistency that I just love.
Now onto the sprinkles and food coloring…
I had a long, narrow patterned box that held everything perfectly.
For the vanilla, molasses, and corn syrup, I wasn’t as lucky to find the right box around the house. No worries though, I cut the bottom off an over-sized cereal box from Costco, and covered it in wrapping paper to create just what I needed.
Here’s what the cupboard looks like with everything in its place. The bottom shelf pulls out for easy access to items stored in the back.
As you can see, I put our mixing bowls on the top shelf. I have to say, these mixing bowls, which are available at Amazon (where I purchased mine), are seriously the best! They have a rubber base so they don’t move when mixing things in them, and they have a spout, which makes pouring pancake batter a breeze. If you don’t have these, I would highly recommend getting some (not sponsored, just something I love!)
Well, I better go make some cake or cookies now. Have a wonderful day!
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