First thing this morning I dashed over to Target for rolls of shelf
liner and cabinet organizers to complete my baking pantry project!
I was so happy to find these OXO turntables! Don't be
fooled into thinking the other ones will rotate as smoothly!
The pegboard filled up a lot quicker than I anticipated!
Across the front, and corner...
I filled it! The cut-out shelf below is the perfect spot to hold my precious
Martha by Mail copper cookie cutter sets. They'll be safe back there!
After organizing all of my cookie cutters, my first thought was I better
call USAA tomorrow to take out an extra insurance rider for them!
Because they are all priceless to me! And yes, I alphabetized them by container...
Because I'm only doing this once and I'm doing it right!
As they say... Anything worth doing, is worth doing well!
Hey! Want to know a secret?
These photos are more for me than they are to show you my new baking pantry!
Want to know why?
Because next time I'm shopping for baking and decorating supplies
and I can't remember whether or not I have orange sanding sugar...
I'll be able to refer to this post and see instantly
that I need buy no more orange sanding sugar!
Same goes for so many other things I often
buy without remembering I already have them!
Dear Mom, I love you so very much...
And, I thank you for thinking of me during your visits to Sur la Table
and Williams-Sonoma. But please... There's no need to send more cupcake liners!
Oh! By the way... Remember that fortune cookie message I
found the day I searched for my missing round cake pans?
It was right! I found not only my round cake pan sets but all the cake pans I thought
were gone forever. Where were they? In the cabinet with my cake stands. Of course!
My greatest Christmas wish when I was eight years old was
that St. Nicholas would bring me my very own Kaufladen. For
those who don't know what a Kaufladen is, it is a miniature version
of a grocery store for children to play shopkeeper. Like this one...
Of course, being seven and eight years old, my little brother and I couldn't
wait for Christmas. So we took it upon ourselves to do a bit of snooping in
the room upstairs where we thought presents might be hiding for us. And,
sure enough... There, in that room we were told never to go, was the most
wonderful kaufladen I could have ever hoped to receive. Of course, James
and I were terrible snoops so it did not take very much for mom and dad
to figure out that we had discovered all their secrets. I remember that we
confessed immediately and, while I don't remember what his punishment
was, I'll never forget the agony of being told that I'd have to wait until my
birthday to have my kaufladen. Needless to say... We never snooped again!
As I stocked these shelves today I couldn't help but remember
my sweet little kaufladen and, how much my new baking pantry
looks like a real-life baking and cookie decorating supply store!
To see the completed project, click here!