Sunday, February 24, 2013

Stocking the Baking Pantry!

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...
To 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!

12 comments:

  1. I have to giggle at your carefully labeled containers...because I have labeled containers, too!
    T did a fabulous job on your pantry and I could not be happier for you. I cannot wait to get my kitchen put back together!

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  2. TA-DA!!! There you go, Janet. Filled to perfection. You have everything you need. Where did you get those plastic containers for the MS cookie cutters? I'm thinking I need those for my craft room. XO

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  3. it's like having your own baking supply store right in your own home! Janet I LOVE this and I'm so jealous!!

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  4. This is so fun! I am so jealous! It looks like a store!

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  5. Awesome Janet! You have inspired me to take a look at a closet in my hallway that has too much wasted space. I would love to have all my baking supplies in one handy spot!

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  6. It looks amazing. I cannot wait to see what yummy things you will bake up next. Now that you are super organized you can churn out even more desserts in less time!! double win for us!!

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  7. Totally Awesome! Love the peg board & lazy Susan's! Hat's off to your talented husband! Was going to send you a photo of my "snapware" organizers but see you've already discovered them! Aren't they the bees knees?

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  8. Dear Janet,

    I have been wanting to tell you ever since I read about the memorial donation Bingee's Vet made to the Veterinary Memorial Fund! What a wonderful tribute and what an awesome way to make a difference!

    My sister and brother-in-law recently lost their beloved Sheltie after a two year battle with cancer. I was at a loss wondering what in the world I could do to honor her in a meaningful way when I read your blog.......so thanks to you, Bing and your wonderful Vet....I know just what I'm going to do to honor our Kenzie girl!

    I also wanted to say that out of all the photos you have posted of Bing, the one of him on your deck chair absolutely takes the cake! And....I totally get it about Leo! We have a second cat named Smoke, who doesn't give me the time of day!

    Ok... now this really is a true story....I walked into the grocery store the day before Valentine's Day, and to my delight I saw tulips in a rainbow of colors! I bought three bunches, pink, yellow and white, cause they remind me so much of my sweet mother who passed away a few years ago after a long journey with ALS.

    So I have my groceries and tulips when I run into a friend in the checkout line and she is browsing.....Martha Stewarts Cakes & Cupcake magazine and says I must buy it! As we look through the magazine together we decide our favorite cake hands down is...... the penguin and igloo cake!

    So long story short you can just imagine the good chuckle I had after logging onto your blog and seeing.....tulips and Martha's cake & cupcake cover!

    Have loved following the pantry renovation! It is gorgeous! You and your husband make a teriffic design team!

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  9. Dear Janet,

    I have been wanting to tell you ever since I read about the memorial donation Bingee's Vet made to the Veterinary Memorial Fund! What a wonderful tribute and what an awesome way to make a difference!

    My sister and brother-in-law recently lost their beloved Sheltie after a two year battle with cancer. I was at a loss wondering what in the world I could do to honor her in a meaningful way when I read your blog.......so thanks to you, Bing and your wonderful Vet....I know just what I'm going to do to honor our Kenzie girl!

    I also wanted to say that out of all the photos you have posted of Bing, the one of him on your deck chair absolutely takes the cake! And....I totally get it about Leo! We have a second cat named Smoke, who doesn't give me the time of day!

    Ok... now this really is a true story....I walked into the grocery store the day before Valentine's Day, and to my delight I saw tulips in a rainbow of colors! I bought three bunches, pink, yellow and white, cause they remind me so much of my sweet mother who passed away a few years ago after a long journey with ALS.

    So I have my groceries and tulips when I run into a friend in the checkout line and she is browsing.....Martha Stewarts Cakes & Cupcake magazine and says I must buy it! As we look through the magazine together we decide our favorite cake hands down is...... the penguin and igloo cake!

    So long story short you can just imagine the good chuckle I had after logging onto your blog and seeing.....tulips and Martha's cake & cupcake cover!

    Have loved following the pantry renovation! It is gorgeous! You and your husband make a teriffic design team!

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  10. Its just WONDERFUL!!! You did an amazing job and I am beyond impressed!! Cant wait to see what you will create! :)

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  11. You ARE organized! I love that pantry of yours...everything is within easy reach and you can see at a glance what you have. I like how you've incorporated the MBM copper cutters into the storage system--much better than how I have them stored!

    Everyone ought to take a lesson. Excellent!!


    David

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