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Baking supplies storage solutions
Hi guys, just trying to have a tidy up and wondered if anyone had any good storage solutions???
LOL! I have this problem and I’m not even selling yet! I have a couple of solutions though – the polystyrene holders that sterodent comes in at the supermarkets (toothpaste aisle) are the perfect size for sugarflair paste colours. Someone on another website bought a small test tube holder (probably held about 50) for the long thin tubes of dusting powder, and another person used spaghetti jars for their cupcake cases. I use large tupperware boxes for cutters and moulds etc, a utensil holder for tappits and palette knives, and I bought a fabric holder for wires from someone at my cake class ( it’s a large piece of material with a bit folded over at the bottom and sewn up in several sections, one for each size of wire. It then has another flap that folds down over the top, gets rolled up and tied up). What I need is solutions for tins and ingredients. Hope that helps a bit!
I too am looking for storage solutions. I have more baking tins than I care to mention and a mountain of cutters, stencils, moulds, other paraphernalia + all the dusting powders and gels. I keep buying more icing with NO STORAGE!
Hubby has been dragging me along to all the big DIY stores and we’ve seen stacking storage in B&Q which look practical for all my clutter. The boxes are clear heavy duty plastic so contents can be quickly identified for use and lend themselves well to partitioning into individual sections to hold gels and dusts. I’ve bought a pen tidy for all my brushes and modelling tools, an attractive tall vase works a treat for holding wires! I haven’t committed to the stack boxes, perhaps there will be more suggestions for your very useful question.
Hi, I have the same metal shelving units as Paul has in his other studio. Unfortunately they get messed up. I like the sound of your storage solutions and to add to yours I bought from Asda two small plastic 3 drawer units and these are great for storing cutters and patchwork cutters etc.
I use the shelving unit bottom tier for storing all baking tins and flour it is amazing how much just one unit can hold.
i use hobby crafts really useful multi coloured drawer units i think its 8 or ten drawers and it has plenty of space for all your smaller items and i keep my cupcake cases in spaghetti glass tall jars as they keep thier shape in them…. i have a craft room now for all my items so keep them in boxes on shelves i ended up needing a strong book shelf for all my cake books as i have a bad buying of them lol….
I bought a cheap unit from Ikea (it’s actually a tv bench on castors) that I use to store all my boxes and boards.
It does mean they are on show in the kitchen but I can see at a glance what sizes I need to order!
I had a lot of unused see through Perspex shoe boxes, and find them very useful for my tools, especially all my patchwork cutters, as I seem to have an addiction with buying, also, I can see at a glance what’s inside.