This was not a spur of the moment decision. I had been meaning to fix this confectionery mess and create some ingredient ingenuity for several months before finding that the time had come to take action. This mixed up cabinet needed to be sifted to serenity.
The cabinet has some good points:
1. It is big.
2. The location is ideal, with ample counter space underneath, and easy access to the lower cabinets containing mixing bowls, measuring devices, and baking pans.
3. It is well lit and right next to the oven.
Upon further review, one can find that there is some evidence of good intent. There are hints of categorization, but none that can be declared useful. And yes, it is with little shame that I admit that there is indeed a basket containing candies from all seasons;)
This is usually the point where I close the doors and decide that the job can wait for another day. But not this day! No, I was fueled on coffee and the kids were (suspiciously) quiet, so I was going for it. This half baked idea was getting rolled.
First, the fun stuff: organizing decor! I truly spent most of my time admiring the collection of colors and deciding the best way to make it shine. Before long, it wasn't hard to go from this:
But not before stopping to gaze into this bucket of beauty:
The other little crystal clear colored containers were found at the dollar store that day, and really helped pull it all together from a collection and clarity stand point.
Of course, there is always more that can be done, but for now, I'm satisfied. There are so many things to try, whether you have the space already, or if you need to start from scratch.
Check the following links to see what's cooking with baking cabinets:
With a little bit of organization, you'll spend less time on this:
And more time enjoying this:
Next on the menu: Reviving the recipe book and side storage for spices!