I love to bake. When I was a kid, my mom would give me the task of baking chocolate chip cookies for the family. The cookies always turned out great, but I was more notorious for eating the cookie dough while I was baking. My younger brothers would hide out in the kitchen and try to catch me in the act. And if they caught me, it wasn't pretty. I would get so mad. Probably because they also hid plastic spiders under my comforter and because they threw bangsnaps (those fireworks that pop on the ground) at my butt when I walked through the hall. But... I digress.
I have recently been in the progress of reorganizing my pantry (check out my chalkboard pantry labels here) and I wanted a place for all of the random baking items I have that I have to pull out of the pantry every time I make blueberry muffins. A whole baking station in the kitchen would be awesome, but our home is small and we don't really have any extra space to dedicate to something like that. So I put together a baking cart that I store in my pantry and can easily pull out when I start baking. I used the IKEA Raskog cart, various containers from the dollar store and TJ Maxx, and this is how it turned out:
Other foods that I use for baking (brown sugar, whole wheat flour, etc) are in storage containers on the pantry shelf because I use them for things other than baking. But everything I have that is used solely for baking is in the cart:
It fits in the pantry so well and it is so easy to roll around - it is definitely a great addition to the kitchen. Do you have a baking station? Do you store all of your baking items together? Anyone have this awesome IKEA cart (I'm obsessed)?