Apr 9, 2013

Pantry Baking Cart

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)?

16 comments:

  1. oohhh my gosh, this bad boy would be PERFECT for my mom. she's a baking nut so she'd be over the moon to have something cute and organized like this. i'm showing her this post asap haha

    xo Marlen
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    1. Oh good! I hope it can be helpful to others - it has been an awesome addition to our kitchen!

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  2. Very cute idea! Makes baking so fun for you :)

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    1. Haha, it really does! I get excited to pull out my cart every time I'm ready to bake something!

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  3. You just saved my life, so thank you!

    I don't have a pantry, but I do have room for a cart in my kitchen. AHHHH. I love this.

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  4. I love it! I don't have much room in the pantry, so this would be a great idea for my kitchen. If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-linky-party-2.html

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  5. Such a great storage solution!! I've never been much of a baker but I'm totally craving chocolate chip cookies now :)

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    1. Haha me too... well, chocolate chip cookie dough that is... :)

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    1. Thanks Claire! I'll use it to bake you something soon :)

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  7. ooh, what a great idea! I hate hunting for and pulling out all the same stuff every time I bake. Sadly, our "pantry" is just a big built in cabinet thing....no where for a cart. But I should at least get a nice box or something to keep all the frequently used baking stuff in one place in there.

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    1. You should definitely do that! That way you just have to pull out one box when you bake - I love that idea!

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  8. this is such a clever idea! i know i would be more inclined to do more baking if i had a fun spot for all of my supplies. and this cart is beyond cute, i saw it in person at ikea a couple weeks ago and it just seemed like something that would be so practical to have and could have a number of different uses!

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  9. I bake at least a few times a week. I love this idea!!

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