It’s the baking cabinet takeover with some simple ways to keep things organized. Plus, a few storage ideas for your ingredients.
Baking is one of my all time favorite things to do. It’s another way for me to get creative in the kitchen.
Sometimes I like to try out new desserts and have Eric test them (he doesn’t mind being the tester haha).
In this kitchen we were so excited to have all of the cabinet space. We were like hallelujer! There’s actually room to fit everything. Instead of cramming things in the pantry or all in one cabinet.
This type of space really comes in handy.
So, with the extra cabinets I was able to designate a cabinet for baking. Once I realized I had room to do this, then came the fun part…organizing!
Now, here’s how I put it all together.
All of our baking ingredients are on the top shelf, along with a few other items.
Starting on the left, is where I store things like baking powder, baking soda, light brown sugar, and cocoa.
Everything is kept in glass jars as I continue with my attempt to use less plastic.
Some jars I repurposed, and some are mason jars that I bought, that’s why they have different tops.
I do like it this way because I can distinguish what’s in each jar. This is especially helpful in the darker part of the cabinet.
I also use the larger mason jars for things that come in a bigger package like the powdered sugar and light brown sugar.
In the center of the shelf is where we keep our tortilla press.
We use this to make fresh corn and sometimes flour tortillas, so good! And when I say “we” I mean Eric because he’s our tortilla man, I just supervise hehe.
The tortilla press is pretty heavy because it is cast iron. So when we would pull it out, it was rubbing against the edge of the shelf.
As a solution, I found this white tray at the Target $1 spot. It was the perfect size and everything, so meant to be.
I also put the shortening in the tray because it’s used for the flour tortilla recipe. It’s like our little tortilla kit, so cute. And now when we take it out, nothing is rubbing against the shelf so that’s good.
Behind our tortilla tray is a package of egg substitute.
I bought this for a recipe that called for it. Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of the egg substitute but I’ve used it every now and then. I prefer to use things like a flax seed mixture.
So once I use it up, I probably won’t but it again. That’s why I didn’t put this in a jar because I don’t expect to keep it on hand in the future.
Now, finishing up with the top shelf, is the right side where I store the flour and masa.
I love these glass jars for storage because they make it so convenient while baking.
I’m able to stick a measuring cup in the jar without having to fuss with the bag. Oh it’s heaven and has made my baking life a lot easier, I’m so happy I found them.
For the masa, we cut out the instructions from the bag and tapped it to the side of the jar. This way we don’t have to look up the recipe every time we make tortillas.
They of course sell these jars at Target and you can find the here.
Behind the masa is just a bag of organic beeswax that I keep on hand for a lotion that I make sometimes.
Moving down to the bottom shelf is where I store my baking dishes and mixing bowls.
I have a few glass baking dishes that I use a lot over the holidays, more specifically Thanksgiving. I need room for the stuffing, casserole and yams!
And my mixing bowls are pretty standard, nothing fancy.
The plastic ones I’ve had for quite a few years. But once they’re ready to retire I plan to get more stainless steel or glass. Less plastic use is always on my mind.
Under the mixing bowls is a ceramic pie dish that gets used once a year…you know when.
It’s so cute I love it, I can’t bring myself to get rid of it even though I don’t use it that much. So it stays for now.
An Organized Cabinet
So there it is, an easy way to keep baking items organized, with simple storage ideas.
I hope this gives you some ideas for your awesome baking cabinet. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. And feel free to share how you were able to organize your baking items.