|Small Baking Closet|
|The Closet When Opened|
I think that this closet was originally designed to be a broom closet. Since our basement is unfinished and there were already broom and mop hooks in a small basement stairwell alcove, we put shelves in this closet instead. A long time ago it was used to organize the Crock-pots, Tupperware and Pyrex type dishes. Then, I had the inspiration to make it my baking closet. It is handy to have all of those things that you usually only need when baking in 1 spot.
After I took everything out and organized, I did find the small fondant rolling pin!
This closet has 4 shelves and then the floor gives me a fifth storage space. All of the little bins and trays that I have ended up with from other organization projects over the years has ended up here in this baking space. Most of my cabinet dividers have ended up in here, too. They are very useful for such small little items.
On the top shelf, I keep a few mixes, store bought frosting, liquid measuring cups, sprinkles and muffin & cupcake wrappers. That plastic bag on the left covers some disposable cake plates.
The third shelf is where I store canola oil, extra sugar, and my FoodSealer Canisters.
In these canisters, I put confectioners sugar, marshmallows, brown sugar and nuts. I also have my cupcake mix dispenser, extracts and flavorings, frosting dyes, candles, sticks, off-set spatulas, the traditional rolling pin and fondant.
The next shelf contains our 2 bottles of olive oil, mini cupcake maker, cake pop pan, cake pop stand, mini pie maker and waffle maker. Yes, I am the person who likes those little machines! In the plastic containers in front are the cookie cutters. One container has holiday cutters while the other box is non-holiday cutters, plus the birthday cutter.
Having this all organized makes me so happy! Someday I want to jazz up that bottom shelf. But, I hardly ever see it at this exact angle.