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Oh, we forgot to tell you...The storage drawers for the chocolates we found at Staples.

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post #17 of 43
I have a metal cabinet that a bunch of my items are in. I'm working on a secong one that has just my pans. Wish I had another one. Very limited on space here.
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post #18 of 43
I JUST thought of using baskets in my cabinet and picked some up and put my food colors in it. Now I see Jenlg's pic and I'm so thrilled about my thought and am encouraged to finish this way!
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I had my closet organized like that once, and my kids decided to "re-organize" for me. Gotta love 'em for trying to help (=
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post #20 of 43
I always use disposable bags because I feel I can never get the other ones clean enough. But I have a problem with wilton's disposable. I started using kee seal bags. They are fantastic! I am never afraid of them bursting with some of the stiffer frostings. They are a little more expensive than wilton but to me well worth it. And the biggest thing for me they don't slip in your hands either. you can check them out at keeseal.com. Hope that gives you an idea.
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post #21 of 43
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Originally Posted by CakeMakar

I JUST thought of using baskets in my cabinet and picked some up and put my food colors in it. Now I see Jenlg's pic and I'm so thrilled about my thought and am encouraged to finish this way!



Glad you liked it....Good Luck!!
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post #22 of 43
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Ohhh thanks so much ladies, These are great tips!!!!

I just checked out keeseal.com. Those bags look great! I will let my boss know about those!!

Thanks for the pic jenlg!!! Those baskets are a great idea!!

Thanks!!!!!! If anyone else has pics of thier kitchens, it really would help!! Thanks so much!!!

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ha ha..I should have read the first page.
post #25 of 43
We have found that plastic tubs with lids are the best way for us to keep organized. We use the shoe box size and thensome that are one size larger. They are easy to label and keep clean. We use them for everything! We even keep pearls made at all times and keep them stored in the plastic boxes. For our tips we use a divided box that we got at wal mart in the fishing department. We labeled the sections by tip number and shape it makes. They are easily stacked and when you put things back into place it's quick! For cookie cutters we have found that for us its most space saving (We have space issues) to keep all of them in two large plastic tubs. We have them in ziploc bags divided by season/ hoiday/ animal/theme any way you like. When we have an order for a customer we let them choose the cutters and then put them into a ziploc bag with their order information on it. Then they are ready when it's time to make the order and we don't have to fish them back out. Easy to put back when the order is complete too. For our cake pans we don't use the character pans since most of our cakes are 3D we carve, so we just stack them on our shelves. We also use the plastic tubs with lids in the fridge and freezer. We store icing in ther bags if we can use them again within a few days. I would only recommend using boxes with lids because you can stack them any which way. The health department popped and inspection on us this week and they were extremely impressed with our organization and how clean everything looked. We purchased most of the boxes at the dollar store so it was very affordable! Good luck! Small space is a challenge but we manange. We throw out 30-40 cakes a week and about 50 dozen cookies in additon to custom desserts of all kinds and lunch & dinner 6 days a week! Small but organized, that's your key. I will make a point this week to take some photo's of the kitchen area if you are still interested you can email me at delectablecreations@hotmail.com.

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Thread Starter 
Tonia, thank you so much for all these great tips!!! Thanks for offering pics as well!! I just emailed you!! That is a great idea about putting the cutters in a bag for the order. I might just have to use that one!! Thanks so much!!!

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post #27 of 43
As far as decorating bags, I always use the cloth ones.
They're the only ones I've used in bakeries and at culinary school, so I guess it's just a comfort thing.
To wash them, I soak them in dish soap and a LITTLE bleach. The health dept. told me that was the best way to sanitize them.

Good luck with the new adventure!
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post #28 of 43
-I often buy powdered sugar from Sams. It comes 6 bags in a big cardboard box with a lid. These boxes are AWESOME for storing things in. I get those heavy snap together plastic shelves from Lowes/HomeDepot. The boxes fit 2 per shelf and are great for columns, plates, pans, silk flowers, ribbon, etc.
-Rolling drawer units and plastic shoe boxes are good for sorting cookie cutters and plastic decorations.
-Store things under your tables on pallets.
-I haven't really solved the cake box issue. The best thing I have found is to go ahead and make them up leaving the front unfolded. You can nest them inside each other and make them more accessible.
-I keep airbrush and other colors in small lidless plastic shoebox containers. This way I can store them on a shelf out of the way when they aren't in use. And you can rinse them out from time to time. It also stops accidental spills.
-I also have extra rolling pan racks. I use them as extra storage because I have too many. Space out full sheet pans and fill with smaller pans or royal icing decorations.
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post #29 of 43
Ok here is a couple of my pictures.
I like the "metal cube" type shleves you can get at target for my pans.
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post #30 of 43
where is the bakery will be located? attached is a picture I found in CC.
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