Hello there, ladies!
I am so anxious to get this post up so I can go outside to have some fun in the snow! Yes! We have snow again, and about 5 inches of it too! But before I get carried away with the thrill of the day, lets get down to business and discuss the all important Bakery Items a young lady could have in her dear Hope Chest.
All of the bakery items you see here are things that I have picked up just last year. Um yes, still getting used to saying “last year”. Pretty odd isn’t it? I still have to pinch myself to keep from saying something happened this year when it happened last year! Ahhh! Time flies much too fast!
Muffin Tins! If there is a homemaker out in the world who doesn’t own one of these, I will politely ask, “Why ever NOT?” In our family, there are too many women in our house to not have a tin or two. I remember the Sundays long ago when we three (little) girls would wake up to the mouthwatering smell of Mom’s blueberry muffins. They were always a special side to the regular bowl of oatmeal for a Sunday morning treat. Ahh… Those were the good old days. Now, we three (older) girls will actually fight over what special ingredients will go in our muffins! Should it be spices, raisins, oh raspberries sound good, no, maybe a hardy bran muffin instead. Nope. Let them be the cake crumble ones, pretty please! Haha! Anyhow, I am sure that if you are anything like the girls and I, there will be a muffin tin in your Chests too sooner or later. As a side note: All of the bakery items in this post (except the egg beater) were purchased for only $4 at an estate sale we went to in the Fall. Bargain deal!
Cake pans. Mmm. For some reason or other I am not usually the cake baker in our family, at least for now. No my dears, it is the middle sister, Brigid, who takes much pride and delight in the baking of a cake. She does a splendid job too! And if any of you ever stop by for a “real” visit, you are sure to find the glorious smell of a freshly baked cake once you walk through our door. I believe that has become a tradition, for Brigi to bake a cake for company that is. Do any of you ladies regularly bake a cake for company?
Cooling rack. I will say no more. Except this one does need a little TLC; a bit bent I think.
Egg Beater. Or whisk if you prefer a more modern tool. The only reason I have a vintage egg beater in my chest instead of a whisk is just for the sheer delight of using an actual vintage tool that still has a pretty good beat (haha!). I have nothing against whisks; in fact, I will inevitably have a whisk in my kitchen, however it won’t be a replacement for the beater. After all, a woman can’t have too many kitchen tools to aid her in the culinary art, unless she has double of something, but that is just my humble opinion. We actually have an electric egg beater in our kitchen, and it might as well be as old as the relic above, since Mom has had it since she was first married! And of all the beaters and whisks, I love her beater best. So perhaps that is another reason for my attraction to this lovely, old clickety thing. Have any of you whirled on of these beater before? They are hypnotizing aren’t they?
Mixing bowls. They are the first object you grab for in the kitchen before any other tool. They hold all of the raw ingredients, take quite a beating, if they are metal they wash easily with no grease left behind, and come in so many accommodating sizes. As for the two above, they are a little on the small side for my taste, but I am grateful that I have them nonetheless. I am already imagining myself in my own kitchen scrambling up a couple of eggs in them with the handy dandy egg beater to boot. Lord willing, that day will come.
Pie tin. This might be odd to some of you, but with all of the pies I have baked, they have never been baked in a tin! Instead, Mom has a collection of glass pie dishes. Thus I can’t say much more about them except that I am excited to have actual TINS rather than dishes to bake with; they have that Grandma nostalgia to them, if you know what I mean.
Last of all I have showcased here my “fancy” muffin tin along with the previously discussed mixing bowls. I had a sudden inspiration during the shoot, and decided to play around with some of the left over Christmas tissue paper and came up with faux icing rosettes with which to display the lovely tin. And if you are wondering, the banner above is a close up of the the this pretty tin you see here.
What kind of bakery items do you ladies have in your Chests?
Did this post inspire you in any way?
What are some bakery tools that you have that I don’t yet?
Have you ever looked at garage sales for Kitchen items before?
May your week be filled with many delights!
The eldest sister & singer