Organizing Cake Pans & Tools, With Photos, Part 1

Decorating By cakesbykitty Updated 24 May 2016 , 7:28pm by noni195896

cakesbykitty Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 4:03pm
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Hey all! Every once in a while a thread pops up where someone asks "what do i do with all my cake tools". So many folks have everything jumbled together in one box or drawer. This is how i started too, but it took forever to find what i was looking for... so off i went to organize, little did i know it would grow into this!

I did one of these (photos on how I organize) a few years ago and decided I would do an updated version (have moved from a small craftsman tool cart to this stainless baby!). I will be moving all my stuff out of my kitchen and into our new bakery (yay!) in about 3 weeks (can't wait to have my kitchen back!) so I figured now was the perfect time.

All of my pans, books, my industrial sugar sifter, cooling racks, etc are kept on a narrow gorilla rack.

The remainder of my tools are kept in a Stainless Steel Rolling Tool chest (thanks hubby! He's an aircraft mechanic and this is one of his "spare" tool chests) and organized into drawers by task.

My tips are all organized into a hardware nuts and bolts "thingy" that can be hung on the wall. I have them divided into rows by what they do, ie: leaves, petals, rounds, etc.

I can't wait to move all of this into our shop and be able to spread out even more. I am an organizational fanatic and am just giddy with anticipation of creating a new, even larger, space!

Until then, enjoy the tour of my space (you are only allowed 10 pics per post so the second set of pics are in part 2, a second post)

21 replies
bobwonderbuns Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 5:11pm
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Wow Kitty, that's awesome!! Thanks for sharing -- you have a lot of great ideas!! icon_biggrin.gif

zubia Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 5:37pm
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Thank you so much ,it helps a lot .I think I have a cluttered nature.I cleaned all my drawers few months ago but now they are all in horrible condition again.Time to get them organize again.Thanks

msulli10 Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 5:45pm
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Thanks so much for sharing. My hubby is very handy, too, so I'll have to get him busy helping me organize icon_smile.gif

Monkess Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 8:13pm
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I finally managed to sort myself out a few months ago in the shop! Everything remains where it is with the exception of tips, which I keep losing, just this morning I was all over for a #68! The box is a great idea, cant wait for the stores to open tomorrow!!! Thank you for taking the time to post this...Merry Christmas!

gr8cakemaker Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 8:34pm
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Thank you sooo much for taking the time to post this. I am in the process of trying to get organized and found it to be all too overwhelming. Now that I have seen your pictures, I am truly inspired! First thing in the morning I will finally CLEAN and ORGANIZE!

cheeseball Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 9:03pm
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That...brings a tear to my eye. I am inspired to actually go on and do the organizing I was merely thinking about a couple of hours ago icon_lol.gif

jlsheik Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 9:27pm
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lol....this is a fabulous display of what my drawers will never be!! It starts that way and I have a busy cake week and it all goes to hell in a handbasket!! Looks great tho.

gerripje Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 9:31pm
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icon_surprised.gif I just bought a plastic rolling drawer set, but that is spectacular, I would love that!

meenu Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 9:32pm
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Thak for sharing.

cakesbykitty Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 1:36am
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Thanks for all the kind responses! Have fun organizing!

cb_one Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 4:58pm
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Love it! My Wife bought me a Bakers Rack about 2yrs ago and it's fine but I have to re-organize it every month or so.

I need something like this.

laura1029 Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 8:33pm
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OOOOOHHH I am so jealous! Thanks so much for sharing! I have all my stuff in the pantry and in tupperwear boxes, not near as organized as you have yours. I have to show hubby....... icon_rolleyes.gif

Cathy26 Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 8:51pm
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lol i had just decided to do a proper organise of all my stuff - its all crammed into a couple of drawers and i dont want my cutters, etc to get damaged so im taking over our spare room and putting most of my stuff in there and il just get it as i need it...well thats the plan anyway!!

Frankyola Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 8:07am
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Thank You for posting this, it help a looooottt. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif , I have like a million cookie cutters and pans and I don't even remember what else and I just bake for hobby and I really need to pay attention to this. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Thank You again I will try to start organizing my stuff thumbs_up.gif

cakesbykitty Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 3:21pm
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laura1029... DEFINITELY SHOW HUBBY! Once men see a shiny tool chest the testosterone starts flowing and the obsession sets in... you'll have one in weeks! icon_biggrin.gif

Sarsi Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 3:42pm
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JEALOUSY!!!!! icon_wink.gif

janebrophy Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 4:01pm
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Oooh, I'm jealous too!!! LOL!! Nice set-up!

cinjam Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 6:47pm
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OMG - I love your organizational skills. Made my heart flutter....serisouly, it did.

vteventrider Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 6:54pm
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I love it. I just bake for a hobby but have way too many kitchen gadgets for my sanity. We just moved into a new house so I guess now is the time to figure it out.

Thanks for sharing it.

Cakenicing4u Posted 13 Jan 2009 , 7:22pm
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I love these ideas!

noni195896 Posted 24 May 2016 , 7:28pm
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I'm Jealous....awesome job!!! Thank you so much for sharing and giving me inspiration

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