Sorry for posting this here, I could not find the general forum.
Throughout the many years I have been caking, like so many others I have collected a number of items that I no longer use. For example, separator plates, columns, specific shaped cake pans, etc.
I am considering getting rid of them just because they take up valuable space.
My question, to you all is this. Would you get rid of them, or do you keep them. Do trends in styles come back strong enough to warrent needing them or are they just "Taking up Space"
Good question. I, too am getting ready to downsize. I have enough gumpaste flowers inventory to completely stock a bakery. I guess I need to hit Ebay.
I already did that with all those chatsky toys we used to call decorations, lol. Had boxes of them, sold them on ebay. But now wondering about all this other stuff.
any thing plastic,like the plates and pillars get rid of. If they are white now they wont be nexttime you take them out to use them or sell them. Then you wont be able to do either if they have changed colours. The shaped cake pans, they used to hold their value ten years or so ago, but not anymore. If you have a buyer then sell those too.
Check out your cake supply store, some of them stock the character pans to rent out.
Perhaps you have some they don't have, or they may want to start a collection for renting out.
Just a thought.
As sweetcakes said I'd sell anything plastic. Character pans I would sell because those characters wont come back in fashion. Generic "shapes" I would keep, but then I'm a hoarder and always think "Oh but I might use that"!
Thank you all for your responses. It did help me make the decision to get rid of them. Guess I already wanted to do that but just needed some support that I would be making the right choice. I too find myself holding on to way to much stuff. Thank God for ebay!!