Monday, May 5, 2014
plastic doilies: Years back before I was 23 (I used to work at a thrift store and I bought them at work one day) I found a bag of plastic doilies. At the time I almost didn't get them because it really is something very weird for someone so young to be buying. I am glad I decided I was truly in deed weird and bought them, now I use them almost weekly. I have 8 that I have cut up into varying shapes and sizes and I try and use them on pretty much anything I bake. You can buy them off ebay for a whopping $24-34 for a set. I would love to thrift some more but haven't come across any since discovering my love for them.
banana bread muffin I placed the almonds on top of the batter before it cooked, some became blown out but overall it worked pretty good. For my cheesecakes these were placed on after and looked so cute.
flavoured glazes. If I am making cookies or doughnuts! I try to make them in a cute shape where the cookie can be dipped and forgotten about. It is much easier than making full on sugar cookies and I think looks just as nice. You can't go wrong with sprinkles so finding glamorous gold ones was a real treat.
Overall I search dollar stores, Bulk Barn and Winners for interesting items that can be used for baking. Sometimes something will sit in my cupboards for months or even years I am not going to lie but when I find a use for it it all makes sense.
Feel free to share your favorite tricks to making you baking or cooking look like it took a lot more time!