October 3, 2013 in Random Thoughts
I have 3 complete sets of measuring cups and spoons. That’s right: 3, and sometimes I need even more. You would not believe the number of times I reach into my drawer only to discover that all 3 of my ½-cup measuring cups are in the dishwasher.
“Wow! She must cook…a lot.” Not so. I hardly ever cook. But when I do, I use my measuring cups. I am not one of those cooks that can just toss things in a pot and have the dish turn out edible. I need to measure, and measure carefully.
“Then she must bake…a lot.” And herein lies the reason for my measuring cup and spoon surplus: I do love to bake, and it’s probably because baking is a precise science. If you follow the instructions exactly, you can’t mess up. (In theory, at least.) Baking also yields the most delicious results ever: cookies, cakes, cupcakes, snack cakes…what is not to love about baking?
It occurred to me recently that I was in the market for a new set of measuring cups and spoons. One of my existing sets was looking a little battered, and I was ready to let loose with a style beyond simple white plastic. So I hit Pinterest and the internet to see what was out there.
You know what’s out there? Measuring cups and spoons in every possible design, and they are so adorable! Like this one that I would have bought in a heartbeat except that it’s no longer available:
How about this precious set that would bring a taste of summer to your kitchen all year long?
Given my love of Halloween, I couldn’t resist buying this set from World Market:
These sweet spoons from The Taffy Box were mine as soon as I laid my eyes on them, and it’s a good thing because it looks like they’re sold out now:
I realize they don’t match, and I can’t see keeping my Poison Bottle measuring cups out all year long, so I sense another measuring cup purchase in my near future!
I created a Pinterest page with all the different measuring cups and spoons I found, so if you’re in the market for a new set (or two), check it out, and Happy Baking!