How to organize a baking center so all of your baking ingredients and supplies are in one place. Tips for storing baking ingredients in jars and the best types of labels to use. This baking organization system makes it so much easier to bake since all of the ingredients are organized and in one place!
It is no secret that I love to bake.
I am married to Mr. Organized who finds joy in setting up organizational systems for everything in our home. He buys organizational supplies for fun. I open my drawers and suddenly all of my kitchen utensils are tidy and organized. He's the guy who is vacuuming out the car and running it through a car wash BEFORE a road trip. Within an hour the windshield is covered with bugs but his philosophy is that at least it started out clean.
Years ago, he saw that I was constantly running back and forth to the pantry to gather all of my baking supplies. He knew there had to be a better way and came up with a fabulous idea -- a BAKING CENTER.
We cleaned out a small cabinet and placed all of our baking supplies -- flour, sugar, chocolate, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in it. My Kitchenaid mixer fits snugly right underneath the cabinet so everything is within reach.
It started off small baking center but has since taken over three kitchen cabinets. I wanted to surprise him by organizing my baking center again with all of my most used baking ingredients in one place. This is what makes him happy and after being married for almost 26 years, I love making him happy.
Since I am baking all of the time, I want to have every integral baking ingredient on hand so I don't have to be running to the grocery store every time a baked good craving hits.
I ordered a bunch of tall glass jars off Amazon and glass jars with wood lids and larger glass ones with wood lids from Crate and Barrel. Here is an X-large 2.5 Gallon Glass Jar with Lid on Amazonfor baking ingredients like flour and sugar. I share all of the glass storage jar links down below.
Then I ordered some black and white labels because I love the aesthetic look on the glass jars.
I went to Winco to their bulk section to fill up on all of my favorite baking essentials. If you have a Winco close by where you live, you can get amazing deals in their bulk section. I love to buy my Callebaut baking cocoa there for a fraction of the price that you can find online or sold in a prepackaged bag. I went to buy Guittard butterscotch chips and they were much cheaper to buy in the bulk bins. Also, you can get as little or as much as you want so it makes it so easy to keep your baking ingredients stocked and ready.
I purchased the following baking items in bulk from Winco -- Callebaut semi-sweet chocolate chips, Callebaut cocoa powder, powdered sugar, cake flour, bread flour, Bob's Red Mill rolled oats, almond flour, Guittard white chocolate chips, Guittard butterscotch chips, brown sugar, dark brown sugar, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. I buy dark cocoa powder and Guittard milk chocolate chips from Orson Gygi.
I fill up the glass jars with the baking ingredients and then place any leftover supplies in a large clear bin so I can keep them filled at all times. I am never running out of baking supplies!
Another tip is to freeze some of your extra baking supplies like nuts, flours, and even chocolate. This keeps them fresher.
BAKING SUPPLIES STORAGE AND ORGANIZATION
Since all of the baking supplies are in one place, it helps so much to determine what baking supplies need to be replaced at the grocery store.
You can tailor make your baking center pantry to your needs and what baking items you use the most. Here is a list of baking center ingredient ideas to get you started.
BAKING CENTER ORGANIZATION INGREDIENT IDEAS:
- White Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- All-Purpose Flour (King Arthur)
- Cake Flour (King Arthur)
- Bread Flour
- Almond Flour
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Powdered Sugar
- Pure Vanilla Extract (Nielsen-Massey)
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (Callebaut)
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (Ghirardelli or Callebaut)
- Milk Chocolate Chips (Guittard)
- White Chocolate Chips (Guittard or Ghirardelli)
- Chocolate Bars (Trader Joe's Pound Plus)
- Old-Fashioned Oats (Bob's Red Mill)
- Oil - Canola, Vegetable or Coconut
- Corn Syrup
- Assorted Nuts -- Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Cashews, Macadamia Nuts
- Shredded Coconut
- Dried Fruits -- craisins, raisins, apricots
- Almond Extract (Nielsen-Massey)
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Baking Spices
- Dark Brown Sugar
- Sweetened Condensed Milk (Eagle Brand)
- Evaporated Milk
- Food Coloring
- Sprinkles and Sparkling Sugar
- Vanilla Beans
- Vanilla Bean Paste (Nielsen-Massey
- M and M's
- Milk Chocolate Toffee Chunks
- Kitchenaid Mixer
Baking Cabinet Storage and Jars:
- Tall Glass Jars
- Wide 1-Gallon Glass Jars with Glass Lid
- Wide Glass Jars with Wood Lid
- Small Glass Jars with Wood Lid
- 2.5 Gallon X-Large Glass Jars with Lids
- 4-Pack of Glass Jars with Lids of various sizes
- Black Background Pantry Labels
- White Pantry Labels
This post was updated on August 21, 2022. The below photos are from the original post in 2017.
I can't wait to see how you use this Baking Storage and Organization post. Tag me at #modernhoney and find me on Instagram at @modern_honey.
love this idea. Do you feel like a 32 oz jar is big enough for things such as flour? Also do they have a wide enough opening to fit a 1 c. measuring cup?
Hi Ashley! Great question! I put my flour, sugar, and powdered sugar in large glass jars on my counter below my baking cabinet. I have my cake flour in a smaller jar because I don't use it as often. It will fit a 1/2 cup measuring cup into the opening. Hope that helps!