New Storage Containers From Pre-Loved Cake Platters

With all the bulk cooking going on at my place over recent weeks, the competition for plastic containers to put the resulting meals in to freeze, has upped. 

I refuse to succomb to purchasing new storage containers, because enough takeaway or other containers come into our kitchen, to warrant patience.  With the turn-over of dishes to the sink, it doesn’t take long to find enough containers to hold a good-sized stew or whathaveyou.

Last night as I emptied the dish rack, and went to put the disposable cake container that oh so recently contained my delicious white chocolate birthday cake, I had a brain wave.  A brain wave I wasn’t even looking for (hey, they don’t all spontaneously combust in one’s head, or arrive by design).

The right way up, it is a mere cake platter with lid.  Turn that cake platter upside down however, it is a brand spanking new food container… with a lid!  Woohoo!

Why send a perfectly useful plastic container straight to the recycling bin after only one use (although technically one becomes three because the cake was scoffed in three visits to the fridge)?

As you can see from the pictures below, it is all about perspective, and of course, that adage, waste not want not.  With a diameter of 18 cms and a depth of nearly 7cms, that pre-loved plastic cake container is perfect for storing:

  1. Left-over dinner to take to work tomorrow;
  2. Biscuits or fairy cake treats to give a friend;
  3. Buttons and bobbins and threads that are clogging your sewing basket;
  4. Ribbons, stickytape, bows, and other gift-wrapping furbellows;
  5. Seed packets, love letters, and spices.

From humble disposable plastic cake container to…

... a nifty new storage container absolutely free!

Gorgeous photos!  (First ever on this blog.) And look at that hand model!  Oh, it’s all poise!

What would you do with a handy new storage container like this one?

c. Kylie Lawrence 2012.

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    The C-Sweet said,

    It’s so interesting that you had this cake container epiphany at exactly about the same time I had nearly the same, or let’s call it a similar, epiphany about a roasted chicken container. I was rinsing it out before recycling anyhow so I thought why not really give it a scrub and use the bottom to clean paintbrushes???? Who needs the fancy (?) little plastic buckets they sell at the art supply store for $8 when I can use this in the bottom of a larger container or in the deep sink? Great minds and all that….

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