As the wind picks up and the weather gets gloomy, all I want to do is bake something sweet and delicious. If you feel the same way, but your kitchen isn’t pre-equipped with the proper bakeware, it can be a little pricey to whip up your favorite sweet thing. Luckily Goodwill carries a wide variety of cooking utensils, bowls, and pans (and more) in order to bake whatever your heart desires.
You will need: (your local Goodwill should have most, if not all, of these items)
-Measuring cups and spoons
-Cake or pie pans
-Spatula or wooden spoon
-Whisk or mixer
You will also need your favorite cake recipe and the ingredients to make it!
If you’re pressed for time, you can use a high-quality cake mix, instead of working from scratch, but under no circumstances should you use store-bought icing. Icing is 100% better when it’s made at home from real ingredients.
My friend and I made this rich coconut cake and decided to keep the icing simple by making homemade whipped cream to top.
For homemade whipped cream you need heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla (or any flavoring you like), a whisk, and a strong arm.
Add the cream to the bowl with a teaspoon or two of sugar. Whip until it turns into billowy cream. Garnish with a few berries, jam or something tart and delicious.
Serve yourself tea or add a scoop of ice cream (and key lime pie) and indulge in a small bite of something warm and lovely on a dark gloomy night.