Nearly every time I’ve made cookies or baked a cake or pie or otherwise created something delicious to share since leaving home ten years ago (wow, I’m so old!), I’ve wished for Tupperware. I’ve used gallon-sized Ziploc bags, discounted IKEA cake holders, and a lot of creativity to store and carry the goodies I’ve made, but each time I’ve thought: oh, if only I had Tupperware for this. Because Tupperware is L-E-G-I-T the best brand of storage containers ever.
I’m not sure why I didn’t put Tupperware storage containers on our wedding registry, or order some after we were married, or after I started working, or at any other point over the last ten years. I’ve definitely purchased a lot of other unnecessary kitchen gadgets that I didn’t want or need as much as I wanted Tupperware. I’m looking at you, giant muffin tin, martini glasses, rhinoceros-shaped cookie cutter . . .
Earlier this year, my cousin had a Tupperware party online and I got very (very!!) excited and ordered a cake taker and a pie taker.
The pans are white with turquoise lids and they are perfect and wonderful and I couldn’t be happier. H did not understand why I would be so excited or spend so much money on plastic containers, and he’s been making fun of my purchase for a while. But this weekend, our new cake and pie takers earned their place in our home.
On Saturday, I made a two-layer banana cake (this recipe) and frosted it with peanut butter-butter cream frosting for H’s birthday. I packed that cake into our Cake Taker and slid it onto a shelf in the refrigerator. On Monday, I made this zucchini-potato casserole in my fluted tart pan, which I packed into the pie taker. We grabbed both containers and a six-pack of beer as we headed out to my friend’s Memorial Day barbecue, and I didn’t worry one minute about the tart pan leaking or the cake getting knocked around in the car. Everything was in perfect condition when we arrived, and it was so easy to carry items to and from the car. Nothing spilled, nothing leaked, nothing was dropped. Because Tupperware is the best ever.
Today, I tested the cake taker on the bus during my commute to work. I made it safely onto and off of the bus with my purse, tote, and cake taker without getting yelled at by strangers and without the cake flipping over or spilling. IT WAS AWESOME. My 1/3 cake looked pretty cute (you know, as good as 1/3 of a cake can look) in its blue and white container, and I particularly appreciated the handle while navigating the bus ride, crowded sidewalks, and full elevator.
And so, I have arrived. I am now officially a grown-up lady who has her own cake AND pie/cookie holders and is prepared for any potlucks or parties you’d like to invite me to attend.
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This is just me loving my new cake and pie takers, and not a sponsored post. I don’t actually know how to make sponsored posts because what are sponsors? Don’t worry if you hate Tupperware and want to hate on it in the comments. That’s totally fine.