Hardware store or a baker’s paradise?

Did you ever wander through a hardware store, and see so many items that could be used in the kitchen? For instance, every time I see PVC pipes, I want to fill them with chocolate mousse or ice cream. I always crave a spackler every time I’m spreading frosting or tuile batter, and don’t get me started on all those tools that are just asking to be used to sculpt or score fondant!

Have you ever used non-traditional items for baking purposes? Let me know!

Happy baking, and I’ll meet you in the hardware store!

Chef Gail