Measuring cups are vital to any home cook — at least for those who try new recipes and follow the steps diligently.
And while we understand the importance of getting a recipe right, we’re swooning over these measuring cup sets for a different reason — their appearance! How something so utilitarian has become such a whimsical décor piece in a kitchen is beyond us, but we’re not complaining.
Major housewares brands are exploring the fun side of cooking, making it more appealing and enticing to new cooks. Beloved brands like Anthropologie, Pier1, and Cost Plus World Market — brands that emphasize the importance of entertaining a little more than the actual cooking — are luring new cooks into the kitchen with these adorable cups.
We’ve got cats, ducks, hedge hogs, and owls — we’re ready to open a zoo with the amount of animal-themed cups in our guide.
On the other hand, there are fruits, flowers, and vegetable-themed cups (perfect for any spring gift or basket) that will be ideal in all of your warm-weather cooking and entertaining.
Add these to a registry or simply pick one up to make you smile every time you’re making pancakes in the morning.