My name is Brian, and my wife loves baking. So much so that she has her own side business doing cakes and pastries for birthdays, weddings, etc.
I love to support her in this, and one of the ways that I do that (besides sampling the finished product ) is by cleaning up the dishes and working areas during and after the process.
Problem is, it gets MESSY (as I'm sure most of you know). It's not just dirty dishes, but after a typical baking session, there's powdered sugar, cake scraps, jams, caramel, syrup.... whatever she happens to be using - it's everywhere! And it's never easy to clean off the table/counter.
In the past we've tried taping down wax paper, and that works okay until it gets a tear in it and then it just falls apart.
I'm wondering if there's some kind of disposable or re-useable tarp type of thing that we can lay down before she starts baking, so that after it's all over, we can either throw the mess away or run it through the washing machine.
I really don't mind helping with the cleaning, but both our schedules leave us tight for time most of the week, so having a quicker, more efficient way to deal with "the aftermath" would be great.