Growing up I remember baking with my mom on occasion. We always used the same counter spot and it wasn’t the most spacious. But it was where all the baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc) were and close to the mixing bowls and measuring cups and spoons. This little corner also had a *fancy* cabinet door. When the door was opened, a nice laminated baking conversion chart was there to reference as much as needed. After growing up and leaving, I didn’t think much of that chart until recently. I found I was constantly googling conversions. Here is how I made a super easy and simple baking conversion chart for free using Canva.
I have been using Canva for awhile to create photo collages and any pictures with text on my blog. They have free and premium options but the free has done more than enough for my needs. I am petty versed with Microsoft Word and Excel (my blog banner was made in Excel!) and I’ve made a lot of printables in Google Drawing (see bathroom here and cubicle ones here). I attempted these programs for this baking conversion chart but I just didn’t feel that I could get clipart to be as cute as I wanted so I turned to Canva.
To make your own chart, sign up for a free Canva account at canva.com. On the homepage, you will see there are lots of different types and sized graphics to make. If you hover your cursor over them, the size shows up. The Flyer is perfect to use as a starting template because it is in standard 8.5×11 paper size.
After selecting your graphic size, you will see a lot of templates to choose from. Since I knew I wanted baking graphics, I searched for baking and scrolled down until I found one that had a good layout. I also think the cupcakes are super cute. Don’t worry if nothing is the right color – it is all easy to edit!
The bake sale template I chose actually had two pages to it. I picked the second page just because it seemed to already be set up with more font which I thought I’d need with my conversions.
Once you have it selected, click on any element, even the background, to edit. I loved the teal color but didn’t really want to use that much ink so I swapped it out for the cupcake frosting and changed the background to white. I also chose a darker font. You can also add more elements or take some out.
After I got the colors how I wanted, I typed in my most needed conversions. There are lots of charts on Pinterest but none of them had all of the specific things I wanted. This was a good solution to pick and choose what met my needs.
I then printed my baking conversion chart and stuck it in a page protector. I cut the 3-ring binder edging off and hung it up in my cabinet door with fun tak. Just like my mom. ❤️