RE-USE AGAIN & AGAIN
Empty glass jars can be put to a number of uses, but some labels can be very tricky to get off, even when given a prolonged soak. Armed with the right method, your jars can be sticker-free in seconds.
STEP ONE Start by soaking jars in hot water with a little washing-up liquid for a few minutes or until you can peel the labels off.
STEP TWO In a small bowl, mix cooking oil (vegetable is perfect, nothing expensive or special – save that for eating!) with some bicarbonate of soda so it forms a paste.
STEP THREE Dab on to a non-scratch sponge scourer and rub over the sticky area.
STEP FOUR Rinse in hot soapy water to get rid of any oiliness and pat dry.
ABOVE Store cakes in a cool, dark place, safely sealed in a cake tin or container – unless they are iced, in which case cover with clingfilm and keep in the fridge