So, unlike one of my friends, I haven't invested the equivalent of community college tuition into my kitchen. I just cook and bake as needed. I invest my money into other hobbies and other things I love.
It doesn't mean I don't like showing off some of the cool things I cook up in the kitchen, it just means I'm going to spend that +$40 for a baking spring pan on Geocaching, or Knitting instead.
Here's a way to keep your cool kitchen creations looking tasty and "pro" without spending a ton of money. Everyone's got a spatula, a timer, and a butter knife!