Friday, September 11, 2009

Protecting Sweets from Ants - The Old School Way


If you have some sweet and pretty things like these babies, and they aren't ready for fridge/storage boxes yet...and in summer, with threats from little ants sometimes crawl around sweet things in my kitchen...(I almost mistook them for poppy seeds on my cake, until I realised that I've never baked anything with poppy seeds)....


I use this simple trick I grew up with...learnt it from my grandma back home.
Place the lil' sweet things on cake stand/plate/bowl, put it on a bigger plate, pour water into the bigger plate.

It may look stupid, but it works ^_^

Too bad, little ants...now you gotta learn how to swim to get to my sweets :p

11 comments:

daphne said...

hahaha. Oh yeah- this is the most efficient and low cost way to get rid of the ants!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hahaha...what a great idea!

KennyT said...

This is genius!

EatTravelEat said...

I agree this is a great idea that actually works! Ants love to crawl into my house and it gets so annoying with them crawling on the ground, cabinets, countertop, dishes....yuck.

tracieMoo said...

owh yes.. I do this too.. especially when I want to place some snacks in my room!

FFichiban said...

I think I got a better solution.... just give me all the sweets and cakes ;)

pigpigscorner said...

Neat trick!

Chien said...

Hi, new reader here! I do the same and suppose most people in South East Asia as well. Used to live in Thailand - does that. Now that I am living in Indonesia - doing it still :)

Starningblue said...

Hi there! I have been using this method to ward off ants in my food but I just found out recently, ants DO swim!

Whats back-up plan? :x

Mochachocolata Rita said...

starningblue, noooo...really? i guess i'll have to pop the sweets into the fridge then...

Mrs Ergül said...

What a great trick, I will have to use this cuz they attack everything I leave on the counter, from sweet to savoury!! Thanks for this brilliant idea!