While I love baking, living in New York City doesn't lend itself to having a lot of storage space, especially in the kitchen. The baking shelf in my pantry is stocked very simply with basics and essentials. While I'd love to keep things like cake flour on hand, it just isn't practical since I don't use it on a regular basis. Instead I have room for one bulky sack of all-purpose flour.
Turns out you can actually get the benefits of baking with cake flour without having to buy it (and store it). All it takes are two common pantry items to make a cake flour substitute at home.