Friday, May 29, 2009

Just some cute cupcake stuff

Cupcake Recipe Cards

I used these cards today and it reminded me of a bunch of cute cupcake stuff that’s crossed my path recently. These are letterpress cards from Dingbat Press. If you’ve been following the site for a while, you’ll remember these she made for me a while back. I love letterpress. Love it. It’s so substantial and makes writing much more fun. Check out her site and you’ll find a ton of other gorgeous designs.

www.dingbatpress.com

Want to see more?

Okeedokey.

Cupcake Bag

See this bag. It’s a camera bag that was offered to me by Tracy Joy Designs. She had one cupcake design left and gave it to me for the price of shipping. Now, I usually don’t like pattern stuff. I’m a solids kind of girl, but I thought what the heck… that’s a pretty good deal… and maybe I’ll do a giveaway with it or something.

It arrived the day before I went to Oklahoma to visit the Pioneer Woman and as it would happen, I needed a carry on bag for the flight. How convenient! It was perfect. Lots of pockets for lenses that I used for stuff and a long strap to hang over my shoulder so I could lug two other bags full of cake pop supplies.… Kinda smooshable so I could stuff it under the seat in front of me. Needless to say, I’m not using it for my camera and I’m not giving it away. It’s my new travel companion. (sorry)

Cupcake Bag

And, here’s the best part – that I didn’t even notice until I was on the way home. The flap is removable. You can switch it up with different designs. Cute, huh! I don’t think this style is available in her store, but I bet you could do a special order. And if not, she has other cute bags.

www.tracyjoy.com

Oh no. I was wrong. I just went to their site to get the link for you and it turns out they are closing shop. Serves me right for waiting so long to post this. But, the good news is they are having a BIG sale on all their remaining inventory. Maybe you can score a deal.

Now, control yourself. These are really adorable.

Cupcake Measuring Spoons

Heavy metal cupcake measuring spoons. Look at the inside and the handles. Eeeeeeeek! Keeeeeuuute!

Cupcake Measuring Spoons

Look at their bottoms. And look at the handles, they have tiny hearts on them.

My new friend, Pioneer Woman Cake Pop Demonstration Winner, and blogger… Starwoodgal, gave them to me. She found them at a charming little store in Arkansas called Signed Sealed Delivered. I looked on their site and couldn’t find them, so here’s another place to get them.

Cakespy Notecards

Recognize these little guys? They’re from Cakespy. You know how much I love Cakespy and her L’il Cuppie character. I have several of her paintings and now I can spread the sweetness with these little cute note cards. She also has buttons, magnets and a bunch of fun paintings.

Cakespy Shop

Blue Cupcake Necklace

How could you be blue with this hanging around your neck. I bought this vintage necklace with plastic cupcake pendant recently from Very Happy Everything. They just got started on etsy, but have tons of cute necklaces. I’ll warn you, though. You need to have a little whimsy in your bones for some of the designs… like the Hammerhead sharks with bow ties. Oh, to be in their brain for a few minutes.

Very Happy Everything

Crocheted Cupcakes

Crocheted cupcakes! A reader sent me these the other day. Hi Jackie from New York. How are you? Thank you so much for these and all the time it took to make them. I’ve never crocheted anything, so I have to say, I’m super-impressed.

Soap Cupcake Pops

Cupcake Pops! Nope. They’re actually cupcake soaps on sticks. LoveLeeSoaps gave me these. They look pretty real, huh? You should see some of the other stuff she makes. It’s all crazy cute! I promise.

LoveLeeSoaps

Sprinkles Cupcake Mix

I also found this in my pantry today. Sprinkles cupcake mix. Sprinkles was very thoughtful to start selling a mix version of their fabulous cupcakes at Williams-Sonoma. Especially since I have been waiting FOREVER for them to open a store anywhere within a day’s drive from me. I had the real things once, and I’ve been thinking about them ever since.

But, here’s the problem with this mix and things like it. If you notice the expiration date on the right, you’ll see that I’ve had it for quite a while… way before that date even. It’s a quirk of mine. I find it extremely difficult to open cute packaging. I would rather just look at it contained, than open it. Quirky, right?

Sprinkles Cupcake Mix

Here’s another example of really cute packaging from Chronicle Books. Take a look at this Cupcake Kit! It’s so cute, I haven’t even opened the box to hold and look at all the fun stuff inside.

One Cupcake Kit

But, guess what?! I have two of them.

Two Cupcake Kits

So, maybe you can help me out. If I give one away, will you open it and tell me how fun everything inside is?

Please, because I’m going to put the other one on a shelf and stare at it.

Okay, it’s settled. One of these kits is up for grabs. But which one of you wants it? Let me know.


Enter for a chance to win:
A Cupcake Kit
  • Just leave a comment on this post and let me if you want to tear into this box. Easy.
  • Leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win (either a blog link or email)
  • Deadline to enter is Friday, May 29th at 9 p.m. Sorry, Time’s Up! Winner below. (recorded by the time stamp of your comment)
  • One winner will be chosen at random* and announced sometime Saturday morning on this post.

* One winner will be chosen at random, using random.org’s integer generator.

Time to reveal the winner.

It’s…

It’s…

It’s comment number…

1,132

Congratulations eRika! The goodies will be in your hands soon. I hope you have fun with it.

Now, guess what?! I’ve decided to go ahead and give the second one away also. That’s right. Two winners. Why? Because you guys are always so great and I know I will just be staring at mine on the shelf. I think I would feel guilty knowing how badly so many of you wanted one.

And the second winner is comment number 40. Ooooh, a low number this time. Who’s it gonna be?
Jenni, of course. And, I’d love to see any results from your new cupcake kit.

Thanks everyone who entered and graciously agreed to tear into this box for me. Some of you even have the same packaging problem as I do. (Yay, I’m not alone.) And, some of you… well, let’s just say I wouldn’t want to come between you and any sort of wrapped gift. But, it would be fun to watch. There were a total of exactly 2,800 entries for this giveaway and it was one I really enjoyed reading. Made me laugh, smile and wish I had even more kits to give. And Carissa, even though you didn’t win, and you were “number two-thousand-four hundred and fifty,” I did read your comment. Hi!

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Margaret said...

I would love to have that.

mstabler1@windstream.net

May 29, 2009 01:59 AM
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emilyadi said...

Oh that’s so cute! I’d definitely tear into it!
http://www.emilyadi.com

May 29, 2009 01:59 AM
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Betsy said...

Yes, would love to tear into the box, but would love to have a sprinkles cupcake even more!

May 29, 2009 01:59 AM
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sukesgirl said...

That looks like so much fun! My daughter and I could have a blast, she loves to help me bake.

May 29, 2009 02:00 AM
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Ashley said...

I would love that. I adore making cupcakes!

May 29, 2009 02:01 AM
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The Behlmers said...

What fun!! It looks like a great activity to do with my girl!
dcbehlmer at hotmail dot com

May 29, 2009 02:01 AM
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Kimberly said...

I would LOVE to tear into the box! I am just about to start getting into cooking and baking since I’ll be living on my own in an apartment for the first time next year!

kmille43@utk.edu

May 29, 2009 02:03 AM
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Mrs. M said...

I would LOVE to have that kit!

May 29, 2009 02:03 AM
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Stacey B said...

OPEN THAT BOX!!!!

May 29, 2009 02:03 AM
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Kate said...

How absolutely adorable!

May 29, 2009 02:04 AM
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Shelly Diane said...

Yes, I would love it!

May 29, 2009 02:04 AM
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Abby said...

I would absolutely love this kit. I love this blog and all of your cute little recipes!!!

-Abby

abs1667@aol.com

May 29, 2009 02:04 AM
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Jodi said...

how much fun – I’ll be more than happy to “document” the contents for you ;) LOLOL

May 29, 2009 02:05 AM
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FAMILY FIRST said...

Of course I would like to dig into that cutie box!!!!!!

May 29, 2009 02:05 AM
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Ashley said...

i would tear into that box the moment it came!

~ashley

forhisglorytooATcomcastDOTnet

May 29, 2009 02:05 AM
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Cindy said...

Awh!!! I would love to tear into that yummy box!! That cupcake piled high with that white frosting is just calling out my name!

May 29, 2009 02:06 AM
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Sparkette said...

Oh now that sounds like lots of fun!!

May 29, 2009 02:06 AM
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Erin said...

So fun!! I have 3 mini sous chefs who could get into that box in seconds flat!

egburns@hotmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:06 AM
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Lindsay Willman said...

lovely!! i’d love to try that sprinkles mix. thanks for the chance to win.

May 29, 2009 02:06 AM
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Grace said...

i would love to have the cupcake kit. so cute!

May 29, 2009 02:07 AM
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Kendra said...

I hate to destroy beautiful packaging, too. But for you, Bakerella, I would do it!

meandmyinsanity.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 02:07 AM
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Kristen McD said...

I’d tear into that. But my 4 year old would probably beat me to it!

kfischie123@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 02:07 AM
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The Paper Flower Shop said...

Yeah, I would definitely make some use of that!

~Sheila

The Paper Flower Shop
http://www.thepaperflowersop.etsy.com
thepaperflowershop@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:07 AM
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Sarah Hurley said...

I would love to tear into the kit! Carefully, of course :)

May 29, 2009 02:07 AM
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Kristen said...

I’d love to open it, it’s adorable!

kfreels @ umich . edu

May 29, 2009 02:07 AM
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jessie. said...

Oh my! That looks lovely, if I don’t win (and I only ever won something once on a kids TV station back about 8 years ago), I’d love to know where you got it.

And of course, everything else in this post is amazing tooo.

May 29, 2009 02:08 AM
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sydney85 said...

I am ready to do some baking. Hope the cupcake kit is coming to my home.

May 29, 2009 02:08 AM
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SmittyChic said...

I wouldn’t tear into it – I would open it hastily but gently and pull out the contents one-by-one like it was Christmas 1992 all over again.
Christmas 1992 was when I got an Easy Bake Oven, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bike helmet and pajamas with “Jacq Attack” written on them.

In other words – I’d be psyched!!!

May 29, 2009 02:08 AM
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Debby J said...

I would definitely open the packaging but I wouldn’t “tear” into it. I tend to be a very careful package opener which drives my family nuts at Christmas!

cksgranny@wildblue.net

May 29, 2009 02:08 AM
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shea said...

Oh! Oh! I love kits and cute packaging as well, but I would tear into this one faster than you can say sprinkle.
sheabrislin@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:08 AM
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May Bey said...

I would love to tear into that! Yummy!

mbeynon@rice.edu

May 29, 2009 02:08 AM
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jennlynnjones said...

oooh my freaking goodness! i’ve been craving cupcakes all day! i drive thru dallas specifically to have sprinkles cupcakes…and i would rip that baby open and post pics of the insides and the cupcakes i make from it! :-)
jennlynnjones@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:08 AM
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Anonymous said...

Sooo Cute! I’ve enjoyed your ideas and look forward to maybe delving into this cupcake kit. Thanks!
Rhonda
africanbass@msn.com

May 29, 2009 02:09 AM
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Elissa said...

I would love to open that box and report back to you on what’s inside :)

ekmckay2005@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:09 AM
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Kelly said...

How cute! I would love to tear into that box to discover all of it’s delicious contents.

May 29, 2009 02:09 AM
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smashedpotatoe said...

I would love to open this! It’s too pretty to tear but I would still gleefully attack it.

:)

May 29, 2009 02:09 AM
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Saylorsmom said...

I am picturing ripping into right now. lol

May 29, 2009 02:09 AM
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*Sam* said...

oh my! Love. Love.

May 29, 2009 02:11 AM
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Jenni said...

Oh how I would love to see what is in that kit! And would of course create a mini-photo-documentary of the events resulting from using the cupcake kit’s contents. How fun!

May 29, 2009 02:11 AM
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Robyn said...

oh for pete’s sake, must we play this cat and mouse game, bakerella? ok, fine, I’ll comment and then when I “randomly” win this FAB prize I’ll act very graceful and surprised. Like any Fan Club president should.
(wait…now if I really DO win, am I gonna have to forfeit due to speculation?) crap.
Love,
Your #1 Fan :)

May 29, 2009 02:11 AM
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Jill said...

Adorable! My daughter would love it!

May 29, 2009 02:11 AM
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Liz said...

Too cute! I love it!

thoughtsbyelizabeth.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 02:12 AM
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Lisa said...

I am new here – but fell in love with your blog!

I would loveeeeee to tear into the box and let you know how much fun it is!

Fingers crossed…

LisaC1231@aol.com

May 29, 2009 02:12 AM
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Ashlee said...

I completely understand about not wanting to open cute packages. You have no idea how many times my fiance has had a fit over expired things. He just doesn’t understand I guess!adoerhoff@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 02:12 AM
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Kim said...

Oh would love to make these so much. I know my 3 1/2 year old would love to help (by licking the bowl.)
tkpauley@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:12 AM
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sweet pea TREATS said...

So exciting!!! How can you have all that stuff around and not be using it?? Pick me pick me!!

sweetpeatreats@sasktel.net

May 29, 2009 02:13 AM
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Sara said...

I would LOVE to dive right into that box! I would be more than happy to send pics of the contents with the cutest model ever….my daughter!

slaterfam3@aol.com

May 29, 2009 02:13 AM
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Crystal said...

I would love that…so would my baking obsessed 6 year old

May 29, 2009 02:13 AM
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Miki said...

Nah, I wouldn’t.

SYKE!!

Of course I would tear into that mofo! LOL!

May 29, 2009 02:13 AM
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sabriena said...

I would love to tear into that box like a starved tiger!

May 29, 2009 02:14 AM
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sunshine7 said...

Cupcakes are my addiction. I enjoy making them, eating them, and giving them away. I would love to have this kit for all the new recipes.
-Sunshine

May 29, 2009 02:14 AM
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Natasha said...

How cute! I love making cupcakes, almost as much as I love eating them! I’d love a cute little kit like that!
nawainscott@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 02:15 AM
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Lauren said...

Reading this post made me hungry, and I’d be happy to make and devour cupcakes in the name of research.

May 29, 2009 02:15 AM
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Heather said...

Oh my boys would love to break into that box and make some cupcakes!

May 29, 2009 02:15 AM
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Anonymous said...

Would love to have that! My daughter & I would have a blast!

lizsmith102001@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 02:15 AM
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Anonymous said...

i would be thrilled!

May 29, 2009 02:15 AM
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caligirl said...

I would love the cupcake kit. I’ve seen it in the stores and it looks like so much fun.

mjcaligirl@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 02:16 AM
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Jessica said...

That is the coolest thing ever! I would love to tear into that box!

May 29, 2009 02:16 AM
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Amber said...

I have the exact same problem!! But I could probably open it, just for you. :)

May 29, 2009 02:16 AM
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ChrisBL said...

I would love to have the kit! My email is sunsetroad at yahoo dot com

May 29, 2009 02:16 AM
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dmeventsinc said...

As pretty as it would on the shelf (and i’d be tempted to keep it there too…lol) I would love to have (and open) this box!
DMEventsINC@aol.com

May 29, 2009 02:17 AM
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Alisha said...

I would LOVE to tear into that box!! Mu girls would have a blast helping me out! Oh, please random generator, pick me!

Alisha
alishaparker01@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 02:17 AM
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mmagruder said...

I’d take one for the cupcake team and open it for you.

May 29, 2009 02:17 AM
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Jane said...

Bakerella, you’re the best! I would love to help you out by tearing into that box!

May 29, 2009 02:17 AM
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Kerry said...

Yes, please! I haven’t made cupcakes in ages. Maybe some summer-themed ones would be in order!

May 29, 2009 02:17 AM
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digital_cupcake said...

I’m in! Love the kit.

Follow me @digital_cupcake on twitter.

May 29, 2009 02:18 AM
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~Mama Skates~ said...

i so want 2 tear in2 that box – let me at it! ;0)

May 29, 2009 02:18 AM
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Celeste said...

I would tear into it right away! My birthday is a month away and I always make myself cupcakes!! YUM!

May 29, 2009 02:19 AM
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Molly said...

It is so cute! I would break into that and tell you how much fun it is.

May 29, 2009 02:19 AM
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LaDue & Crew said...

After a stressful week tearing into this would make my day!!

May 29, 2009 02:19 AM
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Anonymous said...

ahh! It’s sooo cute!! I’d love to see what’s in it!!

whitney.nichelle@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 02:19 AM
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Joy said...

I definitely open any and all baked goods!

May 29, 2009 02:20 AM
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Erica said...

I would have no problem opening that box and using the contents! However, I would open it very carefully and put everything reusable back in it when I was done :-)

erica dot rubin at gmail dot com

May 29, 2009 02:21 AM
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Jade said...

I would definitely love to tear into one!!!

jade dot case at gmail dot com

May 29, 2009 02:21 AM
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haslemster said...

Adorable!

lindsaylu@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:21 AM
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Kayla said...

That looks so awesome.

May 29, 2009 02:21 AM
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Gail said...

Ooooohhh…I’ve been eyeing one of these. Would be great! gail@artman.biz

:)

May 29, 2009 02:21 AM
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MommaKiss said...

I soooooooo want to tear into that box!!
love those cupcake measuring spoons!!

May 29, 2009 02:21 AM
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cloverstl said...

I’d bake immediately after receiving!
cloverstl@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:21 AM
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bakerchick103 said...

Oh my, I would love it!

May 29, 2009 02:22 AM
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strawberries&kiwi said...

I hope to be tearing into that soon!!!

May 29, 2009 02:22 AM
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Laura @ OurHouseOfJoyfulNoise.com said...

I SO want to tear into that box!!

I LOVE cupcakes!! Looking at them, AND eating them! Cute and delicious!!

May 29, 2009 02:22 AM
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Mona Lisa said...

too cute! i would love to include that in my kitchen!

hdhanoya@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:23 AM
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weightofitall said...

The cupcake kit is so cute! I would love to tear into that!

May 29, 2009 02:23 AM
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Robyn said...

I saw this on the chronicle books site. How cute is that! I’d love one.

May 29, 2009 02:23 AM
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marnie said...

How adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

May 29, 2009 02:24 AM
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Sarah said...

I want to win! I’ll break into that adorable box like nobody’s business.

riddikulus.sarah@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:24 AM
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Cookie said...

I would so love to tear into that box! YUM!

Will4165@aol.com

May 29, 2009 02:24 AM
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crittyjoy said...

why yes I would love to tear into that box :)

What a cool idea :)

May 29, 2009 02:25 AM
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Lara said...

My four kids would flip out if that showed up in our mail box. Pick me, random generator!

May 29, 2009 02:25 AM
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AK said...

Oh that would be AMAZING!

May 29, 2009 02:25 AM
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precioustomephotography said...

My kids love cupcakes and I would love to have that kit!

May 29, 2009 02:25 AM
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Rie said...

I would love a cupcake kit!

May 29, 2009 02:25 AM
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curiouser said...

I’d love to tear into it, it’s so cute!

May 29, 2009 02:26 AM
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MNjen said...

I would break my diet just to tear into that box! Yum!

May 29, 2009 02:26 AM
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Ruthanne said...

Yes, ma’am. I would be happy to help you out with that! ;D

gencojournal@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:26 AM
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Margeaux said...

Great post. I’d love to be included in your giveaway!
muxoriginals@mchsi.com

May 29, 2009 02:26 AM
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Anonymous said...

yes! I’d love it! I would totally tear into it!
linda_nguyen_ at hotmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:26 AM
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Lisa said...

aww, that is too cute! would love it…

May 29, 2009 02:26 AM
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Meredith said...

Oh my word! Everything is so cute! I think the kit would be awesome to have!

aforementionedthoughts@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:26 AM
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