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.

Want to see more?


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.

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.


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’s integer generator.

Time to reveal the winner.



It’s comment number…


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!

Mejdu said...

me! me! pick me!

May 29, 2009 11:39 PM
Leah S said...

I WANT IT! And… I am going to make cupcake soaps. Too cute!

May 29, 2009 11:40 PM
brooke said...

i would love to eat ino that box!!!

May 29, 2009 11:40 PM
Nate Lee said...

i would love it…it’d be in teaching how to make me some good cupcakes D:

May 29, 2009 11:40 PM
Holly said...

I would REALLY love to tear into that box right now! :)

May 29, 2009 11:41 PM
kelley said...

I’d love to get to know that box a little bit better.

pandahugger @

May 29, 2009 11:42 PM
Rachael said...

The cupcake box would be days of fun!


May 29, 2009 11:43 PM
Rachael said...

I’m hungry for cupcakes now!!!

May 29, 2009 11:44 PM
Kris said...

Oh, I do, I do! I’ve seen this kit and haven’t yet been able to justify picking it up. So many cute things!

May 29, 2009 11:44 PM
Micah said...

It’s amazing what neat packaging does for already wonderful cooking goodies! Those teaspoons are crazy! Thanks for sharing all the cute things. And if you twist my arm, I guess I would be willing to hold up my end of the bargain by opening the box. If you insist…

May 29, 2009 11:46 PM
Erika said...

If I didn’t open it one of my kids would for sure!

May 29, 2009 11:46 PM
Kim in Idaho said...

I would gladly open that box and share the contents with you! My kids and I bake treats for school twice a month.

May 29, 2009 11:47 PM
Wendy said...

How cute is that!! Of course I would love it! :)

May 29, 2009 11:52 PM
Allison said...

I would love the chance to tear into the cupcake book! The packaging is so adorable!

May 29, 2009 11:53 PM
yvonne said...

the box is so pretty! i wouldnt tear it open… but it will be carefully opened and pictures would be taken.

May 29, 2009 11:54 PM
Mrs. Sugarbear said...

I soooooo want to tear into that cupcake kit!

May 29, 2009 11:54 PM
crumbles: a cupcakery said...

Yes, yes I will definitely tear into that box to see what fun is hiding inside!

May 29, 2009 11:54 PM
Siimonetha said...

omg!!!…thats soooooo cute!!!…. I would LOVE! to have that box…
J’adore cupcakes!!!

May 29, 2009 11:56 PM
Marissa said...

I have the cookbook, and I would love the kit! :)

May 29, 2009 11:56 PM
Jerri-Lea said...

Those are darling!! I know just the person I would love to share some of those goodies with!

May 29, 2009 11:57 PM
Christa said...

would love to have that

May 29, 2009 11:58 PM
A Touch of Whimsy Designs said...

Love all things cupcake! Thanks for the chance!

May 29, 2009 11:59 PM
Tara said...

I would l o v e it!

May 29, 2009 11:59 PM
Mary Ann said...

I can already envision myself excitedly opening up your gift to me, like a child opening up a Christmas gift, tearing open the outer box with baited breath, digging through all the styrofoam peanuts inside and then finding the Cupcake Kit inside!!!!!!!! : )

OH BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

My eyes would be wide open with a BIG smile on my face. : )

YES!!!!!!!!! I now have everything I need to make the coolest cupcakes ever and share my creativity with you!!!!!!! : )

Thank you sooooooooooo much!!!!!!! : )

May 30, 2009 12:00 AM
Anonymous said...

i would love to see what’s inside…

May 30, 2009 12:04 AM
Lisa Smiley said...

Yes, I would love this! Thanks for offering one! I want right in!

May 30, 2009 12:05 AM
Donna said...

Yes, yes, yes!! Me and my cupcake daughters will tear into that and have a fun afternoon of baking!!

May 30, 2009 12:06 AM
Lauren said...

That is so cute! I would totally tear into it!

May 30, 2009 12:07 AM
CaressaRenae said...

I can’t wait for the chance!

May 30, 2009 12:08 AM
Michelle Williams said...

Pick me! Pick me! Haha! My daughter is begging for something sweet now that she’s home from college. This would be perfect!

May 30, 2009 12:08 AM
Toni Dee! said...

oooh yum!!!


May 30, 2009 12:10 AM
Amber said...

I’d LOVE to! :)

May 30, 2009 12:11 AM
tnkrbell13 said...

I have no problem opening cute packages!

May 30, 2009 12:12 AM
Jade said...

So cute, I would love to tear into it.


May 30, 2009 12:13 AM
Anonymous said...

I can’t wait to tear into it! Yummy! Genie C.

May 30, 2009 12:15 AM
Anonymous said...

Cup Cake in a box…How freaking nifty is that!! I wanna tear into it( gently ofcourse) If i am the lucky winner~ i might even share……..

hee hee
Thanks a bunch!

May 30, 2009 12:18 AM
Vanessa said...

Very cool kit! My daughter and I would love tearing into that!

May 30, 2009 12:20 AM
Sara-Jayne said...

I would love to tear into that box for you!!

May 30, 2009 12:20 AM
PatQ said...

Nobody can tear a box open faster then I. I would love to have a chance at tearing that open.

May 30, 2009 12:21 AM
Emma said...


May 30, 2009 12:21 AM
Leigh Ann said...

I would LOVE to have that cupcake kit! :) I saw one in a book store the other day and I REALLY wanted to buy it… but I didn’t :)

May 30, 2009 12:22 AM
fair_and_fiery said...

I want!!! NOM NOM NOM! Of course it’s so cute that I’d be afraid to tear into it. :\

May 30, 2009 12:23 AM
Kate said...

I would love to have that kit.

May 30, 2009 12:24 AM
Pam said...

Looks like lots of fun!!

May 30, 2009 12:26 AM
bringing up baby said...

I would love having the kit to break into!

May 30, 2009 12:26 AM
Mystere Garrett said...

pick me pick me…because i have a hard time opening packages too!!! lol but i will open that one haha!

May 30, 2009 12:26 AM
Anonymous said...

This sounds like so much fun!

May 30, 2009 12:26 AM
set free photography said...

cute cupcake overload! Super fun stuff, thank you for sharing!!

May 30, 2009 12:27 AM
Amber said...

Of course I would love to tear into that kit!

May 30, 2009 12:27 AM
Jeniffer said...

Too cute! My 3 yr old and I would love to open the box and make those yummy cupcakes!

May 30, 2009 12:28 AM
lia said...

I promise to open it very carefully with lots of love!

May 30, 2009 12:29 AM
Anonymous said...

Amazing stuff!

May 30, 2009 12:30 AM
Corey said...

aw that is sooo cute! The stores in my town never has any cute little things like that.

May 30, 2009 12:30 AM
Ramneet said...

absolutely adorable!

May 30, 2009 12:31 AM
Meghan said...

Gimme gimme gimme. So cute I want!

May 30, 2009 12:31 AM
mayberryetta said...

I would love to make those cupcakes! I’ll send pics,too!

May 30, 2009 12:33 AM
Jogger said...

I would be happy to take that off of your hands…and I promise to tell you all about it! =)


May 30, 2009 12:34 AM
Roxanne Nichols said...

yes please

May 30, 2009 12:35 AM
Kristi said...

We would sooo love that! My kids and I love to cook together and that would be soooo much fun! Thanks for the great giveaway – so sweet of you!

May 30, 2009 12:35 AM
apparentlyjessy said...

Oh there is major cute overload in this post! I love the cupcake kit, looks sweet, I’ll keep my fingers crossed! :)

May 30, 2009 12:37 AM
Flashnflaky said...

Oooooooo! Now I want to know what’s inside it too! Doesn’t it just KILL you not to know???

May 30, 2009 12:37 AM
AnnieBee said...

Y’know, I really NEED that kit! I don’t have a big swirly 1M tip to do those cute swirly cupcakes.

Yet! :)

May 30, 2009 12:39 AM
Daniella said...

That really is a cute box, but I can’t resist a good cupcake. I’d love to try it out for you :0)

May 30, 2009 12:44 AM
Laura said...

I’ll try… I keep checking your site trying to get the confidence to bake again.
embalaura@phoa dot us


May 30, 2009 12:44 AM
Anonymous said...

Oh, how I would love a cupcake kit, EVERYONE LOVES cupcakes!!! I just bought one of those cute cupcake stands so now I need some cupcakes to stack on my new stand!

Jennifer Savage

May 30, 2009 12:44 AM
Deb said...

Yes! Yes! I want it!

May 30, 2009 12:45 AM
wuvweesa said...

I would love to tear into that box (as long as my kids don’t beat me to it)!

May 30, 2009 12:46 AM
Grammie said...

My granddaughter and I would love to be the winners. Summer vacation is just around the corner and we love spending time together baking.

May 30, 2009 12:49 AM
amelia said...

I would love to have that.

May 30, 2009 12:51 AM
charlotteL said...

Looks like fun

May 30, 2009 12:52 AM
Paige said...

I would love to have the kit. Every time I visit your blog, I get hungry!!

Have a great weekend!

May 30, 2009 12:52 AM
equally_skilled said...

I would love to tear into that kit! So cute!


May 30, 2009 12:52 AM
Heidi said...

Adorable :)

Yes, please!

May 30, 2009 12:54 AM
lauralop said...

oh, yes please!

May 30, 2009 12:55 AM
Sandra W. Tran said...

OH . . . cupcakes . . . YUMMIE :o)

May 30, 2009 12:55 AM
Neha said...

omg omg,those spoons are ADORABLE!and that cupcake kit looks like it would be soo much fun to use! <3

May 30, 2009 12:56 AM
LethargicLass said...

I would love to delicately tear into it, and then save the packaging forever :)

May 30, 2009 12:56 AM
Keegan said...

With a background in graphic design I totally understand the urge to admire the pretty wrapping. In the name of research, however, I would be more than happy to tear into it and report back. :)

May 30, 2009 12:57 AM
CopyandPastry said...

I totally want to tear into it!!

May 30, 2009 12:57 AM
Happy Cottage Quilter said...

pleaseenter me :-)

May 30, 2009 12:58 AM
Erin said...

Mmmm. . . I love SPRINKLES!

May 30, 2009 12:59 AM
greenbean said...


May 30, 2009 01:00 AM
Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! It’s too cute! I don’t think I could resist opening it!


May 30, 2009 01:00 AM
Natty Jean! said...

I have one of these. All in all its a cute kit…for a kid. Three major problems: 1. The designs on the paper totally fade out when you bake cupcakes in them. 2. The tips and decorating bag are NOT worth anything. 3. The book has some pretty basic recipes that aren’t really all that great.

May 30, 2009 01:01 AM
Colleen said...

Just under the wire! My 16 yr old daughter would love this!

May 30, 2009 01:04 AM
Traci said...

I would use it for sure. Pick me! I love making cupcakes so much and eating them even more. Yum.

traci dot starkebaum at gmail dot com

May 30, 2009 01:06 AM
Chelle said...

That would be so very cool

May 30, 2009 01:08 AM
Pat's Tuesday said...

I would love to use that to make some cupcakes and I promise i will tell you is in it.

May 30, 2009 01:08 AM
SimplePleasures said...

that is so cute!

May 30, 2009 01:08 AM
pat deems in oak ridge said...

I just started making cupcakes fancy, inspired by your web site. Last weekend I make cupcakes with cream cheese icing and put red and blue fondant stars on them. I also baked the reeces peanut butter cake i found the recipe on your site it was fabulous. I would love to see what’s in the cupcake kit!!! Please

May 30, 2009 01:09 AM
Rox-Ann said...

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

May 30, 2009 01:09 AM
Desiree said...

I would love to try something new.

May 30, 2009 01:10 AM
jedijson said...

Looks awesome!

May 30, 2009 01:11 AM
Jess said...

I love anything with a cute cupcake on it! My business logo has a cupcake!!

May 30, 2009 01:11 AM
VTmama said...

I might be too late. Darn…. looks so cute!

May 30, 2009 01:11 AM
Delciana said...

I would tear it open and use every item!

May 30, 2009 01:12 AM
VTmama said...

well woo hoo for the time difference, looks like I might be okay! Please pick me!

May 30, 2009 01:12 AM
sketybean said...

That box is for me!!! So that I can tear into and tell all the wonderful goodies inside!!!

May 30, 2009 01:13 AM
Stacie said...

So cute, I hope I win!

May 30, 2009 01:17 AM
Anonymous said...

I have the same problem…I can’t use things that have great packaging!! My friend’s mom always says that the date is a BEST before date but after that it is still pretty good!

May 30, 2009 01:17 AM
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