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!

Michele T said...

Perfect project for when I throw tea parties for my daughter! Send one this way!!

May 30, 2009 01:18 AM
Lee said...

I would LOVE that.

May 30, 2009 01:19 AM
Emily said...

Oh, I’d love, love, love to have that! My three kids would love it if I had it, too, especially since summer vacay has started and I might actually have time to do stuff like this…

May 30, 2009 01:19 AM
D-Day said...

Oh pretty cupcakes for me – please!

May 30, 2009 01:22 AM
Kylie said...

I’d love it!!!!

May 30, 2009 01:23 AM
Alyssa said...

YES!!!!! That would be cool and fun! I hope I win! :-)

May 30, 2009 01:24 AM
Courtney Liss said...

It’s cool. Can I have it? Plx?

May 30, 2009 01:28 AM
Barbara Stewart said...

That looks like lots of fun —

May 30, 2009 01:28 AM
Kate said...

Love these things so much! I collect cupcake items, and would love to see what’s in the box!

May 30, 2009 01:30 AM
Trisha Brantingham said...

so cute! I love to bake, this would be grat to have!

May 30, 2009 01:30 AM
Justin and Angie said...

Yes! I love love love to bake! FUN STUFF!

May 30, 2009 01:31 AM
Becky said...

That kit looks so fun!

May 30, 2009 01:31 AM
Julia said...

I’d tear into it very nicely and save the packsaging too!

May 30, 2009 01:32 AM
Karla V. de Campos said...

Hello Bakerella…I have been a fan of your blog since a month ago…I love all the delicious recipes and yesterday I made the Brownies with Chocolate chip cookie dough…INCREDIBLE!! they were super good!!
I would love to have that Cupcake kit it looks so much fun!! I would gladly tell you all that is in it!!
Consider yourself with a fan in Monterrey, Mexico!!!

May 30, 2009 01:32 AM
Leah said...

PLEASE pick me! I would tear into it and send you photos of the creations I will make with it!

May 30, 2009 01:39 AM
Cheryl said...

I would love to tear into that box and make those cupcakes for my husband.

May 30, 2009 01:40 AM
Camille L said...

Sprinkles cupcakes are so divine. Their cupcake mix is yummy too!

May 30, 2009 01:40 AM
Super ? Delish said...

woo-hoo! i suffer from cute-package-ocd too! but guess what? i’ll gladly open this puppy up and tell you how adorable it’s contents are =)

May 30, 2009 01:41 AM
Super ? Delish said...

woo-hoo! i suffer from cute-package-ocd too! but guess what? i’ll gladly open this puppy up and tell you how adorable it’s contents are =)

May 30, 2009 01:41 AM
Super ? Delish said...

woo-hoo! i suffer from cute-package-ocd too! but guess what? i’ll gladly open this puppy up and tell you how adorable it’s contents are =)

May 30, 2009 01:41 AM
Super ? Delish said...

woo-hoo! i suffer from cute-package-ocd too! but guess what? i’ll gladly open this puppy up and tell you how adorable it’s contents are =)

May 30, 2009 01:41 AM
Jeanna said...

My 2 year old would be in heaven. I can hear him yelling “cake mommeee”

May 30, 2009 01:41 AM
justpam said...

I’d love to tear into that box. Thanks!

May 30, 2009 01:41 AM
Elliott said...

9pm EST or PST?

May 30, 2009 01:42 AM
JLea said...

Pick me! (please)

May 30, 2009 01:43 AM
Tonya said...

Looks like fun! I hope I make the deadline!

May 30, 2009 01:43 AM
Lynette said...

I would love to try it!!

May 30, 2009 01:44 AM
GSC said...

I’m that kind of person… leaving TREASURES stand in a shelf and stare from time to time, but in this case, I would make an exception just for you… lol, I would actually open and use the package contents, my 3 year old would be DELIGHTED to taste some of those cupcakes! Buh bye!

May 30, 2009 01:47 AM
Jay said...

my little sister would love something like that lol I guess I’m off to HL to find something similar!

May 30, 2009 01:53 AM
popcorn317 said...

I use a lot of cupcake themed rubber stamps and I just love them.

May 30, 2009 01:55 AM
H.K. said...

Your blog is awesome! Thanks for all the awesome recipes and for providing pictures! The cupcake Kit looks fun. My email address is

May 30, 2009 01:56 AM
easy-cake-ideas said...

Sign me up – I love kits! Any kits for anything…do you think I have a problem? :-)


May 30, 2009 01:57 AM
Tarrah said...

Do you hear me tearing?

May 30, 2009 01:58 AM
Joy said...

I would tear into the box for you :)

May 30, 2009 01:58 AM
Adrienne said...

OMG OMG OMG ME ME ME!! LOL I saw one of those… somewhere. And I wanted it BUUUUT I didnt want to PAY for it! LOL

May 30, 2009 01:58 AM
Lynne said...

I would most definitely tear into that box and post a lovely review – complete with pics – about every little piece :)
calebsmama03 AT

May 30, 2009 02:01 AM
cookienurse said...

I will tear a box open for you!

May 30, 2009 02:02 AM
Kimberley said...

Ooooh, pick me ! pick me !

May 30, 2009 02:06 AM
Sandy said...

Would love to make these with my grandsons.

May 30, 2009 02:06 AM
Cherie Smutnick said...

Oh how cute!!!! I would gladly help you out and carefully tear into this kit. Crossing my fingers.

May 30, 2009 02:10 AM
Kasey said...

Oh my lord, what an adorable set of everything in this post!

I’m literally grasping at the screen with grabbyhands going “I want, I want” at the kits. Oh please oh please let this random generator pick me this time!

May 30, 2009 02:13 AM
Anonymous said...

I love cupcakes!

May 30, 2009 02:16 AM
nancy l. said...

Will I make it???? I hope so. This is a waaaaaaayyyy cute set!! I really want it. : )

nancy l.

May 30, 2009 02:19 AM
brittany said...

Hello. I would love to win this. It is so cute! Here is my e-mail in case I win:

May 30, 2009 02:22 AM
Jennifer said...

I would love that! That would be so much fun!!!

May 30, 2009 02:22 AM
Anonymous said...

Oh so very cute, and I would love to have it!

May 30, 2009 02:23 AM
Card Family said...

I would tear into it, and the sprinkles cupcake mix…mmm…dk chocolate!

May 30, 2009 02:24 AM
Melanie said...

I would tear into it right away!

May 30, 2009 02:28 AM
Anonymous said...

Oh, yes… please let me get my hands on that!!

May 30, 2009 02:28 AM
Jessica R Bishop said...

It would make my day to tear into it!

May 30, 2009 02:35 AM
Mrs. Hartwell said...

this would be a great addition to my kitchen! I always bring cupcakes to every potluck I go to!

May 30, 2009 02:37 AM
From two to three said...

Oh awesome!!

May 30, 2009 02:38 AM
Emily said...

How fun is that?! So cute!

May 30, 2009 02:39 AM
The Dingbat (Adrienne) said...

Me me! I’m glad you are getting some use out of the letterpress cupcake, yea!

May 30, 2009 02:41 AM
Valinda said...

That is SO cute I’d LOVE to tear into it!

May 30, 2009 02:43 AM
The Firth Five said...

That would be such a fun thing to do with my boys this summer!

May 30, 2009 02:43 AM
Lorilee said...

Such CUTE stuff!!! I have measuring spoons similar to those. Mine are chicken themed. I am hoping to try my hand at cookie decorating when school is out!

May 30, 2009 02:46 AM
The Parsons' blog said...

Seeing that I love cupcakes. Yes please, I’ll tear in to it and then need another to look at ;)

May 30, 2009 02:50 AM
carmen said...

oooh how cute!!!

May 30, 2009 02:51 AM
ashley said...

My little cousin loves to decorate cupcakes. She and I would have a blast with this.

May 30, 2009 02:52 AM
Anonymous said...

I would so love to tear my hands in to that!

May 30, 2009 02:54 AM
*The Smiths* said...

I would love it…

May 30, 2009 02:56 AM
Emily said...

did I make it?

May 30, 2009 03:05 AM
Brandi said...

So cute! I would love it!

May 30, 2009 03:05 AM
teresa said...

Yay! cuppycakes!

May 30, 2009 03:06 AM
teresa said...

Yay! Cuppycakes!

May 30, 2009 03:07 AM
Katie M said...

I love cupcakes :D

May 30, 2009 03:08 AM
Shauna said...

of course I will share whats in it, but you have to give it to me first:)

May 30, 2009 03:12 AM
Brya said...

Can I just say, “Yes Please!”

May 30, 2009 03:12 AM
Jodie said...

What cute stuff!

May 30, 2009 03:14 AM
whitney said...

i just love all the cupcake things!
you can also get the spoons at a store in Arkansas called So Inviting, don’t know if she has a website or not. sorry :(
would love anything to do with cupcakes!

May 30, 2009 03:17 AM
EhMoLee said...

Oh my gosh all that stuff was SO adorable. I love those measuring spoons! And I wouldn’t tear into the box. I’d carefully open it so when I’m done looking at what’s inside everything could be returned to just the way it was.


May 30, 2009 03:23 AM
Megan said...

I would totally open it just to see what cute stuff was inside! I love decorating cupcakes!!

May 30, 2009 03:24 AM
Maru said...

I will open it for you :D

May 30, 2009 03:25 AM
heidi said...

Did I miss the contest? I’d love to open the box and see eat what’s inside!

May 30, 2009 03:30 AM
Jessica said...

I would love to open it up with my daughters. The liners are pretty cute.

May 30, 2009 03:30 AM
acostilow said...

I don’t know if it’s too late, but I’m going to try!

acostilow @

May 30, 2009 03:30 AM
Tammy said...

I would definately let you know about what’s inside…and would even take pictures!!

Love those measuring spoons!!

May 30, 2009 03:32 AM
Michelle said...

Holy cow, of COURSE I want to tear into it!!!

May 30, 2009 03:34 AM
Hulst mommy said...

I would happily tear into that box any day! Everytime I read your blog I want to eat. Is that a good thing? Mmmm. I’m hungry!

Thanks for all the cute site links!

May 30, 2009 03:35 AM
Caroline M. said...

Heckno, I don’t want to tear into that box!

….. is there *anyone* who would leave that as a legitimate response? Of course I want in to the cupcake goodness! Thanks for the giveaway!)

email in case I am the one of, currently, 2,791 (haha):
caroline [a] cagasama [dot] com

May 30, 2009 03:39 AM
The Lake's said...

ooh! too cute I need it! I love cupcakes!

May 30, 2009 03:41 AM
schatze said...

Cupcake fever is ugly.

May 30, 2009 03:46 AM
2784 said...

I would open it up carefully just like a present on Christmas Morning…

May 30, 2009 03:46 AM
Lynette said...

I would have no problem tearing into that box. Cupcakes = love.

May 30, 2009 03:54 AM
Anonymous said...

Want so baaad!

May 30, 2009 03:56 AM
Tabatha & Michael said...

What a totally adorable kit! I wouldn’t “tear” into it, cause the pkg itself is to die for! love it!

May 30, 2009 03:56 AM
Pie said...

I didn’t know it was possible to lust after measuring spoons, but I. Must. Have. Those.

May 30, 2009 04:00 AM
Bakerella said...

Hi guys. The giveaway is over. Winners are announced on the post. That’s right. I said winners. I went ahead and gave away both kits. Thanks for playing.

May 30, 2009 12:52 PM
Kelsey said...

TOO TOO CUTE….Can’t promise that I would open mine right away though either!!

May 30, 2009 12:53 PM
JD said...

hormones… ’nuff said.

May 30, 2009 02:15 PM
Vellum said...

Awww….this whole thing is just an overload of cute!

May 30, 2009 02:35 PM
Kristin said...

Here's another cupcake cute idea: cupcake cookie cutters! (At Crate & Barrel)

June 1, 2009 01:24 AM
Lindzerelli said...

Bakerella, I know the contest is over, but you have to check out this link. It is the sweetest baby hat I've ever seen!!

June 1, 2009 01:25 AM
Bakerella said...

Lindzerelli – I just tweeted about that hat. It’s so cute. Thank you.

Kristin – Did you see the ice cream cutters! Help me.

June 1, 2009 03:59 AM
Tamara said...

I know the giveaway is over but I came across some more cupcake stuff and thought of this post. Enjoy!

June 2, 2009 01:01 AM
Heather Marie said...

Have you seen these? Cupcake Cozies! adorable :)

June 2, 2009 05:11 AM
inthedailies said...

I know I'm too late for the contest, but I wanted to point you toward a very cute cupcake thing you didn't show here.

Vintage Apron by Boojiboo

They also have half aprons, tea towels and coasters. Too cute!

June 6, 2009 09:36 PM
Kelsie said...

Oh my gosh! I saw the teaspoon set when I went to Florida last week at a little gift shop. Unfortunately, I only had so much money and I couldn't get them. But they are even more adorable in person, if that's possible! :D

June 12, 2009 07:09 PM
RockerJewlz said...

Oh Oh Oh, those Ganz cupcake measuring spoons were sold out at the Amazon site too but I found them and a whole bunch of other amazing styles here:

June 13, 2009 07:17 AM
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