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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jillbert said...

I would carefully tear it open, use the contents, and save the cute box!

May 29, 2009 02:42 AM
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CFCina said...

would love to win one of these cute little kits! thanks for all your inspirational bloggin and baking!!!

May 29, 2009 02:42 AM
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ab5cgang said...

Cupcakes great (YUMMY), cupcake kit even better. A good time in a box. What a great idea.

May 29, 2009 02:43 AM
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Emily B said...

I would rip into that sucker so fast …

May 29, 2009 02:43 AM
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Anonymous said...

Hold me back!!!

Missty@ic2net.net

May 29, 2009 02:43 AM
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Becky said...

Oh I would tear into it. i love cupcakes more that any other sweet. Makes my mouth water for one right now. beccatoler@bellsouth.net

May 29, 2009 02:44 AM
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Your cool friend Cheryl said...

I’d love to tear into that! Pick me!

http://yourcoolfriendcheryl.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 02:44 AM
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Happy Dash said...

I would tear into it and bake cupcakes right now … I’ve been craving cupcakes all week and what a better way to fulfill that craving with such fun stuff :)

May 29, 2009 02:44 AM
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Amy said...

open it! Carefully but open it!

May 29, 2009 02:44 AM
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Kim said...

I would looooovvvve to win!!

knposey@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:44 AM
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Jared, Christine, & Lucas said...

I gotten into cupcakes lately, so it would be awesome to have a kit to give me more ideas!

christinedeniece@hotmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:45 AM
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Michelle said...

It would be opened in seconds
michellebshaw at gmail dot com

May 29, 2009 02:45 AM
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Abbey said...

I would love to have it! Who doesn’t love cupcakes?!!
Abbeycrews@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:45 AM
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girliegirl said...

I love all the cute stuff. That set of measuring spoons is really cute.

Carey
http://americangirlprimitivesnsuch.blogspot.com/

May 29, 2009 02:45 AM
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Foodie said...

Wow! That’s so cute! I might rip it apart while standing at my mailbox!

May 29, 2009 02:45 AM
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Simply Sara said...

Oh ya.
I’d be up for tearing into that!

Thanks so much for the chance :)

May 29, 2009 02:45 AM
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Christy@pipandsqueak said...

I would rip into is so you would not have to rip into yours.
pipandsqueak at gmail dot com.

May 29, 2009 02:46 AM
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Kelly said...

Oh goodness! those are so cute!
I wonder if the Sprinkles mix is worth the $14!

kellyleigh17@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:46 AM
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Amber W. said...

Mmmmm… I would definitely love to tear into that!

May 29, 2009 02:46 AM
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Small Town Girl said...

Super cute!!!

May 29, 2009 02:46 AM
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minnesotamom said...

I would love to tear into that box o’ cupcake love!

May 29, 2009 02:46 AM
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Adrienne said...

I’ve been drooling over these kits for a while now! I’d love to have one to open!

May 29, 2009 02:46 AM
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Dawn said...

Love it!! I would love to tear open that box.

May 29, 2009 02:46 AM
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Ashley Mae Photo said...

um…. YESSS!

May 29, 2009 02:47 AM
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Sarah said...

That kit looks like a lot of fun!

May 29, 2009 02:47 AM
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Julie said...

Yes! Love it!

May 29, 2009 02:47 AM
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amy said...

hey! i will tear into that cupcake box for you! :)

thewadegirls@att.net

May 29, 2009 02:48 AM
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murphster11 said...

Plleeaasee pick me! That would be awesome to rip into and share with my favorite baking buddies : )

gillian_murphy@student.uml.edu

May 29, 2009 02:48 AM
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Laura said...

what fun. I would even eat the box.
http://www.laurasramblingsrantsandraves.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 02:48 AM
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christy said...

Uhhhhh. ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY! I’ll be waiting by the mailbox, k?

May 29, 2009 02:48 AM
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Heather said...

I would absolutely love to have that! :)

HeatherObando@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 02:49 AM
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Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

I would love to win that cupcake kit! It looks FABULOUS!

May 29, 2009 02:49 AM
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Tori said...

I would totally tear into that box! You have great stuff!

torisc@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:49 AM
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Krystal said...

Me! Me! I’ll definitely rip into it and tell you what is in it!! :)

May 29, 2009 02:49 AM
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Zack and Victoria said...

I think that sounds like a wonderful girls night in the making… count me in!!!

May 29, 2009 02:49 AM
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admin said...

Um, heck yeah! :)

nikkimarie[at]gmail[dot]com

May 29, 2009 02:50 AM
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fah said...

So cute!

May 29, 2009 02:50 AM
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Nicole said...

I would love to tear into that box! I love me some cupcakes!

May 29, 2009 02:51 AM
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betsy-j said...

If cupcakes were a food group, I’d be in heaven! I don’t think I could contain myself from ripping in to that box!! betsyjthomas@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 02:51 AM
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Andrea said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me tear into that box!

May 29, 2009 02:52 AM
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Layne said...

My soon-to-be-stepdaughter and I would have a blast with this!

changinglayne@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:52 AM
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Sarah said...

DUDE!! Winning this would be so incredibly awesome… cupcakes for all!

May 29, 2009 02:53 AM
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Jessica said...

pick me, pick me!!

May 29, 2009 02:53 AM
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Kara said...

It would be a great way to start off summer vacation with my sons — baking a few cupcakes.

May 29, 2009 02:53 AM
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Mendy said...

I would love to play with that! I am just getting into all this fancy-smancy baking, and it is so fun!

mendy@thegilliams.com

May 29, 2009 02:53 AM
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Evan said...

I’d rip it right open!

May 29, 2009 02:53 AM
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April said...

yay! How exciting for cupcake everything :)

I would love to enter contest too!
cannon.april@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:53 AM
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Leslie MacDonald said...

Oh my gosh, that would be PERFECT for a cupcake newbie like me!!!

May 29, 2009 02:53 AM
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Meg said...

I’ve been waiting to make cupcakes FOR FOREVER. I NEED THAT KIT!

May 29, 2009 02:53 AM
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Kimi Jean said...

I want it!!!! :D

May 29, 2009 02:53 AM
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Anonymous said...

I love making cupcakes and love your website, so of course, I want you to pick me!!

imamop @ hotmail . com

May 29, 2009 02:53 AM
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Kelly said...

Oh my gosh, how cute! I totally want it!

kellydelp@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 02:53 AM
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Meagan said...

That looks super fun… you’d better believe I’d have it open in a matter of seconds! I hope I get picked!!
meggieloulou at gmail dot com

May 29, 2009 02:53 AM
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Lily said...

I would have the best time in the world using that cupcake kit. Today I made coconut lime cupcakes, with lime custard filling and coconut lime frosting. Topped with lime zest, of course. AMAZING. I wonder what’s in that cupcake kit…

lkcavanagh@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:54 AM
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Sarah said...

Oh I would LOVE this! Sounds FUN!

sarah8914 at gmail dot com

May 29, 2009 02:54 AM
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michelle said...

I used to have tons of stuff expire on me and things go bad because I couldn’t bring myself to open them.
Now, I just open them. :) If I win I vow to open this box immediately!!

mnhub-junk– at yahoo dot –com

May 29, 2009 02:54 AM
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Katheryn said...

I would love to tear into that box. So cute! Thanks for all the links!

May 29, 2009 02:54 AM
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Anonymous said...

I will tear into that! Everything on this post looks great and I’ll be checking out several of the sites.

Thanks! http://www.chgoest@sbcglobal.net

May 29, 2009 02:55 AM
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Jordan said...

Drool!

twodogsagirl@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:55 AM
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Diana K said...

My daughter loooooves cupcakes. She is 21 and has a thing for cupcakes. She says it’s a cake you don’t have to share. She also loves sprinkles so much we bought her a gallon container of them as a gift once.

May 29, 2009 02:55 AM
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Christy said...

Omgosh, I would LOVELOVELOVE to tear into that adorable kit!!!

May 29, 2009 02:55 AM
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Marcie said...

So cute! marcie dot jessee at gmail dot com

May 29, 2009 02:55 AM
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Kate said...

Of course! What fun is it if you don’t even use anything inside? I bet there are great things you’re missing out on.

katebrannon (at) hotmail (dot) com

May 29, 2009 02:55 AM
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BrittneyGrace said...

That is an awesome idea! I want one!

BrittneyGrace@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:55 AM
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Jennifer said...

I’d love to win!

May 29, 2009 02:55 AM
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Kim said...

That is some super cute cupcake stuff. Must say that I love my tracy joy bag! I’d love to tear into that box for sure.

May 29, 2009 02:56 AM
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Dionne said...

Pick me! Pick me! I want to tear into that box!

May 29, 2009 02:56 AM
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lovingmytwoboys said...

I would love it! I have been promising my munchkinz we would make cupcakes soon!

May 29, 2009 02:56 AM
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Cassie said...

my girls would love doing these with me.

May 29, 2009 02:56 AM
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Sally said...

So cute.. I really love those measuring spoons!!!

sallyheartssprinkles@yahoo.com

=]

May 29, 2009 02:56 AM
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Lisa said...

Yes I would love me some cupcake stuff!

May 29, 2009 02:56 AM
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ShannanJ said...

Oh, oh, oh!!! Gimmee, Gimmee!!

Ummm…please. :)

jasonjohnson60446 at msn dot com

May 29, 2009 02:57 AM
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Carrie said...

Oh! Me. ME!!!

May 29, 2009 02:57 AM
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helen.tao.15@gmail.com said...

me me! i love baking…

helen.tao.15@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:57 AM
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Stacey said...

I would love to do this with my daughter (she is 3). How fun!!!

May 29, 2009 02:57 AM
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Dolphin Girl said...

I would love to tear into that box!!

K. C.
kccuties AT gmail DOT com

May 29, 2009 02:57 AM
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Christy said...

I would love to tear into that!

lcsiojo AT usfca DOT edu

May 29, 2009 02:58 AM
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Jessica said...

Very neat! I’d love to win.

thisthatandmyblog@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:58 AM
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AMENMom said...

Me me me!

May 29, 2009 02:58 AM
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{Ginny and Paul} said...

Ooh, yummy!
pvortega@verizon.net

May 29, 2009 02:58 AM
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seeree, phd said...

that looks super fun to tear into!
seereephd.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 02:59 AM
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Bree said...

I have been eyeing that kit! I would love to win it!

May 29, 2009 02:59 AM
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Jayme said...

I want it! I want it!

LOVE your blog. Wait for your new posts patiently. :-)

Jayme

May 29, 2009 02:59 AM
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lauren said...

I’d love to get my hands on those cupcake liners!!

May 29, 2009 02:59 AM
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Anonymous said...

I would love this! I hope I win:) Thanks for this great site-I get so excited when it updates in my reader!
Cathy
cathy_acker@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 02:59 AM
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Becky said...

This is so cute! It must be mine!

becky1221@hotmail.com

May 29, 2009 02:59 AM
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MMG said...

What a great list of cupcake goodies!

http://sparetimecrafting.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 02:59 AM
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jenn said...

super cute cupcake stuff! thanks for the chance to get the kit :)

jennifer (dot) westfall (@) gmail (dot) com

May 29, 2009 02:59 AM
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Reesie said...

I would love to have the cupcake kit!

May 29, 2009 02:59 AM
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Soul-Fusion said...

my cupcakes really deserve better packaging than the tin foil or pastel colored cups in my pantry. I would LOVE to win this :)

May 29, 2009 02:59 AM
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Georgia said...

I am soooo ready to dive into the cupcake box! Cupcakes have been all the rage around my area and I have been wanting to get in on the action for some time now! Looks like so much fun!

May 29, 2009 03:00 AM
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Creative Outlet said...

omg! That looks like it would be a lot of fun to tear into!!

May 29, 2009 03:00 AM
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Allikaye's Mama said...

Oh yay! I did a cupcake theme for my daughter’s party! L-O-V-E cupcake stuff!!

May 29, 2009 03:01 AM
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Marci said...

I’ll tear into it!!!!! My kids and I would have a blast!

marcid12@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 03:01 AM
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Nancy said...

It looks super cute! I would love to win it!

May 29, 2009 03:01 AM
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Allison said...

I most definitely want to tear into it!

ftlouie17 [at] aol.com

May 29, 2009 03:01 AM
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Candi said...

Our local dollar store started selling some Wilton products for more then a dollar of course but it was the biggest news to hit our town in years… We have nothing here. No place to buy fun stuff, no cookie or cake section with sprinkles and icings etc.. I have to buy everything on line. It is sooooooooooooooooooooo depressing.. When we do find a great deal or a product there is a frenzy of women stampeding the mall trying to grab every last item from the shelf. It is awesome…

I would like to make others jealous.. haha

May 29, 2009 03:01 AM
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Mel said...

Oh yeah, I can rip into that box!! harpercrew@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:02 AM
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Mummy Butterfly said...

LOVE that kit :)

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

Ooooooooo! How much fun could that be!
sftacek@earthlink.net

May 29, 2009 03:02 AM
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