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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Penelope said...

I would love to win that too! You have gotten me addicted to baking cupcakes and making those cupcake pops!

deluciap at yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 03:26 AM
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hellolittlepeepers said...

I would love it.

May 29, 2009 03:26 AM
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Corynn said...

I would love to have that. If win, I will make them right away. One of my summer plans is to bake lots of cupcakes!! YAY!!! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

corynnchan@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 03:27 AM
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manda said...

Pick me! Pick me!!! I want it!!!

May 29, 2009 03:27 AM
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cold cocoa said...

How much I’d love making a CUTE cupcake for a change! That kit looks super fun.

May 29, 2009 03:27 AM
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Belkycita said...

why? Because it sounds like a fun mom and daughter date!!
ketchesons.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 03:27 AM
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Rachael Chan said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The cupcakes on the box adorable! I hope I win it.

May 29, 2009 03:28 AM
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Southern Mama said...

I would love to win! So so cute!

http://www.theworkman5.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 03:28 AM
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Kendra Iverson said...

Oooooh! My boyfriend (and myself!) is totally obsessed with cupcakes and I’m obsessed with baking… I can’t imagine how much more he would love me if I got to tear into something like that :D

May 29, 2009 03:28 AM
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Stacie said...

What a great summer activity! Sign me up!
Staciele(at)netins(dot)net

May 29, 2009 03:28 AM
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Caitlin Marie said...

I would tear into it so fast no one would be able to see me do it.

May 29, 2009 03:29 AM
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Jon and Lacey said...

I’m SO ready to tear into that box! :) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

laceyrose.1 (at) juno (dot) com

May 29, 2009 03:29 AM
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Macey Kay said...

I talk about you all the time-I would love this to get me going, thanks! macjamin (at) gmail

May 29, 2009 03:29 AM
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Dee said...

Who wouldn’t love that little cupcake kit — add me to the list.

http://tangledupinsticksandstring.blogspot.com

Have a great time on your trip!

May 29, 2009 03:29 AM
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Munzareen said...

That is a LOAD of cute stuff!

I have a problem with keeping boxes too :-/ But if you’re only going to keep the box why not use the contents inside and still display the box? :-)

monailyas at gmail dot com

May 29, 2009 03:29 AM
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Elyse said...

What a wonderful post! Can’t wait to go check out these sites. Such cute goodies!

May 29, 2009 03:29 AM
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NotAlwaysCharming said...

Why tear into it? Surely the box is yummy too!

My hubby is mad at you for showing those measuring spoons!

May 29, 2009 03:29 AM
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xtina said...

A box full of toys to make cupcakes! Pick me!

May 29, 2009 03:29 AM
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Senora Lopez said...

I love to bake, and this would make a great addition to my humble kitchen! Count me in!

May 29, 2009 03:29 AM
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Sarah said...

I’d be tempted to just look at it too…I bet you could carefully open it and then seal it back up! You know what, don’t risk it – send it to me and I’ll do it!

May 29, 2009 03:30 AM
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Robin said...

My girls would love to tear into that for you :)
Oh and if you ever get the chance you need to try Kara’s Cupcakes- heaven in a bit!
http://www.karascupcakes.com/

robinlynnb at gmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:30 AM
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Brandi said...

Oh how FUN!!! I would love to see what goodies are hidden in that box. :)

May 29, 2009 03:30 AM
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Lisa said...

My daughter and I would love to tear in to that!

Lisa(dot)lopez(at)Comcast.net

May 29, 2009 03:30 AM
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loverspond said...

Hoooooly I would love to have it!!!

I saw the Sprinkles Cupcake Mix the other day and was going to pick it up but restrained myself… I don’t think I’ll be able to hold back on those cupcake measuring spoons though… WAY TOO CUTE!

daldrego@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:31 AM
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Farmgirl Kerri said...

I would so love to help a friend out and open that cutsie package for you….Let me know if I can help!!

kerrikretz@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 03:31 AM
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Bubbly BuBu said...

tear it open..we wanna see..we wanna see…

May 29, 2009 03:31 AM
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Angie P said...

I’d open that baby up and check it out!

May 29, 2009 03:31 AM
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SHURTER'S :) said...

Pick me, pick me!!! :)
djnevshurter@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 03:31 AM
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flip flops and pearls said...

OMGoodness!!! I would love to tear into this with my daughter!!

flipflopsandpearls {at} gmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:31 AM
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Lindsay said...

I would love that!!!

lindsayrosewoods at gmail dot com

May 29, 2009 03:32 AM
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erin keesey said...

I would love to have that cupcake kit. I just started baking!

erinkeesey@comcast.net

May 29, 2009 03:32 AM
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Lorri said...

Will you ship to APO!!?? I am making the Teddy Bear Beach cupcakes today. I can’t wait to photograph my attempt. By the way, I wouldn’t recommend trying to put swimsuits on the MINI teddy grahams. So tedious.

May 29, 2009 03:32 AM
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Nanna said...

I would love to win!
marilyn.miller@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:32 AM
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Lindsay said...

Yes please!

mcnamala@muohio.edu

May 29, 2009 03:33 AM
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Anika said...

Yum, Yum! I would love to cook these up!

May 29, 2009 03:33 AM
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Cassidy said...

I can’t wait to see what is inside!
cassidysudduth@hotmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:34 AM
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Kristen said...

Hmmm, I could use that cupcake kit…and those cupcake measuring spoons!

May 29, 2009 03:34 AM
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Christie said...

That cupcake kit is to die for! I just started following your blog and LOVE all of the yummy cupcakes you post so my boys and I have started to bake and experiment. The cupcake kit would be perfect to learn more how to come up with perfect cuppies – I would TOTALLY tear into that package!
christie@paperpretties.net

May 29, 2009 03:36 AM
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Kaycie and Charley said...

I’m a cake baker myself, but your blog has inspired me to get into cupcakes! They ARE fun!

kc6313@aol.com

May 29, 2009 03:36 AM
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Debbie said...

I would love to tear that box open!
dkeith1018@aol.com

May 29, 2009 03:36 AM
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Kati said...

My three year old apprentice cupcake baker and I would LOVE to tear into that box!!!! :)

May 29, 2009 03:37 AM
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Liz said...

That’s So COOL!!! I would love to have that so I could get better at making Cupcakes!!!!!!!

May 29, 2009 03:38 AM
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Padaria in HI said...

Oh, I think I would have some fun with that! Lot’s of good fun!

May 29, 2009 03:38 AM
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kelsey_is_vi said...

My cousins and I would have the greatest time with that!

boo4242@hotmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:38 AM
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Jackie said...

OMG! How awesome! I’d love to tear into this box and get my bake on!

May 29, 2009 03:39 AM
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Scott said...

My girls and I would have a blast with this. We would tear into the box as soon as we got it.

Thanks for all your great ideas. I love them all! :)

May 29, 2009 03:39 AM
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Beth said...

Oooh, I would love to check it out for you!!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

May 29, 2009 03:39 AM
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Marlene said...

I would love to help you out by tearing into the box.

May 29, 2009 03:40 AM
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charonfamily said...

I surly would love to tear into the cupcake mix and make me some yummy cupcakes, but considering I have NEVER won anything in my whole life I will just be happy for the one who does actually get to use this handy dandy cupcake kit! But thanks for letting me try.

therusticraspberry at yahoo dot com

May 29, 2009 03:41 AM
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Niki said...

Ooh, pick me Random.org! Pick me! This is JUST the thing I’ve been looking for to ruin my diet! (I don’t mess around..if I’m going to ruin my diet, I’m going to do it RIGHT!)

http://wrappedinivy.blogspot.com/

May 29, 2009 03:41 AM
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Lissy said...

who doesn’t love an excuse to make some cupcakes?

e.schneider2@umiami.edu

May 29, 2009 03:42 AM
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Staceybug said...

How cute! I love to make cupcakes and my husband loves and I love to! HA!
I’ll have to post on my blog about it if I win!

queenstacey25@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:42 AM
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Gina said...

Squee!!! Those measuring spoons!!! OMG, I’m driving my butt to Rogers to Signed, Sealed, Delivered and BUYING SOME!!!! :) (who cares that it’s a three hour drive? I don’t!)

And yes, I’d totally tear into the box! Well, I’d carefully open the box so I could save the box in as-close-to-unopened state as possible because I’m anal like that. :)

May 29, 2009 03:42 AM
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ButterYum said...

Great giveaway. If I win, you can leave a comment on my blog:

http://butteryum.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 03:42 AM
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deborahs727 said...

oh I agree, the packaging is too cute – I couldn’t bear to tear, so I’d have to say gently opening would be my plan to access all of the wonderfulness inside.
deborahs727@hotmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:43 AM
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Samantha said...

aw, that kit is so cute!

sammy.malcolm@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:43 AM
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Linda Ly said...

I would rip into this so quickly, there would be flour flying!

May 29, 2009 03:43 AM
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Nallely said...

i love the cupcakes!!!
nalle.ag@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:43 AM
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Liz said...

Mmmm…couldn’t hurt to have *more* cupcake goodies :)

May 29, 2009 03:44 AM
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Brittani said...

Oooo! That would be so much fun!

May 29, 2009 03:44 AM
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Some family in Colorado said...

Ooo, I would tear into it, but it would be hard. I’d let my kids do it for me :)

May 29, 2009 03:44 AM
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Cathy and Fredrick said...

I want everything on this page!! I am sitting here salivating, I copied your link right away and sent it to my friend. (Wink, wink-birthday or anytime present idea!) Love, love, love it all! Catrina072001@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 03:44 AM
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Angel said...

I would totally open the box and use all the goodies. Then I would save the box and let my girls play with it in their play kitchen.

May 29, 2009 03:45 AM
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The Cookie Girl said...

This would be a fab win!
Cupcakes galore…woohoo

May 29, 2009 03:45 AM
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Studio Sarah Photography said...

I don’t think I could tear into it but would definately love it

May 29, 2009 03:45 AM
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lapetitevie said...

This looks adorable! Everyone loves cupcakes. I’d love to have it. Thanks!

May 29, 2009 03:46 AM
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Amber said...

I would love any of it. Adorable!

May 29, 2009 03:46 AM
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Amers said...

I’ll open the package carefully!

Love your blog!

amy_lou_421@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 03:47 AM
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Bethany said...

I would love to tear into the box – very cute. bethanyejirak(at)gmail (dot)com

May 29, 2009 03:47 AM
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jeanne mostly wilson said...

That kit looks so cute! I’d love to have a chance to try it all out. I made your brookies recently for my weekly friends get together and they loved them. I’m sure they’d be thrilled to get in on some cupcake action.

jeannerlopez at gmail dot com

May 29, 2009 03:47 AM
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Jennifer said...

The spoons are too cute, but I would love to rip into that box.

jenniferhemp@msn.com

May 29, 2009 03:47 AM
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Geneve said...

I would love it, love it, love it! I would also love to find out how to crochet those cupcakes! They are cute!

May 29, 2009 03:48 AM
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Mary Ellen said...

Perfect for my sons 1/2 bday coming up!
maryellen@therileys.freetcp.com

May 29, 2009 03:48 AM
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heather said...

super cute cupcake kits!

May 29, 2009 03:49 AM
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Chris said...

open! open! open!

camaman02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

May 29, 2009 03:49 AM
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Jon and Angela said...

must…
have…
cupcakes!!!

I would totally rip that box open and bake my heart out.

May 29, 2009 03:50 AM
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kustomized said...

oh my goodness.. its full of beautiful cups and a recipe book! I would love this!
kustomimagery@yahoo.com

check out my website at
http://www.kustomimagery.ca

May 29, 2009 03:50 AM
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Shari said...

I’d totally go for that! SO CUTE!
sg.shari.payne@gmail.com

Thanks!!!

May 29, 2009 03:51 AM
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carly said...

i love it.
totally up for cupcake kits.
<3

May 29, 2009 03:53 AM
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Him, Her &amp; The Wee One said...

I’d be happy to open the box for you!

May 29, 2009 03:54 AM
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Miss M.J. Ma'am said...

Just say bliss!!! I’d love to rip open a box!

May 29, 2009 03:54 AM
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Justin and Coralie said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! coralie@coraliesbooks.com

P.S. – I just made the adorable graduation-cap suckers for my little brother-in-law’s graduation. They were a huge hit! Thanks for the wonderful baking inspiration!

May 29, 2009 03:54 AM
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Angie said...

I love that! I also want the measuring spoons badly. Too cute.

May 29, 2009 03:56 AM
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ashley marie said...

Oooh!! I would LOVE this! So cute and so fun
Jaholloway1124@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:56 AM
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hotrodgal said...

I am glad to know that I am not the only one who ends up not using the cute stuff! I want to save it for something special, then somehow I never end up using it! But I promise to tear into that box should I win!

hotrodgal at gmail dot com

May 29, 2009 03:56 AM
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Tara said...

I love cute packaging too but could quite possibl rip into this box just to see what’s inside!! taraleann.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 03:56 AM
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Our Big Day on the Day of the Dead said...

i never win anything, okay, i did but it was for my fiance recently for a motorcycle shop raffle, now i want to win something for me, and everyone who knows me knows i am cupcake gal. please number generator pick me!

May 29, 2009 03:57 AM
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Tessy said...

OOO ~ OOO ~ Gimme!!

May 29, 2009 03:57 AM
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Mindy said...

I would LOVE to tear into it!!
http://rollecall.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 03:58 AM
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Carina said...

I would love to tear into that and start baking! It is adorable.

carina.413@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:58 AM
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Melissa said...

I would love to have that, but I am afraid I am a lot like you… I might just stare at its cuteness and never oven it. I LOVE cute packaging!

May 29, 2009 03:58 AM
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Rochelle said...

I wanty!!!

rochellerochelle@gmail.com

May 29, 2009 03:58 AM
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life is a blessing said...

I would love to tear into that box and I would blog about it!!!

May 29, 2009 03:58 AM
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Kelley said...

I would love that! My son and I haven’t had a ‘baking day’ in quite a while. And I’ve made those Sprinkles dark chocolate cupcakes. I used the chocolate buttercream frosting recipe enclosed in the kit. The BEST cupcake I have ever eaten!

Kelley at http://www.kelleyscasa.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 03:58 AM
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JenHunsaker said...

Please let me tear into the box!
derekandjennifer97@yahoo.com

May 29, 2009 03:58 AM
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life is a blessing said...

I would love to tear into that box and I would blog about it!!!

May 29, 2009 03:58 AM
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Dizzy.Lizzy said...

It’s so cute! I’d love to tear into it… maybe with the help of a box with instructions, my cupcakes would actually resemble baked goods!

ohcycling.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 03:59 AM
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Kerstin said...

I love cupcakes!

May 29, 2009 03:59 AM
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Claire said...

How cute! I’d probably open it gently though so it still looked pretty afterwards.
http://www.cjreynolds317.blogspot.com

May 29, 2009 03:59 AM
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Jennifer said...

I would love to have the cupcake kit, especially since today is my birthday!! And those measuring spoons are adorable too.
- joga007@verizon.net

May 29, 2009 04:00 AM
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