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!

emiko said...

I’d definitely tear into it! Just very carefully, so I’d be able to display it again perhaps! :)

May 29, 2009 04:00 AM
Sarah said...

OOO I’d love that!!!

May 29, 2009 04:00 AM
Jeff and Mandee said...

This would be wonderful to have, my daughter would really love it too!


May 29, 2009 04:00 AM
Shannon Leigh Smyth said...

OoH I would like a cupcake kit, yes please!

May 29, 2009 04:01 AM
Kate said...

I would most definitely tear into it! It looks beautiful.

May 29, 2009 04:01 AM
Tonya Allen said...

i am the same way! how funny. but i will gladly tear (carefully) into the box for you! :)

May 29, 2009 04:01 AM
Sarah said...

Oh how cute! I would LOVE to have those!!

May 29, 2009 04:01 AM
Charmaine @ randalswife said...

I would love to see what’s inside that box!!!

May 29, 2009 04:02 AM
logans mom said...

I would love it! I am working on trying to get all my cupcakes even and I am sure this would help me become a better cook!

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

I love cupcakes

May 29, 2009 04:03 AM
Anonymous said...

I love this kit! I bake with my little girl and she would absolutely love this! Thanks

May 29, 2009 04:03 AM
Kristy said...

Super cute! But I would definitely tear into it. My three boys would LOVE to make some cupcakes.

May 29, 2009 04:04 AM
Brooke said...

Cupcakes, cupcakes I LOVE to bake cupcakes! I LOVE cupcakes, they are like little gifts to yourself!!!

May 29, 2009 04:04 AM
Audrey said...

OMG! I lovelovelove cupcake kits and I’d absolutely love to see what’s inside.

May 29, 2009 04:04 AM
Jenn said...

OH YEAH!! I would LOVE to tear in to that!!

May 29, 2009 04:04 AM
Xuan said...

I would love to have that! It’s really cute!

May 29, 2009 04:04 AM
Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Too cute!

May 29, 2009 04:05 AM
mommieof4munchkins said...

I would share the love with my friend Jessica and let her tear into the box because she has an undying love for anything cupcake ;) Not that I don’t love me some cupcakes but she just loves em more!

May 29, 2009 04:05 AM
Redheaded Mama said...

that would be so much fun!

May 29, 2009 04:06 AM
mybeautifulone said...

OH MY GOSH! You have no idea how bad I want to tear into that kit! Cupcakes are my absolute favorite thing to bake and decorate! They are so precious! This would be the ultimate thing to enjoy! I HOPE I WIN!


May 29, 2009 04:06 AM
Ashleigh said...

I annoy all my friends and relatives by never wanting to tear the wrapping paper on my birthday or Christmas gifts. So they have to sit there and wait.. But this? I would tear!!

May 29, 2009 04:10 AM
Amiyrah said...

uh yeah! Who wouldn’t want to tear into it? I hope I win :o)

May 29, 2009 04:10 AM
The Nelsons said...

YAY! I was able to make it in time for a grab!!! :)
I would L*O*V*E to tear into that bag for the recipes, liners, and decorating tools for making the cutest cupcakes EVER!!!

May 29, 2009 04:10 AM
Tiffany said...

How fun would that be! I’d love to get my hands on that cute box.

May 29, 2009 04:11 AM
Krystal said...


I would love to get my hands on that and tell you all about the cute stuff inside!

May 29, 2009 04:11 AM
Christina said...

Oooohhhh, fun. I’d definitely tear into it. Probably immediately.

gypsy at gypsygentilli dot com

May 29, 2009 04:11 AM
Sarah Lenhart said...

Gotta love cupcakes!

May 29, 2009 04:12 AM
etta said...

Ooh.. cupcakes! I made some last weekend for my BIL’s graduation party and everyone loved them. They were, however, from a box, but that’s all right.

May 29, 2009 04:13 AM
Sarah said...

I’ll tear into it- nicely. So that way I can use the box again.

I’ll even take a picture for you!

May 29, 2009 04:14 AM
Alicia said...

Fun fun fun!!! I will for sure try this out!

May 29, 2009 04:14 AM
EmilyT said...

I would love to tear into that! But even more, my sister would love to! That’d be a great gift for her (your site inspired her to take up baking like never before).

May 29, 2009 04:14 AM
Joey said...

That would be opened very quickly in my house. My daughter and I are always looking for a project together!!!

May 29, 2009 04:15 AM
Kels said...

i want to know what’s inside. asap.

May 29, 2009 04:15 AM
michelle.abraham said...

LOVE love LOVE love LOVE love LOVE love LOVE CUPCAKES!!! Your Site and would LOVE even more to tear into that cupcake kit :)

… off to bed, must wake up early to finish my 2-yr-old niece’s princess 4-tier bday cake!

May 29, 2009 04:15 AM
twinmama said...

Well, it’s worth a try!

May 29, 2009 04:17 AM
Joey said...

We would open this very quickly. it looks like a great project for my daughter and I. We are always looking to try something.


May 29, 2009 04:17 AM
Krista W. said...

I’ll open that sucker for ya! He he!! But really, I would love to win and find out what’s inside!! :)
Krista W.

May 29, 2009 04:17 AM
Ainsley said...

I would love that!!

May 29, 2009 04:18 AM
Amber said...

Oh that looks like fun!

May 29, 2009 04:18 AM
Wellington Jobs said...

so love your cupcakes.. yummy

May 29, 2009 04:18 AM
Reesha said...

EEE I would love to try it out and give you the details!!! Count me in!

May 29, 2009 04:18 AM
Brooke said...

I’ve recently got into cupcakes, I’d love a fun set of toys. :)

May 29, 2009 04:18 AM
The Haynies said...

Love, love, love cupcakes!! I will tear into it and record every moment to post on my blog.

May 29, 2009 04:19 AM
Sage said...

It’s amazing how much is out there for cupcake fanatics like all of us! :)

May 29, 2009 04:20 AM
laura.h said...

I would love that!

May 29, 2009 04:20 AM
Ben said...

Oh, all right. I have the same aversion to opening cute packaging. I’ll get my sweetheart granddaughter Ellie, age 3, to do it. She loves to help me cook!
Wee Gran

May 29, 2009 04:20 AM
Katie said...


May 29, 2009 04:21 AM
Jenn said...

I am just now taking some time off from work… and baking cupcakes would be the perfect way to spend one of my days! So YES!

May 29, 2009 04:21 AM
Mrs. Ordinary said...

I’m tearing in my imagination right now.

May 29, 2009 04:21 AM
Anonymous said...

i need that as i takcle my daughters bday cupcakes!

May 29, 2009 04:22 AM
Brittany & Barry said...

I would LOVE it!! I am glad to know that I’m not the only one who “collects” things because they’re in cute packaging and fails to use them while still good. :)

May 29, 2009 04:22 AM
Raquel said...

i heart cupcakes and anything cupcake related!

May 29, 2009 04:22 AM
teasinglydiverse said...

I would probably open it up real gentle like, because I’m a sucker for cute packaging too!

May 29, 2009 04:22 AM
Breana said...

how fun. i love to make cupcakes!

May 29, 2009 04:23 AM
Erin Koble said...

Hi there, i WOULD loveeeee to open this up and play play playyyyy

my email is: saltgurl @

May 29, 2009 04:24 AM
ks said...

Helloooooo new addiction! Maybe I’d be better off not winning?

May 29, 2009 04:25 AM
Sumin said...

I recently discovered your blog and I fell in love since I love to bake especially cupcakes. I would love the kit!

May 29, 2009 04:25 AM
Lindseyy said...

i really want to win a give away
ever since that paula deen give away !

gimmmme that kit girll

May 29, 2009 04:25 AM
Wendy said...

I would rip it open with my teeth…hehehehe.

May 29, 2009 04:26 AM
Alice said...

A box that cute has to have some wonderful stuff inside. I would love to tear into it!

May 29, 2009 04:26 AM
Alisha said...

I would totally love this. I love your blog btw.

May 29, 2009 04:26 AM
Toni said...

I would love to tear into that!!

May 29, 2009 04:27 AM
Kate said...

Sooo Cute!

May 29, 2009 04:28 AM
Amber said...

My 5 year old daughter and I would LOVE to tear into that cupcake kit!

May 29, 2009 04:29 AM
Kari said...

Ah! ME ME ME ! :) haha

May 29, 2009 04:29 AM
Mel said...

That looks like it would be used immed!

May 29, 2009 04:29 AM
Jess and Jen said...

A cupcake kit…fun! Love it!

May 29, 2009 04:29 AM
Karen said...

I want to rip open that box! It’s so cute!!! Haha, actually I’ll probably end up opening it very carefully :)

May 29, 2009 04:29 AM
Lovey said...

I, like you, could not bring myself to open the box but my daughter would be all over it! She’s carefree, and can throw caution (and cute packaging) to the wind.

May 29, 2009 04:30 AM
Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

This entire post is sooo cute :D

May 29, 2009 04:31 AM
Rachel said...

I would love to open the box. I love making cupcakes!

May 29, 2009 04:31 AM
Carin said...

Well, DUH, of course I want to tear into that cupcake box!

May 29, 2009 04:32 AM
Vicky H. said...

Is it possible to be a cupcake-a-holic? I think I might need CA. ;)


May 29, 2009 04:33 AM
tvmom said...

I totally let you know how it is…yum!

May 29, 2009 04:33 AM
Ashley! said...

Oh I want to tear into it! Yummy yum!

May 29, 2009 04:34 AM
Arya said...

I would love to “rip into it!”

May 29, 2009 04:34 AM
Meseidy Rivera said...

I have been doing a lot of cupcakes lately. I would love this!

May 29, 2009 04:34 AM
Kate's Mommy said...

super cute! pick me random picker, pick me!

May 29, 2009 04:35 AM
Shannon said...

Heck yeah I want to tear into that box! And now I want to take a drive into Dallas for some cupcakes…I was looking for something to do with the kids tomorrow…

May 29, 2009 04:35 AM
Lyndsi Wischmeier said...

Oooh I would love to tear into that… so much fun!

May 29, 2009 04:35 AM
DanelleJean said...


and i would love to have that.


May 29, 2009 04:35 AM
Jennie Holt said...

i love to attempt at baking and LOVE cupcakes!! i am DYING to tear into that adorable box….i LOVE cute boxes as well!! pick me random generator!!

May 29, 2009 04:36 AM
DigiDandyDesigns said...

THanks! Now I want a cupcake but I’d settle for that cute cupcake kit. I’d have no problem ripping open the package and giving you a peek at the contents. I’m sure my girls wouldn’t mind decorating one just for you.

May 29, 2009 04:36 AM
Nicki said...

Pick me! Pick me!

May 29, 2009 04:36 AM
Lara Starr said...

Oh I’d love it!

May 29, 2009 04:37 AM
Robyn said...

I would definately tear very nicely into that box! What a cute idea!

May 29, 2009 04:38 AM
jag said...

My DD and I would love that set. We promise to tell you what is inside!

May 29, 2009 04:38 AM
Carroll Conversations said...

Soooo cute! Would love to tear into it!

May 29, 2009 04:38 AM
Mandy said...

I want to tear into that kit like Wolverine tears into that one crazy dude with the sweet fangs and yellow fingernails.

May 29, 2009 04:38 AM
Jenni said...

I would definitely let my 3 year old tear into that. He loves to tear into things…and cupcakes. We’d have a grand summer day baking and making fun cupcakes!

May 29, 2009 04:38 AM
pinkflower1212 said...

Here Bakerella, let me help you with that Cupcake Kit. I'll even make a video of when I open it so that you can hear my excitement of winning & of course letting you know what you are missing since you are set on NOT opening the other box. Can't wait….Pick Me! Pick Me!

May 29, 2009 04:39 AM
Jared and Lindsey said...

My daughter and I love to make cupcakes together! That would be awesome!!

May 29, 2009 04:39 AM
Ev said...

YES! I’d like to tear into it!!!!

May 29, 2009 04:41 AM
Kami said...

I would love to tear into it ever so gentle-y. :)

love you Bakerella…before everyone loved you. ;)

May 29, 2009 04:41 AM
My world said...

ohhhhhhhhhhh too much fun!!!

May 29, 2009 04:41 AM
Ashlie said...

So fun!! But I have to admit, I’m the same as you… I have a hard time opening cute packaging!

May 29, 2009 04:42 AM
Kim said...

I would totally be willing to tear into it…since it’s for YOU! *grins*

May 29, 2009 04:42 AM
Robyn said...

Cupcakes are my most favorite thing EVER!! I would love this!

May 29, 2009 04:44 AM
.studio.grey. said...

That box is so adorable. If I got it I couldn’t wait to get in!

May 29, 2009 04:46 AM
Bonnie said...

I am about to make cupcakes for a 1-2-3 birthday party! :) My niece is turning one, my daughter is two, and my other niece is turning three! We’re celebrating all their birthdays at one time! I can’t wait to open this cupcake kit to make the cutest cupcakes for their party!!

May 29, 2009 04:46 AM
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