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!

Lauren said...

I understand about not wanting to open up cute stuff, I do the same thing. If I win it we can open it together!


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

fun and yum!


ozthecat at gmail dot com

May 29, 2009 04:47 AM
Dani said...

I’ll sacrifice and do it! HA! A sacrifice…ya right! I’d be my pleasure!!!

May 29, 2009 04:47 AM
Anna Banana said...

oooh, i would love it!

May 29, 2009 04:47 AM
Natalie said...

Ummm… yes! I would love to get my hands on that! ray31122(at)yahoo(dot)com

May 29, 2009 04:48 AM
Geneva said...

Yay! So cute!!

May 29, 2009 04:48 AM
Jodie said...

Oooh, ooh! Pick me!


May 29, 2009 04:48 AM
Aimee said...

Don’t see my comment, so doing it again just in case lol.

Those measuring spoons are adorable and I would love to tear into that kit and bake some yummy cuppycakes! :)

May 29, 2009 04:48 AM
houseofestrogen said...

I would be more than happy to tear into that box for you!! :)

May 29, 2009 04:49 AM
Anonymous said...

I want to open that box very badly!!!

May 29, 2009 04:49 AM
Quynh said...

I would tear into that box like it was Christmas morning!! too cute!


May 29, 2009 04:50 AM
SaraLe said...

I love cupcakes & love baking so I can use this box..

May 29, 2009 04:50 AM
liloh said...

everything is so dang cute. so yes, i would love a chance at more cuteness!

May 29, 2009 04:50 AM
minda312 said...

yes please!! i would love it :-)

May 29, 2009 04:51 AM
Phil 10 said...

Tooo cute!

May 29, 2009 04:51 AM
Britiney said...

Seriously cute stuff!!

May 29, 2009 04:52 AM
letmenatalya said...

me me me please!!

May 29, 2009 04:53 AM
Mer said...

What a fun idea! Nice Sunday night activity!

May 29, 2009 04:54 AM
Felicia said...

I really want to tear into that.

May 29, 2009 04:54 AM
bewitchedbitch said...

heyyyy i’ll take that cute kit off your hands! :)

May 29, 2009 04:54 AM
Anonymous said...

I would love to do that!!! THanks~~~


May 29, 2009 04:55 AM
Sara said...

i love to help someone out … sure, i’ll take that cupcake kit off your hands.

May 29, 2009 04:55 AM
alitictac said...

super cute!

May 29, 2009 04:56 AM
Nicole said...


May 29, 2009 04:57 AM
Nicole said...


May 29, 2009 04:58 AM
The Greedy's said...

YES YES YES I would LOVE to tear into that cupcake box!!! Pick me Pick Me Pick Me!!!

May 29, 2009 04:58 AM
Bart and Kellie said...

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! I totally get your cute packaging deal. But for you I vow to open the box.

May 29, 2009 04:58 AM
Muddykins said...

i’d open it very carefully in order to save the box and re-use it for something else. my mama taught me that. :D

May 29, 2009 04:58 AM
MrsQriist said...

Fun! I’d love to win :)

May 29, 2009 05:00 AM
christina said...

I would love to win that cupcake kit.

May 29, 2009 05:00 AM
Nikki said...

That is the most creative thing. Im definitely ordering some of them for Christmas. They would make great gifts!

May 29, 2009 05:00 AM
Sandy said...

Only if it comes with your autograph ;-}

May 29, 2009 05:01 AM
Joanne Kennedy said...

Why I would be happy to tear into it the minute I get it. Then I’ll even send you photos and let you know what you are missing by keeping it all closed up.


May 29, 2009 05:01 AM
Connie Babe said...

just made some cupcake pops for my daughter’s graduation (they have nicknamed them “Poh’s”…Peace Of Heaven) i would love this box of goodness!!!

May 29, 2009 05:01 AM
Julie said...

Cupcakes! Kits! Yum.

May 29, 2009 05:01 AM
Anonymous said...

Love it !! YES !! If I win I am going to make some special cupcakes for the hubby. We have a big anniversary coming up
Thanks for the chance

May 29, 2009 05:01 AM
chanelle said...

That is so cute. I would love to have that.

May 29, 2009 05:02 AM
April Van Wagenen said...

anything cupcakes!!!! please pick me!!!!!

May 29, 2009 05:02 AM
Mari said...

Love all the stuff you posted, it’s all so cute! I would love that box!

May 29, 2009 05:03 AM
Anonymous said...

Definitely! But my kids would so much more! :)

May 29, 2009 05:03 AM
Iliana said...

Ahhhh! So cute! I would love that kit.

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

Those measuring spoons are so cute!!!!

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

how cute!!

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

I would definitely break that pretty package open… my daughter has been out of preschool for a week and we’re already running out of activities and toys to keep her amused. I need help!

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


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

I want to play – and so does my little girl!!!


May 29, 2009 05:05 AM
Ellysa said...

I would LOVE to tear into this box! I made my first from-scratch cupcakes just today, and I’m itching to play around with them and get creative!!

(My E-mail:

May 29, 2009 05:07 AM
Cula said...

I would love to tear into that!!! I just love cupcakes… so much better than an actual cake!

May 29, 2009 05:07 AM
Stefanie K. said...

Oooh, **I** want to tear into that box A LOT!!! Pick me, please!!

May 29, 2009 05:07 AM
Melanie said...

I’d love to make them with my two girls and guy. fun!

May 29, 2009 05:09 AM
chocolate and chanel said...

So cute!

May 29, 2009 05:11 AM
Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to tear into that box :)

May 29, 2009 05:11 AM
Brianne Skidmore said...

I just bought that book, but would love the whole kit!!

May 29, 2009 05:13 AM
Sara and Alex said...

I promise I would open it and use the fabulous supplies inside. I will even send you photos!
sarapete2003 at yahoo

May 29, 2009 05:13 AM
Marsha said...

I would love to have the cupcake kit! Thank you!

May 29, 2009 05:14 AM
Courtney said...

so cute, all of it! I promise I’d open that box right up to see what was inside!

May 29, 2009 05:14 AM
becky said...

I’m gonna rip it open right quick!

May 29, 2009 05:15 AM
The O'Neils said...

I want to bake some cupcakes!! I’ll even take pictures of the insides for you!! =) Thanks for your fun cupcake things. So cool to think that you’ve got fans sending you fan mail!!

May 29, 2009 05:15 AM
Christy and Brett Bevans said...

I would totally love that kit!!

May 29, 2009 05:15 AM
Terri said...

It looks like so much fun! I couldn’t wait to tear into it!

May 29, 2009 05:16 AM
Taryn Elise said...

yes yes, absolutely!

May 29, 2009 05:16 AM
Sara said...

Wow, all this cupcake loot is totally adorable! So much fun. :) Thanks for doing the giveaway–the cupcake kit looks like it must be really fun.

May 29, 2009 05:17 AM
Angie said...

That kit is adorable! I would love to tear into the box lol.

leeangeli@yahoo dot com

May 29, 2009 05:18 AM
Anonymous said...

I have been practicing your cakepops so this would be great to have. Love your site!

May 29, 2009 05:20 AM
ShellyLynn said...

Would definitely love this kit! Cute!!! rachelle.l.oliver at gmail

May 29, 2009 05:20 AM
Debra said...

Ohhhh, I wouldn’t tear into that cute box… I would carefully open it and revel in all the neat goodies and then set the cute box on the counter and admire it until my husband started stacking things on it. Then I would probably tuck it away as I’m positive I could do something fabulous with it in the future.
Love your site…

May 29, 2009 05:20 AM
Sarah (Team Chilton) said...

I would rip right into that box, I would. I’d probably hug the UPS guy too (well…maybe not, my son will for sure wave at him, and we will all say “thank you”)

May 29, 2009 05:21 AM
Andrea said...

So cute!! I would love to try out that kit :)

May 29, 2009 05:22 AM
Kimberly said...

Wow I can’t wait to see what’s inside!

May 29, 2009 05:22 AM
Shelley said...

Looks fun. It’s been a while since I’ve had a cupcake… this would definitely break that streak!

May 29, 2009 05:22 AM
Norka said...

Yes ma’am please throw one over here. :D

May 29, 2009 05:23 AM
Hip Fabric/Bloom Design Co. said...

I’m dying to see what’s in that box!!! Dying even more to make some cute cupcakes!!

May 29, 2009 05:24 AM
Akiba: Rising Goddess said...

I received that book for my birthday, but I could pass it on to a thieving friend and I can have the shiny new one!!!

May 29, 2009 05:24 AM
UmmAli said...

I would love to open the box and tell you whats inside

May 29, 2009 05:25 AM
Jessi said...

woohoo! I love giveaways!

May 29, 2009 05:26 AM
Andrea said...

That kit looks like so much fun!! I would put it to great use!

May 29, 2009 05:26 AM
CJ & LJ said...

It would be awesome to have a cupcake mix to tear into for when the neighborhood kids arrive to play!

May 29, 2009 05:27 AM
Maggy said...

Would LOVE to have a cupcake kit! :)

May 29, 2009 05:27 AM
Valerie said...

I love to bake and would love to tear into that box!! – Valerie

May 29, 2009 05:29 AM
Zarpandit :) said...

OMG! spoon is lovely! wonderful!so much fun! :)

May 29, 2009 05:29 AM
Cathy said...

My sis turned me on to your blog this weekend. WOW I love it – I have almost finished reading all of the archives and comments :)
Love it Love it
Thanks for the great inspirations and super recipes

May 29, 2009 05:30 AM
Linda said...

I love cuppycakes :)! That looks it would funny to tear into.


May 29, 2009 05:30 AM
The Tyler's said...

yes I would love it!

May 29, 2009 05:30 AM
Jennifer said...

I would love it!

May 29, 2009 05:30 AM
krichardson said...

That would be awesome to have. :)

May 29, 2009 05:30 AM
wild child said...



Meg :)

May 29, 2009 05:31 AM
Lory said...

sure will have some fun with that kit! Lory
lpenniman @

May 29, 2009 05:31 AM
stephygurl said...

I would love it!

May 29, 2009 05:33 AM
Rei said...

It is a rather adorable box of cupcakes, it must be very fun to see all those very nifty things =)

I enjoy your blog a lot, thanks for making it.

May 29, 2009 05:33 AM
Erica Wyatt said...

Tear into the box, but buy another one to keep for decoration. The best of both worlds. lvwyattfamily at cox dot net

May 29, 2009 05:34 AM
Anonymous said...

I love your site! Your pictures are gorgeous and it has inspired me to bake more creatively! Sue

May 29, 2009 05:34 AM
Diana said...

I love all things cupcake! I would love it!

May 29, 2009 05:34 AM
Krissy said...

I need help making anything cute!

May 29, 2009 05:34 AM
Christy said...

You have the cutest site! So much for me saving money!

May 29, 2009 05:35 AM
MzVee said...

There is nothing I would want to do more than to tear into that cupcake box!

May 29, 2009 05:35 AM
Domestic Diva said...

me me me! I’d love to win that! Thanks.

May 29, 2009 05:37 AM
Stasi said...

I got the gas tank hooked up to my stove yesterday. I cant wait to bake something. Cupcakes would be just the ticket!

May 29, 2009 05:37 AM
Brooke said...

I would Love to tear into it! We all love cupcakes around here!!

Thank you!


May 29, 2009 05:37 AM
Lyndsey said...

I will rip it open. I am more the so fun to play with than look at kinda girl. I also want to say that the sprinkles cupcake mixes are just not the same as the real thing, lived in Irvine for a while and you know they have a newport store. . ..

May 29, 2009 05:37 AM
The Travelers Journal said...

I would love to tear into the box, or at least open it carefully ;) I will then take pictures of everything in it and post it for you to see.

May 29, 2009 05:37 AM
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