Monday, July 13, 2009


I didn’t bake anything this weekend. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. I think I was still in vacation mode or something. So I guess this is as good a time as any to close out the “Where I Shop” series. This is part 3: PANS! And Cake Art Party Store has a ton of them.

I love this store.


The cake pan aisle just makes me smile, despite it’s overwhelmingly gray disposition. It just makes me happy. I like to think about all the talented people that walk through here in need of the perfect cake pan and the things they create with them. Take all these graduated cake pan sets for instance… I’m in awe of what serious bakers and wedding cake decorators can do with them.

But layer cake pans aren’t the only kind of pan Cake Art carries.

Loaf Pans

There are loaf pans…

Bread Pans

… not to be confused with bread pans.

Bundt Pans

Bundt-style pans in various designs.

Angel Food Cake Pans

Angel food cake pans.

Tartlet Pans

Tartlet pans. (Fat Daddio’s… they even have a cute name.)

Doughnut Pans

Doughnut pans. I should get one of these for the next time I try dougnuts.

Square Muffin Pans

How about some square pans. Or… regular, mini and jumbo-size muffin pans.

Small Graduated Pans

But, when it comes to cake pans, I love these little graduated ones that you can hold in one hand.

Graduated Pans

And, then there’s these. These are much, much bigger. I don’t know how big they actually go, but I’ve seen some as big as 18 inches wide and 3 and 4 inches deep. That is a serious cake. I think my oven would be scared.

Heart Pans

But, the graduated sets aren’t all round. There are heart pans, hexagon pans, square pans, and oval pans… all available in different sizes.

Teddy Bear Pans

But maybe you just want one pan. How about a sweet teddy bear? In pink, though.

Shaped Pans

What about a butterfly? Care Bear? Spiderman?

Ice Cream Cone Pan

Or maybe you want individual ice cream-shaped cupcake pans. Too cute!

Mini Pans

Or maybe you want a collection of itty-bitty, teeny-weeny, baby-size pans. I want one of each myself. For scale, that’s a container of sprinkles on the left. These ARE cuteness!

Cookie Sheet Pans

What?!?! You don’t want any cake pans? Well, they also have cookie sheet pans. So there.

Number Pan

And, if that weren’t enough, they have pans that try to tempt me to buy them – even though I would probably never use them. This one has blocks you can move around to let you make numbers and letters. I’ve seen it in a large size, but not one this tiny. Again, CUTENESS! I hate this store.

If that’s not enough, they have even more pans.
And, now for some fun.

It’s a Pick a Pan Giveaway!
  • Enter for a chance to win the pan of your choice.
  • Just leave a comment on this post and pick out the kind of pan you want from any of the above. That’s right. You get to pick. Need some jumbo-size muffin pans? Want to try out a set of graduated pans? Hearts? Hexagons? Or maybe you just need some plain old cupcake pans. I know, you really want an assortment of teeny-tiny pans.
  • Well, if you win, I’ll get it for you, or as many as I can get for you with a $50 bill. Sound like fun?
  • Leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win (either a blog link or email)
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, July 14th at 5 p.m. TIME’S UP! WINNER ANNOUNCED BELOW. (recorded by the time stamp of your comment) The winner will be announced sometime Tuesday evening on this post.

* One winner will be chosen using the integer generator.

Good luck!

Man… you guys like pans! I didn’t think this giveaway would be that fun because it was so, well, so gray. But, I’m glad you had fun entering. Now for the winner…

Congrats Melissa! You’re definitely getting a set of graduated pans. YAY! And I’ll try to throw in a square muffin pan for you, too. I’ll see how far $50 goes.

kelly jo said...

Oh, to walk that aisle! It's so hard to pick! I think I would like the number pan though. I've made a commitment to make all of my daughter's birthday cakes (she'll be 2 this year – standup duck pan from Wilton for her 1st!!) and these numbers would be a cute addition to that!


July 13, 2009 11:39 AM
Carrie's Creations said...

What an awesome store! I need graduated cake pans, so I can learn to make layered cakes!

July 13, 2009 11:39 AM
JoAnn said...

I love baking cakes so you pick and just get me what you can and i'll bake the cakes…. I love my big square wilton pan I have but that is the only shape I have so surprise me…. JoAnn

July 13, 2009 11:39 AM
Anonymous said...

I have been longing for one the cake pans that looks like a giant cupcake – too cute!



July 13, 2009 11:40 AM
Heather said...

There are so many! I am into baking cupcakes! I would love the ice cream cone cupcake pan. That would be cool!

July 13, 2009 11:40 AM
Liesel said...

Ooh. I really love the movable blocks one, in any size I think. I could come up with lots of fun things to do with that. Thanks for sharing such a fun store!

July 13, 2009 11:41 AM
Aubrey said...

wow, talk about an awesome store! I would be all about those graduated round or square pans. oooh la la.

July 13, 2009 11:41 AM
La Table De Nana said...

That's the cutest thing the educated pan:) I have never seen one:)I too wish to add mini stackables..Love that store..wish we had one.

July 13, 2009 11:42 AM
Ali said...

Wow – what a cool store! I think I need to visit it soon! I love the variety of everything. I think my favorite pans are the square pans and little graduated ones. Love your blog – you're amazingly talented! :)

July 13, 2009 11:42 AM
Kimmer said...

I have to confess a weakness for interestingly shaped Bundt pans, but I would probably get some more cookie sheets, because that's what I really need. Oh, and a half sheet pan!

July 13, 2009 11:42 AM
Shoebotmom said...

Ooooh! A donut pan would be delightful!! I have just the recipe for it too!! I hope one day to be able to travel and visit this amazing cake store!!!

July 13, 2009 11:42 AM
Casey Daleman said...

I am so jealous of your ability to shop at the Cake Art Shop. All I have is Michaels. Grrr…overpriced, bad selection!

July 13, 2009 11:43 AM
Andrea said...

I am desperately in need of some good loaf pans!! I know, how boring, but I LOVE me some good bread! I want that store in my town!

July 13, 2009 11:44 AM
Steffi said...

Eeee!!!! I want to visit that store…although I would come out bankrupt…or cakerupt.

My son's first birthday is coming up and I'm going to make him a cake (ok box cake with store bought icing but I'm going to do all the decorating) of something cutesy and that teddy bear is screaming my name! Or aset of small graduated pans…ack the possibilities are endless!

July 13, 2009 11:44 AM
Deborah said...

I would love that last one, the one where you can make numbers or letters. Seems like a super versatile pan! if not that one, then the square muffin pan would be awesome!

July 13, 2009 11:46 AM
m.e (Cathie) said...

how much fun can you have!! tart pans & cheesecake pan & giant muffin pans!!! :)

July 13, 2009 11:46 AM
Krista said...

Wow!! You have some of the best stores around, I swear! Lucky girl you!

If I won I would love to have the individual ice cream-shaped cupcake pans. Those are cute & my kids would just think that was the best thing ever. Thanks for another great giveaway!

July 13, 2009 11:46 AM
meegan said...

hmm…I think I'd want a selection of tart pans and bread pans.

July 13, 2009 11:46 AM
BMK said...

I would love the ice cream cone cake pan. It would be perfect for my little one's birthday. You are so lucky to have such a great store in close proximity.

July 13, 2009 11:46 AM
Jewels said...

It is a toss up between the tartlet pans and the ice cream cupccake pans! Cute giveaway!

July 13, 2009 11:47 AM
Jennifer said...

I could use some good ol cupcake pans. I only have two and I am constantly washing them.

July 13, 2009 11:48 AM
Wammy said...

A pan store for you is like a fabric store formme. Don't you just love the smell of the store. Gives me goose bumps.

I woudl love to try to donut pan. We used to make donits when I ws a kid our=t of biscuits. Yummmmm!

July 13, 2009 11:49 AM
Gayle said...

I have been trying to find mini pie pans. I had some cheap ones that rusted when I made my pies. I would love to have some!

July 13, 2009 11:49 AM
Kristen said...

I was just at Cake Art on Friday Bakerella! I was talking to Athena, and she said everyone there loves you! (but I mean who could blame them)

I am badly in need of a bundt pan…so thats what I would choose.

Looking forward to the day when I run into you at Cake Art!

July 13, 2009 11:49 AM
CE said...

I like the pan that makes cupcakes look like ice cream cones. Also the letters/numbers pan!
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July 13, 2009 11:49 AM
Jen said...

Ooh – the tiny tiny pans are adorable! I would have so much fun with those!

Jen Haack

July 13, 2009 11:49 AM
Erin said...

The logical thing to request would be a sheet pan or a much needed bundt cake pan, but I really like the last one with the blocks you move around…so many possibilities!!

July 13, 2009 11:49 AM
Gayle Rogers said...

I would love any but most of all the graduating cake pans. I am making a one year olds cake soon and it's so much fun using the little pans. Thanks for the chance.

July 13, 2009 11:50 AM
Glitter Mommy said...

Wow! I could really use some new cupcake pans…regular size and some mini ones! I'm getting ready to make beach themed cupcakes for my daughter's 3rd birthday and man are my cupcake pans in saaaaaad shape :)


July 13, 2009 11:50 AM
Annette said...

That store looks like a ton of fun. I would love to have something like that here in Israel. The cupcake pans and the cookie sheet pans are what I would choose! Thanks for sharing!

July 13, 2009 11:51 AM
Melissa said...

I love the ice cream cone cupcake pan! They would be super cute in my classroom…Thanks!

July 13, 2009 11:52 AM
The Schroeder Family said...

What a great store! My son would love a race car pan.

July 13, 2009 11:52 AM
Allison said...

I would definitely choose a set of graduated pans! I've recently gotten into creative cakes and cupcakes and your site has inspired me along the way! My most recent acquisition was the book and I can't wait to make corn on the cob cupcakes!! Thanks for the cute inspiration and ideas each week!

July 13, 2009 11:53 AM
melissa said...

I like the mini-cake pans… it makes you feel special to get your own cake and you don't feel like you have to share. :o)

July 13, 2009 11:53 AM
Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

I love that ice cream cone cupcake pan!

July 13, 2009 11:53 AM
Anne said...

Ooooh! I'd like some cupcake pans or a set of graduated cake pans! But I just began my own cupcake venture, Fresh Batch Cupcakes. I fill them with my sister-in-law's home made jams and I have some really cool flavors. Come check out

July 13, 2009 11:53 AM
MommyMert said...

Teeny Tiny Bread pans maybe? And I have lots of close seconds…

Glad you are having fun! :)

July 13, 2009 11:54 AM
Jennifer said...

so many choices, the possibilities are endless. I've never had a square cake pans so I think the 3-PC Square Pan Set 8''/12''/16'' would be my first choice.

July 13, 2009 11:54 AM
Athena125 said...

OMG, so many beautiful pans I don't really need, but am sure I must have (I was okay 5 minutes ago, before I opened your blog)!!! And I envy you the store. Nothing like this around here… I love the one for square muffins (can't think of a better description), and the ones for tartelettes aren't bad either…

July 13, 2009 11:54 AM
Kellie said...

Oh… this store is just endless!!!

I LOVE the square muffin pan! I've never seen square muffins and I love, love, love that idea!!!

July 13, 2009 11:54 AM
DeborahB said...

Oh my gosh. I can't decide! Maybe the Bundt pan or one of the square pans? This store looks so great though. Good thing it's not anywhere near me!

July 13, 2009 11:55 AM
cv said...

Ice cream shaped cupcake pan please! What a kind giveaway – thanks! My daughter would love making these with me, and we could trick people at the same time – what fun!

July 13, 2009 11:55 AM
Tracy said...

How in the world do you get out of there without dozens of pans each trip?
I really like the little mini pans. Especially the bundt ones.

July 13, 2009 11:55 AM
Karen said...

Oh goodness….hmmm…..If you forced me to pick I think my top would be the mini ice cream cone cupcake pan and a close second would be the square muffin pan! Thanks for your wonderful blog!

July 13, 2009 11:56 AM
Anonymous said...

I love… correction LOVE the bundt pan in the picture – the one that looks like it has a flower detail.

July 13, 2009 11:56 AM
... said...

I love pans! I'd love to be able to buy all of them! Of course I'd die for the tiny ones. or maybe the cupcake cones!

July 13, 2009 11:56 AM
Rachel said...

What a great store! I love the mini pans. I'd like some mini loaf ones or that muffin pan with the squares instead of circles. Too cute!

July 13, 2009 11:57 AM
Grant and Taryn Layton said...

I love the graduated pans! So fun to have a variety of sizes :)

July 13, 2009 11:57 AM
Margaret said...

Oh, goody! I appreciate your contests- great fun. I would choose an angel food cake pan, since that it is the most specific design I haven't allowed myself to buy, but it would be wonderful for summer fruit desserts!

July 13, 2009 11:58 AM
jane l said...

everytime i see your posts about this store,i am blown away..sooo wish we had a store like this in Melbourne…
i would love the small graduated ones,the smaller the better- too cute

July 13, 2009 11:58 AM
tracy87 said...

Wow! I wouldn't now where to begin. I guess I'd get the cupcake pan first, but from there your guess is as good as mine. I'd love new cake pans seeing as I don't have many, being a first time homeowner. Tracy

July 13, 2009 11:59 AM
carandavis said...

I went gaga over the ice cream shaped cake pan. not that practical but a super cute idea! thanks for sharing.

July 13, 2009 12:00 PM
Cryptid Hunter said...

Ooooh…I want the graduated heart pans! Where is this store?

July 13, 2009 12:01 PM
Crisanne said...

I'd LOVE a set of graduated round pans!!
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July 13, 2009 12:01 PM
Becca Schlabach said...

Oh dear! I love pans and wish I had every kind of pan at my disposal. But I think I would pick tartlet pans, as I have wanted some of those for a long time!

July 13, 2009 12:03 PM
Mrs. G said...

You are making me want to drive back to this store (I live on the west side of ATL). Anyway, I need a new 1 piece angel food cake pan and the baby angel food cake pans would be nice to have.

July 13, 2009 12:03 PM
Wilhelmina said...

I'm with you–the little graduated ones would be most useful. Call me practical!

July 13, 2009 12:04 PM
Law Family said...

What a great store…and I am not sure I would have had the strength to pass up those cute letter/number pans!

July 13, 2009 12:04 PM
Farmgirl Kerri said...

I need a couple of round stainless pans….I have one, but need two more to make layer cakes!

July 13, 2009 12:05 PM
Sherry said...

I want the ice-cream cone cupcake pan! TOO CUTE!!!!!!!!


July 13, 2009 12:05 PM
amy said...

i am all about muffins & cupcakes! so probably the regular & mini size cupcake pans for me. mine need to be replaced! there is nothing like a shiny, new pan!

July 13, 2009 12:05 PM
archmom said...

I would spend a fortune in that store. I love the little square pans and the number/letter pan.

July 13, 2009 12:06 PM
A Joyful Chaos said...

I would go with the heart shaped pans. Thanks for having this great giveaway! I would love to be entered and thrilled if I won!

July 13, 2009 12:06 PM
beautifulmonday said...

graduated circular. any 2 or 3 complimentary sizes.

July 13, 2009 12:06 PM
265 said...

I'm a big fan of the graduated pans (A friend and I make bday cakes for a Christian children's home) because of the versatility…….I'd love a heart or octagon set! and I've always wanted to try on of the giant cupcakes!

July 13, 2009 12:07 PM
alengirl said...

Bakerella, your "Where I shop" series was incredible. I think I'll definitely drop by those stores next time I'm in your neck of the woods. If I had to pick a pan, it would be the square muffin/cupcake pans, I've been wanting to get those for a while.
Thanks so much for showing and telling with us!

July 13, 2009 12:07 PM
Law Family said...

I don'gt think I wouold have had the strength to walk away from those cute number and leter pans! How fun they would be for a birthday party along witht hose cupcake pans!

July 13, 2009 12:08 PM
Alison said...

My sister and I are going to be baking all the desserts for my "mini dessert buffet" wedding next spring – so I could definitely us some mini muffin pans. Although those teeny tiny pans are very very tempting…

oh, and it's alisonheald82 at gmail

July 13, 2009 12:08 PM
tami_f said...

I think I could do some damage in the pan isle! :)

July 13, 2009 12:08 PM
TheRoddyBride said...

I'd LOVE that ice cream cone pan!!

July 13, 2009 12:08 PM
beautifulmonday said...

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July 13, 2009 12:09 PM
caroline said...

Wow, I wish I had a store like that near me! I'm torn between a graduated set and the cup cake ice cream cone pan.

July 13, 2009 12:09 PM
snarflemarfle said...

Wowza!! That little pan where you can create your own numbers and letters is absolutely adorable! That would be what I would pick!

July 13, 2009 12:09 PM
Melissa said...

I am in desperate need of new loaf pans – my are so hideous! That's one amazing store.

July 13, 2009 12:09 PM
alengirl said...

Bakerella, your series rocks! I hoping to visit those stores when I'm in your neck of the woods. If I had to choose a pan, I'd pick the square cupcake pan, I've been wanting one of those for a while now. Thanks so much for "showing and telling" with us :)

July 13, 2009 12:10 PM
Becky said...

I would defitely love the small graduated round pans. Think of the fun mini-tiered cakes I could make!!

July 13, 2009 12:10 PM
Lauren said...

Oh I just love the itty bitty pans. They are just adorable…

July 13, 2009 12:10 PM
Karen said...

I would take the ice cream cone pan. Looks like fun to make for my kid's next birthday!
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July 13, 2009 12:11 PM
Gina said...

I need a store like that! I have been dying for one of those number/letter pans for the longest time!

July 13, 2009 12:11 PM
Nicole said...

What an incredibly fun store! Thank goodness that I don't live as close to it as you. I would love to play with an assortment of teeny weeny pans and so would my 2 year-old…and that square pan, hmm, too many fun ideas! Thanks so much for this generous opportunity!

July 13, 2009 12:12 PM
Chari said...

ohhh, so many choices! I would like to have a set of square ones, need to finish up my round sizes and that number/letter pan is wonderful too!

July 13, 2009 12:12 PM
Adriana said...

If I HAD to choose one thing it would be the graduated pans. I have been wanting to try my hand at some layered cakes. I would also love a nice sheet cake pan and can always pick out a couple shaped pans for my kids' birthdays!

July 13, 2009 12:13 PM
Brian, Mason and Cortni said...

Oh, random number generator…I need a bundt cake pan. So many uses…so, so many uses – yet, I don't have one!

July 13, 2009 12:14 PM
Amy said...

Pan nirvana!!! I am afraid to bake bread. I never knew an actual bread pan existed, so I'd love one of those to conquer my fears! The graduated pans are also great, too!! Im jealous you live near this store!!

July 13, 2009 12:14 PM
vfolsom said...

I so look forward to your posts!! I really love the ice cream cone pan and the square muffin pan. They are so cute! You are too kind!

July 13, 2009 12:14 PM
jenniti said...

Wow, what a fun store! I'd have to bring somebody with me so I wouldn't go overboard. The graduated square pans win though.

July 13, 2009 12:14 PM
marla said...

A set of graduated cake pans. :)

July 13, 2009 12:14 PM
mbbatch04 said...

Fun store! I could really use new cookie sheets and a new rectangular cake pan. I bake so much that I just destroy the cheapy ones!

July 13, 2009 12:15 PM
missELAINEeous said...

I absolutely LOVE the ice cream cone pan! It reminds me of my favorite birthday party when someone made me cupcakes inside real ice cream cones. I can still taste the deliciousness…

Bakerella rocks!!!

July 13, 2009 12:16 PM
Lisa said...

I would LOVE the pan with the moving blocks. I could embarass my mother into eternity by exclaiming her age with them each year.

July 13, 2009 12:16 PM
Lisa said...

I would LOVE the pan with the moving blocks. I could embarass my mother into eternity by exclaiming her age with them each year.

July 13, 2009 12:16 PM
Barbara said...

I am a pan collector, and I have a shortcake pan on my wanted list. It makes 6 little Maryannes for making strawberry shortcakes with sponge cake. I would love one of those, but if they are not available I would be happy with the graduated cake pans.

July 13, 2009 12:16 PM
mommieof4munchkins said...

WOWZAS not that is some pans!

I would love to have a set of graduated round or square pans for my kitchen. As we have *sigh* no cake pans (oh the horror) other than of course the cupcake stone from Pampered Chef. Yes my children are deprived!

July 13, 2009 12:16 PM
Brandi said...

Oh, I would love to have a set of graduated cake pans. I would give them to my sister for her birthday since she is the "cake baker". She is amazing!! I wish I could show you some of the cakes she has made, but she doesn't have a website. Maybe I will blog about them for her. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

July 13, 2009 12:17 PM
Miss OT said...

Oh my….I would be LOST in that place for hours! I would love some graduated cake pans in either round or square. I just started cake decorating and am excited to be working on tiered cakes next!!!!

July 13, 2009 12:17 PM
Heather said...

I think I'd go for some type of teeny weeny pan (the possibilities for entertaining are endless!), and maybe a bundt pan.

LOVE THAT STORE. Tell the owners they should come up and open one in Western NY.

July 13, 2009 12:17 PM
kbloems27 said...

I would love the graduated pans! I make my kids birthday cakes every year….okay not at your level, but I do alright!! And those would be a great addition for some of the crazy things my kids want made out of cake!!

Thanks for the chance to win! You inspire me to bake more!!

July 13, 2009 12:17 PM
sweeter than cupcakes said...

I would love to have that square muffin pan. I think it would be great for breakfast buns.

July 13, 2009 12:18 PM
trtluv said...

I would love to use those ice cream shaped cupcake reminds me of my third birthday when we made cupcakes in ice cream cones!

July 13, 2009 12:18 PM
SimplySweeter said...

Wow! I wish I had a store like that near me. It's almost worth the airline flight to Georgia to check it out. I would just love a 16 inch round cake pan…. love it!

July 13, 2009 12:19 PM
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