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.

Alyssa said...

I am soooo sad that I don't live anywhere near a store like this! I LOVE the ice cream cone cupcake pans – cupcakes are my favorite thing!

July 14, 2009 06:54 PM
DeanneM said...

Hmmm… the moveable number/letter pan, although I guess I'd need about 10 of them!

July 14, 2009 06:54 PM
Wehaf said...

I would love a set of plain, round, graduated cake pans, and maybe a robot-shaped pan, too!

urchiken at gmail dot com

July 14, 2009 06:55 PM
M said...

Oh! This is perfect – I need an angel food cake pan! Too bad I do actually need one of those, or I would have picked one of the other adorable/awesome pan options – like maybe the heart shaped pans, or the movable block pan!

July 14, 2009 06:56 PM
Anonymous said...

Those mini cake pans look like tons of fun… for my hope chest. :P

July 14, 2009 06:57 PM
Anonymous said...

Wow these are fantstic pans. I would go crazy in a store like this. Would love the great cupcake pans or anything unusual to bake in like that.

July 14, 2009 07:03 PM
Lara said...

Awesome! I love the ice cream cone pan and the one with the blocks to make letters/numbers.

July 14, 2009 07:03 PM
jd said...

ohhhh do they also have the giant cupcake pan?? thats one i really reallyyyyyy would love to have :o) or the ice cream cones one…ahhhhh i cant make up my mind….. you choose …what u like i like too ;o)

July 14, 2009 07:05 PM
my life takes the cake said...

i wish we had a store like that in alabama. i would love to have some square graduated pans. keep up the great work on the blog!

July 14, 2009 07:05 PM
Sunshine said...

Wowza! Thanks for the pan eye candy. I've certainly never seen such cuteness before! I'd go ga-ga over an individual ice cream-shaped cupcake pan! It would be perfect b/c it's hard to serve ice cream cones at an outdoor party in TX w/o a huge melty mess. THIS would be the perfect alternative!

July 14, 2009 07:07 PM
Becky said...

I love the little graduated round pans! Thanks for this giveaway that is so kind of you :)

July 14, 2009 07:07 PM
The Halls of Fame said...

Oh my goodness so many pans!!! I love the doughnut pan and some of those bundt pans looked pretty amazing!

July 14, 2009 07:07 PM
Watson Family said...

I wish I could get some nice cake pans…

July 14, 2009 07:08 PM
Bethany said...

I would love a hexagon pan set or maybe a cheesecake pan. I don't have either, and would find many uses for both!

July 14, 2009 07:09 PM
whitney allison said...

Holy pans! I would love the ice cream cone ones. I love the cupcakes that are made right in the ice cream cones so this would be a fun thing to do too.

July 14, 2009 07:09 PM
Sarah said...

Ohhh, love all of those pans!! I'd love to have the square graduated pans! I need a store like that near me! :)

July 14, 2009 07:12 PM
melonbelly said...

hmm….the graduated cake pans probably…or the square muffin/cupcake pans. i have always wanted thouse too! My choices could go on and on.

July 14, 2009 07:13 PM
3818 said...

I as well as others I see, love the pan isle as well! I have never tried to use a shaped pan, I usually use my regular 9×13 pan and shape it that way! I have been thinking about trying the shaped pans! I wish that we had a supply store around where I live. They all have closed thanks to the economy! thank you for being so generous!

July 14, 2009 07:13 PM
Kim said...

I love this giveaway! Thank you! The itty bitty, teeny pans please!

July 14, 2009 07:13 PM
Heather Srock said...

Oy…just when I thought I had all the pans I could want (okay, need-with the exception of the Wilton King Sized Muffin Pan) you get me drooling over more…I love the mini pans as I really like making individual desserts, but the graduated pans should be in every bakers "stash" and I'm lacking those as well. So many pans…so much fun.

July 14, 2009 07:14 PM
Yana said...

"Hi I luv you Bakerella, you are a treat for sore eyes. That store, I could spend hours & hours just looking, touching & admiring all those beautiful pans. I don't even want to think of what else they carried…lol About the pans I seem to be attracted to the tiny pans & also the square graduated one…too many to choose from. Thank you Bakerella you're an inspiration to me!! luv yani"

July 14, 2009 07:14 PM
Dana said...

Oh my goodness, I love these posts!! We have a cake store near me, but it is sooooo tiny and doesn't have nearly the assortment that yours has.

That said, I *love* those square muffin pans! Of course I need a set of graduated pans…or would I rather have those teensy little ones? I could never decide! Ahh! I'm dying to visit a store like this in person…


July 14, 2009 07:15 PM
Michelle Cho said...

I would love to have the assortment of the teeny pans, or the tartlet pans! If I get it, I'll definitely be making some fruit tarts :)

July 14, 2009 07:15 PM
Chad and Elizabeth said...

Crossing my fingers I win!!!

July 14, 2009 07:16 PM
Angie said...

I would love to get one of those mini multi-tiered cake pans OR any novel cake pans.

July 14, 2009 07:16 PM
Charity said...

It's a toss up between a tube pan and a deep tart pan… I know tube pans can be found anywhere, but deep tart pans are another story. I guess I'll go with the deep tart pan =)

July 14, 2009 07:17 PM
jaybrim said...

I like those mini square pans-that looks cool

July 14, 2009 07:17 PM
Kevin Cho said...

I would really really like to get the assorted cake pans…my old one's been needing replacement!


July 14, 2009 07:18 PM
Alex said...

Those bunt pans would rock! I'd love it all though

July 14, 2009 07:19 PM
Dianna said...

So hard to choose! For me it's a toss up between the tartlet pans and a few different sized springforms. I had a nice one with a glass bottom, but a few weeks ago the bottom fell out and I had chocolate cheesecake (and a LOT of glass!) all over the kitchen floor.

July 14, 2009 07:21 PM
michellel8175 said...

I absolutely LOVE BUNDT PANS! Especially the cute flowered one you took a picture of! I would start a collection if I won this!

July 14, 2009 07:21 PM
Anonymous said...

I would love an assortment of mini pans (with removable bottoms?)…or the pan you can move the blocks around in.

Thanks for doing these great giveaways!

July 14, 2009 07:22 PM
jcgeorge007 said...

I would love to b shopping there now! i'd like to receive the ice cream shaped cupcake pan!

July 14, 2009 07:22 PM
Kate said...

I would love the one that you can make numbers or letters with, so cool

July 14, 2009 07:23 PM
Anonymous said...

My boyfriend still maintains that if you make ANYTHING small and cute, women will buy it based on that fact alone. That being said, I would LOVE some small pans – including that small set up number makers. I've never seen those before and they look exciting!

July 14, 2009 07:23 PM
T. said...

woww, so many pans to choose from!! i could probably spend all day wandering the aisles of that store :)
hmm… i would probably pick a few mini tartlet pans or maybe a cheesecake pan with a removable bottom. i love baking, and am just now getting into it. last week i made your famous red velvet cake balls and they turned out so well!!

July 14, 2009 07:25 PM
Leslie said...

I would love a set of tiny pans. Since it's normally just me and my boyfriend eating what I bake, normal sized pans make too much.

That store looks like heaven.

July 14, 2009 07:26 PM
Chris and Kelly Simmons said...

I really need an angel food cake pan! and i absolutely love the ice cream cone cupcake pan!! I've always wanted to try a layered cake with the heart pans toO!

July 14, 2009 07:26 PM
callmecupcake said...

I would love the tiny heart pans to surprise my boyfriend with mushy romantically shaped chocolate cake! :)

July 14, 2009 07:27 PM
Anonymous said...

how fun! i would really like the pan that has squares you can move around to make numbers and letters!

July 14, 2009 07:27 PM
Amy said...

wow, the teeny tiny collection would be so fun for my toddlers! Thanks for all the work you put into this great blog!!

July 14, 2009 07:28 PM
Pierce's Mommy said...

I would have to say the graduated pans or the itsy bitsy pans. Definitely could have fun decorating mini cakes!

July 14, 2009 07:29 PM
DeeAnn Haworth said...

I would love to have those little square muffin pans. They really intrigue me. Thanks for another fun giveaway!

July 14, 2009 07:29 PM
ariele said...

Hm, I don't know, all of those pans seem amazing! Thing is, I'm a baker and I don't even have any pans. No cake pans, no cupcake pans, all I have are brownie pans. Quite sad isn't it? I guess its time for me to expand my horizons and try out cupcakes and cakes and oh my how much fun I'll have making things if I had any pans from small to large. Though I think those small to medium size pans make me smile the most.
Hm, but to be practical, the graduated pans would definitely suit any occassion! Agh, too many choices. I guess I leave it to you? :)

July 14, 2009 07:29 PM
mama freak said...

Love the pan that looks like ice cream cones! How Cool! You're so lucky to have such a great store near you. And,thanks for sharing your talent and passion for baking with all of us.

July 14, 2009 07:29 PM
erin said...

I would love to have a new bundt pan. The one I have is an old one the previous owners left behind when they moved out of my house. It's dark with age, and is now beginning to rust in the creases and all along the bottom.

July 14, 2009 07:29 PM
P2 said...

Wow. I don't know how you contain yourself in a store like that. I have always wanted one of those fabulous bundt pans that look so pretty-maybe a rose pattern or something even more decorative.


July 14, 2009 07:30 PM
Katy and Chris said...

I've been needing a bundt cake pan. But the tinies and the graduated are cool, too!

July 14, 2009 07:30 PM
The Halls said...

Holy cow…. how fun. That is so awesome that you have an amazing store so close to you. I would spend way too much money there. The square muffin tin is just too cute.

July 14, 2009 07:31 PM
JenaMarie said...

Oooh so hard to choose! But I'd love either a set of mini cake pans ( or that last pan you showed that you can rearrange the blocks! That's so cute! Oooh or do they have anything for petit fours?! haha I'm so indecisive.


July 14, 2009 07:31 PM
Ginger Harvey said...

Oooooh! An angel food cake pan! I've wanted to make one forEVER but I don't have the pan to make it in! Do they have MINI-angel food cake pans? And what the heck is the difference in a loaf pan and a bread pan? I loaned my loaf pans out and haven't seen them in over a year now! Perhaps I should go for a few of those instead. Hmmmmmm….

July 14, 2009 07:33 PM
The Lee's said...

3848 comments so far…lol – not sure why I'm even bothering!
But, on the off chance that you should get down to this end of the comment list, I would LOVE the icecream cone cupcake pan!

July 14, 2009 07:34 PM
Mildenberger Family said...

With 4 children's birthdays coming up in September, I could definitely us a new pan! A fun cake pan for my girls would be great.

Baronwaser at

July 14, 2009 07:34 PM
Megan said...

Oh wow, I would love, love, LOVE a set of those graduated pans. Or as second choices the ice cream or this one mystical bundt pan I saw once, that I'd bet cupcakes on that they have… It's a pirate ship! Not much chance to get cool pans when you live overseas (hubby is military), but thank you so much for the new resource! I'm a native Georgia girl and I never knew about that place…

July 14, 2009 07:35 PM
Anonymous said...

I would love an assortment of teeny tiny pans!!! This store looks so awesome. I need to find one around my area fast!


July 14, 2009 07:35 PM
Rebecca D. said...

Wow! I want them all…ok…just one…how about the ice cream cone shaped cup cake pan! Way too cute!!
(If there was any money left over in that $50 maybe a daddio pan too??)

July 14, 2009 07:35 PM
Su said...

ohhhh, ahhhhh, I want one of everything! First, I will start with some graduated pans, maybe a teddy bear, butterfly or ladybug pan, a doll cake pan and I really liked the icecream/cupcake pan!

July 14, 2009 07:35 PM
Clyde said...

I love the bundt-style pans in different shapes… Those are really great and handy for any occasion. Thanks again for putting together this giveaway contest. You're great – as always!

July 14, 2009 07:36 PM
Anonymous said...


Miss Julia

July 14, 2009 07:36 PM
3860 said...

I would pick the ice cream cone cupcake pan, and maybe a springform pan, i really want to try cheesecake. if there was anything left, i would get a sheet cake pan.

July 14, 2009 07:36 PM
Jen said...

I'd love some loaf pans, those cupcake shaped ones and I'm in dire need of another regular cupcake pan. What an awesome store that is!!!!

Jen :)

July 14, 2009 07:37 PM
Melinda said...

3-PC Square Pan Set 8''/12''/16''
woo hoo!

July 14, 2009 07:40 PM
Julie said...


I love the square pan and the small graduated cake pans.

Thanks…I'm crossing my fingers!


July 14, 2009 07:41 PM
eclectic reader said...

I would love some of those itty bitty weenie ones! My kids would go nuts!

July 14, 2009 07:41 PM
Anonymous said...

i like that number cake pan, thats really neat
artisticbaker at gmail dot com

July 14, 2009 07:41 PM
sydney85 said...

I really need some new cookie sheets but I love the small number/letter pan. So many choices.

July 14, 2009 07:43 PM
Jessica said...

I would love this store!! I am loving the itty-bitty, teeny weeny, baby size pans and the ice cream shaped cupcake pans! I would take any of these pans though! :)

July 14, 2009 07:43 PM
Anonymous said...

I would love the graduated cake pans! The ideas are endless!!!


July 14, 2009 07:43 PM
Martha & Al said...

I don't have a bundt pan, much less a fun one!

July 14, 2009 07:43 PM
skyeboarder said...

Oh my, it's a good thing we don't have one of those here…I'd build a fort in the pan isle and get someone to stand guard all, "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"

I want a springform pan…Or some square graduated pans…Or the square muffin pans…Or the itty bitty ones. So many choices!

July 14, 2009 07:44 PM
Tanya said...

I love the squares that you can move around to make letters, and the round graduated pans. What a neat store. Thank you for taking us into one of your fav stores and having a giveaway!

July 14, 2009 07:44 PM
Anonymous said...

Holy cow! I would love to go to a store like that! Look at all those pans! I would love to have an assortment of the itty bitty pans or the graduated ones.

Foua Her

July 14, 2009 07:44 PM
Jessica said...

OMG! I want those itty bitty cake pans!! :)

July 14, 2009 07:44 PM
nicolescakery said...

I would love to have a set of graduated square pans! Or hexagon. Or really any of the adorable little cute ones. But for now I'll pick square!

July 14, 2009 07:45 PM
violarulz said...

graduated hexagonal pans, that just sounds cool. The pan I've always wanted but don't need is the giant cupcake pan (you didn't list it, but they probably have it). with graduated hex pans I could be the geek girl who makes her own wedding cake. Yeah, I'm that girl.

July 14, 2009 07:47 PM
Staci said...

No, no, no. I need the ice cream cone cupcake pans. With three kids and multiple birthday parties, these would be the talk of the town. Adorable.

July 14, 2009 07:47 PM
Misti said...

All my pans are old, hand-me-downs made of aluminum. I'd love to get solid, simple workhorses to last me a while. :)

July 14, 2009 07:48 PM
Anna said...

That store is what my dreams are made of! I love the teeny tiny pans and the graduated ones!

July 14, 2009 07:48 PM
Cake Pops Galore said...

I want a store like that in my area!! The ice cream cone pan is so cute!! I would love one!! But really I would take any pan….

July 14, 2009 07:49 PM
Judy in Indiana said...

I need pans for plain ole cake making. I need three that are the same size and depth. And maybe some of those silver colored things you wet and put around the outside of the pan so they all bake evenly.

Do you think the little squares in the last photo are used for petit fours?

July 14, 2009 07:50 PM
Sale and Jaimee said...

I had no idea so many knew about my little secret. Bakerella! My daughter is turning one and I have no cake pans. I would love the good ol' graduated round ones to make her something fabulous on her big day. I'm also going to attempt your cupcake pops! Yay!

July 14, 2009 07:52 PM
tvmom said...

I'd love any of the mini pans. Perfect for bite size treats.

July 14, 2009 07:52 PM
Katie said...

I would absolutely adore a set of graduated pans! All of those pans make me wish i had a store like that near me! curse you georgraphy!

July 14, 2009 07:54 PM
Debra said...

Hard decision…the square muffin tins or the ice cream cone muffin tins!
The grandbabies would love helping me make them!!

July 14, 2009 07:54 PM
Mrs. Fix said...

I love the graduated cake pans that can "fit in one hand." Thanks for doing this giveaway!

July 14, 2009 07:55 PM
Sara-Jayne said...

I don't know if I could choose! But if I had to, it would be either a bundt or the super cool pan at the end with the moveable pieces!

July 14, 2009 07:55 PM
Anonymous said...

I love the numbers pan… but probably the bigger sized one. How cool!

July 14, 2009 07:55 PM
Stacy said...

I luv them all!!! I love the icecream cupcake pan though

July 14, 2009 07:55 PM
Anonymous said...

giant cupcake pan, set of spring form pan, jelly roll pan…seriously hard to choose just one! (

July 14, 2009 07:59 PM
lindaaa said...

oh man! that looks so awesome! i wish i had a place like that here…but bakersfield is just not that into cakes, i…if they had a giant cupcake pan i'd use it to make cupcake cakes all day! lol…but those ice cream shaped cupcakes sure are cute too!!

July 14, 2009 08:00 PM
Lulu said...

So many pans! I don't think I'd survive a visit. I really like the ice cream cone cupcake pans… and the graduated ones

July 14, 2009 08:02 PM
Erin said...

is like the pan that makes cupcake shaped little cakes. i have hardly any pans due to the fact that im insanely poor, but i love to bake and would love more to add to my collection

July 14, 2009 08:04 PM
Amy said...

I like the graduated pans. Or just a set of 3 that are the same size, but square. My grandma used to make a 3-layer square chocolate cake with 7 minute icing that I LOVED!

~Amy (

July 14, 2009 08:05 PM
Mandi @ It's come to this said...

I love the little bity block ones to make letters & numbers – how cute is that?!? I've never seen those before.

Thanks for letting me play along!!

July 14, 2009 08:06 PM
wife21mom23 said...

I thoroughly enjoy reading your blogs and hope to start making creations again one day very soon. Three young kids keep me busy. I keep my favorites archived for this fall when I'll have some free time to play in the kitchen. Oh the fun it would be just to "window shop" in this store. I would always want the most unique pan just to see what I could do with it and to surprise family and friends with something different. Thank you for sharing your talents and ideas with the rest of us.

July 14, 2009 08:06 PM
jamie sanethavong said...

I love all the choices!!! But would love the graduated cake pans or the cute baby size pans! Too cute!

July 14, 2009 08:07 PM
cmagin said...

I just recently started baking cakes and I've told all my baker friends about your blog! I'd love a set of square graduated pans!

July 14, 2009 08:07 PM
**nicke... said...

oh how i love this post… my choice would be th bundt and loaf pans… i don't have a bundt pan and i make bread often and have different sizes of loaf pans…

July 14, 2009 08:07 PM
Kivett Studio said...

It would be so hard to choose! I could spend hours shopping there. But I definitely LOVE that ice cream cone pan. And that square muffin pan is too cool!

July 14, 2009 08:07 PM
Betsy's Third said...

I'd love a set of square graduated pans! But you put up a great case on that last pan – I think I need one of those too!

You are so bad at making things come home with me. In a good way – thanks for everything Bakerella!

betsy ruhland @ gmail. com

July 14, 2009 08:07 PM
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