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.

Julian said...

*fingers crossed* the tiny pans are too cute!

July 13, 2009 12:20 PM
Heather said...

I'm so jealous. My cake pan options are limited to Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I love Wilton, but it's limiting, especially when it comes to cake boards and boxes. needless to say, I would love this prize.

July 13, 2009 12:20 PM
Laufa said...

That is a great store. I need a loaf pan, but just haven't gotten around to buying myself one. Somehow I have lost all of my cookie sheets too. I love the interesting pans – ice cream cone shaped cupcakes, graduated hearts, flower mold bundt. If I win, be creative, I like unique!!

July 13, 2009 12:20 PM
Cathie said...

I too would love the an assortment of the itty beeny baby size pans

July 13, 2009 12:20 PM
theniftynewlywed said...

Oooo I would definitely go for some cake pans, but I'd the types to be a surprise!

July 13, 2009 12:21 PM
Jodie said...

I'd love those graduated pans, or maybe the itsy bitsy ones, or the muffin tins, oh man…how can one even choose??!


July 13, 2009 12:21 PM
amy said...


all the pans are so tempting! the other day I saw a pan to make individual cheesecakes, do they have one of those? I also love the graduated round cake pans.

July 13, 2009 12:22 PM
kateohkatie said...

As others have said, I would get in a *lot* of trouble in there! I think a bunch o mini cake pans would be just divine :-)

July 13, 2009 12:22 PM
Kristen said...

Amazing! I'd have to go with a cookie sheet, one just enough to have in a household!

July 13, 2009 12:22 PM
The Deming Four said...

doughnut pans for sure! love
em! thanks for the chance!

July 13, 2009 12:23 PM
Jennifer said...

Oh! Oh! I've been eyeing the ice cream cone pan for a long time now but can't bring myself to purchase it. Oh the cones I could make!

July 13, 2009 12:23 PM
Alicia Marie said...

Graduated pans would be fun… with a side of itsy bitsy teeny ones… So much fun.

July 13, 2009 12:23 PM
paddlemama said...

I would love some graduated square pans. I've been making wedding cakes on the side for 17 years but have never had any square pans.

July 13, 2009 12:23 PM
KRISTIE said...

such i would love the last ones you showed, then i could write messages in cake :)

July 13, 2009 12:23 PM
Anissa said...

Wow! I have to check out that store. A spring form pan would be great, an assortment of teeny tiny pans, a bundt pan, the graduated round pans… they are all so wonderful!

July 13, 2009 12:23 PM
Stormie said...

My goodness! I could spend hours (maybe even days) in that store. I would love an assortment of the itty-bitty pans. So many uses!!

July 13, 2009 12:23 PM
deah said...

i've just started increasing my collection of cake pans because i'm learning to decorate cakes! i would love some hexagon pans!

July 13, 2009 12:24 PM
April said...

I'd love something besides my boring 9 inch round cake pans!

July 13, 2009 12:25 PM
theviolas94 said...

OH MAN! I want the icecream shaped cupcake pans…they are da bomb! Although that's certainly not my only pick..but you did say to pick one :)!

July 13, 2009 12:25 PM
JoAnn said...

What a fun give-a-way!
I've had some 9×13 professional cake pans on my brain for awhile now, and I'm sure I could find something else while I was at it. Giant muffin pans sound fun also.

July 13, 2009 12:26 PM
Kelly said...

oh my word. I'd say either the square muffin pan or a mini cupcake pan OR the ice cream cone cupcake pan. I would be broke as a joke if I ever walked in that store.

July 13, 2009 12:26 PM
Anonymous said...

I would love the itty bitty teeny tiny pans… Mini cakes. Everyone loves em!

July 13, 2009 12:26 PM
Anonymous said...

Just round cake pans would be great! I need new ones.


that is an awesome store!

July 13, 2009 12:27 PM
JD said...

Because a friend and I may be making an attempt at making my wedding cake a large-ish one of the graduated sets would be awesome!

July 13, 2009 12:27 PM
deah said...

I'd love to have some hexagon pans!

July 13, 2009 12:27 PM
Morgan said...

oooh! my birthday is wednesday and this would be the PERFECT b-day gift!! that store looks so awesome. i wish i could go play around in there for hours.

July 13, 2009 12:27 PM
Coriolis said...

I would LOVE to give a good home to an assortment of those adorable tiny pans.

Thank you so much for having such an awesome giveaway, but darn you for showing me this store! I live in the Atlanta metro area, and if you keep posting pics like this I won't be able to restrain myself much longer!

July 13, 2009 12:28 PM
Anonymous said...

I would pick the individual ice cream cone cupcake pan, who could resist?

July 13, 2009 12:28 PM
Melissa said...

Graduated pans are awesome! Do they come with a cake? :)

July 13, 2009 12:29 PM
Abby said...

I need a springform pan! I also need one of those giant muffin pans. Those itty bitty ones are cute too though!!! Arghhh!!!!

July 13, 2009 12:29 PM
Tellie said...

Wow… looks like heaven on earth!

hmmm if i had to choose, ,i'd probably pick an angel food cake pan because i've been craving angel food cake for the longest and need a pan to make it.

July 13, 2009 12:29 PM
Firedoor said...

I would love to make the ice cream cone cupcakes!

July 13, 2009 12:30 PM
Emma said...

How fun is that store!! How can anyone choose just one pan!? Too many choices! I think I would love the graduated round ones or the itty, bitty baby ones! Too cute!!

July 13, 2009 12:31 PM
Chasity said...

I think I was just drooling over all those cake pans. That selection is incredible. I would love some of those tiny pans (how cute!) and some square pans of various sizes to create tiered cakes.

July 13, 2009 12:31 PM
Carol said...

Oh what fun! Wow, I liked the icecream cone cupcake pan of I would like to try to use the little squares, (the last photo)! I sure hope I win!

July 13, 2009 12:31 PM
Kelsey said...

Oh woooowwwwww….where do you find such a place!?!? I would love to get a set of graduated pans. I am just delving into the world of making cakes (outside of birthday cakes for my kids) and I would love to play around and have more to choose from!!

July 13, 2009 12:32 PM
Anonymous said...

That kind of store would be so dangerous for me to go into! Danger! Danger! If I had to restrict myself to just one, I think it would probably be that cupcake shaped like ice cream cone pan.


July 13, 2009 12:32 PM
Norm said...

You're too generous! I've got to have a try…

I'd LOVE the ice-cream-shaped cupcake pans. How gorgeous are they?!

July 13, 2009 12:32 PM
maryjt said...

I would love to have a bread pan because I didn't know there was a difference between a loaf pan and a bread pan. Who knew? A few of the mini pans would be fun, too.

July 13, 2009 12:32 PM
Anonymous said...

I like the create your own letter/number pan. The possibilities are endless!

amullican at aol dot com

July 13, 2009 12:32 PM
Angela said...

ooohhh! The make your own numbe/letter pan looks neat. I bet you could make other stuff, too!

July 13, 2009 12:32 PM
Cari said...

oooh! i love love love them all! i love the graduated pans and the teeny tiny, make your own number pan. We do not have a store like that here at all! so sad.

July 13, 2009 12:33 PM
Angie said...

Wow, holy pans galore batman! I wish we had a shop like this where I am. I think I would love to have some tartlette pans. A.) I just love saying tartlette and B.) it's just something I've always wanted and have never bought myself.

July 13, 2009 12:33 PM
samcarter said...

I really need some sheet cake pans, or just plain old metal (not glass, because I always break glass in my kitchen) 13×9 cake pans.

But I adore those teeny tiny cake pans, and I bet my boys would love cakes that little!

July 13, 2009 12:33 PM
Be said...

Oh, this place is just heavenly. Won't they please please please come to New York? I really like the graduated cake pans! Perfect for individual cakes for friends and such. Though the individual ice cream cupcake pans are pretty swell too.

July 13, 2009 12:33 PM
Courtney Baker said...

Wow that is so fun. I would love that store!

July 13, 2009 12:33 PM
Denise said...

oh…the teeny ones

July 13, 2009 12:33 PM
Slack said...

Thanks for the tour! Can I get one of everything?

July 13, 2009 12:33 PM
Lindsay Willman said...

I'd love to try a bundt pan.

July 13, 2009 12:33 PM
Shovalicious said...

Wish they had a story here near me! I would love the bunt pan with a cute design or a cookie pan! Thank you for the opportunity!

July 13, 2009 12:34 PM
Jenn said...

First off, I LOVE your blog! I would love the icecream cupcake pan and/or the tiny pans or graduated pans! They are sooo cute!

July 13, 2009 12:34 PM
Lital said...

Wow! I would love to have a little graduated cake pan and one of those numbers and letters pans!

July 13, 2009 12:34 PM
Tyler said...

I have never seen anything like this! I would so love a bundt pan, or an Angel Food Cake pan, or those tiny ones! I can't decide!

July 13, 2009 12:34 PM
Sandi said...

I love to bake and those pans look like they would lead to hours of fun. I think I would pick the doughnut pan because I can not find them anywhere local that I have looked. I also love the ice cream cone pans. My two sons would love anything made in these pans.

July 13, 2009 12:35 PM
Anonymous said...

Ooooh pans… I love small pans – they are too cute! I broke down and bought a 4" round and square – they are cute…but I need to practice the icing part… I think I would love some square pans! Thanks!

July 13, 2009 12:35 PM
Mel said...

WHAT A STORE! I'm glad it's very far from me. Well, at least my wallet is happy ;)

July 13, 2009 12:35 PM
Jill M said...

I LOVE the ice cream cones pan! So super cute and my kids would go crazy!

July 13, 2009 12:35 PM
Rachal Perry said...

What a great giveaway. I would definitely want one of those mini pans, or even a butterfly one. Or come to think of it, those graduating ones, but then again, I'd be happy with anything……….they all look so great. Thanks bakerella…….now pity you won't be giving away some of your talent..

July 13, 2009 12:36 PM
Anonymous said...

Fun store! Do they have a pan makes a giant cupcake shaped cake? So many fun pans, hard to choose!!


July 13, 2009 12:36 PM
Sharon H. said...

I love the large muffin pans or the graduated ones!

July 13, 2009 12:36 PM
Regina said...

It's so hard to choose, but I think I would use some jumbo cupcakes pans the most. :)

July 13, 2009 12:38 PM
Caitlin said...

I need some regular-sized muffin pans! Oh, and maybe some graduated pans. Hm..It's too hard to pick! I would leave this store a poor woman!

July 13, 2009 12:38 PM
Molly said...

I think the individual ice cream-shaped cupcake pans is pretty cute, but I also like bundt pans. You have such an amazing store….very jealous.

July 13, 2009 12:38 PM
364 said...

Wow That store is awesome! I really really need pans.

July 13, 2009 12:38 PM
Megan said...

How to choose? I think I want this little individual guys or the gradual pans… heaven!

July 13, 2009 12:39 PM
Virginia said...

I would love, love, LOVE JUMBO MUFFIN pans!!!!!!!!! Giant cupcakes are AMAZING and so much fun to decorate! :D Count me in! (If I win, you can leave a comment on my blog) Thanks!

July 13, 2009 12:40 PM
Nanna said...

I love these pans! I would choose the itty bitty cake pans….if I win!

July 13, 2009 12:40 PM
sheree said...

I could really use a set of the graduated pans!

July 13, 2009 12:40 PM
Sarah said...

Practically speaking, I would use a bread pan the most (and I'm curious how it's different from a loaf pan). From an impractical standpoint, I'd love a bundt pan or an angel food pan.

July 13, 2009 12:41 PM
Karen said...

What fun! I'd love to upgrade my muffin/cupcake pans or my bread loaf pans. I love your blog—I made the hamburger cupcakes for the Fourth and won a prize. Thanks for such great ideas!

July 13, 2009 12:41 PM
Mindy said...

I need a mini muffin pan, but I am always drawn to the pretty bundt pans. I own two, but you never know I might need to make three bundt cakes at once.

July 13, 2009 12:41 PM
shepp said...

I just have to pick the assortment of itsy bitsy teeny tiny pans. I always see a few here and there in stores and somehow manage to restrain myself from buying them.

shepparc [at] gmail [dot] com

July 13, 2009 12:42 PM
Photo Mama said...

Those mini pans are the best! I would love a lot of those. I always make stuff for gifts and the mini pans would be perfect for that!

July 13, 2009 12:43 PM
Christy said...

Wow! I geek out in the Michael's pan aisle! What I really need are some mini-bread pans. But those hexagonal pans look awesome too!

July 13, 2009 12:43 PM
Eva said...

I'm so jealous of this fabulous store! I am in desperate need of some cupcake pans, a pie pan and some cookie sheets! Help me out, Bakerella!

evitawylie at hotmail dot com

July 13, 2009 12:43 PM
Caitycake said...

just to let you know… the ice cream cupcake pans dont work… they dont stand up when you take them out and put frosting on them… i bought some from crate and barell about a month ago and was disapointed to have to figure this out on my own… just thought i'd help you out :)

July 13, 2009 12:44 PM
Jill said...

What a fun contest! There's too much to choose from so I'd let you do it…keeping in mind that I have a little guy turning 1 soon!

July 13, 2009 12:45 PM
BreeAsInTheTown said...

I love the baby heart pans, how cute would those be for girl's birthdays or valentines day? Or just an assortment of the baby pans, I love anything in miniature.

July 13, 2009 12:45 PM
E said...

Would love to have a set of square pans!!!

July 13, 2009 12:45 PM
janelle said...

I would love to try my hand at a tier cake, so I think I would love a set of the graduated pans. I am just starting culinary school and I want to try all these things beforehand to get a head start.

July 13, 2009 12:45 PM
rachescakes said...

I could go crazy in there. I would love the graduated square pans.


July 13, 2009 12:45 PM
Flashnflaky said...

What I really need (even though you didn't show one) is a good sheet cake pan. Or, an Angelfood cake pan. I have wanted one of both for a while now. Thanks for the chance to win something!!

July 13, 2009 12:46 PM
Cat J B said...

What a fabulous store, I want to bring my pillow and sleep among the pans! I'd love to get some good bread pans…..I wonder if they deliver to Aus? Love your work!

July 13, 2009 12:46 PM
Susan and Lee said...

I love the ice cream cone shaped pans! That store is so neat! I also like the itty bitty ones too.

July 13, 2009 12:46 PM
Rachel said...

I've been wanting to buy some graduated pans!

July 13, 2009 12:47 PM
Amanda said...

I LOVE pans! I don't bake for anything more than my family's birthdays, but I still have pans that I know I will NEVER use. I would LOVE to have even more pans.

July 13, 2009 12:47 PM
Melissa A. from SC said...

I love that cupcake ice cream cone pan! Talk about combining my two loves!!

July 13, 2009 12:47 PM
bakersmind said...

OMG i would love the ice cream pans!!! they are ultra cute <3 those would be awesome conversation pieces.

2nd choice would be the doughnut pans! novelty pans are awesome :)


July 13, 2009 12:48 PM
A Day In The Life.... said...

It's a tough choice…I think I'd go with the all the small graduated pans.

July 13, 2009 12:48 PM
Kristi said...

I love the ice cream shaped pan. How sweet!

July 13, 2009 12:48 PM
Midwest Mama said...

I would LOVE a brownie pan…every one would have the edges (they BEST part!)

Otherwise, those mini pans are adorable!

July 13, 2009 12:48 PM
mona said...

I think the graduated cake pans would be so much fun!

July 13, 2009 12:49 PM
PSB said...

You didn't picture it, but I would love a spring form pan. I tried to make Boston Creme Pie for my boss for his birthday with a regular cake pan…it wasn't a total disaster, but my hubby and I had lots of "extras" the next week! I love the mini pans too! My kids would thing those are super fun!

July 13, 2009 12:49 PM
Becky said...

Oh, what I'd give to have a store like this in my town! I would love to have some of those little tartlet pans or any of those cute mini pans. Too cute!

July 13, 2009 12:50 PM
bakersmind said...

OMG i would love the ice cream pans!!! they are ultra cute <3 those would be awesome conversation pieces.

2nd choice would be the doughnut pans! novelty pans are awesome :)

I i wish i lived near a baking supply store…


July 13, 2009 12:50 PM
Anonymous said...

That ice cream cone pan is just too much! So cute! Think I could fool the kids???

July 13, 2009 12:50 PM
Amie said...

I think I would love the "letter" pan you showed at the end…endless possibilities! I also like the square pan one…I see mini blueberry muffin loafs or individual cakes at my daughter's parties.

July 13, 2009 12:50 PM
Elizabeth said...

I've got to have that ice cream cone cupcake pan. Too cute!!!

July 13, 2009 12:50 PM
Courtney said...

What I could USE is an angel food pan, and another 6" round. What I want is… one of everything! The teeny weeny baby sized pans were so so cute! Oh, and I could use some more loaf pans too, maybe on the smaller side.

I stay away from stores like this for just this reason… I'd get lost in the possibilities and then spend WAY too much money every time I walked in the door.

July 13, 2009 12:50 PM
nina said...

I think I've said this before, but I want to move into that store. I could spend an entire day (and a whole paycheck!) just walking around that place. I would a set of square pans in the different sizes, I'm baking a wedding cake in a few months and I swear the biggest expense will be buying good pans!

July 13, 2009 12:50 PM
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