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.

San said...

The teeny pans look adorable!

Your blog always makes me want to bake. :)

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

I think i would never be able to walk out of that store without spending over a hundred bucks each time! It is like a bakers heaven. I would love a set of the graduate cake pans in a fun shape. I mean how often do you see a hexagon stacked cake outside of a bakery. oh the possible cakes to be made just makes my mouth water. My second choice would have to be that square cupcake pan. ( the one to make the individual square cakes).

July 14, 2009 08:09 PM
Chris said...

Oh my goodness, it would have to be the ice cream cone shaped pan!! It absolutely "takes the cake"! LOL, sorry! Couldn't resist…you are SO SWEET and GENEROUS to offer such a fun contest. Thanks so much for all you do!

July 14, 2009 08:12 PM
Chantel said...

Oh, how awesome! My mother taught me how to bake when I was a child and now it's a favorite pastime for my children and I; a lovely way to carry on the family tradition!

My choice would definitely be the mini cake pans. What a neat thing to do for a birthday – everyone gets their own mini cake!

July 14, 2009 08:13 PM
Sarah Rypma said...

Great store! I would pick out a new cookie sheet because we use ours for everything and is shows! I would also pick out a heart shape cake pan for fun occasions.

July 14, 2009 08:14 PM
Maria said...

Oh I would be lost in that store forever – someone would eventually have to drag me out kicking and screaming!

I totally love that ice cream cone-shaped cake pan. Adorable!

Thanks for the chance to win!

funredhead (at) g m a i l (dot) com

July 14, 2009 08:14 PM
Baking for my babies said...

I would LOVE a few hours in that store…I assure you my husband is very pleased we don't have such a fabulous store nearby! How do you control yourself in there?The sheer willpower you have amazes me!! LOL! My girls would just love the desserts I could make them with those itty bitty pans!

July 14, 2009 08:15 PM
Beth Paulson said...

I like little pans. Makes me think I will eat less.

July 14, 2009 08:17 PM
Desserts said...

I love the ice cream cone pan with the individual ice cream cones..> How cute is that! :)

July 14, 2009 08:17 PM
greenbean said...

graduated cake pans! plain ol cake pans! cupcake pan! lgreen3 at gmail dot com

July 14, 2009 08:18 PM
shanb said...

you have more will power than me, I own a few of those pans and have yet to use them once.

But I would love a stacking set of round pans. classic.

July 14, 2009 08:19 PM
Erin said...

Wow…..I would totally pick those square muffin pans!!!

July 14, 2009 08:19 PM
Sarah said...

I am in desperate need of a cake and bundt pan. A heart pan would be cute too, ooh, and the mini pans! Oh heck, I just want the whole store. =)

July 14, 2009 08:20 PM
Casserlys said...

graduated pans, or the tart pans. Weee…how fun!

July 14, 2009 08:20 PM
Tammie said...

I can see me eating a great dessert made in a lot of different teeny tiny pans!!! have wanted them for a while. You always have the best ideas and pictures! have a great day

July 14, 2009 08:21 PM
Jessica said...

How overwhelming… I don't know that I could pick just one! Maybe an angel food cake pan, since I'm on a diet and that's about the only sweet I can make myself! Or maybe some itty bitty pans, just because those are too dang cute!

July 14, 2009 08:22 PM
Melissa said...

I would love some graduated square cake pans. I have circle ones, but think sometimes square cakes can be fun. What a great give away!

July 14, 2009 08:23 PM
Didi said...

Bakerella – You read my mind! When I saw this post I was thinking "I'm going to tell Bakerella how she tempts me to spend $$ on baking supplies with these posts" and then you go an offer a giveaway :) You are psychic!

Is there any better than cake and ice cream? Probably – but I'd want the ice cream cone shaped cupcake pan!

July 14, 2009 08:23 PM
TerriR said...

Oh….. so many choices. Hide my wallet and my credit cards, I could never have store like that in my neighborhood. They would own me. I would love to have a ball with an assortment of the teeny tiny pans, what a fantastic (oops, pantastic) way to throw a great desert party!

July 14, 2009 08:24 PM
Tiffany Waters said...

Well since I am a pan wh ore, it is hard to pick. I have a ton of those pictured, but I have yet to purchase the ice cream cone one. That would have to be my choice. I really don't even bake that often….I COLLECT!

July 14, 2009 08:24 PM
Aurora said...

OH My, How exciting!! I'd love to try that Numbers or Letters Pan. or maybe even a Butterfly Cake Pan.
I've been meaning to ask you if you've ever done any Butterfly Cakepops? That's the Theme of my Daughters Birthday party this August… Butterflies!!


July 14, 2009 08:24 PM
monnbonns said...

I would LOVE the ice cream cone pans or some of the fun miniature pans! It'd make it so much easier when I only want to bake a small cake to give out for special occasions!

July 14, 2009 08:24 PM
bountifulgrace said...

I adore tiny things. So, I'd love some tiny cheesecake springform pans, if they have them. Or tiny loaf pans (in muffin pan form).

I'd have so much fun making tiny cheesecakes, or tiny loaves of banana bread!

July 14, 2009 08:25 PM
Apes said...

Teeny Weeny Pans or Cupcake pans! I want to show all my friends that I CAN cook (bake)!

July 14, 2009 08:25 PM
Jessica said...

How overwhelming, I don't think I could choose just one! Maybe an angel food cake pan, since I'm trying to watch what I eat? Or another cupcake pan so I can up my efficieny making those? Or an assortment of the itty bitty pans because they're too darn cute!

July 14, 2009 08:25 PM
Suzy Q said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I would be in heaven in that store! How can a girl choose?


July 14, 2009 08:25 PM
Kelly said...

i would love the bundt pan or the angel food cake pan.

July 14, 2009 08:25 PM
Lindsey said...

I want to go to that store so bad! I love your blog and can't wait to try making some cupcake pops… I love those itty bitty pans but also love the square muffin pans. I want a cake shop near by….

July 14, 2009 08:25 PM
Elaine said...

Oh, my – I LOVE pans myself!! I not only have the ice cream cone pans, I have the cupcake pans (I know, I know, who needs a pan to make a cupcake look like a cupcake? ME!)
If I could have any of them, I'd take the hexagon-shaped tiers. I'm baking my mom's 75th birthday cake later this year, and am teaching myself gum paste flowers so I can make her favorite flower – phaleanopsis orchids. They'd look great on a hexagonal cake!!

July 14, 2009 08:26 PM
Holly said...

Ahhh it's so hard to decide! I'm going to go with the Bundt-style pan in a fun design! I have a delicious blueberry bundt cake recipe that I want to try and this would be perfect!

July 14, 2009 08:26 PM
kcamp20 said...

Love all the info about cake pans. I would love the graduated pans to practice with.

July 14, 2009 08:27 PM
asheika said...

Oh my god! This is my first time on "bakerella" and i am loving it. I can hardly contain myself . I know that this may sound crazy but your site is so good my palms are sweating. I would love and appreciate anything from the cake art party store, the possibilities are endless! Your site is ridiculously addicting to me, a huge lover of baking and decorating. I can't wait to try all of your ideas. Thank so much you for the inspiration.

July 14, 2009 08:27 PM
Cara said...

I love the icecream cone cupcake pan! So cute! I wish I had a store like this near by!

July 14, 2009 08:30 PM
Michelle said...

I'd be so grateful to have a set of three graduated square (or circle) pans, starting with one 10 inch pan and maybe two more that gradually get smaller in order to make a 3 tiered square (or circle) cake. And a really pretty bundt cake pan if there's money leftover.

July 14, 2009 08:31 PM
chinamomxtwo said...

Like you, I'm drawn to the itty bitty ones…..ooooOOOooo what fun could be had…that and the doughnut pan.

July 14, 2009 08:36 PM
Liz said...

I love the teeny tiny pans!!!! Soooooo cute!!! I have little granddaughters that I would LOVE to bake some goodies for. Those pans would perfect!!! Thanks for the great pictures and descriptions of everything. Very fun!!!!!

July 14, 2009 08:36 PM
Memaw's memories said...

I like the little square muffin pans. They are different from the round ones you usually see.

And you can contact me if I should win at Memaw's memories.

July 14, 2009 08:37 PM
klcalways98 said...

I would like to be able to make cakes for all the kids in our Children's Church class. The shape pans would be great to personalize them for each child.

July 14, 2009 08:37 PM
Laura said...

I'd love the graduated pans. How generous of you!!

lamrp at gmail dot com

July 14, 2009 08:37 PM
Kasey said...

i'm attracted to the giant muffin pans!

July 14, 2009 08:38 PM
I Play Outside The Box said...

How have I missed seeing this blog all this time. AAAAHH I love it!! I so hope I win this giveaway!

July 14, 2009 08:38 PM
Anonymous said...

What a great store. Love the bundt pans, and cupcake ice cream cone one.

Thanks for sharing a great store with us=)


July 14, 2009 08:39 PM
Wendy J said...

I'd love any of those little cake pans. I've got three little girls who love to help me bake, and they'd get such a kick out of baking something their size!

July 14, 2009 08:40 PM
Kelley said...

I love to make different cakes for Church Reception. I could really use a new assortment of pans.

July 14, 2009 08:42 PM
dkjjsmom said...

I would love, love, love any pan I could get. I am not picky.

July 14, 2009 08:43 PM
The Un-Organized Mom said...

I LOVE that store!!! I would love to have the round graduated pans!! What a sweet giveaway…THANKS!

July 14, 2009 08:44 PM
Crystal said...

Love baking, and everything that goes along with it. especially love the ice cream cone pan!

July 14, 2009 08:44 PM
ikkinlala said...

May Canadians enter? I could definitely use one of the larger tart pans.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

July 14, 2009 08:45 PM
KJsMom said...

Any of the teenie tiny pans would be great. I bake with my two little ones so anything that comes in their size is just a delight.

July 14, 2009 08:46 PM
Hannah Elisabeth said...

OH that adoooorable bundt cake with tulips on it, how lovely! i'd make something lemony in it!

July 14, 2009 08:46 PM
Anonymous said...

I love roaming around Bakerella looking for different desserts to make.
A bundt pan in a unique design would be awesome! Graduated round pans rock! I used to make wedding cakes with my s-i-l Gloria many years ago. Lately I have been asked to make wedding cakes for friends. Have had to borrow pans and everything that goes with making the cakes. It would be awesome to have my own.

July 14, 2009 08:47 PM
Aimee said...

I would love the ice cream cone-shaped cupcake pans! They're so cute!

July 14, 2009 08:48 PM
bandwife said...

I would be in pan heaven! But I still need a hexagon set.

July 14, 2009 08:49 PM
Sarah said...

The pan store is like heaven.

July 14, 2009 08:49 PM
Cory said...

graduated please

July 14, 2009 08:49 PM
Tara said...

HOLY COW! Cake pan heaven!!!! woo-wee!! i can't believe i'm so excited…. I so want the square muffin pan thingy!!! too much fun!

July 14, 2009 08:51 PM
Susan McCrae said...

wow, I love the teeny ones! So cute! I wish I had a shop like that near me!

July 14, 2009 08:51 PM
A.Leo said...

I love love love the ice cream cone pans! I love all the pans actually…and the hearts. Now I want to bake!

July 14, 2009 08:51 PM
Whitney Adams said...

WOW! How neat I wish there was a store here! I would like the assortment of mini pans how precious that would be so fun to make those cakes!!

July 14, 2009 08:52 PM
tabithablogs said...

Fun stuff! I would love the angel food cake pan. I know, I know, all those amazing choices. But listen, I'm about to be a newlywed in a tiny condo. Gotta start with the essentials. :)


July 14, 2009 08:55 PM
Josh & Jade said...

That store is amazing!! I absolutely love your blog too! I would love those itsy bitsy pans. Thanks for all the great ideas.

July 14, 2009 08:55 PM
Stefani Albanese said...

Having been my very first visit to your website today, I am barely in time to enter the contest, so I must say I would really really really love a set of round graduated pans..the basic circle ones in your picture so that I may bake my first layered cake ever! Thank you for your energy and amazing ideas!

July 14, 2009 08:55 PM
Karla said...

OH MY GOD!!! that's a lot of pans but the ones I really loved are those tiny pans in any form. I wisht there was a store like that one near my home, I can only dream!!

July 14, 2009 08:56 PM
Sirisha said...

i have twins, one is my biological and the other is a superhero, Spiderman, I mean! I would love to bake him a Spiderman cake, and the Spiderman pan suits perfectly.
Thanks for this giveaway.

July 14, 2009 08:56 PM
Jessica Morris said...

I like the very last one you posted a picture of – the tiny squares :)

July 14, 2009 08:56 PM
Anonymous said...

wow… amazing pans. I love pans!!! I can't stop myself from "needing" more… I would like to try out the actual pans that get gradually smaller… round and/or square… soemthing different =) ohh i'm excited~

the cupcake pan looks awesome too!!! i can't decide… i want the whole store… then i could share =)

July 14, 2009 08:56 PM
Jessica said...

I loved all the pan sizes! My favorite would have to be the graduated heart pans!


July 14, 2009 08:57 PM
Anonymous said...

I loved all the pan sizes! My favorite would have to be the graduated heart pans!


July 14, 2009 08:57 PM
Anonymous said...

I can't get over that store, you must continue the series!

I love 3" deep pans, I have several and they make baking a cake a breeze.

If I win I would love the pan with all the little tiny squares in it and an assortment of mini pans and a cupcake pan and a fun bundt pan and …

kjkoukla(at)hotmail (dot)com

July 14, 2009 08:57 PM
the duffsters said...

I would LOVE a new baking pan! I will take a good cookie sheet(s) if I win!! Which I really hope the "random picker" picks ME!!



July 14, 2009 08:57 PM
elmogoddess said...

I would love one of the cupcake pans. Or, even better, one in the shape of a princess crown or castle for my daughter's 4th birthday party!

July 14, 2009 09:00 PM
Nova said...

I wish I think I could spend years in that store!

I would go for those awesome graduated hexagonal looking pans just below the graduated heart pans.

I would love a toppsy turvy pan set!

July 14, 2009 09:02 PM
Laura said...

I want to win

July 14, 2009 09:03 PM
Alexandra said...

I keep picking up a tartlet pan, and putting it down. And picking it up, and putting it down. I'm not sure what's stopping me, but I'd love it if you could help me get over my commitment issue! Thanks again for the wonderful posts!

July 14, 2009 09:04 PM
Amanda said...

I would love some graduated round cake pans. How fun!

July 14, 2009 09:05 PM
Teeny said...

I would loooove the graduated pans! However those little ones are adorable. I could see myself baking little gifts for friends.

I wish this store was by my house, but my bank account would probably be 0 in no time.

July 14, 2009 09:06 PM
Alicia Nelson said...

i would love the teeny tiny pans! thanks for the give-away!

July 14, 2009 09:08 PM
Anonymous said...

Pick Me Pick Me so I can pick the little teeny timy pans and the educated pan so I can bake a big THANK YOU! I want this store in my house!!!

July 14, 2009 09:08 PM
Sarah said...

I would LOVE some itty bitty ones but, would probably do better to spend my $50 on a more practical one…like the graduated ones.

Nope, I want the itty bitty ones!! :)

July 14, 2009 09:08 PM
Anonymous said...

Oh my Goodness! These pans are SO much fun! Thank goodness there isn't one near me because I would end up buying the entire store! My favorite would have to be the itty bitty pans. They are so adorable!


July 14, 2009 09:08 PM
Rachel said...

I'd love some new traditional, round cake pans…and the tiny ones are so cute, too!

July 14, 2009 09:09 PM
Anonymous said...

i would love to win!!!! i love to bake

July 14, 2009 09:09 PM
Susie said...

I want the teeny pans and an educated pan if there's enough –

July 14, 2009 09:09 PM
Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

I could SO use another loaf pan for my bread exploits of late. PICK ME!!! :) Please?

waymorehomemade at yahoo dot com

July 14, 2009 09:10 PM
Anonymous said...

the mini pans are way to cute..

July 14, 2009 09:10 PM
Cindy said...

I love that aisle! What fun to see. I would love some of the graduated pans, either square or round. I love your site by the way! Made some of the cupcake pops for the first time a few weeks ago, not as cute as yours, but they were a big hit!

July 14, 2009 09:10 PM
Anonymous said...

oh boy how i would love to win this contest..

July 14, 2009 09:10 PM
BarefootTams said...

I'm drooling. I want them all.

What I need…. is a mini cupcake pan, or new cookie sheets.

My wants…. oh goodness…. ALL! :)

Would love to wander a shop like that!

July 14, 2009 09:12 PM
EG said...

I'd go basic – maybe some industrial cookie sheets or jelly-roll pans!

July 14, 2009 09:16 PM
linda said...

I like the mini size cake pans, so adorable!

July 14, 2009 09:17 PM
Anonymous said...

I love your pictures of that store!

The teeny tiny pans are too cute – those are the ones I would like!


lsallen88 at yahoo dot com

July 14, 2009 09:18 PM
Anonymous said...

All I can say is Wow! I would love to have those heart shaped pans!!!

July 14, 2009 09:18 PM
Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I would love the ice cream-shaped cupcake pans. Perfect for summer days!

July 14, 2009 09:20 PM
dmeventsinc said...

I would love the ice cream-shaped cupcake pans!

July 14, 2009 09:21 PM
Anonymous said...

I Love the individual ice cream-shaped cupcake pans. Too cute!
Would LOVEEEE to make these with the grandkids this summer…I look forward to your emails..Thanks and you can contact me (Toni) at

July 14, 2009 09:21 PM
Skye said...

Who doesn't need an assortment of mini pans! I could spend about a million dollars in that store. Sigh.

July 14, 2009 09:22 PM
Bek said...

I'd love that pan that makes square cupcakes :) How fun! THank you for the chance.

July 14, 2009 09:22 PM
Rachel said...

Those cupcake pans look so cute! My second choice would be the jumbo muffin pan in honor of my oldest son, the Muffin Man, who would rather have a muffin than icecream, cake, candy, or chocolate!

July 14, 2009 09:23 PM
debbie b. said...

All those pans look ready to use. Wish I had enough time to bake in them all. I would love to try the last pan where you can make different letters and numbers. I have two little ones that would love to eat their initials in cake. A heart cake would be fun for my hubby!

July 14, 2009 09:24 PM
Morgan said...

I would LOVE that ice cream cupcake pan!!! Those are so cute and would be such a hit with my young kids!!!!

July 14, 2009 09:25 PM
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