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.

betting_im_not said...

wow! any of the bread or loaf pans. or the tart pans. mmmmm….

July 13, 2009 12:50 PM
Su-yin said...

Wow. I think I'd go mad with joy in that store, haha. Any of the pans would be brilliant! :)

July 13, 2009 12:51 PM
Tracy said...

I would love the ice cream cone cupcake pan! That would be tons of fun! Have you heard about the Iron Cupcake challenges? I compete regularly in the IC:Chicago challenge and those ice cream cone cupcakes would be a great part of a cute presentation!

July 13, 2009 12:52 PM
Megan said...

I wish they had a store like that here in Germany. I would love a set of square graduated pans or a really great spring form pan. What a great giveaway!

July 13, 2009 12:53 PM
Nevadanne said...

A bundt pan, please. Mine is cheap, old, bent, and wobbly! *Ü*

July 13, 2009 12:53 PM
RhiRhi said...

That is one cool store. If I were to win, I would want a giant cookie sheet and maybe the tartlett pan, it is so cute!

July 13, 2009 12:55 PM
Nae said...

Bakerella – what a super fun store! If I win, I would have to get a cheesecake pan. Always wanted one… oh, and I would love the cone shaped cupcake tin. Such decisions!

July 13, 2009 12:56 PM
Mary said...

Wow that's a lotta pans, man! I love the ice cream cone looking cupcake pan..and the cool bundt pans….you can certainly shop for me any time!

July 13, 2009 12:56 PM
Laurel said...

Oh my goodness. I think that I would have to have an assortment of the tiny pans. Those are really ridiculously cute.

July 13, 2009 12:56 PM
FunkyFrum said...

oh my! tart pans or bread pans. it would be a hard pick. or those ice cream cone cupcake pans! ack! you are right! too many choices

July 13, 2009 12:56 PM
Meatloafy said...

I lOOOOVE the doughnut pans! Or, the graduated pans… I'm indecisive!

July 13, 2009 12:57 PM
412 said...

I would love some cake pans. Mine are kind of old!

July 13, 2009 12:57 PM
seeree, phd said...

I love those bundt pans with special designs on them!

July 13, 2009 12:57 PM
Jenn said...

This is great! You know what I really need? A set of round pans so I cake make a layer cake. I only have 1 that I think might be 9 inches and I have to bake one cake, let it cool, remove from the pan, wash the pan and bake another cake. It's a bit of a process!

July 13, 2009 12:57 PM
Callie said...

OOooooo I love bundt pans…

July 13, 2009 12:57 PM
Andrea said...

So fun! I cannot tell you how many times I have needed a Bundt pan – but still don't have one. But I also LOVE the graduated circles and the itty bitty pans. Love it.

July 13, 2009 12:58 PM
Leiran Family said...

Square pans…I love square pans and I really don't have any good ones..I wish I had an awesome store like yours nearby to hunt through on the weekends…

July 13, 2009 12:59 PM
Julie said...

what a great store! I got lost in there shopping on line, I can only imagine how overwhelming it would be in person! I would love to have a set of round graduated pans…or even any of the mini pans. My little girls would go crazy for anything mini!

thank you!

July 13, 2009 12:59 PM
Shauna said...

I sure can use an angel food cake pan, but I bake cookies way more often, so a cookie sheet pan would be great.

July 13, 2009 01:01 PM
Candice said...

I'm just dying at the sight of all those pans! I just HAVE to visit that store one day! I would love the teddy bear shaped pan!(:

July 13, 2009 01:01 PM
Julie B said...

I would pick out a bundt pan since I don't have one, the doughnut pan looks tempting too. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

steveandjulie03 at yahoo dot com

July 13, 2009 01:01 PM
Heather Mandell said...

So I'm loving the Educated Cake Pan! How cool is that?! I also love the square cupcake pan. I wish I lived near a store that was half as awesome as this one! :)


July 13, 2009 01:02 PM
Ruth and Dan said...

Wow, what a great place to be! How can you not love all those pans!!!
And how generous of you to give them away!
I just love those itty bitty ones. How can you not. They're so adorable.
I also would love a jumbo muffin tin, the square muffing tins were way too cute too. Oh how are we to decide! Probably the little mini pans are my fav.
Thanks again!!!
Ruth Norton

July 13, 2009 01:02 PM
The Duchess of Wessex said...

You are the Sweetest – another tour of that Great store, and a give-away. Love it!

Thank you!

July 13, 2009 01:02 PM
Jon, Kristin, Kalyn, and Emily said...

the ice cream cone pan looks awesome. but the graduated hearts pan, oh how much fun would that be for my daughters birthday?!?!?

July 13, 2009 01:02 PM
Resplendentquetzal said...

I love baking, but I'm poor so buying new pans just isn't in the budget. I just carve a lot… I love the modular pan at the end, where you can change things around, and I have to say the teeny pans (i have a set of three), make great individual angel food cakes, or enough to share if you aren't gluttonous.
But, in reality I guess I would choose an oval pan, I love the shape… even though I drool over the modular.

July 13, 2009 01:02 PM
LadySnow said...

Man….no wonder you have love for things like cupcakes and such. I love decorating, but I would be doing it a LOT more if I had a store like this near by! I think….I would like to try a shaped pan or two. Not sure of which one yet though. :-)

July 13, 2009 01:03 PM
Vicky said...

The ice cream cone cake pan is too cute. I would definitely want one of those.

July 13, 2009 01:03 PM
Baker's Cakes said...

Awesome! The square muffin pan would make fabulous mini cakes!!!

July 13, 2009 01:03 PM
ModestGirl said...

OOO! I need to go shopping with you! What a fun place! I would have to go for the ice cream cone cup cake pans…I have such a thing for those Wilton pans!

July 13, 2009 01:04 PM
Anonymous said...

Ohhhh. Large lasagna sized pan. Oh wait! Cookie sheets. Mini muffin pans. Too hard to decide!

mmga_kc at yahoo.

July 13, 2009 01:04 PM
mk said...

OOOOOHHH! Tartlet Pans! I have a big tart pan, but love to do mini-parties and they would be perfect!

July 13, 2009 01:05 PM
myboringblog said...

Those are some cool pan choices. I'd have a hard time choosing between the ice cream cone shaped pan, the graduated pan shapes (were there square ones?) and the mini pans. Mini anything tastes better!

July 13, 2009 01:05 PM
Jen said...

I would love to have those graduated cake pans! I'd love to try out making a multi-layer cake and that might be the first step-just getting the right pans!

July 13, 2009 01:05 PM
Jo said...

I love your site. I stumbled upon it a couple of weeks age through splitcoaststampers. I check it just about everyday to see what's new. I would love to try the ice cream pan. "When" I win, you can reach me at Thanks.

July 13, 2009 01:06 PM
JennyMac said...

Man, how sorry I feel for those people who work there. If that was me, most of paycheck would go there. I'd need to move to a house with a million cabinets!

Any "bee" cake pans? That would be cool to have at my school to make to look like our mascot!

Can I live with you? I would just sit with my chin in my hand and be in awe of your creativity. LOL

July 13, 2009 01:06 PM
Jen in Wamena said...

Those ice cream cone pans are so fun! That's what I would pick. Thanks for having another contest. :)

July 13, 2009 01:06 PM
Elisabeth said...

I don't have any muffin pans (gasp!) so I guess I would really like a jumbo, regular, and mini muffin pans. If only one, a regular would be best!

July 13, 2009 01:06 PM
Julie in TX said...

Wow, that is a serious pan aisle! I would love love love some pans!

July 13, 2009 01:07 PM
kim3timemom said...

Those pans are so stinkin the little ones. I don't know which one I would choose. I guess I'd have to say a cookie sheet..because I really really need more cookie sheets. I baked this weekend a ton of sugar cookies all using only one cookie sheet..yikes :) Thanks for the chance to win.

kim3timemom at yahoo dot com

July 13, 2009 01:07 PM
itsemilysmom said...

I really need to plan a road trip to visit this store! My favorite would have to be the graduated round pans. I think it would be fun to see what I can do with those!

July 13, 2009 01:07 PM
Bethany Belcher said...

I would love the collection of tiny pans because it would be great to eat all tiny food and feel like a giant for the day! :)

July 13, 2009 01:08 PM
Amanda said...

Gosh, how do I pick! I'm kind of glad I don't have a store like that around me or I would never have any money. I really like the tartlet pans and the graduated circle-shaped pans.

July 13, 2009 01:08 PM
Shannon said...

Oh my goodness. I so wish we had a store like that here! Well, i would love an assortments of mini pans. They are so cute! They would be perfect for little kids birthday party or dessert parties of one!

July 13, 2009 01:08 PM
pxilated said...

I'm impressed that you could be there and buy nothing! I have such a pan collection already, but I always wanted a proper bread pan. I use my loaf pans now. Or a twinkie pan. Have you ever seen one of those? Twinkies are fun to make. And say. Twinkie! ;)

July 13, 2009 01:09 PM
FiberGeek said...

What a wonderful store!

I have long lusted after large muffin pans. Don't know why since I rarely make muffins. I also loved those square muffin or cupcake pans.

July 13, 2009 01:09 PM
twinsunplus1 said...

WOWEE! I don't know. I think I would go for utility and pick some graduated square pans. But like Myrna (commenter #3) there are so many, I might never use them after the initial…ahhhh moment.

July 13, 2009 01:10 PM
Amelia said...

The graduate pans sound like a dream, so whichever of those I can get would be amazing.


July 13, 2009 01:10 PM
riddle me that said...

i would love the assortment of tiny pans! too cute!! i have to find a store like that! so fun!

July 13, 2009 01:11 PM
Elaine said...

What an amazing store! I would love some jumbo muffin pans. My 7 year old would love a giant cupcake made in those. He would think he had died and gone to heaven!

July 13, 2009 01:11 PM
Miriam said...

I would have fun with an assortment of the itty-bitty, teeny-weeny, baby-size pans! Even like the different sort of bunt pans. What a fun choice!

July 13, 2009 01:11 PM
Adri said...

I'd love a sheetcake pan, although those itty-bitty pans are pretty adorable . . . hmmmmmm . . .

July 13, 2009 01:11 PM
Janice said...

I love them all!!

July 13, 2009 01:11 PM
Robyn said...

I love your blog and strive to be as amazing as you. I would be in heaven in that cake pan aisle. I would love either the tiny cake pans or the graduated ones.

July 13, 2009 01:11 PM
Anonymous said...

I think I may have to find a way to get to this store! My choice would be a too up, either the baby pans or a set of gradutated sizes. Love your blog!


July 13, 2009 01:11 PM
Lisa said...

So cool! I think the ice cream cone pan would be nice.

July 13, 2009 01:12 PM
Shannon W. said...

I would LOVE to have a couple of removeable bottom pans. I think brownies and bar cookies look so pretty when they come out of these pans.

July 13, 2009 01:13 PM
Stacey Lynn said...

WOW!!! I would give anything to have a cake supply store nearby. Thanks for you generosity

4-PC 2'' Deep Round Pan Set 6''/8''/10''/12''

July 13, 2009 01:13 PM
Pauline said...

I need to take a road trip to this awsome store. I would LOVE to have the cake pan that looks like a cup cake. It looks awsome!

July 13, 2009 01:13 PM
Rycrafty said...

I would definitely pick one of those convertible letter-number pans. Second choice would be mini-cheesecakes if they have it – I've only seen it at William Sonoma, it's like a muffin tin, only they're mini springforms!

July 13, 2009 01:13 PM
Namorado said...

Oh! Those cupcake pans open so many possibilities!!! I Wish we had something like these back here in Brazil. Cupcakes are not very popular here, so no cupcake pans for the enthusiast baker. :)

July 13, 2009 01:13 PM
Michele L. said...

What an awesome give-away. I look at your blog as often as you update it (thanks to google reader)

O'm hoping for some birthday luck since it's tomorrow. I would love love love the ice cream cone cupcake pan that is so darn cute, and then the square pans as well and the tiny squares…. well u get the point I could go on and on and on.
But the ice cream cupcake look adorable!
thanks so much!

July 13, 2009 01:14 PM
~Jaime~ said...

Oh my gosh I would go crazy there and my husband would hate me I would spend so much! Those Wilton Ice Cream cupcake pans are about as cute as I've ever seen!! I need one!

July 13, 2009 01:14 PM
Kellie said...

I love that letter pan, what an amazing store, I am new to your site and I love it!!! Thanks!

July 13, 2009 01:14 PM
Bree said...

I love love love the tiny pans! They are SO cute!

July 13, 2009 01:15 PM
SandyPie said...

I love the tulip bundt pan you picked, I love these pans already and tulips are my favorite (and my MIL's) so I would pick that one. I many just have to order it since you were kind enough to give us the store link, too much good stuff all in one page! Thank you!

July 13, 2009 01:15 PM
Chgoest said...

Wow – so many possibilities! I like the graduated set with the blocks that move around or the square muffin pan. But the baby pans are cute too…!

July 13, 2009 01:16 PM
Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

Oh mercy! I can't believe how many different kinds of pans they have!!! I think I'd pay $50 to just walk through that place! =)

July 13, 2009 01:16 PM
Jaclyn said...

I would love a new square pan for baking brownies. I recently misplaced mine… tragic! How does one lose a pan? I have no idea, but I think it must have been from too much sharing!

July 13, 2009 01:16 PM
Christina said...

oh wow – enter me please!

I love the ice cream cone pan, or maybe the mini bundt cakes?

christina –

July 13, 2009 01:16 PM
Mrs. Q. said...

Oh, GOODNESS. I guess I only have bread pans and have (shudder) been using them as loaf pans, so I guess I need some of those! And my kids would love those adorable heart pans…

July 13, 2009 01:17 PM
Emily said...

I am a cupcake fanatic and love the ice cream cupcake pan….oh the endless possiblities that could be done with these!!!

July 13, 2009 01:17 PM
jillbert said...

What a great store! I have my eye on the pan of small squares (the picture below the donut pan. That would be so cool for mini cakes that I could decorate.

July 13, 2009 01:17 PM
amy humphrey said...

i want to win!!!! weeeeeeee! I love your site. I would pick 3 inch springform pans if they have them Thanks Amy

July 13, 2009 01:17 PM
Sarah N. said...

I would love an assortment of the teeny-tiny pans. Thanks for showing us this store!

July 13, 2009 01:17 PM
Lizz said...

I would definitely like a set of those circular graduated pans. They are lovely. :] <3

July 13, 2009 01:17 PM
DawnP said...

Wow, I would love those cupcake pans that look like ice cream cones! And I could really use a decent cookie sheet or two!

I so wish I had a store like that near me — the best I can find in my area is Michaels and Joannes, which doesn't have nearly the selection! (I guess it's lucky for my wallet that there's no Cake Art store nearby, though!)

July 13, 2009 01:17 PM
Zoë said...

I would love graduated heart shaped pans! so cute.

July 13, 2009 01:18 PM
DawnP said...

Oops, forgot to give a way to contact me if (when!) I win! :)


July 13, 2009 01:19 PM
Katie said...

Wow I am probably very lucky that I do not live near that store. I would never ever leave! I really loved the Cake pans. Do they have a lot of square ones? That's what I have been looking for!

July 13, 2009 01:20 PM
The Q family said...

I soo wish we had a store like that in MN! That ice cream cone cupcake pan is too cute. I also would love a new loaf pan. And a set of graduated pans any shape.And well you get the idea!

July 13, 2009 01:20 PM
seagulled said...

I would like the graduated cake pans. Thank you for another giveaway!

July 13, 2009 01:20 PM
Tiffany said...

I would love to get a set of graduated circle pans. I have made a square tier cake, but would love to have the supplies to make a round one!

I wish that we had a store like that around here. I would be in BIG TROUBLE!!!

July 13, 2009 01:20 PM
ABBY said...

i would love the small graduated circle pans. i could make something fun but not end up with sooo much cake that would never be eaten! :) oh, and ice cream cones!!

July 13, 2009 01:20 PM
Diane said...

I like the mini sized pans as well. I would also really like a tartlet pan. My mom loves fruit tarts.

July 13, 2009 01:21 PM
Naomi said...

I would love the square muffin pans or the mini cake pans.

July 13, 2009 01:21 PM
Martha said...

My fave dessert is angel food cake. But since I only have a lil angel food cake pan, I don't get to enjoy it as often as I'd like (every day). I'd like a big'un please! (Note to Bakerella if I win and to Hubby if I don't – Christmas present!)

July 13, 2009 01:22 PM
Kelly Dee said...

I love cake pans!!

July 13, 2009 01:22 PM
Mandy and Ken Abbott said...

I want to live by that store!! I would love the graduated cake pans!

July 13, 2009 01:22 PM
Allison Steele said...

I would really like the graduated pans. I've always wanted to try making a tiered cake!

July 13, 2009 01:22 PM
Diane said...

I would really use the baby pans. I've also always wanted a tartlet pan. My mom loves fruit tarts.

July 13, 2009 01:23 PM
lauren said...

I would love some nonstick bread pans!

July 13, 2009 01:23 PM
Beth said...

There are so many. I really need a jelly roll pan, an extra 9" round so I can make 3 layers and a big muffin tin, thank you very much!

July 13, 2009 01:23 PM
Bevin said...

Love that store and my mother would go crazy in it (she teaches Home Ec). I am a sucker for anything seasonal.

July 13, 2009 01:23 PM
Jena said...

I would love to visit the stores where you shop, how awesome!!! If I won, I would want the last pan you show (the one where the blocks move around). My son's 3rd birthday is coming up and when asked he says he wants an 'R' cake (his name starts with 'R'). I keep trying to figure out how to do it. I guess if worse comes to worse I could just do a regular round or rectangle cake and ice an 'R' on it, but I would really like to do it in the shape of an 'R.' Any suggestions if I don't win the pan?

July 13, 2009 01:24 PM
Tracy said...

Bakerella you are awesome! I would love the cupcake cone pan or the mini tier cake pan! Your photos and the website just make me want to bake! Thank you!! :)

July 13, 2009 01:24 PM
Sarah said...

Oh how fun!!! I can't decide… I'd love a nice cookie sheet, love the heart pans, the bread pans, muffin pans. Yeah, I want them all. :) Thanks for the chance!

Sarah8914 at gmail dot com

July 13, 2009 01:24 PM
MinaG said...

Wow, how about some of those baby-sized pans, too cute!

July 13, 2009 01:24 PM
Brooke said...

The ice cream cupcake pan it too cute! It's my favorite!

July 13, 2009 01:24 PM
Lora said...

OH I Like the tulip looking bundt pan and the numbers pan, or even anything MINI!!!!!!

July 13, 2009 01:24 PM
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