Monday, July 13, 2009

Pantastic!

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.

PANS

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 Random.org 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.

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Ardently said...

ah. that giant cupcake pan is to die for. it would be great to round out my baking pans.

oh pick me pick me!

ardentlyone.blogspot.com

July 13, 2009 01:48 PM
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erinladeeda said...

Fun, fun, fun. I've been building quite a collection lately and would love to add to it.

July 13, 2009 01:48 PM
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kandie_mcd said...

As much as I could use some really sturdy, reliable traditional pans, how could you come away from this and not ask for something extraordinarily fantastic? I'd like to try the ice cream cone cupcakes…so cute!

kandie_mcd@yahoo.com

July 13, 2009 01:48 PM
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Lulu said...

Although my heart tells me I want a selection of itty bitty cutey wooty pans, my brain says I'm entering for a set of square graduated pans because I'm going to attempt in September to make a King Kong out of icing and need a building o' cake for him to be terrorizing… :) I shall say a prayer to the random integer God to choose me…

July 13, 2009 01:49 PM
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Shelley said...

That store is AMAZING! I would love love love one of those cupcake bottom pans OR graduated cake pans…those are soooo useful and versitile!!!

July 13, 2009 01:49 PM
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Beth said...

Wow! Love all of them!! I think the ice cream cone cupcake pan would be my choice! So fun!!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

July 13, 2009 01:49 PM
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angela said...

Definitely the giant size muffin tins.

July 13, 2009 01:50 PM
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Terri said...

Okay…making us choose is so mean for a Monday morning! I think the Ice Cream Cone pan and the teeny, tiny pans are the cutest things I've ever seen!

July 13, 2009 01:50 PM
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Michelle said...

I love the square set of graduated sizes!! I am in love with that store. thanks for sharing!!

July 13, 2009 01:50 PM
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bentley@uark.edu said...

I could really use some good cookie sheets. I also love the ice cream cone cupcake pans.

July 13, 2009 01:51 PM
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zzquilt said...

I would love any of the graduated pans. My set of rounds disappeared years ago. Or a cheesecake pan or a set of minis. Way too many choices.
paule-marie

July 13, 2009 01:51 PM
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Kristen S said...

Jumbo muffin pans would ROCK!

July 13, 2009 01:51 PM
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Karen said...

I want the cupcake pan that makes your cupcakes look like ice cream cones! How cute is that?

burrows3416 at yahoo dot com

July 13, 2009 01:52 PM
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Trisha Brantingham said...

I love pans! I wish I could visit this store. It looks amazing! I would love the assortment of the itty bitty teeny weeny pans.

July 13, 2009 01:52 PM
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fourkidsmom said...

With so many to choose from this is a difficult decision BUT I think I would love to have the cupcake pan that looks like an ice cream cone. How cute is that!

tbrown@barlingar.com

July 13, 2009 01:52 PM
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Margaret said...

These are ADORABLE! I would absolutely love the angel food cake pan–both the regular-sized one and the mini ones! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

shen[dot]margaret[at]gmail[dot]com

July 13, 2009 01:52 PM
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Anonymous said...

I love love love those ice cream cone cupcake pans!! What a cute idea! Kate
kate27@stny.rr.com

July 13, 2009 01:52 PM
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Laura said...

That is an easy one for me, the one that makes the numbers and letters. Great idea and like you said so cute. I am loving your blog just wish we had all the cool stuff in Australia that you hve over there. Thanks Laura

July 13, 2009 01:52 PM
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"junior" said...

Talk about "pantastic!" I would love to have a spring form pan so I can make cheese cake! Or some of those big graduated pans or an assortment of the itsy bitsy ones. It's so hard to choose! How did you make it out with money in your wallet still?!

July 13, 2009 01:52 PM
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Annie said...

I love the graduated pans and the square muffin tin…

July 13, 2009 01:53 PM
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Dianne said...

The square muffin pan looks interesting. What fun I could have with that!!

July 13, 2009 01:53 PM
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Marly said...

I'd love a graduated set of square pans…or a tart pan! marly dot coldiron at gmail dot com

July 13, 2009 01:53 PM
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Robin said...

I would love a gorgeous bundt pan. I have a great recipe that just works better in a bundt pan.

July 13, 2009 01:53 PM
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amazz said...

Those itty bitty pans are stinkin' adorable!! I think those are a must have! :D

July 13, 2009 01:53 PM
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LadySaotome said...

Wow – those pans are amazing. I especially like the "itty-bitty, teeny-weeny, baby-size pans." Too cute!

July 13, 2009 01:54 PM
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Karen said...

I would Definitely pick out the pan with the small squares. It would be great for bite sized treats.

July 13, 2009 01:54 PM
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Macey Kay said...

That Strawberry Shortcake pan is too cute, thanks!

July 13, 2009 01:54 PM
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Sara and the Boys said...

Holy Cow! I am the most indecusuve person ever. They are all soooo cute and would be sooo much fun! I think I would have to pick the square pans or the smaller set of the graduated pans or the spiderman, or the donut pan. Sheesh! I want them all! Thanks for the chance to win one. Sara!
Cleverkipperr3@yahoo.com or http://www.dirkandsarasmith.blogspot.com
Thanks!

July 13, 2009 01:54 PM
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Anonymous said...

Wow….how do you choose from that selection? What a wonderful dilemma!
Thanks! Gayl

bgvenman@comcast.net

July 13, 2009 01:54 PM
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mamablingthing said...

I love this store and I haven't even shopped there! But… as of next week My family and I have been relocated to Georgia and this may just be a nice little trip when the kiddo's get in school. We're moving to the Newnan area so it won't be a bad trip at all. I am excited! I love those cupcake pans and those square pans are so unique. Thanks for such great pics of the store. I love your photography.

July 13, 2009 01:54 PM
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Amanda said...

I love the idea of the character pans, but I'm not that good at decorating characters yet. The square muffin pan, featured just below the doughnut pan, is really floating my boat right now. I'm imagining individual cakes and coffee cakes that I can bake and freeze so I can have cake whenever the mood hits.

July 13, 2009 01:55 PM
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CP said...

So hard to decide… I really like the one that looks like ice cream cones- the kids would love that. I would also love the large loaf pan (16×4) because I haven't been able to find one like that! I also like the graduated round ones for cute layer cakes.
Thanks for the opportunity! You've motivated us to try and plan a trip to the store- it's about two hours from here!
cac331 at yahoo dot com

July 13, 2009 01:55 PM
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rhiannon said...

Little bitty pans! The smaller, the better!

July 13, 2009 01:57 PM
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Becky said...

Wow what a cool store! I still don't have a spring form pan..is that what its called? The one you make cheesecakes in??? Anyway that would be cool to have one of those or more cookie sheets are always good!

July 13, 2009 01:57 PM
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Jennifer said...

I need a store like this- I love the small square shaped cupcake pan, or the moveable, create your own letter pan.

July 13, 2009 01:57 PM
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FragaFam said...

oh my goodness – those teeny pans look perfect for a special someone's birthday, or just a pick-me-up!! too cute

July 13, 2009 01:58 PM
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Alicia said...

I would love to have the graduated pan set! I really should look for a store like this in my area…

July 13, 2009 01:58 PM
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Carrie said...

I would love to have the ice cream cone shaped cupcake pan! How fun is that?? And I use loaf pans for my yeast breads, but a bread pan would be nice. Glad I don't live close to that store!!

July 13, 2009 01:58 PM
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You may call me Kitten said...

I want a tart pan! I see so many delicious fruit tarts out there and I have no tart pan to make them!! I can always use more cupcake tins too!

July 13, 2009 01:58 PM
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Tracie said...

Oh my goodness! This looks like a very dangerous store. One that requires the wallet to be left in the car or at home. Thanks for sharing! I would adore a individual ice cream-shaped cupcake pan. What fun would this be for birthdays or holiday??? I can just imagine the excitment.

July 13, 2009 01:59 PM
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Foutz Family said...

I would love a doughnut pan!

July 13, 2009 01:59 PM
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Wasted Wishes said...

Oh, wow! That is a LOT of pans! I love the ice cream cone shaped cupcake pan. That's just too much cuteness.

Rachael
wastedwishes@yahoo.com

July 13, 2009 02:00 PM
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Colleen61384 said...

I just love when you take us shopping with you! I think the graduated round pans would motivate me to make a layered cake! Too many choices, so little time to bake…

July 13, 2009 02:00 PM
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Brittney said...

I love the little square pan set. Those look like the perfect size for my little kids to eat.

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

I could really use a couple of loaf pans and those graduated cake pans :) I want to be able to make exciting things for my girls as they grow :)

July 13, 2009 02:01 PM
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sandilee sandi812@bellsouth.net said...

would love loaf size pans (I love to make breads) or a round 12" pan -someone made a cookie cake recently using store bought cookie dough and the 12" pan – I want to make one -

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

I would love anything you picked out, all of these pans are great!
crystalraven @ gmail.com

July 13, 2009 02:02 PM
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Allison Says said...

Oh, a tartlet pan would be much fun! I have a pie pan, but that cute little tarlet pan would surely make for much better looking tarts.

July 13, 2009 02:02 PM
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sonia said...

What I've been looking for on sale forever is a madeline pan (college student budget haha)- I'm not tooooo far from this store so I'll have to make a trip over myself! I loooove the baby pans..but of course could also always use an 8'' round…something practical since now that I'm at school I don't have free reign of my mom's kitchen : )

July 13, 2009 02:02 PM
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courtney said...

i love the cake pan with moveable blocks.

July 13, 2009 02:02 PM
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Lyndsay said...

Oh my gosh! 50 dollars worth of pans to choose from! Yikes… I would really have to think about that! But what a perfect post because I am slowly realizing how much I love to decorate cakes! And you cant decorate a cake unless you bake one :-) And you need pans for that! So I think I would want some square cake pans… I only have an 8" one… I got a variety of circles already! But you know if by chance I do win… I could really change my mind by then :-) HAHA!!! (bakinggalsinfo@gmail.com) Thanks for the chance to win! You have the best giveaways! Actually who am I kidding you have really cute ideas too :-)

July 13, 2009 02:02 PM
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May said...

I simply love those teensy tiny ones! I have a weakness for anything tiny and cute, you see. But the bundt pan with those flower patterns are also adorable! That would be totally cute, especially with your chocolate matcha bundt cake!

July 13, 2009 02:02 PM
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Alexandra said...

I don't really need cake pan but i would love a nonstick cookie sheet.

heather@heathertelford.com

July 13, 2009 02:02 PM
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Olivia said...

Oh the pans!!! I would love to try out a set of graduated pans. Probably the hexagons.

July 13, 2009 02:03 PM
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Sarah Renee said...

Hi, Bakerella! This was an amazing post and a really generous offer. I would love a tart pan. I'm really new to baking, so I don't have many pans at all for anything but bread. However, I love pies and tarts and I would love to be able to make them.

Sarah sisarita (@) gmail (.) com

Follow my mistakes!

July 13, 2009 02:03 PM
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Terrie said...

So hard to choose, but if I have to it would have to be graduated square pans or the square muffin pans. It is all so fun!

July 13, 2009 02:03 PM
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sweet_little_angel said...

Wow, Love your blog, those ice-cream cone pans are uber cute, and those teeny tiny ones as well! It's awesome you're doing this give-away, so generous! Thanks. =)

July 13, 2009 02:03 PM
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mom2ross said...

Everytime you post pictures of this store, I get so jealous! I'd definitely get some new cake pans, round and square. Thanks for another great giveaway.

July 13, 2009 02:03 PM
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Misti said...

Graduated Rounds, would love to make a really tall cake!

July 13, 2009 02:04 PM
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Jenni said...

I would LOVE the individual ice cream cone pan. I've been wanting one for a long time but never can find them when I have the money. :)

July 13, 2009 02:04 PM
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The Tieman Family said...

You're so generous I love it!!I love them all, especially all of the little ones, I would love any and all of those… or maybe that square muffin pan

July 13, 2009 02:04 PM
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DevilsHeaven said...

The tiny pans!!! Or the "animal" pans for all the birthday parties for the kids I don't have yet!

July 13, 2009 02:04 PM
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Hey Cupcake said...

I would have to choose the graduated square pans…something every gal needs!!!

July 13, 2009 02:04 PM
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Susie said...

Oh I would love a giant muffin pan or a tart pan. Either would be great!

July 13, 2009 02:04 PM
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leslie said...

omg! You can never have too many cookie sheets! or Mini pans. I think it would be so cute to do a mini wedding cake!

July 13, 2009 02:04 PM
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Melissa said...

OMG… I think that if I had a store like that by me my hubby would divorce me for the obscene amount of damage I would do to our bank account. I have been wanting a set of hexagon pans for such a long time now, and then the itty bitty teeny weeny baby sized pans… I haven't seen those anywhere! :)

Happy baking,
Melissa

http://sweetmelissastreats.blogspot.com/

July 13, 2009 02:04 PM
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stacie said...

I've recently delved into the world of baking wedding (and other event) cakes for friends, and I borrowed a heart shapped pan to do one of them and I loved how it turned out, and would love one or my own,or a set of them so I could to concentric layers. very cool store.

klutzetort AT hotmail DOT com

July 13, 2009 02:04 PM
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Marie Elena said...

Those ice cream cone cupcake pans are adorable! I could have much fun with them :) If only I lived closer … thanks for the giveaway, this is my favorite one yet!!

July 13, 2009 02:04 PM
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Amy said...

I NEED these pans. I really need a 9 inch springform for cheesecake and the Paula Deen Truffle cake. Please?
:)

July 13, 2009 02:05 PM
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FishMama said...

LOVE the educated cake pan. Very cool!

July 13, 2009 02:05 PM
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Amber's Kitchen said...

I would love a bunt cake pan and some square ones! I so wish we had a store like that in utah

July 13, 2009 02:05 PM
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diane said...

I love bundt pans!

Good thing I forgot about this place while I was traveling to Atlanta last week – I would probably still be there had I made a side trip to the store!

July 13, 2009 02:05 PM
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Mim said...

Oh my, let me see here. My shopping list would include: A traditional bundt pan, the doughnut pan, a few cookie sheets, a 9×13, a 9×9, a jelly roll pan and some bread pans. Well,shoot I'm sure I've spent my $50 and then some. ;0)

July 13, 2009 02:05 PM
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BlackBirdie said...

I would love a set of plain square cake pans for layer cakes! I only have round ones and I think squares look cooler.

July 13, 2009 02:06 PM
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Chicago Mom said...

I really need 3 new cookie sheets, but those itty-bitty pans are just TOO cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

July 13, 2009 02:06 PM
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Mel said...

The letter pans are awesome! I've never seen anything like that before but can already imagine some fun ways to use them.

July 13, 2009 02:06 PM
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being molded said...

I need square cake pans!

July 13, 2009 02:06 PM
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the nayz said...

I have always wanted an angel food cake pan. But I am loving the ice cream cone shaped cupcake pan and the one to move all the blocks to make numbers (I love numbers!)

July 13, 2009 02:06 PM
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Katie V. said...

Neat! I'd love to try those square pans (just under the donut-shaped pans). Those would be perfect for showers and favours!

July 13, 2009 02:07 PM
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TaraB CowTown Canada said...

I would love the character pans. My children think these are the best birthday cakes. Also brings back great memories of my childhood. My Mom was a master at the character pans. Blessings, Tara
bergeron dot family at shaw dot ca

July 13, 2009 02:07 PM
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Kristin said...

I would love some mini cupcake pans!

kam617@gmail.com

July 13, 2009 02:07 PM
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Brian (Gus) and Kathy (Kat) said...

How exciting! I would love a set of graduated hexagon pans! How cool would that be? On the off chance that I do win, please contact me via my "In Pictures" blog.
Thanks!

July 13, 2009 02:07 PM
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Elle Bee said...

The ice cream cone pan would be so much fun! Kids birthday parties, summer picnics, movie night! The possibilities are endless! Thanks for doing a giveaway.

July 13, 2009 02:07 PM
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KJB said...

I love the mini pans (so cute!) and the Bundt pans. Oh the things I would make!

July 13, 2009 02:08 PM
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Julie said...

I would love some of the tiny baby size pans!!!

July 13, 2009 02:08 PM
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Me said...

Those tiny pans ARE awfully cute! I'd love to be able to make small, individual desserts for my dinner guests.

July 13, 2009 02:08 PM
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Anne B. said...

Such a tough decision! Probably the ice cream cup cake pan.

July 13, 2009 02:08 PM
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shea said...

I would lurve some graduated deep rounds. Yes, please!

July 13, 2009 02:08 PM
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Nicole said...

I would love any of those mini pans that they have! The mini loaf pans are just too sweet!

July 13, 2009 02:08 PM
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Rejoicing in the Lord said...

I have to choose??!!
I love all of them, but most practical for me would be a couple of cookie sheets. Maybe also a heart cookie pan. Thanks!
kscimeca@earthlink.net

July 13, 2009 02:08 PM
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Erin L said...

I really need one of these stores, though if I had one I'd probably in broke. :) Thanks for the give away and your wonderful blog. I enjoy reading it.

emh_3@hotmail.com

July 13, 2009 02:08 PM
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Jessie said...

I'd love to have just some plain old, regular-size cupcake/muffin pans. The ones I have right now only hold six cupcakes each, and one of them has some type of paint layer that's flaking off– plus, they're actually slightly different sizes. Yikes!

July 13, 2009 02:09 PM
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wildmagic said...

What a cool store! I could spend hours in there.
Hmm, what a hard choice. I think I would like the graduated pans, though. I love making a decorating round cakes!

http://wildmagic.wordpress.com/

Karie

July 13, 2009 02:09 PM
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Carmen said...

They're all soo cute! I've been wanting a square muffin pan. :)

July 13, 2009 02:09 PM
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Karyl said...

Panapalooza! Thanks for a great giveaway. I would love the square muffin pan and cookie sheets.

July 13, 2009 02:09 PM
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Traci said...

I would love to have the round graduated pans to make a "wedding" cake look-a-like and also if they had a "Cars" movie pan or Mater cake pan for my youngest son's birthday this year!! Thanks for the give-away.

July 13, 2009 02:10 PM
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bridget said...

I am in the VERY early stages of starting a business (bakery and deli) so I'd be happy with any of the pans! I guess I'd choose a couple of the 12 count cupcake pans and if there is money left over, then some of the individual Fat Daddio tart pans.

Oh, by the way…I LOVE your blog (no I'm not sucking up thinking that will win me points…or pans! I know it's random). I'm making my first attempt at cake pops today. Wish me luck!

July 13, 2009 02:10 PM
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Valerie said...

How fun is that aisle? I would definitely go for the bread pans. I am dying to begin baking my own bread!

July 13, 2009 02:10 PM
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Lauren said...

Oh my gosh – I want to live in that store!!!! I would totally buy some tartlet pans. I always see such cute tart recipes with the cute little scalloped edges… but alas, I have no pans! :-)

July 13, 2009 02:10 PM
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The McAfee Fam said...

I thin the ice cream-shaped cupcake pans are to die for!

July 13, 2009 02:10 PM
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