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.

Wendy said...

Like many others, I am overwhelmed by your fabulous photos from this store! It would take massive amounts of self-control for me not to overspend at a wonderland like this! Also, what keeps me from buying new pans is my incredibly tiny kitchen and lack of storage, so I think the mix of teeny-tiny pans would be my choice!

July 13, 2009 02:11 PM
Grace said...

Look at all those Fabulous Pans! Amazing on the amount of different varieties of pans.. Love them and love your blog you are so inspiring…Hugs Grace

July 13, 2009 02:11 PM
Mama J said...

Okay, seriously this store is to die for! I don't know how you resist. I would find an excuse to buy something and my husband would hate me…hopefully I won't have to spend any money this time!

July 13, 2009 02:11 PM
Erica said...

Love this giveaway! How does someone choose from all this great stuff? I love TINY things so a variety of the itty-bitty's would be amazing. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

July 13, 2009 02:12 PM
Wendy said...

Wow, that is a cool store! I love the little graduated ones, they are just cute!!And your blog is adorable, I just found it and I love it!!

July 13, 2009 02:12 PM
Lynne said...

I would love a bread pan and a tart pan w/ a removable bottom. What an awesome store!

July 13, 2009 02:12 PM
dre said...

Me! Me! Pick me!

I'm loving the graduated round pans or the large muffin pan. *drools*

all my pans are in storage right now since I'm in that limbo stage between movings. :(

Thanks for the tour of this awesome shop.

you can contact me at

July 13, 2009 02:12 PM
stephaniebeaumont said...

I would have a hard time choosing which pan(s) I like the best because they are all great and things I can't find in my local area. But I am only 3 hours from the store!! I will have to go! Thanks for the contest.

July 13, 2009 02:12 PM
Samye said...

I love the Tulip bundt pan and that star bundt pan….these are all so cute!!

July 13, 2009 02:12 PM
Michelle and Michael Vatcher said...

I want the ice cream cone cupcake pan! So totally cute!

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

Wow! How to pick? I've been wanting to try cheesecake balls (and to actually make a cheesecake) so I would probably go for the cheesecake pans.

July 13, 2009 02:13 PM
ojgirl3 said...

Oooh, the graduated pans are nice – so are the tart pans, and the giant cupcake pan is cute, and those teeny tiny pans are great – and the…….ok, ok, they are all great.

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

Oops, just realized I didn't leave my email address…it is:

racergirl2448 [AT] yahoo

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

Graduated hexagons? I'm drooling just thinking about them!

erica dot rubin at gmail dot com

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

Ooooh, I've been wanting a jumbo muffin tin for a long time but have absolutely no need for it so it'll have to be a gift sometime! I love pans and would go broke if I lived near that store or the party one!

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

The pan aisle is a slice of nirvana! Would love to spend the day with my teenage daughter and her friends using the square muffin pans and ice cream cone pans.

July 13, 2009 02:14 PM
The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Wow!!! What an awesome place to shop!!!!! I would love to try the graduated pans! Awesome!
Thanks for the chance!


July 13, 2009 02:14 PM
Leesa said...

wow! looking at that makes me want to learn cake decorating or somethng crazy!

I love the square muffin pans or the itty bitty pans.

July 13, 2009 02:15 PM
Jen Tucker said...

Holy moly what an awesome store! I'd love to get my hands on the ice cream cone cupcake pans!

July 13, 2009 02:15 PM
Lisa said...

Wow, that's a ton of pans! I would love a set of graduated cake pans – although my oven would be terrified of the large ones too! I've never had a cake pan, so I've never even attempted to bake a cake!

July 13, 2009 02:15 PM
Rita said...

Those baby-size pans are adorable. Thanks for the store walk-through. I wish I lived close enough for a visit.

July 13, 2009 02:15 PM
amcati said...

Oh what a cool giveaway – i love pans….

I like the assorted sizes of round pans – Those always come in handy.



July 13, 2009 02:15 PM
April said...

Wow, that's awesome. I love the granulated cake pans. In all sizes! I love making layered cakes but didn't know where to get the pans. :)

July 13, 2009 02:15 PM
Stacey said...

I love those stores! So many items, so little time (and money!) :)

July 13, 2009 02:15 PM
Dawn (Dandy) said...

Well of course I need pans! I need cupcake pans… can you believe I don't have any?

July 13, 2009 02:15 PM
Ben and Melissa James said...

I love the individual cupcake that looks like ice cream pan!

July 13, 2009 02:16 PM
Jessi said...

What fabulousness! I would love a set of graduated pans. I've always wanted to make fun birthday cakes that are shaped like wedding cakes.

July 13, 2009 02:16 PM
Colleen said...

teeny tiny pans! *squee*

July 13, 2009 02:16 PM
Janice said...

oh my gosh – it's almost as bad as a gem store. I'd LOVE the square muffin pan one, and the tartlett pans, and those graduated cake pans…oh and that sliding square pan to make numbers, how cool is THAT!?

Did I have to pick just one? ;-)


July 13, 2009 02:16 PM
Isabel said...

How fun! I could really use some springform pans!!

July 13, 2009 02:16 PM
Kim said...

Every year my daughter's Irish Dance group has a fund raiser where we sell Irish Whisky Cakes. We NEVER have enough bundt pans to keep the oven up with the orders!

July 13, 2009 02:16 PM
Laura said...

I would love a mini muffin tin and/or any fun shaped muffin tin. A basic springform pan would also be really useful.

July 13, 2009 02:16 PM
Kiley said...

Although I know i should be practical and make an attempt to update my layer pans, I am very much smitten with the ice cream cone cupcake pans. Who needs practicality when those are so darn cute?

July 13, 2009 02:17 PM
Sandy said...

Love the pan where you can change the configuration and make numbers! I have four grandkids and one on the way and these would really be a hit at birthdays!

July 13, 2009 02:17 PM
amy said...

wow! there are so many cute ones. i loved the little blocks to make numbers and letters but if i could only pick one, it would probably be the ice cream cone shaped pan.

July 13, 2009 02:17 PM
Sarah said...

I would love to have some graduated square pans… or graduated round ones… anything to make a fun layer cake!

July 13, 2009 02:17 PM
sam said...

I would like some bundt pans, big and small. I continually keep borrowing my mother-in-laws. I think its time I get my own.

July 13, 2009 02:17 PM
Amanda said...

I think I could spend all day in that aisle too! I would love to have a set of graduated pans, or any kind of cupcake pans!

July 13, 2009 02:17 PM
Stacey said...

So nice of you B! If I win I would love a set of graduated pans – maybe floral shaped or square or hexgon. Not sure what shapes are available. Pick me!! Pick Me!!

July 13, 2009 02:18 PM
Crystal said...

What an awesome giveaway! I could spend days in that store! And I could seriously use some new cookie sheets.

July 13, 2009 02:18 PM
Mama Tuttle said...

Looks like fun!! I would totally like the ice cream cupcake pan!! My girls would LOVE it!!

July 13, 2009 02:18 PM
Emily said...

i would pick the graduated Hexagons!! how fun! i am so tempted to just take a day trip to that store, you have no idea! :)

July 13, 2009 02:18 PM
Lisa said...

We have a cake store in town but it is nothing like this! You are so lucky! I think I want the largest graduated set because I would really like one but don't think I'd ever buy it for myself, but on the flip side those mini pans are ridiculously cute! Thank you for an awesome give away!

July 13, 2009 02:19 PM
Life with boys... said...

ooh ooh, all about trying out that cupcakes shaped like an ice cream cone pan! Awesome contest!

July 13, 2009 02:19 PM
Megan said...

I need a bundt pan!

July 13, 2009 02:19 PM
Teresa said...

Wow! You have inspired me to go find the closest cake supply store! I really love the ice cream cupcake pan! Too cute! =)

July 13, 2009 02:19 PM
Jessica said...

Oh man I'd love a set of graduated square pans. I think I have 2 of every size imaginable of rounds but squares would be fun!

July 13, 2009 02:19 PM
OriginalJoannaR said...

I love the ice cream cone cupcake pan. My boys would love it.

July 13, 2009 02:20 PM
Parker Family said...

Wow, everyone always said that Heaven was glorious! This is store must be Heaven! I love this place! I could only imagine how much I would spend in this store, just in this isle alone! That is why this is an awesome give-away! I think my favorite would have to be the Assorted sized cake pans. Birthday season for me is coming up for 6 kids, these would be awesome for their birthday cakes. I like any of the shapes! Also my email is

July 13, 2009 02:21 PM
Anonymous said...

I'm sure I'd get the most use out of a set of graduated cake pans. But I do have to say that the itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny ones are sooo cute!

July 13, 2009 02:21 PM
Erika said...

Oooooh! I've made a teddy bear cake for all 3 of my kids' first birthdays – w/out the special pan an it looked pretty similar. I've also done the cupcake/ice cream cones using ice cream cones – my mom always made them for us to share at school on our birthdays! I'm going to be really boring and ask for a round 9 x 3 and maybe a square one too. I could really use soem new cookie sheets. AAACCCKKKK! I can't decide!

July 13, 2009 02:21 PM
The Nor-esters said...

I've never seen such a store! WOW! Contact me at If I win, ha ha.

July 13, 2009 02:21 PM
Sarah said...

i love the little tiny pans. so cute! thanks!

July 13, 2009 02:21 PM
Shana said...

I would love the graduated hexagon pans!

July 13, 2009 02:21 PM
Kayleigh said...

I would love the square muffin pan or hexagon cake pans. You are amazing! Thanks!

July 13, 2009 02:22 PM
thekitchenette said...

I have no cake pans. None whatsoever! I know, it's a sin against nature. So I could use a graduated set of round cake pans, in as many sizes as I can get!

July 13, 2009 02:22 PM
andreaquist said...

Aw man….there were 737 entries before me! Those teeny tiny are way too cute! Any cake pan would do it for me! I can't tell you how happy I was this Monday morning to see new blog posts from you! Thanks for making my week start off sweet!

July 13, 2009 02:23 PM
Eliana said...

WOW – I would be dangerous in a store like this. I wish I could have all of the pans you highlighted but if I had to pick one (or two) I would say I need to upgrade my loaf pan and mini bundt pans.

July 13, 2009 02:24 PM
Cassie Mary said...

I think my choice would be the ice cream cone shaped cupcake pan! SO cute. I work at an ice cream shop, and this would be a great little thank you gift for the employees, a nice cupcake. :)

July 13, 2009 02:24 PM
AVinNYC said...

Oh how FUN! Thanks for this nice giveaway… if it were me, I'd want some of those tiny little cake pans… SO CUTE! But that removable square pan towards the end sure looks like fun to play with!

July 13, 2009 02:24 PM
April said...

I wish I lived by a baking supply store like that…oh how much fun I'd have and how much richer they would get! I would pick out mini-pans.

July 13, 2009 02:24 PM
aggiemomof2 said...

Okay, you got a pen??? My list is huge. I ALWAYS have to borrow from my mom (thanks MOM!) when I'm baking. I need a bundt pan, a springform pan, a new muffin tin and a cookie sheet. Some other things too, but that should get you started–thanks Bakerella! I'll be sitting here patiently waiting for my name to be picked!
sylviarj at yahoo dot com

July 13, 2009 02:24 PM
Hulst mommy said...

If I had a doughnut pan and made homemade ones for my husband weekly, he would think I was the greatest thing since sliced bread. I would hope he already thinks that though! ;)

July 13, 2009 02:24 PM
Janet said...

How do you choose? Wish we had this store where I live. I would have to start my collection with the cute little minis.

July 13, 2009 02:24 PM
Samie said...

.. so why don't I live in that store? I think I may continue dying of happiness while I drool over pictures and website of this store!

my first pick would be, ah probably the ice cream pan. either that or an assortment of tiny pans. Definitely right up my baking aisle. :)

July 13, 2009 02:24 PM
Stephanie E. said...

I want new cookie sheets. Even though those graduated ones are really tempting!

July 13, 2009 02:25 PM
Emma C said...

Oh, mercy! I could use a bundt pan – a regular sized one, though several minis would be adorable. Thanks for the chance!

July 13, 2009 02:25 PM
Julia said...

I love the donut pan and the tulip bundt pan. So cool!

July 13, 2009 02:25 PM
karen said...

wow! wow!

Bundt-style pans in various designs.

that's for me!

July 13, 2009 02:25 PM
TinaJewel said...

I loved all the pans!!!
What I am needing is an 11X15 rectangle cake pan!

July 13, 2009 02:26 PM
sophia said...

I am 72 years old and still baking-although since my family is all grown up and no one lives with us I usually give everything away and love it. I would really like the tiny ones.

July 13, 2009 02:26 PM
Crissy said...

So many choices..I would love to have the little mini pans. Circles, hearts, squares any shape. I just love mini things! I've always wanted to make a mini tiered layer cake.

July 13, 2009 02:26 PM
Julie said...

oh my goodness, this is too fun! How can you ever decide? I love all things mini…the square muffin pan or even the graduated circles. Or the icecream cupcakes. :)

July 13, 2009 02:27 PM
Tracy said...

Tart pans call to me. I don't know that I've ever even made a tart but every time I see one I want it! Love the fluted sides and I almost drool over removable bottoms. *sigh*

July 13, 2009 02:27 PM
Tiffany said...

WOOOHOOO!! I love cake pans and would love some graduated pans.

July 13, 2009 02:27 PM
Helen said...

I love the ice cream cone shaped cupcake pan!

July 13, 2009 02:28 PM
kimmitri said...

I was just telling my fiance last night that we need some regular circle cake pans. I love baking cakes, but we usually do a sheet style cake. I want to get with the layered circle cake program. I also would love the tiny ones to do little individual tiny layered circle cakes.

July 13, 2009 02:28 PM
Muddykins said...

LITTLE PANS *_* eeeeee.

although graduated heart pants would be awesome, a tower of cake-love! oh the possibilities. :B

also my word verication is "iwnre", which almost has 'winner' in it.

or weiner.

i prefer the first.

July 13, 2009 02:29 PM
Dolphin Girl said...

OH my gosh. . .it is so hard to decide! I think I would love the Scooby Doo cake pan (for my son), 3D Wonder Mold Cake Pan Kit and the individual ice cream-shaped cupcake pans. I really want to win!!

July 13, 2009 02:29 PM
C said...

Oh,oh, the graduated round set – no, the square muffin pan – but that "make a number or letter" is so cute. What a cool idea, thanks for offering the giveaway!

July 13, 2009 02:29 PM
Kim said...

Ohhh, the possibilities!! I am loving the square muffin pan, oh or square pans with true straight corners (those are sooo hard to find). I could wonder that store for at least a day or two!

July 13, 2009 02:29 PM
Tove said...

Oh my God! So many pans!! Our stores have maybe to or three different, so you can see why I need to win! I would really like a butterfly-pan, since I´ve got two little girls, and can make butterfly cakes for many years to come.

And I have to say – your blog is really great! I read it all the time, and you are a great inspiration!

Tove (Norway)

July 13, 2009 02:30 PM
Crystal said...

OOOhhh…maybe one of those beautiful bundt pans and a cheesecake pan would be great for me to have. :)

July 13, 2009 02:30 PM
Lindsey said...

The graduated hexagon cake pans look like a blast!! And how cute are the designed bundt pans!

July 13, 2009 02:30 PM
Valerie said...

Oh Bakerella, you are so good to us! I would love to pick a cute and different kind of pan, but what I really need right now is some bread loaf pans. Boring, but my bread would finally look like bread. :)

July 13, 2009 02:30 PM
786 said...

I love the wee bundt pans. Do you have to do anything different when you use smaller pans? Like, can I use my standard pound cake recipe and make it in wee pans without changing anything?

July 13, 2009 02:30 PM
em said...

most definitely want the little blocks pan that makes numbers and letters!

July 13, 2009 02:31 PM
Sassy said...

I wish I had a store like that near me. Then again, I'd go broke…I think I'd love some fun mini pans. Small makes everything that much more adorable.

July 13, 2009 02:31 PM
Little Miss Fatty Pants said...

I'm in Atlanta and I really need to get to this store!!

I would love a set of the graduated pans!!

July 13, 2009 02:31 PM
Meaghan said...

Great selection of pans! I would love a graduated set of pans. Heart shape or round!!


July 13, 2009 02:31 PM
Rebecca Martinez said...

Such a hard decision….probably a set of square graduated pans. Or the tartlet pans!!!

July 13, 2009 02:31 PM
Daisy said...

I would love to have another set of heart pans. I had a set that I made my daughter's birthday cake in every year (February birthday) but during one of our moves last year, they went missing. so sad.

July 13, 2009 02:32 PM
Vreeke said...

I wish there was a store that well stocked in California. Over the years, I have had to order most of my pans. I could really use more 6" square pans for my sample cakes.

July 13, 2009 02:32 PM
Dena said...

I would love to find a mini loaf pan that makes 8 little loaves- perfect for banana bread (instead of 2 full-size loaves). I used to have one that was perfect, but the non-stick coating started to flake off and I had to throw it away. I found a similar one, but it makes 9 smaller loaves and no matter how full I fill them, there's always too much and I have to use a muffin pan, too. Can anyone help me???

July 13, 2009 02:32 PM
Blissfully Enamored said...

graduated pans for sure!!!! how fun!!!!

July 13, 2009 02:32 PM
Sara said...

When it comes to cooking, I love anything little. So, an assortment of tiny pans would be fantastic. I am already thinking of things to do with them!!

July 13, 2009 02:32 PM
Brindi said...

The graduated round pans. I need more rounds to stack!

July 13, 2009 02:32 PM
Amy said...

It is all about the doughnut pan because everyone needs a doughnut pan.

July 13, 2009 02:32 PM
Nicole said...

It's so funny I read this today as I'm going out to buy a round cake pan tonight after work!

If I had a shopping spree for pans I would definitely go for the graduated pans – round – then maybe getting adventurous with other shapes (square?). I love baking!

July 13, 2009 02:33 PM
The Shulls said...

Oh I love that store!!! I would love to have the mini and jumbo-size muffin pans

July 13, 2009 02:33 PM
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