Sunday, April 25, 2010



Earlier this year I posted a cute candy button display that my friend Julie made following a tutorial on a website called Bake it Pretty. And even though I had heard of and seen their site, I had not really looked around it all that much… until recently.

**Warning… enter their site at your own risk or else you might just leave it with a whole bunch of stuff you didn’t know you had to have…


… like these superty-duperty cute baking cups.

They sell lots of fun designs you probably won’t find in your local craft or grocery store…


… unless you can read this.


or know where to find these.


If you visit them, you might be tempted by shiny things.


Or these. I was forced to buy them in several colors…


… and sizes.

The website made me do it. I promise. I mean if I just bought one color, which one?

Red? Of course, but what about black? How often do you come across black gingham print baking cups? Or orange? Or blue?

You know… I didn’t even need any more baking cups. Like for the next couple of years … I’m good.


But, then there’s these. I mean how cute can you get?

It’s funny – right before I found them I was wanting to make some popcorn bucket cupcakes, but figured I would have to make my own wrappers because I knew I would never find any with stripes. So instead I made these flat brownie popcorn bags. Then, right after making them, voila – perfect little cups.

And now, I can’t bring myself to even bake in them. They’re so cute I don’t want to be without them. I just want to look at them. Is that weird?

Don’t answer that.


And the cute little poem doesn’t hurt either.


More baking cups. These, like the striped ones stand up on their own. You can place them right on a baking sheet and go.

However, I haven’t used these yet either. I have a problem.


I worked my way through all the sections of the site and couldn’t leave without having these tapes and twine in my life.


And look at these cute little twist ties in pink, purple and tiny hearts.


But they don’t hold a candle to these…


Dying over here. Plus, they’re kinda perfect for packaging cake pops.


You can even make your drinks look cute. Love these straws.

If you want to see them in action, check out how good they look with Tartelette’s ice cream sandwiches. Not that her pictures aren’t already perfection.


And look, a button mold.

I had to have one of these, too. You know – just in case I ever want to make my own candy button display like this one.


P.S. – I may or may not have also purchased these not exactly kid friendly candies. But, if I did – the website made me do that, too.

Want to pick out your own stuff?

Want me to foot the bill?

Okay, you talked me into it.

Enter to win a $50 gift voucher to

  • Leave your comment on this post.
  • Just tell me what stuff you can’t stop yourself from buying. Anything. I’m curious.
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, April 27 at 5 pm ET. TIME’S UP. Winner announced below.
  • Three (3) winners will be chosen at random and announced sometime Tuesday evening.

Good luck.

And the winners are…


YAY guys! Have fun shopping. And thanks everyone for sharing your shopping compulsions. I’m in good company.

BelleBakes said...

I love EVERYTHING cake/cupcake related… like seriously anything… from books for ideas to toppers, to wrappers, to decorations… you name it I WANT IT lol!

April 26, 2010 12:35 AM
jennifer said...

Oh. My. God. I have lust in my heart for all of the aforementioned. I’ve been on a cupcake liner binge… these will destroy me from cuteness!!!!!

April 26, 2010 12:35 AM
Kristin R. in KC said...

Shoes, shoes, and more shoes! ]

April 26, 2010 12:36 AM
kat said...

I cannot stop buying different cake/cookie ingredients.

And also, clothes. (=

April 26, 2010 12:36 AM
Angela said...

I can’t stop buying cookbooks. It’s ridiculous!

April 26, 2010 12:37 AM
Kelly said...

“Weird” vegan food items. Also, spices. :)

April 26, 2010 12:37 AM
Ashleigh said...

I can’t stop buying scrapbook supplies! Someone stop me!!!

April 26, 2010 12:37 AM
natasha said...


April 26, 2010 12:37 AM
Shoshana said...

Cake decorating tools and cookbooks!

April 26, 2010 12:38 AM
Gretta said...

I can’t stop buying kitchen tools & cookbooks ~ my philosophy is a girl can never have enough of either of them.

April 26, 2010 12:38 AM
Brittney Probst said...

I can’t stop myself from buying – kitchen gadgets. I’m a sucker. It’s a little ridiculous. My coworkers used to make fun of me because I have so many random gadgets that I never use. But I just can’t help myself. ESPECIALLY when they’re cute!

April 26, 2010 12:38 AM
eula said...

Those are so adorable my teeth hurt! I can’t resist buying ice cream! Vanilla’s my favorite.

April 26, 2010 12:38 AM
tia said...

I have a thing for yarn! I recently learned how to crochet and now all I buy is yarn ;0)

April 26, 2010 12:39 AM
Brittney said...

Anything from T@rget. I walk in for a bottle of $2 mousse and walk out with $100 worth of stuff. It’s unbelievable.

April 26, 2010 12:39 AM
Jamie said...

I love Bake It Pretty! I just bought cupcake liners from them a couple of weeks ago. Super fast shipping, too! I am constantly buying stuff for my kitchen. Whether it be for baking, cooking, storing or decor. There is always something I *need* for the kitchen. :)

April 26, 2010 12:39 AM
Brooke said...

I can’t stop from buying packaging for cupcakes, cakes, cookies and brownies. Whether it’s cute liners, to pretty treat sacks- I can rarely resist.

April 26, 2010 12:40 AM
Sharon said...

I can’t stop buying lemon drops… they’re a sweet and sour little treat! I love them! I’m going to have to get more this week because I’m almost out! lol

April 26, 2010 12:40 AM
Erin said...

Books – of all kinds! Love ’em.

April 26, 2010 12:40 AM
Gracie said...

Too Cute!
I can’t stop myself from buying fun kinds of sprinkles and little sugar doodads to make all the wonderful creations on your site!

April 26, 2010 12:40 AM
Jessica said...

I love these cupcake liners!!!!

I personally can’t stop buying aprons, I must have at least 12 already…

: )

April 26, 2010 12:40 AM
Nicole said...

oh my goodness!!!

cookies cutter! Im runnign out of places to put them!!!!!

April 26, 2010 12:40 AM
Leah S said...

I have a compulsion when it comes to buying anything my kids want- barbies, dresses, candy- it is hard to say no to them.

April 26, 2010 12:40 AM
michelledammit said...

oh my goodness…the mini popcorn buckets,genius! and you can never have enough black gingham…

April 26, 2010 12:40 AM
Britiney said...

Tootsie rolls. I’m seriously addicted.

April 26, 2010 12:40 AM
Rachel D. said...

SO cute! I would love to have any of that to bake with! I don’t think you can ever have too many baking supplies!

April 26, 2010 12:40 AM
gina said...

I can’t stop myself from buying Juicy Couture Daydreamer bags! Sure need to stop soon before it effects my wallet! ;)

April 26, 2010 12:41 AM
janelle said...

spatulas. I have ones with cupcakes on them, hearts, every color in the rainbow. I love a good spatula!

April 26, 2010 12:41 AM
Shannon said...

You had me at orange baking cups…Straws – confession – I had a collection growing up. Oh, please random comment thingy – choose me – my husband will be much happier. :)

April 26, 2010 12:41 AM
Betsy said...

Hi Bakerella,
I can’t stop buying cupcake accessories and cupcake adorned anything! I can’t stop buying pomegranate juice either…nor stop drinking it.
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this! :)

April 26, 2010 12:41 AM
Marly said...

Shoes…I’m a monster

April 26, 2010 12:41 AM
Anonymous said...

I’m obsessed withbuying platters, and paper. Odd I know

April 26, 2010 12:41 AM
Jeni said...

Now that stuff is awesome! I’d be sold on the straws and the twine!

April 26, 2010 12:41 AM
Regina said...

I don’t want to think about how much money I spend on fast food. I’m a new Mom and it’s just too easy to pass up. I would probably cry if I knew how much I spent a month on fast food. LOL

April 26, 2010 12:41 AM
emily Winkle said...

I can’t stop buying diapers. Seriously, my baby goes through way too many! But if didn’t HAVE to buy diapers, I would have a hard time not buying kitchen gadgets. I love new things in my kitchen. It gets me all excited and I can’t wait to try it out!

April 26, 2010 12:42 AM
Jennifer said...

I’m completely addicted to iced coffee and can’t help buying SOMETHING from Target every time I go. The Target stores w/ Starbucks inside are especially dangerous for me. : )

April 26, 2010 12:42 AM
Karen said...

I can’t help but buy cute measuring cups/spoons. It’s like an addiction!! If I see a cute set somewhere, I have to have them! You can never have too many measuring spoons or cups, can you?

April 26, 2010 12:42 AM
iBEAM said...

paper. i love well-made, well-designed stationary.

April 26, 2010 12:42 AM
kari n. said...

How ridiculously cute! I have to check it out now! I’m positive I could spend $50. on that website in no time! I live for having parties… it’s my excuse to bake a million goodies! :) My Mom and Dad’s Birthday’s are coming up and I’m sure I’ll find some amazing stuff!

April 26, 2010 12:42 AM
Morgan said...

Those things are ADORABLE!! Thigns that I can’t help myself and purchase are kitchen utensils. It’s pathetic really, but I love spoons, spatulas, tongs, forks, etc, etc, etc!!!!

April 26, 2010 12:42 AM
Bernadette said...

cake decorating supplies and scrap booking supplies… i’ve re-bought things that I already own, because I forgot I already have it and it looks SOOO cute. again. :)

April 26, 2010 12:42 AM
Sonia said...

I love cupcakes!! Those patty pans are super cute!

April 26, 2010 12:42 AM
Inga said...

I can’t stop buying Nutella… I swear I buy a new jar every 2 weeks… I also have a tendency to purchase “foodie” magazines just because I like one recipe. Good news on that part, I donate old issues to senior centers so they get a 2nd chance with someone else!

April 26, 2010 12:43 AM
Christye said...

I love to buy fabric!!! I am novice quilter and I have become obsessed. LOL But what a stress reliever it is to sit at the sewing machine and create something that is warm and cuddly. :)

April 26, 2010 12:43 AM
Emma said...

i adore bake it pretty!! i can’t get enough of all their different cupcake cups…i want them all!!!

April 26, 2010 12:43 AM
Nora Griffin said...

Rubber stamps…they’re a favorite part of a crafty addiction I’ve had for a long time now. :)

April 26, 2010 12:43 AM
valerie peterson said...

i can’t stop myself from buying anything that is miniature, in a kit or a cute office supply. a set of miniature sharpies? i’m done for.

April 26, 2010 12:43 AM
brittany blanchard said...

i always find myself buying wines from trader joes. every week, several bottles. :)

April 26, 2010 12:43 AM
Kay O. said...

Office supplies… weird (and unrelated to baking), but true.

April 26, 2010 12:43 AM
Kristi said...

I can’t stop buying anything little and cute. I bought the cutest Tag brand little square plates with matching bowls and egg cups. I always come home with the cutest little dishes and ask my family, “Now how do you expect me to not buy that?!”
I am OOC (Out of control) when it comes to cute and little!

April 26, 2010 12:43 AM
Mandy said...

Anything to help me become a better baker whether it be cookbooks or decorating tools I just can’t seem to stop myself. Luckily I have a wonderful mom who helps by sending me care packages at college with fabulous baking supplies included:)

April 26, 2010 12:43 AM
Anonymous said...

where do i even begin! there are just too many cute things to look at and desire after! something for my wedding cake designer 10 yr old!

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
Trish Backlund said...

I cna’t resist buying ANYTHING in the $1 section of Target. That’s my favorite place to go. I mean, why NOT get it-it’s only $1 and it’s from TARGET!? :)

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
Erin Wilson said...

I must have those tartan plaid baking cups. OMG!!!

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
Marysol De Anda said...

I can never stop myself from buying Paulette’s Macaroons, Mexican Candy(Mango and Watermelon Chili covered lollipops) and Purses!

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
Catherine Lloyd said...

I need 250 of those lovely straws for my wedding in July, and probably some little cupcake decorating beads as well :)

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
Dee Jordan said...

OK here is the big secret….ANYTHING that is paper related for scrapbooking, card making, making, I JUST (heart) paper. And I have more than enought to start my own shop. I (heart) you too Bakerella, and I miss your more bakery postings.

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
Jennifer said...

Office supplies and kitchen gadgets. And for some reason, pretty journals that I know I will never write in. :) These are all so cute, I see why you don’t want to bake with them – who could stand to give them away?

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
Kristin said...

LOVE me some bake it pretty! But for me the addiction is baby clothes… I mean really, can anything be cuter?!

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
kristi shott said...

i cannot stop buying things with cakes or cupcakes on them, stationary, ribbon, pictures, tshirts, you name it. i also have a little obsession with buying charms for my bracelet that are ‘baking oriented’. i just got the cutest little sifter to add to my ever growing collection.

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
Kimba said...

Oh, those cupcake wrappers are fantastic! And I’m in love with the straws. Gorgeous!

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
Raneem said...

I love pens. The nice, cute, colorful, smooth, classy, pens that you find at stationary stores. The expensive kind. And since I’m scared that I’ll lose them or run out of ink, I hardly use them. I have a whole collection!

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
hillary said...

(i’m the anonymous.. i just got so excited :)

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
Emily said...

Aw! Everything is so cute! I can’t help but buy those things you find that are such good deals, but will never use, like a package of bungee cords that was only 75 cents!

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
Erin said...

Anything for my kitchen. Whether it’s appliances, cookbooks, food to cook, wallpaper, chairs……the list goes on. My husband jokes that It would take a gang of wild horses to get me to clothes shop but the mention of kitchen stuff and I’m out the door before you blink!

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
Nina said...

Oh my!

I can’t stop myself from buying chocolate – milk chocolate with caramel filling. Especially when I go to the Ghirardelli store in San Francisco. I also can’t stop buying cupcake liners. I have a lot already, but since I saw Bake it Pretty I want more!

April 26, 2010 12:44 AM
emily claire said...

Books! I am a sucker for lovely books. Cookbook, art books, used books, new books. We went to NYC last summer and I had to buy a second suitcase… to take home my books. Ugh.

April 26, 2010 12:45 AM
Glory said...

Oh I have a serious problem with baking liners! And I have looked at those paper eskimo baking cups so many times, really wanting them in every color!
This would be a super fun prize to win!

April 26, 2010 12:45 AM
aileen said...

anything related to baking. i want it! cupcakes are my thing right now…i seem to be doing a lot of them so i LOVE the cute liners that are coming out!

April 26, 2010 12:45 AM
Sharon A. said...

ANYTHING peanut-butter flavored. And ANYTHING with LOTS OF FROSTING…..

April 26, 2010 12:45 AM
Melanie said...

Oh my goodness, so cute! I can’t stop myself from buying anything adorable, though it’s usually things like stationary , pins, key chains, things like that. I love little things to keep on my desk or hang off my bags. XD

April 26, 2010 12:45 AM
amy said...

I am addicted to the Slatkin Co Candles from Bath and Body Works. Never had a candle that could smell up my two story house before these (and wait for them on sale, they often sell them 2 for $20!)

April 26, 2010 12:45 AM
Vanessa said...

Pijamas and socks, colorful ones!!! :)

April 26, 2010 12:45 AM
Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

Ahhhh I LOVE Bake It Pretty! I would have SO much fun with this prize :D

I can’t stop myself from buying superfluous groceries! Everything else is on a budget, but I let myself go wild at the grocery store — not always a good thing!

April 26, 2010 12:45 AM
Mommymelb said...

Chocolate. I can never have enough!

April 26, 2010 12:45 AM
Lauren said...

The stuff at is so adorable! I think I’m in love with the polka dot baking cups in practically every color and OMG, the mini pink peacock baking cups are to die for! If I were to win I don’t know how I could even begin to decide what I would buy! haha

& I can’t help myself when I see a fashionable summer dress, a cuddly blanket, or anything with cupcakes or cutesy cartoon birds on it, I MUST BUY. haha.

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Amber said...

I am completely obsessed with buying new and different candies from around the world. We recently got a World Market store and I LOVE going in there and checking out their candy and chocolate selections.

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Paola S. said...

I am all over the chocolate molds….how cute would the gems be on top of a sweet cupcake?!

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Adrienne said...

Wow wow wow WOW! that stuff is amazing! :O)
I am totally addicted to pens… my other love besides baking :O) <3 your site!

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Anna said...

Knitting supplies and candy. Cute candy, any candy.
And you know, I just haven’t accomplished learning to knit yet! I’m still a beginner Hoping to evolve beyond scarves.
But I love colored knitting needles.

And the candy addiction… wow.. if its new, and i haven’t tried it, I need some.
If I had a kitchen to myself right now, it would be baking supplies. I have collection of cast iron corn bread pans. My pigs are my fave. :) I fear for my pocketbook as I go to click on your link.

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Naomi said...

I can’t stop buying Disney Princess stuff for my two year old. I also keep buying baking supplies of all kinds. I’m trying to lose baby weight, but I can’t stop baking! And you aren’t helping with all your super cute and delicious ideas :)

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Brandy said...

Oh that stuff is adorable. I have a problem with buying clothes … sun glasses. I have way too many pairs it’s just not funny.

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Melanie Hopes said...

My goodness what a lot of cutness!!!! I would have to get all the baking cups and the straws! I love them and like you I would have a really hard time using them. I know I have a hoarding problem with craft and cooking supplies but hey, what if I were to run out of cute things? perish the thought!!!!!

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Nida said...

Recipe books. And I never even end up using them since I have hundreds of recipes bookmarked online!!

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Anna Webb said...

Oh my, that stuff is precious!

I can’t stop buying kitchen gadgets. I mean, how many different choppers, mandolins, garlic presses, ect do I really need? Apparently a new one everytime I go shopping!

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Lauren said...

Casual dresses! I prefer them over shorts and t-shirts in the summer.

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Shayna said...

It’s a dead heat between the TeaCupCakes molds and the Silver Star Cupcake Wrappers! Too much cute!

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Christine Kennedy said...

omg, so much i can’t live without! the polka do cupcake liners, all of the sprinkes (i love sprinkles so much) and probably the cakewich mold!

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Betty said...

The flexible molds are so darling! Especially the nautical one. Too cute!

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Stacy Hughey said...

I can’t stop from buying my 5 month old baby girl cute baby clothes. The girl will never wear them all yet I still find myself buying her something all the time.

April 26, 2010 12:46 AM
Carrie Green said...

Definitely themed items for parties even when a party for that theme is not in my immediate plans!

April 26, 2010 12:47 AM
1LuvnMama said...

OMGosh! These are way too cute! Who ever comes up with this stuff! I can’t stop buying craft supplies! :) It never ends!

April 26, 2010 12:47 AM
HAbadie said...

Craft Supplies! Rotary cutters, curling ribbon, fancy paper. I hit the craft stores at least once a week!

April 26, 2010 12:47 AM
sara said...

AWESOME giveaway! I have a real shopping addiction with Etsy. :) It’s just SO fun to browse and pick out the perfect handmade item…I’m particularly partial to fancy handmade soaps and holiday cards.

April 26, 2010 12:47 AM
Rachael Pollington said...

My addiction is definitely cake decorating supplies… I can’t stop thinking about them. I was scouring the internet the other night looking for ideas, and when I went to bed, i couldn’t sleep. My husband was talking to me, but everything he talked about, I pictured it made of icing! Houses, animals, his tools…. everything!! He told me I had icing on the brain…. and the image that came directly to me, was……. you guessed it…. an icing brain! lol

April 26, 2010 12:47 AM
Brooke said...

Those popcorn cups are TOO adorable. And the twine…TO DIE FOR! Anything pretty! Anything! Anything!

April 26, 2010 12:47 AM
Karen said...

there’s lots of things i can’t stop from buying…
*anything at rock bottom prices
*craft stuff
*kitchen gadgets
*goodies for my puppy
*pretty bras

if there happens to be enough money laying around, it ends up in our house… yes, sadly, I AM a shopping addict!!

April 26, 2010 12:47 AM
Miranda said...

I cannot stop buying watermelon. So addicted to that fruit. It wouldn’t be so bad if I wasn’t the only one eating it. Oh this is my worst pregnancy craving

April 26, 2010 12:47 AM
Ashley said...

AH! I love that website! I cannot stop myself from buying the cute little different cupcake liners and when I’m not browsing that site, I cannot stop myself from buying sprinkles. Lots and lots of different sprinkles! Bakerella, you rock!

April 26, 2010 12:47 AM
gabrielle said...

I’m so excited that I didn’t miss this contest! I always catch your posts after the contests have winners; I love seeing the responses, though. How fun!

As far as uncontrolled buying goes… I adore makeup. Clothes. Shoes. Fun crafty items. Small things that don’t cost much. Scrapbooking and rubber stamping tools. Interesting sauces and condiments, and fresh fruits, and spices.

I have a cupcake recipe I’m dying to try. It needs adorable papers.

April 26, 2010 12:47 AM
Michelle said...

This is all sooooo cute! I can’t stop myself from buying big chunky rings and earrings. Love them!

April 26, 2010 12:48 AM
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