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.

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

Jill S. said...

Shoes. And yarn. And scrapbook paper. Dang, I have a lot of vices!

April 26, 2010 12:48 AM
Isabel said...

Bins! Containers of all kinds! Cookware! Pens! Cute tops! Artwork! OMG help I’m a compulsive shopper!!!! :)

April 26, 2010 12:48 AM
Anne said...

Books! I just can’t stop buying books online.

April 26, 2010 12:48 AM
sue m. said...

How cute!! I can’t stop buying sprinkles. I am sure you understand that one. ;) We do a ton of cake pops so how can I resist!

April 26, 2010 12:48 AM
Jane in KC said...

I can’t go into Hobby Lobby without buying things I really don’t need!! Help!

April 26, 2010 12:48 AM
Hannah said...

I have a huge problem avoiding the dollar section at target. I am always buying something for myself or my boys that I probably don’t need. Also I am a huge sucker for cookbooks, especially if they have really pretty pictures in them. Also books I love to read and my stack of book I have to read is always growing much to my husbands dismay LOL.

April 26, 2010 12:48 AM
Amy T said...

well i would probably spend my $50 on cute candy molds & cup cake cups!! a girl can never have to many of those! :*)

April 26, 2010 12:48 AM
Cathy said...

Holy moly. TOO CUTE. All of it. I NEED it. No, I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEED it. Baking cups for cake balls! Gotta have some!!!! Thanks for a great post and an awesome drawing!!!

April 26, 2010 12:48 AM
Valinda said...

Fabric. I own a costume business and I see fabric … fabric I could use some day … fabric they aren’t going to make again and I should get some now … fabric that would make my next project even better than the last … I really NEED all the fabric stuffed all over my house!

April 26, 2010 12:48 AM
Christine Kennedy said...

on i side note, i can not stop buying summer dresses, i have about 30 =x

April 26, 2010 12:48 AM
Amy said...

Oh, wow. Plaid cupcake papers! Super cute!!!

Lately, I can’t stop buying fabric. I’ve managed to convince myself that I’m going to learn to quilt. Uh huh… ;-)

April 26, 2010 12:49 AM
Carol said...

I love all things Louis Vuitton! VERY, VERY BAD habit!

April 26, 2010 12:49 AM
Jill said...

Thanks for the link to Bake It Pretty!

I can’t pass up bath products…take me to a LUSH store and I will (try to) buy everything in site! Close second is cooking/kitchen gadgets.

April 26, 2010 12:49 AM
Carly said...

I can’t stop buying toys from the ’80s. And I don’t have kids, so that’s a whole lot of useless plastic. They just make me so happy!

April 26, 2010 12:49 AM
Meagan said...

I can’t stop buying scrapbook paper. Seriously, I have NO time to scrap. I’m addicted to paper. I’m going to be on one of those shows for hoarders, but I’ll just be surrounded by paper and embellishments!!!

April 26, 2010 12:49 AM
Rain Corr said...

My thing recently has been books for cupcakes, cakes and candy making. I have been looking for very cute cupcake liners, and eyeing the laser cut liners, too. This new site has been added to my favorites and now become an instant addiction!

April 26, 2010 12:49 AM
esther lamm said...

when i visit these websites i end up majorly over buying!! i just can’t resist. i specifically like the cupcake holders

April 26, 2010 12:49 AM
Diana said...

I can’t stop myself from buying prettiful, different designed origami and stars paper. It’s gotten a little ridiculous how much I’ve bought and made but at least they’re relatively cheap!

April 26, 2010 12:50 AM
Arturo said...

I definitely NEED to buy The Original Bake It Pretty Best-Ever Cupcake Icing Kit™!

April 26, 2010 12:50 AM
Jordan n. said...

Scrapbooking supplies! OMG, you should see the stacks of paper and stickers I have. I think I seriously have issues.

April 26, 2010 12:50 AM
Heather said...

I have a serious baby clothing problem! It started with my nephews and cute swimming trunks when he was about 3 monthes old, Now I have 3 nephews (7, 6, and 4), a neice (11) and a daughter (23 mos) and I accumulate so many Gymboree bags I use them as waste basket liners!

April 26, 2010 12:50 AM
Laura Beth said...

I can’t resist buying my daughter clothes on the sales rack – she is almost two and things (on sale) are so stinkin’ cute! I’m a sucker, too, for decorative muffin cups!!

April 26, 2010 12:50 AM
Brittany said...

I can’t stop buying tshirts from a store in Florida. They are just plain tshirts with the beach’s name on them, but they are SOOO soft. I love love love them!

April 26, 2010 12:50 AM
Rachel Holt said...

AH! I WOULD LOVE THIS. i could buy everything on this website!! i love it! i hope i win!!

April 26, 2010 12:50 AM
Dawn said...

I must have the Meri Meri Racecar set for the boy’s birthday coming up, and the Cupcakes 101 baking kit, her liners are divine!

April 26, 2010 12:50 AM
emma said...

Craft kits, just can’t help myself.

April 26, 2010 12:50 AM
Erin said...

I can’t stop buying stationary! I mean serously I go into a store like smiggle ( and I’m like a kid in a candy store there are heaps of cool designs and the pencil cases don’t get me started! There are so many! Ones made from zips only zips! Others with heaps of compartments and heaps with really pretty designs on! Seriously its like I’m in heaven!

April 26, 2010 12:50 AM
Kiana said...

I can’t for the love of me stop buying cake decorating supplies. I’ve Recently taken up cake decorating classes and I can’t stop buying supplies. I haven’t even started to Learn fondant yet and I’ve already bought fondant tools! =\ I’m even buying things I’m not so sure that need yet!

April 26, 2010 12:51 AM
Janelle Severson said...

I can’t help but buy all the cute little shape-y sprinkles and decors. I think that they are too cute on top of cupcakes, brownies, and cakes. LOVE THEM!

April 26, 2010 12:51 AM
andrea said...

I love buying fabric and patterns. I drool over the type of person I could be if I made a certain outfit or household accessory. Quilting tools are another weakness of mine. Followed by baking accessories. I love the nordicware cake forms, but don’t buy them because of space constraints.

April 26, 2010 12:51 AM
Shannon B said...

cookbooks.. I have SO many, but I love them all and when I see a new one, i just have to have it.

April 26, 2010 12:51 AM
morgan said...

Sadly, video games. :/

April 26, 2010 12:51 AM
Chelsea said...

i’m pretty much addicted to cupcake cups. I, too, couldn’t resist the paper eskimo cups, but I didn’t wait until restocked them – I ordered them directly from Australia. but now i wa t more!

April 26, 2010 12:51 AM
Rachel said...

I’m a sucker for a good mocha :-)

April 26, 2010 12:51 AM
Melissa M Parker said...

I have recently become a online shopping addict. Anything cupcake related I buy!! I also have a thing for cookbooks yet I never use them and generally just google for recipes. Make up is also a recent addiction since I found the beauty ticket site :/

April 26, 2010 12:51 AM
Berna said...

I can’t stop buying crafting supplies. I have tons of it and am not using them fast enough! As I’m planning my daughter’s 1st birthday parties (2 parties – 1 in 2 different states) and a baby shower around the same time, I’m not only buying craft supplies, I’ve started buying baking supplies in an attempt to make some goodies. I have boxes all over my house with no storage! :P

April 26, 2010 12:51 AM
Cassie said...

Aprons and material (for making my own) I’m a sucker for a half apron with pockets and bows and frilly trim at the bottom (swoon!) ..
My sister in law even bought my 2 year old and i matching aprons for Christmas because i love them so much..
It’s gotten to the point that i have had to give a few home made ones away to friends because i have too many…. But they love them and share in the cuteness.

April 26, 2010 12:51 AM
Emilie said...

I cant help buying ribbon! everywhere I go I have to buy some! I have a really bad habit of it :P I also cant leave joanne’s or michael’s without spending at least $50!! LOL I am a craft addict! I buy all kinds crafts. I dabble in everything :) I will probably end up going on bake it pretty and spending a ton before I even get my winning notice ( wink wink ) LOL

April 26, 2010 12:52 AM
Holly said...

Love all of the goodies you posted!!! :)

I can’t stop buying scrapbooking supplies!!!! I need a 12 step program!

April 26, 2010 12:52 AM
Katie said...

I cannot stop myself from buying edible sparkles and glitters in every color. Seriously, I have tons and it’s getting out of control! I would love to start using cute cupcake liners, the gingham ones are soooo cute!

April 26, 2010 12:52 AM
Rebecca Black said...

Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! I seriously couldn’t stop saying that when I looked at each and every picture. You can ask my husband, he was laughing at me the whole time. I want and NEED all of those adorable baking cups. Especially the gingham and the classy toile print. I’m all about anything and everything for my kitchen and baking purposes for that matter. It’s all about the love.

April 26, 2010 12:52 AM
Kelly Fost said...

I absolutely can’t stop myself from buying cookie cutters…. big or small I want them all… my favourite ones so far are the wilton stackables… they are adorable, and they have them for so many holidays!

April 26, 2010 12:52 AM
CookieD'oh said...

Baking supplies. Can’t help myself.

April 26, 2010 12:52 AM
Patti said...

I am soooooo tempted to buy the mustache cookie cutter!!!

April 26, 2010 12:52 AM
Heather N said...

cookbooks and magazines!! As if the 500 I have already arent enough! I just cant help myself!

April 26, 2010 12:52 AM
Libby said...

vegan cook books, and seeds for my garden! I’ve now got 3 flats of plant starts going, and I would do more but the table space is limited!

April 26, 2010 12:52 AM
Danielle said...

I am a slave to all things Etsy. I love hand made jewelry, cards, wall art, children’s clothing, stickers, crockery. It’s crazy. I even Etsy on my phone at stop lights.

April 26, 2010 12:52 AM
Liz said...

Jewelry…it always fits, regardless of how many cupcakes I’ve eaten! :)

April 26, 2010 12:52 AM
Stephanie said...

Anything cake, cupcake, or cake pop related! I recently spent $50+ on little sprinkles/candies for cake pops!! Who doesn’t love a cake pop!!??

April 26, 2010 12:52 AM
Lindsay Mc said...

so fun!!! i tend to not resist books!! they call out to me!:)

April 26, 2010 12:53 AM
Therese said...

I love stuff and these are all so cute!

April 26, 2010 12:53 AM
Sarah said...

Right now I can’t stop buying clothes and shoes for my 7 month old son, before he came along it was shoes and clothes for me!

April 26, 2010 12:53 AM
Tina Roby said...

I can’t stop myself from buying anything crafty from cake and cookies to scrapbooks and designs for my embroidery machine I just love to create.

April 26, 2010 12:53 AM
Lilia said...

OMG they’re all sooo cute!! I can never stop myself from buying baking books.. I collect them and am hoping I’ll have a library full of baking books from different countries in the future :)

April 26, 2010 12:54 AM
Leesa said...

I love cupcake stuff. Decorations, toppings, baking cups–especially unique ones. If I see new ones, I buy them :)

April 26, 2010 12:54 AM
Mel said...

Cooking gadgets! … and I don’t (can’t) even cook! :-)

April 26, 2010 12:54 AM
Rachel said...

Love this website- seriously. I love buying anything that organizes. Everything needs a place!
Would love a dozen cupcake liners to organize next!!

April 26, 2010 12:54 AM
Lizcupcakes said...

The only thing better than shopping there would be if you owned it! Imagine being surrounded by all that wonderfulness on a daily basis!

April 26, 2010 12:54 AM
Susan said...

OMG! I can’t believe you got all this cute stuff! I’m glad you did ’cause now we can drool over it too!


I can’t help buying fabric. Every time I go to a quilt shop I have to get some. Even if on the way there I tell myself repeatedly “I DO NOT NEED any more fabric” – but then NEED has nothing to do with it, right?! :)

April 26, 2010 12:54 AM
sarah Flanagan said...

I have a horrible addiction to buying fabric!

April 26, 2010 12:54 AM
Jessa said...

I can’t bring myself to walk away from anything with Zebra print on it! Blankets, shoes, clothing, jewelry, dishes… ANYTHING. I can’t seem to get away from it :)

April 26, 2010 12:54 AM
Memoria said...

I’m more of a practical person than a frilly one, so I would get bakery boxes or bags. Thanks for the giveaway!

April 26, 2010 12:54 AM
michelle said...

I can’t help myself when I see a clearance sign. If it’s cheap i’m buying. :)

April 26, 2010 12:54 AM
Anna said...

How cute! Right now I can’t stop buying nail polish. Weird, huh? I have lots of pretty colors and I paint my nails every couple days… :)

April 26, 2010 12:55 AM
Kristan said...

Cute, random baking items. A pumpkin cake pan? Yes. Cookie shaped pan? Yes. Ceramic Chinese boxes containers? Yes. I’m going to love this store!

April 26, 2010 12:55 AM
Rain said...

Anything cupcake related I seem to have no will power against… it’s really embarrassing! Cuteness has seeped into my blood and affected me entirely… if it’s cute, I’ve got to have it. I’m not alone… or am I?

April 26, 2010 12:55 AM
becky said...

shoes, any and everything at the craft store, kitchen gadgets, and more shoes!

April 26, 2010 12:55 AM
Rebecca Turkoglu said...

I love, absolutely love the plaid cupcake carrier, the button mold, all of the cupcake holders and oh soo many other things that I probably shouldn’t have seen because this may become my new favorite baking supply site!
Thank you for introducing us!

April 26, 2010 12:56 AM
Kim said...

I love the cute muffin wrappers. I’m pretty sure I’d have to buy an assortment of every kind. I’m getting married in a week and a half and I just organized our kitchen. Cute baking cups is just what our baking cupboard needs!

April 26, 2010 12:56 AM
hazel said...

i can’t stop buying post its!

April 26, 2010 12:56 AM
Leanna said...

cute clothes for my daughter, she’s only 2 but she has quite a wardrobe because I seem to buy every adorable skirt, top, or pair of leggings I see!!!!!

April 26, 2010 12:56 AM
Jennifer said...

I can’t stop myself from buying stationary stuff! I love pens, pencils, erasers… EVERYTHING… and, it’s all so cute here in Korea!

April 26, 2010 12:56 AM
Jane said...

i am taking cake decorating classes and it has led me to buy character cake pans and cake decorating tools; even though I have only used two or three of the I like buy cute little knickknacks even if I don’t need them ;o)

April 26, 2010 12:56 AM
Toni said...

Ok, Seriously! I heart those baking cups and ties! My DH is going to ban me from soon due to all the things I see that I just “HAVE to HAVE”. Already thinking about the popcorn cupcake idea, my cousins and I are having a girls movie night and those would be the cutest. And the ties are mine, headed there now to get them while the DH as asleep. Sssshhhhhh. :-)

April 26, 2010 12:56 AM
Diana Lee said...

I had no idea they still make candy cigarettes. I loved those & the Boss Hog Bubble Gum Cigars when I was a kid.

I’m a lip gloss addict. Never met one I didn’t have to try.

April 26, 2010 12:56 AM
Kerryn said...

I can’t help myself when it comes to scrapbook supplies. I have more than I’ll ever need but when something new comes out that I love, I just have to have it!!

April 26, 2010 12:57 AM
Paula said...

so cool!

April 26, 2010 12:57 AM
Kylie said...

oh my! so, so cute!
I can’t stop buying books. we have so many books – most of all cook books – cupcake books actually! :o)

April 26, 2010 12:57 AM
Angien24 said...

WOW! Just looking briefly at the site, I picked a lot of things I would love. The summer plaid cupcake liners,polka dot liners, gingham liners…etc… ANY of the cupcake wrappers, I saw lots of sprinkles I can’t find at my local stores and I just loved that cute little TeaCupCake baking set. This could be a very dangerous link for me….. =D

April 26, 2010 12:57 AM
Tina said...

I would love Love LOVE to win this giveaway! I really can’t pick what I would choose, there is just sooooo much I want, no need from there! I think I’ll be dreaming about baking cups tonight… again…

April 26, 2010 12:57 AM
Kkicks said...

Any new candy item I see, for instance, coconut M&Ms. I’m feeling pretty neutral about those, but the red licorice flavored salt water taffy at Trader Joe’s….that gets two thumbs up!

April 26, 2010 12:57 AM
Corinne said...

I can’t seem to stop buying holiday items after the fact. 90% sales, who can resist?! So far I’ve accomplished all of my Easter shopping for next year!

BTW Bakerella, I kind of adore you & your lovely concoctions ^_^

April 26, 2010 12:58 AM
Pennifer said...

Pretty much everything you pointed out. That and the polka dotted ones.

April 26, 2010 12:58 AM
Natasha said...

I can’t help myself when I see a new exotic/different item in the produce section at the grocery store. I have to have it… whether its be a pomello, or a lychee fruit, broccolini, or baby zucchini! I love experimenting with cooking and I almost always have a new fruit or veggie to experiment with!

April 26, 2010 12:58 AM
carolyn said...

nut butters…I can’t stop!!

April 26, 2010 12:58 AM
Carolyn said...

Shoes! I can just never have too many shoes.

April 26, 2010 12:58 AM
Krystin said...

HOLY HECK!!! What I would do for this…lol.
I could so spend a fortune there…and then I’d never be able to use any of it cause it’s just too cute…ha ha ha. Oh, who am I kidding??? I would totally use everything and give away all baked goods just so everyone could see the cute accessories :)

April 26, 2010 12:58 AM
danaca said...

I love Everything!! I think all those cute papers willl spice up some of the boring cupcakes I tend to make sometimes!

April 26, 2010 12:58 AM
Laura Barron said...

Like these little cupcake liners and popcorn things, I can’t stop buying miniature things. They sell baby cokes, I buy them immediately. What they’ve made tiny travel size deodorants? Yes please! I mean isn’t this the reason we all love cupcakes so much — they’re TINY CAKES!!! Hooray for mini anything!

April 26, 2010 12:59 AM
Tracy said...

I have a weakness for pretty paper cupcake cups. I already have a little collection going. I love making cupcakes and you’ve got to have cute liners to match whatever occasion it is…or pretty but “could be any occasion” ones for those kind of cupcake ventures. I cannot have enough of these.

April 26, 2010 12:59 AM
Lindsey said...

I can’t stop buying eye makeup… its a phase! I love your site and hope to drop some dough at Bake It Pretty soon!

April 26, 2010 12:59 AM
Julie said...

I’m lovin’ on the cupcake kits…especially the Fairy Wishes and Eat More Cake!

April 26, 2010 12:59 AM
Eve said...

The Pirate Party Cupcake Kit would be perfect for my sons 2nd Birthday party. Candy lipstick and candy cigarettes remind me of my childhood. :)

April 26, 2010 12:59 AM
kazuko said...

I think they are all sooo cute!!! It’s funny you put this up…. I can’t stop buying cupcake baking cups… i have everything for all seasons and events… birthday… spring…. safari… everything!!! i love them!!! I hope I win!!!

April 26, 2010 12:59 AM
CarrieB said...

Oh my goodness. I have become addicted to cupcakes recently–I bought polka dot liners for my daughter’s dot-themed first birthday, and am already planning her second. One potential theme–buttons!! Must. have. button mold. And many, many cupcake liners. (By the way, the trick is to by two sets–so you can savor the cuteness AND use them).

April 26, 2010 12:59 AM
Phuong said...

I can’t help but keep buying cookbooks!!

April 26, 2010 12:59 AM
Barbara said...

I can’t resist buying cupcake wrappers and those shown above are amazing. Basically I can’t resist buying anything that has to do with baking or chocolate making! Can’t wait for your book to come out – its about time!!! Your amazing Bakerella!!!

April 26, 2010 12:59 AM
Cindy said...

I can’t stop myself from buying cookie cutters…I have too many…yet not enough! :)

April 26, 2010 12:59 AM
jess (fushmush) said...

At the moment, I too have a cupcake addiction. I’m buying anything to do with decorating cupcakes. Cupcake wrappers, books, decorating tools, sweets… you name it. I have to stop myself going into homeware stores because I keep buying new stuff! It’s an obsession.

April 26, 2010 12:59 AM
Jen said...

I can’t stop myself from buying white chocolate mint mochas from Caribou Coffee. SO GOOD.

April 26, 2010 12:59 AM
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