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.

brittney said...

oh. my. goodness. those are the cutest freakin cupcake wrappers ever ESPECIALLY the popcorn ones!!! i am obsessed

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

i want the entire bake it pretty website!! ohmygoodness.

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Megan said...

SQUEEEE!!! I LOVE Bake it Pretty! Thank you for doing this giveaway!!

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Carly said...

Books and baking supplies!

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Amy said...

I can’t stop myself from buying cotton yarns. I use them to make hanging towels and washcloths for the kitchen. This year I’m planning to make a whole bunch to give to family and friends as Christmas gifts.

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Laura said...

Ribbon! For some reason I can’t resist all the accessorizing options that pop into my head when I see a new ribbon pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Krystin said...

OOPS!!! I forgot to say what I couldn’t stop myself from buying…cupcake liners, for sure :)
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

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Krystal Hansen said...

I love this site! I love all the cupcake liners and the cookie cutters.

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Melissa said...

I can’t stop buying things from the GAP. I can’t figure out why I am so drawn to this store.

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Mimi said...

i LOVE paper and stationery/scrapbooking stuff, even if i just get them to STARE at! i love bake it pretty – i got the cupcake frosting tips, and LOVE them!!

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Gayle said...

Wrapping paper. If I hadn’t donated some to my son’s school this past Christmas, I think my husband was preparing to stage an intervention…

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Angela M. said...

All of that stuff is cute! I love getting things for my kitchen, any kind of kitchen tool, cookbooks, little accessories for the house. Super fun!

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Melissa said...

I can’t stop buying molds. I loooove using them to make little decorations for cupcakes and such. SO cute! That button one is precious! GAH!

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Maeghan M. said...

Scrapbooking paper. I absolutely can’t have enough of it!

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Kathryn said...

Pens. I have a drawer full of fancy, pretty pens, that I hardly ever use. What if I use all the ink and then I can’t find that kind of pen again? I keep telling myself I’m saving them for when I actually make myself keep a journal, but at this point, I have more pens than I could use in an entire lifetime!

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
Alison said...

I can’t stop buying kitchen gadgets. There are so many cool things you can buy to cook with!

April 26, 2010 01:00 AM
HeatherThomas said...

This stuff is amazing! My weakness lately has been wedding stuff…and my excuse? “But I’m only getting married once!!” I mean, that’s legit, right?!

April 26, 2010 01:01 AM
christine said...

Those baking cups are great!!! Especially the ones that can stand alone.

April 26, 2010 01:01 AM
Amy said...

I too am a fan of this website, I just recently purchased some emerald green baking cups to go with my wizard of oz themed cupcakes. It was a hard decision between the emerald green and the blue and white gingham. I think the green will make the yellow brick road icing and red ruby slippers cupcake pics really stand out…but then i see the blue gingham on your post…and well maybe I’ll do both! lol! Im also going to add a sugar rainbow behind the shoes! I love making all sorts of ‘almost too cute to eat’ cupcakes for my daughter. I would have to say I cant get enough of cupcake pics and pretty baking cups! I also just recently discovered that Pez dispensers make cute little cupcake toppers. I just remove the colored base and cut the inside plastic down to a point and it fits perfectly. I made a few hello kittys and my daughter loved them!

April 26, 2010 01:01 AM
Suzie said...

OMG. So adorable. I want everything on that site! Besides bakeware, I cannot stop buying yarn…

April 26, 2010 01:01 AM
Sarah said...

I love ALL the cupcake papers.

April 26, 2010 01:01 AM
Dawn said...

I looove that site!!! I have an entire basket full of cupcake wrappers — and yet, I still seem to find more that I *need*. As for what I can’t help myself from buying — fabric and baking things. Did I mention my little problem with cupcake wrappers?!? My daughter (who’s 4) now has her own stash in her little kitchen. Oh my…

April 26, 2010 01:01 AM
Sarah said...

I LOVE that store!!! It sucks you in, it really does!

I collect sprinkles of all things! No matter where I am, if I see sprinkles that I love and don’t have yet, I buy them! On vacation, I found some gorgeous shades of sanding sugar, and walked around with 3 bottles of sprinkles in my purse for the rest of the week!

April 26, 2010 01:01 AM
Andrea H. said...

There is definitely a lot of stuff I can’t keep myself from buying! My biggest weakness is probably purses and tote bags. I also love anything craft-related…baking, jewelry-making, scrapbooking, tie-dying, you name it!

April 26, 2010 01:01 AM
meagan columbia said...

i can’t seem to stop buying skeins of yarn lately!!! so many pretty colors!

April 26, 2010 01:01 AM
Emily H. said...

I cannot stop buying soda. I tell myself I’m not going to do it. I’m done with soda. And then, they put it on sale for $1 for a 2 liter and I’m a goner. It’s awful and so not healthy for me. But I just can’t stop. Kind of like my obsession with McDoubles from McDonald’s. So not good for me, but I love those little burgers.

April 26, 2010 01:02 AM
Jacinta said...

Fabric and anything cherry print! Seriously, I’m obsessed! Cherry print fabric? swoon!!

April 26, 2010 01:02 AM
Marianne said...

I LOVE bake it pretty! I have always wanted to buy something from them! I love buying crafty things, card making supplies, and baking/ dessert things!

April 26, 2010 01:02 AM
Joy said...

I think I would buy EVERYTHING! It’s all so cute. I don’t know how you could ever decide.

April 26, 2010 01:02 AM
Heather M! said...

I can’t stop buying… ribbon!


April 26, 2010 01:02 AM
Lissa said...

I can’t stop myself from buying scrapbook stuff or anything cupcake.I love them both so very much!=]

April 26, 2010 01:02 AM
Rachel said...

Gaaaahhhh, they are all so cute!

I can’t stop myself from buying butter. I have to freeze it because I can’t use it as fast as I buy it! I have about 4 pounds right now.

April 26, 2010 01:02 AM
Anonymous said...

The gingham cupcake liners are so cute. I would love to spend $50 on cute baking stuff.

April 26, 2010 01:03 AM
irene said...

OMG!!!!! those cupcake liners are to die for!Ilooove everything!!!! please, pick me!

April 26, 2010 01:03 AM
kristi said...

I may have a small problem with children’s picture books (I don’t even have kids yet) and scrapbook paper – that I would rather look at than use – plus also brads. the end. :)

April 26, 2010 01:03 AM
Linda said...

*sigh*..I’d like to say that things at Target – no matter now I come in, I always come out with stuff from target!
But- my main buying addiction is anything paper related! I majored in Paper science and engineering…loved the paper and how it was made. Love journals and calendars and notepads. Love buying CARDS and scrapbooking papers…

April 26, 2010 01:03 AM
Jeannie said...

Oh my……what to choose???? I bake almost everyday so I will first order various pretty cupcake papers, then cakepop supplies and cookie cutters! I can’t wait to get things that can’t be found in stores! Love everything!!

April 26, 2010 01:03 AM
Sue said...

Can’t stop buying candy molds, even though I know I’ll never make them…oh well…someday.

April 26, 2010 01:03 AM
Meghan said...

Well, I’m a sucker for cute or unique handbags, and natural beauty products.

April 26, 2010 01:03 AM
Joanna said...


April 26, 2010 01:03 AM
Gina said...

I have a really hard time stopping myself from buying serving dishes and table linens. Love ‘em!

April 26, 2010 01:03 AM
Lara Rodriquez said...

Love, love, love Bake It Pretty!
My ultimate weaknesses (among many) are shoes/heels & jewelry. I can never have enough!

April 26, 2010 01:04 AM
Jess said...

Panties! I have an addiction- I have more lingerie than I have shoes and dresses combined, but I can’t stop! They’re just so pretty sometimes!

April 26, 2010 01:04 AM
Christy said...

I adore books. I have a constantly full shopping cart of amazon of different books. Sigh. I love them.

What fun things…I am bookmarking the site so the next time I do a fun event I know where to go to get some FAB things!

April 26, 2010 01:04 AM
Lauren O. said...

Wow! I could do a lot of damage with that! I am definitely a sucker for cupcake liners even though I already have more than I can use. And I would definitely need the button mold because I’m determined to use it!

April 26, 2010 01:04 AM
Kelly said...

I love to buy really good cook’s chef tools……because I love to cook for family and friends!

April 26, 2010 01:04 AM
Sandra said...

Hi there :)
couldn’t help myself from entering here, what cute cute stuffs! :)
I cannot stop buying notepads, journals and pens. Even though I have got a gazillion of them, I still need to add new ones to the collection all the time, LOL :)

April 26, 2010 01:04 AM
Gena said...

Fabric. It’s an illness of a ridiculous kind. I have far more fabric than I do time to make anything. I feel emotionally attached to it and just like to look at the big stacks of cute possibilities.

April 26, 2010 01:04 AM
Amanda said...

Oh my gosh, I love that site! Things I can’t stop myself from buying…sweets. Seriously, it’s a problem because I have a See’s Candy down the street from me. Thank goodness it closes at 6pm and I usually don’t think about wanting something until it is closed! hahaha I also can’t help myself from buying stuff for my 15 month old son…it’s also a problem!

April 26, 2010 01:04 AM
Jodi said...

Oh my goodness – what a fantastic find! The folded paper baking cups are divine! The twine, the gingham cups, and even the glassine paper bags are fabulous. I will be placing an order for many things (not needed of course), but gloriously enjoyed! Bakerella, you never disappoint!

April 26, 2010 01:05 AM
Diana said...

I LOVE everything you bought, I can’t wait to scour the site. I can’t stop buying t-shitrs. Plain, boring, solid color, basic t-shirts. I am so boring.

April 26, 2010 01:05 AM
Amy I. said...

Cookbooks! I just bought 2 more and I’m officially out of room on my bookshelf. Uh ohhhh…

April 26, 2010 01:05 AM
Kendra said...

I need pretty much everything you showed, except maybe the candy cigarettes! I have been coveting those paper straws, beautiful twine, and masking tape. And I’d love to try cupcake holders that really do keep their beautiful colors through baking. It seems like most don’t (at least the cheap ones I buy.) I would love this shopping spree!

April 26, 2010 01:05 AM
Tiffany said...

I’m a sucker for pretty fabrics and ribbon. I can’t get out of the hobby store without spending at least one hour in the sewing section.

April 26, 2010 01:05 AM
Amy said...

I love to back for friends, neighbors, co-workers, whoever! So I would go for the bakery boxes, because I also love the question that always follows: “You MADE these?”

April 26, 2010 01:05 AM
Megan said...

Hm, I’d say I can’t resist buying coffee table books or cute journals! And basically anything I see in Target, haha.

April 26, 2010 01:05 AM
Emily said...

Aak! Everything was just so adorable! I love those popcorn wrappers. I have a terrible habit of buying video games. I grew up playing Nintendo so a lot of it has to do with nostalgia for me. Plus I play a lot of video games.

On the flip side, I also buy far more cosmetics than I need. It’s just fun to try something new and experiment :)

April 26, 2010 01:06 AM
sherri said...

Oh my goodness! It’s all just too cute! Must have the button molds! Thanks for sharing!!!!

April 26, 2010 01:06 AM
Celia said...

I don’t seem to have any control when it comes to buying books. I walk into a bookstore, thinking I’ll just look around…and I leave with a significantly lighter wallet.

On Bake It Pretty’s website, I can’t resist the Bavarian Rose Baking Cups, the Red Parade Cupcake Wrappers, the Red and White Paper Party Straws and the Frosting Flavored Cupcake Floss. How cute is EVERYTHING on the site?!

Unbelievable. Thanks for sharing it with us! (and for the chance to win)

April 26, 2010 01:06 AM
Amarie said...

I can’t stop buying cute little bows and barrettes for my daughter’s hair. Every colour and style I can find!

April 26, 2010 01:06 AM
Haley said...

Clothes. Period.

April 26, 2010 01:06 AM
Sambrael said...

Cute outfits for my baby girl! Oh, and doughnuts. My favorite doughnut shop is on the way to the doctor’s office and what a better way to keep the doctor away than an apple fritter?

April 26, 2010 01:06 AM
Monica said...

Those popcorn bucket cups might be the cutest things ever! Love them!! But I also like the polka dots, and the stripes, and the stars….oh my!

April 26, 2010 01:06 AM
Anonymous said...

So freakin’ adorable!!!

April 26, 2010 01:07 AM
Queta said...

Yarn, I cannot stop buying yarn!

April 26, 2010 01:07 AM
Lauren Brown said...

I’m always forced to buy ribbon…all kinds, widths, colors, and prints. I swear i’m always going to find SOMETHING that I can use it on…my latest is to wrap around flower pots and to plant spring blooms inside…super cuteness. Oh, and I have a horrible obsession with Williams Sonoma. I mean horrible. I dream up all kinds of things i absolutely can’t live without! my poor wallet ;)

April 26, 2010 01:07 AM
Liz said...

Those are some adorable baking supplies! I’ve reined in my former yarn buying habit (I just couldn’t resist the colors), but have traded it for cute baby/toddler clothes. Yikes.

April 26, 2010 01:07 AM
Amanda said...

Anything blue or yellow that will match my kitchen! I just got a new yellow cookie scoop! So cute!

April 26, 2010 01:07 AM
Ozgirl said...

I can’t walk into a drug store or grocery store and only buy what I need I ALWAYS have to buy something extra.

April 26, 2010 01:07 AM
Nikki said...

Oh, how I (as everyone else) would LOVE to be your random winner!

What can I not stop buying? In general — PAPER! All kinds. Paper to print on, paint on, draw on, write on, fold, cut, score, stick, glue and embellish. Right now, I’m addicted to scrapbook paper…and I don’t scrapbook. I have to HAVE it, and I can hardly bear to use it — I just like to know it’s here. :)

April 26, 2010 01:07 AM
Aaron Greenwood [female] said...

ok, this is so wrong and strange…but magazines. I cant, CANT, cant say no to them. I have cut back no doubt and found yearly subscriptions for cheaper but for this reason or that one, I ALWAYS seem to justify the purchase to myself. Its not right, I don’t suppose.

Oh and this bake it pretty place….A DELIGHT! I have several friends getting married who will be absolutely smitten! I hope I win!

April 26, 2010 01:07 AM
Holly said...

I LOVE that website! I can not stop myself from buying random kitchen gadgets. I LOVE them!

April 26, 2010 01:07 AM
kt said...

I can’t stop buying whatever I need to create the recipe I am currently obsessing over……

April 26, 2010 01:07 AM
Cindy schriver said...

I love anything baking related I have like a hundred candy molds and hundreds of baking cups all styles and anything in the sprinkle family I am all over. Just bought watermellon sprinkled yum yum

April 26, 2010 01:08 AM
Ashley said...

Books! And cupcake supplies! Both are my weakness :)

April 26, 2010 01:08 AM
Amna said...

they are sooooo cute >._> they are soooooooooooo amazing i cant resist :D also the satin fondant loooool and one more thing the WHITE PAPER cupcake cups loool it might sound boring but they sooooo practicle when u go crazy on the cupcake designs :D

April 26, 2010 01:08 AM
Mindy Beeby said...

I HEART cupcakes- and I am planning a fantabulous cupcake assortment for my 10 yr old daughter who also loves to bake goodies with me! Pick me, pick me…

April 26, 2010 01:08 AM
Jamie Keiffer said...

I’m addicted to scrap booking and anything involving gourmet baking! Every time I see another cute and fun recipe I have to rip it out of the magazine I found it in.

April 26, 2010 01:08 AM
Katie Martin said...

I have been itching to buy stuff from this site for awhile, but have been trying to practice restraint! I would love to have all of the cupcake baking cups and wraps! So cute!

April 26, 2010 01:08 AM
sindy said...

oh my.. they have some really realy cute baking stuff….. pink polka dots mini cupcake liners :) ooh too cute..

one of the things i cant stop buying is baby clothes.. i don’t have any kids myself, but a bunch of my friends do.. and i jsut cant help but buy theses cute outfits for their kids….

April 26, 2010 01:08 AM
Nikki said...

I have an addiction to buying baskets. Like Rubbermaid baskets and boxes!!! I have a need to have everything in a box!! And it also needs to have a label!!!

April 26, 2010 01:08 AM
Eric said...

i cannot stop buying used books. every time i go into this used bookstore in town, i always buy at least one… or two….

April 26, 2010 01:08 AM
Sandy said...

I can’t stop myself from buying chocolate chips. Every week I look up a new recipe on tasty kitchen and find something to use them in. Most of the time I give the baked goods away to raise money for March of Dimes, or I take them to gatherings. The best part of it all is the taste testing :D
Every time I see a bag of chocolate chips at the market I feel a magnetic pull toward them!

April 26, 2010 01:09 AM
Emily Darnell said...

Such cute things! I buy my daughter entirely too much clothing. WAY TOO MUCH. I’m also a big sale sucker. If i think anything is cute and it’s on clearance it’s going home with me. Anything from jewelry to statues for our yard..which i have an abondance of also :]

April 26, 2010 01:09 AM
Kiery said...

I obsessively buy groceries… Not because I have to but because I always find stuff that I NEED and then don’t use until at least a year later.

April 26, 2010 01:09 AM
Alissa said...

Right now I’m on a sugar/sprinkle binge. I have a box, I can’t stop.

April 26, 2010 01:09 AM
violarulz said...

either presents for friends or good flour when it’s on sale. I think we have 25 lbs in the pantry right now.

April 26, 2010 01:09 AM
Kellyn said...

Well there’s the obvious for this crowd…baking supplies. I can’t pass up a display of shaped cupcake tins, cake decorating supplies, sprinkles, etc. without feeling the need to buy something.
I also cannot keep myself from buying bags. All sizes, shapes, colors, I have a serious problem. My boyfriend and mother mock me consistently. To make matters worse, my desk at work happens to face a display rack that usually consists of *adorable* purses and bags that I just have to stare at all day and eventually buy.
Shoes are another addiction. In high school I had a goal to own a pair of converse shoes in every color. My goal has changed now, and I want to own a pair of heels in every color. Oh the life of a girl….
(I also can’t keep myself from buying wedding presents lately, but that’s not self-inflicted. Everyone’s just getting married!!)

April 26, 2010 01:10 AM
hanie said...

i just can’ stop from buying pretty notebooks,cute notebooks,lined notebooks,unlined notebooks,any notebooks!!

April 26, 2010 01:10 AM
Kristen said...

Well if we’re talking ANYTHING, I love love love buying pretty shoes although being a poor graduate student has seriously cramped my style. As far as baking supplies go I am always bringing home a new frosting tip, cellophane bag design, bag of colored twist ties, or candy mold.

I REALLY want the shiny blue damask liners and I am dying to make pina colada cake balls which of course need pretty tropical liners to sit in on my serving tray. :)

April 26, 2010 01:10 AM
Julie said...

I can’t stop myself from buying cookbooks and baking supplies. Thanks for that link..I think!

April 26, 2010 01:11 AM
Erin said...

I make lots of candy, so candy cups, boxes, molds, and other things of that nature are what i normally buy from places. But Bake it pretty has even more cute stuff! it’s so hard to choose^^

April 26, 2010 01:11 AM
Lindsay said...

I can’t help but buying cute sprinkles and pretty stationary and packaging. I have enough decorated cellophane bags and stickers I don’t need to buy anymore ever again! It gets even worse when they are all in the dollar section at Target or Michaels.

PS. I love Bake it Pretty!

April 26, 2010 01:11 AM
Jen said...

love the button mold. i think i just want everything you ordered. i’m scared to look at the site for too long for fear i’ll buy everthing!

April 26, 2010 01:12 AM
Amy said...

I can’t stop myself from buying dresses! I can go in a store to just try them on with a friend and fall in love with one! I love to buy dresses because they make me feel beautiful!

April 26, 2010 01:12 AM
Stacey said...

The two main things that I always seem to be buying are yarn and Reese’s peanut butter cups. I’ve been doing well on yarn yet – haven’t gotten any in over a month! But for the Reese’s…well I got some on Friday, and it’s likely I’ll be getting more tomorrow.

April 26, 2010 01:12 AM
Jeanna said...

Love that website and only wish I had enough money to buy everything I see. I cannot stop buying kitchen/baking gadgets and cooking magazines……….seriously running out of room :)

April 26, 2010 01:12 AM
linda said...

books :)

i’m moving soon and my new place won’t have a built in bookshelf so I’m unsure how to store them. there’s no way i can fit in just one bookshelf

April 26, 2010 01:12 AM
Kalen said...

i can’t stop buying summer dresses… no matter the season!

April 26, 2010 01:12 AM
noel muniz said...

Thats soo cool! Thanks for the info, last time I was at the site I spent an hour looking around, definately heading back now

April 26, 2010 01:12 AM
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