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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heleen said...

Oh dear I honestly GIGGLED while reading this post. It’s all so cute and your witte remarks didn’t help either.

As for what I can’t stop buying… Well, lately I have an obsession with nailpolish. Preferably in candy-colours that are absolutely unappropriate to wear to formal events or different shades of the same colour (you don’t want to know how many reds I have, but I’m telling you; there’s a HUGE different between cherry and blood red. Duh.) It’s just that I’ve been biting my nails since I was a little kid, and this is helping me; I don’t want ugly chipped nailpolish now do I?!

April 26, 2010 01:13 AM
Jessica said...

After visiting the website, I am afraid I am going to end up on a hoarding show! I have to have it ALL!

April 26, 2010 01:13 AM
jordan said...

nail polish! i think i have almost every color, its terrible! these cupcake liners are adorable!

April 26, 2010 01:13 AM
Adriana Dotson said...

Shoes. Actually, one particular kind: Black stilettos. They make my world go round…

April 26, 2010 01:13 AM
Jules said...

I love buying earrings! All kinds – I just can’t stop myself. Baking related: sprinkles! Anything cute or hard to find. Most of the time they just sit in my cupboard unused, but you just never know when you’ll need cute sprinkles :)

April 26, 2010 01:13 AM
Coralie said...

SO cute! I can’t get over the cupcake wrappers!

I can’t stop myself from buying things at the craft store. It’s not safe for me to go in there ;)

April 26, 2010 01:13 AM
Katie said...

A few scoops of ice cream, which I can hardly ever resist in summertime, would look so cute in those striped cups!

April 26, 2010 01:13 AM

BOOKS! I cannot NOT buy books when I come across a pile of them! And it’s any kind — mystery, children, how-to, history, educational, cookbook, biography – whatever! LOVE to read!!

April 26, 2010 01:13 AM
JoAnne said...

I can not stop buying those little bottle brush Christmas trees. I love them. I have them in all sizes and colors. I even found a pink one with little pearls on it this weekend that was 50% off as the gal said it was an Easter tree. My husband thought it was safe now with Christmas over…NOT…smile…

April 26, 2010 01:14 AM
Tracy said...

Bakerella, I cannot stop myself from buying Hello Kitty items!!! I love her! And I love everything on this website! So cute!!

April 26, 2010 01:14 AM
Shweta said...

I can’t stop buying clothes and shoes – for me and for all the ladies in my family. But the good thing is that I only buy things that are on sale! I also buy way too many scrapbooking supplies and cooking/baking gadgets. More than I will ever need! Glad to know I’m not the only one with a problem here :)

April 26, 2010 01:15 AM
Kellie Choi said...

RIBBONS!! All sizes and colors~ To wrap my cakepops, of course! :D

April 26, 2010 01:15 AM
Tonya Boler said...

I cannot stop myself from buying ribbon, fabric and other craft items!!!!! I have even started my own business making crafts…hair bows, tutus, purses. Almost anything really :)

April 26, 2010 01:15 AM
whitney h said...

i am addicted to craft supplies, there is always something new i have to have. Love the giveaway – Love your blog!!

April 26, 2010 01:15 AM
Chyenne said...

OMGosh! Those popcorn liners are to die for! Too adorable.

I shop a LOT! Most recently i can”t help myself from buying felt. (I’ve been making my little girls some hairclips) Pretty sure they have enough by now, but I just can’t stop!

April 26, 2010 01:15 AM
Lisa said...

Definitely the cupcake liners–all of them!! But on non-baking notes I love to buy. . .um oh wait, I never go shopping because I have 4 kids. I really should order more stuff online like off these cute websites!

April 26, 2010 01:15 AM
Virginia said...

I am currently LOVING books. I am so head over heels wanting the What’s new Cupcake book. I have the first book and the second one looks like more fun. I also recently could not hold back to buy a bunch of cookie making stuff. I am so excited for packages to start arriving anyday. LOL

April 26, 2010 01:16 AM
Pawdua said...

I can’t resist books,42 boxes, cups, especially coffee mugs, over a hundred, and chocolate covered marshmallow Easter eggs. It isn’t spring til the eggs come. Though strangely i’m a knitter who can resist yarn, huh.

April 26, 2010 01:16 AM
Angela said...

Those are so cute!!

I can’t stop buying:

Books. I’m obsessed. I must always have a book to read!

Cups. I have something about cute, pretty cups!

Sweets. I love me some sweets. Cake, cookies, Brownies, candy… (I love baking items! as well!)

April 26, 2010 01:16 AM
Marie said...

Food. The sweet kind. I can’t help it. I see candies, I want to eat them.

April 26, 2010 01:16 AM
melissa said...

shoot… a cheap skate……thats why the random picker should pick me……cause i never get anything new and cute!!!

April 26, 2010 01:16 AM
Marlene said...

Scrapbooking stuff, even though I haven’t seriously scrapbooked in a very long time…

April 26, 2010 01:16 AM
Dinh said...

I think I go a bit overboard when it comes to cookbooks. I buy them and more than half of them I haven’t even gotten to using yet. I also love cool little kitchen gadgets that are for one odd specific purpose. I might not use it in years, but for some reason I gotta have it. :)

April 26, 2010 01:16 AM
Kelly said...

How adorable are those cupcake liners!! I must have some! :). Thanks as always for sharing great tips, Bakerella!

April 26, 2010 01:16 AM
Donna Samora said...

Cookie Cutters!! Im obsessed! There’s no way in my life time i will ever use them all…even once!!!

April 26, 2010 01:16 AM
Lindsey said...

I can’t stop myself from buying clothes, office supplies, or dishes for my kitchen. I just can’t help it, I love them all!

April 26, 2010 01:16 AM
emily f said...

I can’t seem to keep away from J.Crew. I looove their clothes, and every time a catalog comes in the mail, my husband tries to hide it from me. I just love it!

April 26, 2010 01:16 AM
Angie said...

So cute! I love the popcorn bucket liners!

April 26, 2010 01:17 AM
Katherine Hysmith said...

I want to make tea time petit fours with the tiny tea time chocolate moulds! Oh, and the fluted flower baking cups would look darling filled with mulberry muffins ( just picked tons of mulberries this weekend)…

April 26, 2010 01:17 AM
Tammy said...

I buy way too much fabric… and then decide what to do with it later! Love this stuff… so adorable.

April 26, 2010 01:17 AM
Laura said...

I can NEVER get enough of anything that has to do with cupcakes!

April 26, 2010 01:17 AM
Citadelle said...

I love all things pretty paper: cards, journals, stationary…I want it all.

April 26, 2010 01:17 AM
Laurie H said...

I can’t help myself from buying photo frames. Love them… now, how to use them all…

April 26, 2010 01:18 AM
Tamura said...

craft supplies… I’m a sucker for good yarn, acrylic paint and modge podge. :)

(oh, and shoes. but isn’t that every gal’s issue?)

April 26, 2010 01:18 AM
Brandi said...

Any of the seasonal items in Target’s $1 area – I love to decorate with seasonal/holiday rugs, towels, plates…you name it, I have to have it!

April 26, 2010 01:18 AM
sharon Littrell said...

I love cupcakes so very much!! Those wrappers are the best!!

April 26, 2010 01:18 AM
Nina D said...

I can’t stop myself from buying baking supplies (especially cute pans) AND books. My wallet always suffers :(

April 26, 2010 01:18 AM
Caitlin said...

Yarn. I’ve been an avid knitter for a few years now, and I still can’t stop myself from buying more yarn than I’ll ever need. Yarn, and books. My personal library is kind of staggering, and it’s always growing because I love buying books so much.

April 26, 2010 01:19 AM
Emily H. said...

Um, jeans. And shoes. (You didn’t specify it had to be baking-related, did you?!?!) Of course I have baking weaknesses too, like fun cupcake liners, sprinkles and toasted coconut from the local bakers shop.

April 26, 2010 01:19 AM
Jennifer said...

OMGosh. I’m going to have to go there now and buy stuff. Stuff that I probably won’t use but will need to have. I can’t stop buying books…and yet I go to the library weekly and pick up books. I have a stash of unread books from Barnes & Noble hiding under the bed because I promised my husband I would only get books at the library after we had to take a suitcase of books on an airplane ride to my mom’s. My faves are food mysteries!
PS, I totally wanted to buy those gum cigs for wedding favors. I used to love those when I was a kid!

April 26, 2010 01:19 AM
Molly said...

Bake It Pretty has a neat blog, too.

I’m addicted to buying office supplies… cute post-it notes, pens, pencils, file folders. It’s a sickness! =)

Oh, and makeup, too. My 15 y/o and I drool over Sephora’s website regularly.

And this time of year, cute flip-flops. Love them.

April 26, 2010 01:20 AM
Dezirae said...

This store is adorable! I can not stop myself from buying any delicious baked good that is decorated beautifully. i have to have it. i have to try it and see if it’s as delicious as it looks!

April 26, 2010 01:20 AM
kendall said...

Bath stuff from Lush is my biggest addiction. Bath bombs, bubble bars, shampoos, soaps, fun smelly things that I just can’t get enough of. Natural…awesome. Can’t stop.

April 26, 2010 01:20 AM
Ange said...

So cute. I can’t think of what I can’t stopy myself from buying. I’m way too frugal :)

April 26, 2010 01:20 AM
jan said...

Love the cupcake holders

April 26, 2010 01:20 AM
BlissfulBabe said...

I find myself having an obscene cupcake fetish. They are so dadgum CUTE! I mean, I love to eat them, but sometimes, you just want to look at them and all of their cuteness. I love those little popcorn cups! A-FREAKING-DORABLE!!!

April 26, 2010 01:20 AM
bruinbr said...

What adorable baking cups! I cannot help myself from buying the amazing pumpkin loaf at my local farmer’s market! It is just pure heaven! :)

April 26, 2010 01:20 AM
karen said...

my addiction is jewelry supplies! i keep seeing cute beads and pendants and can’t help myself from buying them.

April 26, 2010 01:20 AM
Heather said...

As of lately I find myself buying mass quantities of chocolate bark as I fear my grocery store will run out! I also can’t stop buying scrapbooking supplies, and now I am pretty sure my kitchen will have tons of adorable cupcake liners and wraps too!

April 26, 2010 01:21 AM
Jessica said...

I have shopped at Bake it Pretty! I LOVE it!!! I could spend a ton of money there! I stock up on cupcake liners whenever I can. I don’t think I can get enough. It’s like I’m worried I’m going to be baking and run out. That would seriously be a tragedy! I want to shop!

April 26, 2010 01:21 AM
Amy said...

Cookie cutters and sprinkles!

April 26, 2010 01:21 AM
Amber said...

Anything baking is great to me. Honestly my true obsession is with Aprons.

April 26, 2010 01:21 AM
roxanne said...

I am constantly buying hair conditioner. If I see a sale on my fave brand I stock up.

April 26, 2010 01:21 AM
Sandra said...

Oh how do I love cute stuff, let me count them all!!! I can’t get enough of cookbooks and cute packages to give things away in, things to make cards, and tools for decorating cakes.

April 26, 2010 01:21 AM
Anna said...

Jewelry from Forever21. I literally cannot leave the store without some sort of accessory item.

April 26, 2010 01:21 AM
Dee S. said...

I would buy pretty paper – for embellishing cards, cupcakes and more! I’d alos like to buy cookie cutters and colored sugar.

April 26, 2010 01:21 AM
Maggie said...

I want it all but I think my favorite is the cupcake lines that look like they are made from tissue paper or the flower leaf looking liners. I love all the flexible molds.

April 26, 2010 01:21 AM
Donella said...

So pretty.
I can’t help but buy kitchen and cake gadgets and gummy bears.

April 26, 2010 01:21 AM
Angela Davis said...

extremely soft throw blankets & flip flops…you can never have too many of either!

April 26, 2010 01:21 AM
Peggy L said...

Sewing supplies – please make me stop:) I love all of those baking cups!!! How do you choose?

April 26, 2010 01:22 AM
Lori said...

Okay, I just have to have the butterfly cookie cutters.. and the honeybee chocolate mold… and the owl chocolate mold… and the teacup cake baking mold… but I love the Animated Valentine Cards most of all!
Now I have to go shopping, I hope they ship to Canada!

April 26, 2010 01:22 AM
Amy S said...

I can’t help but buy things that come in great packaging. I love the JUMBO Elenor Green baking cups on Buy It Pretty. It is nice to find something other than plain white for a change in the larger sizes.

April 26, 2010 01:22 AM
Emily said...

I need some fun/cute/new pastry tips and bags. This site is great, thanks for the link!

April 26, 2010 01:22 AM
Julie M :) said...

I cannot stop buying Stamping supplies, I need to join SA (stampers anonymous)…can you imagine “hi, I’m julie and I’m a stamp-a-holic” LOL

April 26, 2010 01:22 AM
Krystal said...

I usually go on a rampage of whatever my favorite thing of the moment is… vintage clothing, crochet books, scrapbooking paper, gift bags, earrings…
I like to collect (ie. hoard) way too many things to name.

I wouldn’t want to use these cute items either!!

April 26, 2010 01:22 AM
Sara said...

Children’s books! I was embarrassed to discover that my 4 year old has what seems to be a bigger book selection than our towns (small) library!

April 26, 2010 01:22 AM
Teresa said...

The baking cups are the cutest!!

April 26, 2010 01:22 AM
Kathleena said...

oh my goodness! I love all of those cupcake liners!! That website would be trouble for me!!! ………Heading over there right now to check it out!!!!

April 26, 2010 01:23 AM
Jasmin said...

I’m a sucker for bath stuff. Salts, bubble bath, oils, lotions, soaps…you name it. As long as it smells good I want it.

I have whole cabinets in my bathroom dedicated to my lotions and body sprays.

April 26, 2010 01:23 AM
Boot~C said...

beads, jewelry supplies & dollar items, to name a few!those baking cups are so darling, I would buy my own mini muffin pan to use them.(otherwise I just borrow my mom’s!)

April 26, 2010 01:24 AM
Alissa said...

That site is pure heaven…or hell…depending on whether you’re me or my wallet.

I can’t stop buying…fabric. I have sewed with exactly two fat quarters that I’ve bought from Etsy, but I keep buying it anyway.

That, and cupcake liners. My excuse is that I can only get plain white ones where I live, so I need all the cute ones online IN CASE the occasion arises.

April 26, 2010 01:24 AM
Jessica said...

Since getting engaged last year, I can’t stop buying cute dresses to wear to all the wedding events (shower, engagement party, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, the other six weddings I’m going to this year….)! I’m a sucker for dresses with pockets!

April 26, 2010 01:24 AM
Jen said...

I can’t stop myself from buying Lucy workout cloths, they are my latest obsession! I love making cupcakes and all the wrappers are so cute!!!

April 26, 2010 01:24 AM
Elaine said...

Need those popcorn liners for a baby shower…..ready to pop treat!

April 26, 2010 01:24 AM
Laura said...

found the link to this site on bakerella the other day…the cupcake wrappers that look like lace are gorgeous! but the edible glitter makes everything look magical! and all the little toppers…sigh! everything i need for baking in one place that ships to australia! :)

April 26, 2010 01:24 AM
Satpreet Kahlon said...

Art supplies. I just can’t stop. They take up so much room and they cost so much money. But anytime I see a really nice paintbrush, or nice bottles of ink, or even a pretty color of thread, I can’t help but buy them.

And clothes at thrift stores and garage sales. But let’s not even get started on that. :)

April 26, 2010 01:25 AM
Jannine Wysocki said...

I love the butterfly cookie cutters…and just about everything there! I might go broke buying things there!

April 26, 2010 01:25 AM
iheartdessert said...

dessert is my weakness. can’t go in a bakery without buying something.

April 26, 2010 01:25 AM
Nikki said...

Even on a crazy post-college food budget, I can’t help but add to my spice collection!

April 26, 2010 01:26 AM
Karen Whitney said...

Ribbon. Grosgrain, Satin, Sheer, Organza…Polkadot, Striped, Floral, Gingham…1/4 inch, 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch, 1 inch, 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch…you get the idea! I am addicted to Ribbon! I cannot leave a craft or fabric store with any less than 5 new spools of ribbon! :)

April 26, 2010 01:26 AM
Cassie Wicks said...

Oh my goodness! The gingham cupcake liners are absolutely darling!!! I almost can’t stand it!

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

I can’t stop myself from buying clothes for my kids…it seems I’m not capable of leaving Target without a clothing item. I’m also pretty addicted to any and all things related to cupcakes.

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

I have a hard time passing up interesting used books. Just this weekend I picked up 13 new books at a library book sale.

April 26, 2010 01:27 AM
Rox said...

Lately I’ve been obsessed with a cranberry crunch bread that a local bakery sells.

April 26, 2010 01:27 AM
Kisa said...

Ok, can’t believe I’m going to admit this here….but my downfall…I can’t help but buy – those darn little half-size magazine cookbooks at the end of the check out stand at the grocery store! Yep….I’m a sucker for those! I Have TONS of them…and I’ve probably only ever used 5 recipes out of hundreds!! I just LOVE the pictures! : ) Ya, it’s really bad!

Thanks for clueing us in on that website – off to check it out now!!

April 26, 2010 01:27 AM
Kara H said...

I loved loved loved the cupcake liners! Amazing!!

April 26, 2010 01:28 AM
387 said...

books,books, and more books!
That edible disco dust is calling my name

April 26, 2010 01:28 AM
Amanda said...

oh my! So tempting. Fancy baking accessories are better then diamonds I would say.

April 26, 2010 01:29 AM
theresa said...

anything on etsy. i avoid the website altogether when i want to save money.

April 26, 2010 01:29 AM
Lorie said...

I cannot stop myself from buying miniature things or cupcake themed items! I literally go into stores and ask if they have anything related to cupcakes and I get the funniest looks of bewilderment. Oh and forget it if it’s a miniature cupcake! I’m obsessed! But it’s a cute and fun obsession!

April 26, 2010 01:29 AM
Joanna Kenney said...

I love the green Moroccan cupcake wrappers, the mustache lollipop molds make me laugh, and the pearlized lustre dust would be super fun.

It would be super fun to win. Loving the blog.

April 26, 2010 01:29 AM
Abigail said...

I can’t believe you would do this to me. There are soo many things on this page alone. I love all the designs of cupcake(multi use) holders, The ties are tooo adorable. I just made some stuff this weekend and I had the worst time findings ties. There is soo many things and not enough money. Always good to know they are there.

April 26, 2010 01:29 AM
Valerie said...

Crafty things, cake mix, and clothes for my 3 little sweets. I’m a sucker for them. This site looks adorable!

April 26, 2010 01:29 AM
Margie said...

I can’t pass on anything Mini. Mini things are just too cute:)

April 26, 2010 01:29 AM
Geneva said...

I can’t stop myself from buying baking/cooking tools. Which is quite bad for me, especially looking at all these cute baking supplies.

April 26, 2010 01:29 AM
Camilla Bottelberghe said...

Cheezits. Can’t have too many Cheezits… :-)

April 26, 2010 01:30 AM
Jen said...

for me it’s anything related to baking….sprinkles, cupcake liners, you name it. oh yeah and then there is all my “crafting” stuff….especially paper crafts. Love to do paper crafting….sigh…just not enough time in the day :)

April 26, 2010 01:30 AM
suzanne k. said...

anything my son wants.. he’s spoiled! (at 15 months) all he wants is balloons though, so they don’t put too much of a hole in our wallets.

April 26, 2010 01:31 AM
Lisita said...

Any and all mini cupcake holders!!!

April 26, 2010 01:31 AM
sarah said...

cute shoes for my little ones…so hard for me to resist! my four year old daughter can never have enough pairs of pink shoes. my 9 month son doesn’t need shoes…but that doesn’t stop me from buying robeez with pirates on them!

April 26, 2010 01:31 AM
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