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.

Kelly said...

I love to buy books, new socks and Carters baby clothes :)

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

Oooo… I remember the “not exactly for kids candies” from growing up too. Hehe! Thanks for the new baking site to browse+buy from! Lately I can’t stop buying fabric and cake supply stuff. I’m addicted!

April 26, 2010 01:32 AM
Lauren said...

These bake it pretty things are so cute! I hope that someday I’ll get some stuff from them. I can’t stop buying blog jewelry. I’ve been following jewelry maker blogs for almost a year now. XD It makes me feel great to support small business people. :) Earrings and necklaces are definitely my vice. Nail polish is also something I can’t keep myself from buying.

April 26, 2010 01:32 AM
Aveen said...

At the moment my fixation is plants. I have my first garden EVER and I’m trying to fill it with colourful plants, but I have a black thumb and when they die, I replace them with more. I’m hopeless, I really have to learn to keep the poor things alive.

I do have the obligatory cookbook problem too though. Last count I had over eighty, and now I’m actually retraining as a chef it’s only going to get worse…

April 26, 2010 01:32 AM
Jaimey said...

Fabric. Don’t tell my husband because somehow he hasn’t noticed the piles growing but fabric is my weakness.

April 26, 2010 01:32 AM
becabec said...

sprinkles!!! I loooooove sprinkles, and I always need them because if I love one enough it will go on all of my goods… baked goods that is!! 0:) this post makes me crazy because we are buying a house so I can’t go CRAZY buying all the sweet stuff on this site!! So…. I hope I WIN!!!

April 26, 2010 01:32 AM
Maritza said...

O-M-G!! All of this stuff is sooo cute! I have a bake sale coming up and this stuff would be perfect!!

Right now I can NOT stop myself from buying earrings! I’m in the process of trying to convince my hubby to build me some sort of organizer for my ever expanding collection.

April 26, 2010 01:32 AM
Holly said...

ooooohhh! I love this! I love the baking cups, especially the striped ones and vintage looking ones and I OF COURSE would have to get a button mold too…and the sprinkles…HEAVEN!!!

April 26, 2010 01:32 AM
Stacey Beth said...

I can’t stop buying scrapbook stuff! I swear I have it coming out of every inch of my craft corner and yet I keep buying more. I have stickers and matching paper for pages I probably will never make, and yet I have to have it all. Then I got a cricut and my addiction just went downhill from there.

April 26, 2010 01:33 AM
Naomi Elf said...

I can’t remember who said it; however, there’s a line that says I buy books when I can–and if there’s money left over I buy food and clothes.

It would be perfect if the quote were only “I buy books–and cute, darling things such as the entire inventory of Bake It Pretty–and then food and clothes if there’s money left!” :)

April 26, 2010 01:33 AM
Julia said...

oh paper products are my weakness. I buy dozens of notebooks in all shapes and sizes, and often leave them blank because i’m afraid to mess them up with my writing!
i’ll use them eventually, but i’m unnaturally careful about how neatly i write in them! :)

April 26, 2010 01:33 AM
Tracey Tien said...

ALL the baking cups are SOOO Cute!! I especially like the popcorn buckets. Oh and the buttons!! Too much cutenesss

April 26, 2010 01:33 AM
Robyn OHSH said...

Oh my, these are adorable. I think I need it all!!! And then personal lessons!

What can I not stop myself from buying? Kitchen pans with sides {we call them jellyroll pans} and wooden spoons. Addicted!

April 26, 2010 01:33 AM
kellie said...

I cannot stop buying clearance swimsuits from Target!!! I know… odd. But, they are just so cute and at $3.74 each piece, how can you not? I think over the past couple years, I have acquired about 35 swimsuits!!!

April 26, 2010 01:33 AM
Michelle said...

I can’t stop buying books – it can be an expensive addiction!

April 26, 2010 01:34 AM
Karleen said...

Pretty much anything from the $1 section at target. Or the bulk foods section at Whole Foods. Those are serious danger zones!

April 26, 2010 01:34 AM
karen p said...

you have me hooked and all things bite size. having you pay for the pretty stuff to go with it would be perfect!!!!! I recently seem to need candy molds in all sizes as well as all the fun candy wafers in ALL the colors. I am dipping my cake balls in them even! Then of course i have to buy the candy cups to put the balls in and the boxes to hold them. LOL. One thing just leads to another :)

April 26, 2010 01:34 AM
eva said...

Realy cute!

April 26, 2010 01:34 AM
Jennifer Crumbley said...

pink pink pink i buy all baking things pink! i love them. i completely understand your problem with not wanting to use things…im the same way they are just so cute if i use them i will run out and then what! maybe we should start a support group. lol

April 26, 2010 01:35 AM
Samantha said...

I can’t seem to stop buying bakers chocolate….and unsalted butter…

April 26, 2010 01:35 AM
Nikki S. said...

I can’t stop buying crafty things…especially to make things for my new baby. Fabric, paint, ribbon…you name it!

April 26, 2010 01:35 AM
Linda said...

non-food: purses….my boyfriend complains i have too many….I THINK i have too little

food: cupcake pans!!!!….omg i love them!!!!

April 26, 2010 01:35 AM
Vassiliki K said...

I want them all !!!!

April 26, 2010 01:35 AM
Debra Lane said...

I cannot stop buying trashy romance novels and wine!! I think that they pretty much go hand in hand. Also the occasional cupcake necessity! ;)

April 26, 2010 01:36 AM
Allison said...

I love all the cute cookie cutters!

April 26, 2010 01:36 AM
Sarah said...

I’m pretty good about not spending money on myself…
but if I have to answer I would say digi scrapping supplies.
and chocolate!

April 26, 2010 01:37 AM
Natalie L said...

Cute molds for things!
Like rice molds (for rice balls for bento)
Stuff to make boiled eggs in the shape of bunnies and bears,
things to make pocket pies
cookie cutters

April 26, 2010 01:37 AM
melissa said...

i can’t stop buying clothes from ann taylor loft. ok, i did stop for about 9 months… but now that baby’s out, i can’t keep away

April 26, 2010 01:37 AM
Hannah said...

Lately I can’t keep from buying various kitchen gadgets! I keep coming up with one more thing that I can’t live without!

April 26, 2010 01:37 AM
Jelena said...

I absolutely cannot stop myself from buying books! I have my own personal (and huge) library. I don’t know why, but even though I have a library just a few blocks away, I just enjoy buying my own copy more. Sometimes I like to highlight lines that mean something to me or inspire me. I personally think the library wouldn’t appreciate the yellow markings on their books.

April 26, 2010 01:37 AM
Emily said...

too cute! thanks for sharing :) I especially love the gold leaf cupcake wrappers.

April 26, 2010 01:38 AM
Shawnee H in OR said...

These are all adorable! I cannot stop myself from buying books, yarn, and fabrics — I’m a shopaholic!!

April 26, 2010 01:38 AM
kim said...

shoes for my daughter. in sizes she can’t even wear yet. it wouldn’t be a problem if i remembered i had them all before her feet got too big. :)

April 26, 2010 01:38 AM
Apostolos said...

?’ll be lucky!

April 26, 2010 01:38 AM
Angela said...

Some would say that I have an unhealthy obsession with nic nacs and other items in my kitchen, I say being prepared for any kitchen emergency is half the battle.

I just have a leg up of the competition, namely my seven year old daughter who has demanded that I hand over the reigns of kitchen management to her. I guess being a chef/ballet dancer/waitress/garbageman/1st grader trumps my 29 year old butt.

April 26, 2010 01:38 AM
RebeccaG said...

Cookbooks, if I keep going at this rate I’ll never be able to cook through all of them in my lifetime :)

April 26, 2010 01:39 AM
Monica said...

I have always had a major thing for books. I cannot stop buying them :)

April 26, 2010 01:39 AM
Jessica said...

Hello cutest cookie cutters in the world. My heart is skipping a beat!! And I love those tartan liners from the post…freaking adorable! Umm…I must indulge and keep browsing that site.

April 26, 2010 01:39 AM
Tassos said...

I want them all, but I can’t buy them!

April 26, 2010 01:39 AM
Di Zhao said...

cute as a button~I cannot stop buying coffee mugs and tumblers.

April 26, 2010 01:40 AM
Ming said...

This website is amazing!!! I want to buy everything :) If I had to choose I would buy the Bake It Pretty Best-Ever Cupcake Icing Kit because I love baking cupcakes!

April 26, 2010 01:40 AM
Steph said...

Oh my. I haven’t browsed Bake It Pretty just because I know I would never be able to resist half the stuff on the site! Darn you. :-)

I’m a pretty big impulse buyer. My biggest troubles are (1) on-sale jeans in my favorite brand, (2) books, and (3) small plates, forks, cups, utensils, etc!

April 26, 2010 01:40 AM
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April 26, 2010 01:40 AM
Andrea Worley said...

oh goodness, i just found this site the other day and I’m drooling. I’d love to get some of the foil damask baking cups and loads of sprinkles!

April 26, 2010 01:40 AM
Panya said...

Stars! Jewelry with stars, clothes with stars, shoes with stars, tchotchkes with stars, etc. Love them.

April 26, 2010 01:40 AM
Kerry said...

Well, the better question is what wouldn’t I buy?! I want everything! If I had to choose, I would pick two cupcake stands, some of the japanese tape, small cellophane bags and
some of the damask baking cups. Oh and maybe some piping tips and bags. I also really love the straws you pointed out! All of these would be perfect for my son’s 1st birthday next month! What a great website!

April 26, 2010 01:41 AM
Lisa said...

I love buying one of a kind items. Especially things that inspire me. Everyday is an adventure when I go shopping :) Especially online!

April 26, 2010 01:41 AM
Sheila said...

I would just love to win – those straws are the cutest! I can’t stop buying earrings – the chunkier the better.

April 26, 2010 01:41 AM
The French said...

Anything related to eating…food, cookware, kitchen gadgets, wine glasses, books, meals out, magazines. Oh and did I mention food? Why am I so obsessed with food? Do I spend time doing anything else? Lordy.

April 26, 2010 01:41 AM
Kerri G said...

Speaking of the devil…
I have been admiring Bake it Pretty for quite a while now, but haven’t bought anything as i live in Australia, and the shipping price is mighty high!
I cant stop buying cupcake and cake books (your pop book is already on pre-order on amazon), cupcake supplies, and pretty much anything with a cupcake on it.
I have rings, tins, boxes, books, t-shirts, tools and utensils… name anything… yet i seem to never have enough???

April 26, 2010 01:41 AM
Clara said...

I know exactly what you mean! When I’m at their website I just want to buy, and buy, and buy, and buy!

April 26, 2010 01:41 AM
Shay said...

I can’t stop myself from buying books. I’m absolutely hopeless in a bookstore, I spend way too much money, even though I rarely have time to read anything other than a textbook these days.

April 26, 2010 01:42 AM
janet said...

they are too cute and just looking at them. Make me too think twice who should i give and bake for the special person or special ocassion.

just learning baking in a couple of months and my kitchen cabinet filled up all the baking ware and all the stuff up in very quick time and lucky kitchen belong to me. haha…

baking is also a good way of releasing stress, that my personal feeling. how about the rest of cupcake baking lover, do you feel that?

happy baking!

April 26, 2010 01:42 AM
schnann said...

oh if i had a million dollars… i love everything! the candies, the baking cups, the baking molds the icing kits, all of the kits, the suitcases… everything is so cute!

i can never stop myself from buying hand sanitizing wipes. i am a little crazy with the germaphobia and if i see wet ones by the checkout counter i can always imagine a place i could use them.

April 26, 2010 01:42 AM
Jen said...

Those little candy and cupcake cups are adorable.
I can’t stop myself from buying pretty notebooks… I have way too many of them. I just see them in the store, and I convince myself I need it, because there’s so much to be written down… I love the potential of a clean, crisp (and usually colorfully covered) notebook:) So many options!

April 26, 2010 01:43 AM
Jennifer said...

I’m a total book worm and music nerd so I can’t resist filling up my book shelf with more stacks of both!

April 26, 2010 01:43 AM
Jamie said...

Right now I can’t stop myself from buying ribbon. I started making bows as a hobby a few months ago. Now I sell them and have to have every color and style of ribbon possible. So addicting! But, I love to bake, too, and need stuff to make treats for my daughter’s 1st birthday so I would love to win this! :)

April 26, 2010 01:43 AM
Nikki M said...

Wowzers! Swoon! I do Muffin Tin Monday with my daughters and there are so many fun products that we could choose! Baker’s twine…love it!

My weaknesses are for ribbon, Scrapbooking supplies, and kids books. Can’t have enough of them. Even when my kids don’t want to read, I will read them. ;) Pretty harmless, I suppose.

April 26, 2010 01:43 AM
Allie said...

Any miniature baking items, especially all small tart pans must be in my possession!

April 26, 2010 01:43 AM
Skye P said...

I cant stop myself from buying books!

April 26, 2010 01:44 AM
Jen said...

I can’t stop buying Halloween-themed baking supplies. Maybe it is because it is my favorite holiday, or because I am sad that Hanukkah items are never as cute? Regardless, I have lots of scary stuff that I love to bake with in October. But I sure could use some new stuff that is versatile for year-round yumminess!

April 26, 2010 01:44 AM
rosa said...

I cant stop buying cute stuff like this o.m.g i love love love them
I have like a million cupcake liners but i wont use them on my
cupcake order , i just like the way they look

April 26, 2010 01:44 AM
Tasia said...

I love everything you found! Right now my current obsession is buying cue little bird figures and vintage garden accessories for my daughters nursery (due in Sept) – I can’t help it, every time I see something that is cute, I just have to get it for her… now when I am not pregnant, I can’t help but buy curtains – I am always on the search for the perfect curtains, lol!

April 26, 2010 01:45 AM
Ida B said...

Spices… familiar and unfamiliar. I have spices from all over the world.

April 26, 2010 01:45 AM
Tara said...

I have a clearance shopping problem! Fortunately, I know to not buy cheap stuff I’ll never wear, but I go to clearance shops with my mom and just stock up – my walk in closet is PACKED full – a little embarrassing :)

April 26, 2010 01:45 AM
Rachel said...

I have a thing for cute cake pans (i just feel bad leaving them in the store) and english toffee bonbons… the powdery sweet covered ones. Lemon strawberry or blackberry…

April 26, 2010 01:45 AM
Ari said...

Oh no! I can tell I am going to be up very late admiring the CUTE baking accessories =] I have to say I have quite a problem when it comes to buying sprinkles. Cute ones, sparkly ones, big ones, small ones…But the ones I always have to have on hand…chocolate jimmies sprinkles…yummmy!!

April 26, 2010 01:45 AM
Tanya said...

I’d love to win so I can have a real tea party for my daughters 8th birthday!

April 26, 2010 01:45 AM
Tracie Smith said...

I LOVE this stuff…too cute for words. I love anything related to baking but find myself unable to stop buying ribbon. I love it, any kind, any color, any ribbon! There’s a ribbon factory near my Mom’s house and they have a factory outlet. When I visit, I take an empty suitcase JUST to bring back all the ribbon I’ve bought. I buy it for my friends and family and if I stopped now, I would have enough for several lifetimes…but it’s soooo beautiful I just can’t stop!!!
Perhaps there’s a 12 step program…must go investigate the possibility…

April 26, 2010 01:46 AM
Devi said...

I love anything baking related or anything having to do with cute crafts. Also, purses..

April 26, 2010 01:46 AM
Amy Robertson said...

Cake decorating supplies and baking stuff!

April 26, 2010 01:46 AM
Valerie Mellema said...

Right now, camera equipment! It’s kind of an expensive habit..hobby…and chocolate.

April 26, 2010 01:46 AM
Diana Yoon said...

i love to buy anything bake related especially cupcake stuff! I just can’t resist. :)

April 26, 2010 01:46 AM
Laura Mae Findley said...

definitely cant stop buying scrapbooking stuff. I have soooo much!

April 26, 2010 01:46 AM
Karen B said...

I love them all! I can’t stop buying cookbooks and yarn! I can never have too many cookbooks and there is always a project that I have to do.

April 26, 2010 01:46 AM
kari said...

Sprinkles…I love buying them… but gotta admit … I hate using them up…

and on another note… I love buying bathing suits… I used to have 50 when I was in my 20′s.. now that I am 30– I have 20ish.. I can spend hours looking and trying them on… favorite one is a Juicy Couture one.. pink- vintage dress style…. it has 5 different ways to wear/tie up the top!!

thanks for the give away!

April 26, 2010 01:47 AM
shiras said...

I cant help myself from buying kitchen gadgets.

April 26, 2010 01:47 AM
Keli C. said...

Work out clothes.. Even though I do NOT work out! lol :P

April 26, 2010 01:47 AM
Donna said...

I have a love for making cupcakes. I love buying cupcake liners, mini liners, sprinkles, anything that has to do with cupcakes.

April 26, 2010 01:48 AM
Mel G said...

I’m a bit like you…..I like to buy stuff but then keep it instead of using it. My current addictions are stamps (for card-making) and Tupperware. :O

April 26, 2010 01:48 AM
Jessica said...

yikes, I know milk is on that list, but not very fun…so instead I must say stationery. I do love having a card on hand that fits the bill at a moments notice!

April 26, 2010 01:49 AM
Teenie said...

I love stuff!!

I can’t stop buying books… it’s ridiculous, really.


April 26, 2010 01:49 AM
Amy H said...

OMG! You’re warning was absolutely right… I had no idea there was so many wonderful adorable things that I JUST HAVE TO HAVE!

Where does one begin on this site… it’s almost overwhelming! I love the cupcake wrappers though, especially the one’s that look like popcorn containers are so cute… but the ones that look like lace are also very beautiful. Who know you could jazz up a cupcake just with a lil extra paper? =)

Also the Tea Cupcakes Silicone mold is adorable! Just an overall wonderful site! Thank you for introducing us to it, I am sure to frequent it often now!!

April 26, 2010 01:49 AM
Leeann said...

Wow! Love Bake it Pretty!

April 26, 2010 01:49 AM
chemicalpink said...

I can’t stop myself from buying cucumbers at the moment. And I’m afraid to go to that website, I need baking cups anyway…

April 26, 2010 01:49 AM
Alison B said...

Oh man!!! What a site…

April 26, 2010 01:49 AM
Ellie said...

Oh you name it! Craft supplies, baking supplies, fabric, kitchen gadgets, patterns, …. Seriously I need help!

April 26, 2010 01:49 AM
Bibi said...

I can’t stop buying nail polishes and cute stuff for baking. Yes both, I just move from one to another. Not my fault: too many nice colours and too many wonderful gadgets/tools for baking :)

PS.: the curious thing is that I was digging Bake it Pretty last week and thinking about buying pretty cupcake liners for my birthday ;)

April 26, 2010 01:49 AM
Sarah said...

Even tempted by the promise of all the sweets he can eat, my husband says I do not need to buy any more sprinkles. He just doesn’t understand how terribly wrong he is.

April 26, 2010 01:49 AM
Leeann said...

I can’t stop myself from buying cookies and digital scrapbooking kits.

April 26, 2010 01:50 AM
Emilie said...

aww that’s some cute stuff you’ve got there!! :O

that weird language on is a recipe in swedish for plum cupcakes :) I can translate it for you if you want :D

well… things I can’t help from buying… shoes… and I’m not the only one apparently xD buuuuut… so far, I’ve bought 7 spring shoes, like ballet slippers, and it’s not even spring in my country yet!! xD and I’ve also bought 3 pairs of stilettos xD

April 26, 2010 01:50 AM
christina said...

I can’t stop buying ribbons. I love them. I love all kinds. That twine and tape will fit right in with my collection.

April 26, 2010 01:51 AM
Hannah said...

the blue and silver cupcake papers are SO my style. Love them! I’m addicted to buying different patterns of cupcake papers and love using them!

April 26, 2010 01:51 AM
Stephanie said...

Cute as a button! Can’t get enough of that cute button mold!

April 26, 2010 01:52 AM
Kelly said...

clothes on sale, especially when we go out of town, i just can’t help but shop! would love some of those cupcake liners for my daughters upcoming wedding festivities!

April 26, 2010 01:52 AM
Shirl said...

omg, no, you can’t make me choose…it’s not fair… ok ok, i think it has to be cookie cutters, no wait… it has to be cake moulds, nope, sprinkles, yes, sprinkles…that must be it…erm.. oh well…i guess its just anything cute!!!

April 26, 2010 01:52 AM
Amanda M said...

Anything on sale!!!

April 26, 2010 01:52 AM
lia tumkus said...

Pipping tips!!! Cutters!!!! All types of cake decoration stuff… I’m a sucker for wedding cakes :D

April 26, 2010 01:52 AM
April C. said...

Baking cups of course!! And I didn’t see those popcorn cups until now. I’ve GOT to get some!!!

April 26, 2010 01:52 AM
Sana said...

School supplies and cooking/baking utensils! Oh my goodness, I go crazy with them. Highlighters and spatulas litter my apartment. <3

April 26, 2010 01:53 AM
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