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.

Emily said...

I can’t stop buying sprinkles! Sprinkles this, sprinkles that. Every holiday, every color. ! i just can’t seem to help it….they give a sparkle to any sweet treat!

April 26, 2010 01:53 AM
Edith said...

I think i need to purchase every item on the specialty baking cups standard and mini sizes!!

April 26, 2010 01:53 AM
Sharkey said...

The ‘suitcases’ in the site are adorable! I’m having this sinking feeling my next paycheck is probably going to go straight to this site…..

P.S. I buy and consume way to many cracked pepper triscuits.

April 26, 2010 01:54 AM
melanie said...

I could go completely overboard on Bake It Pretty! I have a whole stash of bakery boxes and twine and am always on the hunt for more cute additions! I have a rep at my congregation for the best dressed baked goods and with many a bake sale coming up, I’d love some Bake it Pretty goods to use this spring!

April 26, 2010 01:54 AM
Laura said...

I have a such weakness for baking acessories!! cupcake stands, twine, boxes, labels, etc…:)

April 26, 2010 01:54 AM
angela rudy said...

these things are uh-maze-ing! love it all!

I am compelled to but flowers, plants, shrubs, dirt, garden doodads, etc! I’m obsessed!

April 26, 2010 01:55 AM
kristy said...

I love camera equipment ;) I just want to much.

April 26, 2010 01:56 AM
Nicole said...

I’m addicted to buying cookbooks. I find amazing cheap ones in second hand stores. My favorite is the old style cookbooks that a church or a town has put together that has tons of old fashioned recipes, or quick, cheap, easy ones. My other favorite thing to buy is artsy stuff. Stamps, stamp pads, beads, cute stationary, I love it all!

April 26, 2010 01:56 AM
Valerie! said...

WOW!! What cute stuff! I’m almost afraid to head over to the website since I can’t really buy anything for another week or so! =) Anyway, what I can’t stop buying a lot of lately? Olives. Yeah, seriously. Every time I go to the grocery store, I have to pick up a jar. So far, my favorite are the garlic stuffed ones. I have a serious problem. I’m such a brine addict!

April 26, 2010 01:56 AM
Jenn S said...

I must say “Scentsy” candles even though I’m an Consultant I’m buying stuff for myself & scrapbook supplies.
I just love them both & can’t stop :)

April 26, 2010 01:56 AM
tara said...

it’s a bit predictable but shoes. and cupcake ingredients, basically no food in my cupboards but cupcake ingredients and peppermint tea…..

April 26, 2010 01:57 AM
Meagan said...

I love the baking cups and the cello bags. They are so cute and colorful!!

April 26, 2010 01:57 AM
Friederike said...

I can’t stop myself from buying any kind of cookbook, even though I know I won’t use all of them. And of course I love buying baking stuff – ingredients etc.!

April 26, 2010 01:57 AM
Linnea said...

I can actually read what those baking cup packages say! They are really cute, but so are all the others you posted.

But I always find it hard to keep my hands of earrings. All sizes, colors and variations… It’s my addiction.

April 26, 2010 01:57 AM
Linda said...

I love this post….adorable. I was just trying to find twist ties to tie up my last batch of cake pops. I cannot stop buying scrapbook paper. You name a pattern, I have it.

April 26, 2010 01:57 AM
Bakezilla said...

I like buying different cupcake cups! However, I’ve been baking so much that I am almost out. I never thought that would happen. I guess I’ll just have to check out the website featured in this post!

April 26, 2010 01:58 AM
Aaron said...

I have a pajama purchasing obsession. I can’t help myself! Cute, comfty new PJs scream “buy me, buy me!” at the store. I can not help myself. And I now own more pjs than regular clothes! :)

April 26, 2010 01:59 AM
Kat said...

omg it’s all sooo cute! i really can’t stop buying cookbooks though, plus make-up and clothes.

April 26, 2010 01:59 AM
Kelsey Carreon said...

Oh MY!! I am in love! I went to the site and all I can say is I NEED I NEED I NEED!!

April 26, 2010 01:59 AM
Izzy said...

About the age of 12 I started becoming obsessed with cake decorating, and for a girl with no allowance and no job it was expensive! I used to save my money forever and blow it all on tip sets and cake pans!

April 26, 2010 01:59 AM
Janice said...

Can’t help it bags & shoes. Thanks for sharing those adorable
stuff. Too cute :)

April 26, 2010 01:59 AM
Audrey Harris said...

Scrapbook stuff, I will never be able to use all
the stuff I have, but yet I love to buy more
for every new project. But I am starting a good
collection of baking cups as well:)

April 26, 2010 02:00 AM
Meg said...

I’m not a huge candy fan but I LOVE kit kats, I won’t plan on buying them but if they are in that aisle display during check out I have to buy them, it’s bad.

April 26, 2010 02:00 AM
Diane {} said...

What a fun site! I love everything red and white, and I can’t help myself….polka dots, stripes ties and ribbon :)

April 26, 2010 02:00 AM
Vanessa said...

I am a Hello Kitty fiend. I’ll spot her a mile away and then take her home with me.
I also like buying bento supplies. Food picks, food liners (which these little cupcake liners would be great for!), and molds.

April 26, 2010 02:00 AM
Heidi Wendland said...

I have a thing for pink stuff but I really love glasses (drinking out of kind). My fav are my charleston etched wine glasses!

April 26, 2010 02:00 AM
Misty in Oregon said...

I can’t stop buying cook books. I may never even use them but I have to have them!

April 26, 2010 02:00 AM
Mitchell said...

I’m an excellent shopper. No matter what store I’m in, I can find something I like. Something I have to have. Something I need.

Which means I can’t stop myself from buying, period. I have to find the will to stay at home, else I’ll leave the store carrying things I didn’t know I needed.

Like the other day, when my roommates were going to IKEA, and I asked if I could tag along (mostly because I love IKEA food), and I ended up leaving with a new desk, clothes hamper, cheese grater…


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

I can not stop buying baking supplies. Anything to do with baking like sprinkles, I love sprinkles.

I also can’t stop buying hiking and outdoor gear. It is just so much fun.

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

WOW these are so cute!!

I can’t stop myself from buying dresses and cookbooks!

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

Edible glitter…I think I have every color they make…and fun packaging for my CakeBites. It makes each new batch an opportunity for new creativity.

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

Packaging and labels: DEFINITELY! I have the hardest time prettifying my baking to give away… but I would also have a hard time restraining myself if I had access to countless cup patterns to make my baking look distinct just on its own!

I almost wish they *didn’t* ship to Canada; I guess I’ll just start forwarding my paycheques right to Bake it Pretty…

April 26, 2010 02:02 AM
Jennifer said...

I just love buying anything for my Canon camera & Mac computer. I can’t help myself. I also love your site as well :)

April 26, 2010 02:03 AM
Emily said...

I can’t stop buying books. I just got a bookcase and I’m trying to fill it up with my favorites.

April 26, 2010 02:03 AM
Kayla said...

OMG I love anything cupcake, cake, and cookie related! The cuteness is unreal! My mind wont stop racing with adorable themed parties that I need to bake for now that I have seen this cuteness!! WHY BAKERELLA??!!! WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO ME?! LOLOL

April 26, 2010 02:03 AM
Deni said...

Oh my gosh!!! I love love love and have stacks upon stacks of cupcake wrappers. I will have to check out the popcorn bucket one. Plus, I am a sucker for cookbooks

April 26, 2010 02:04 AM
Christina said...

OMGoodness! First, you make me want to move to Georgia for the CakeArt Party Store because of the endless possibilities I can achieve with what they sell there. And now this!! I would order all the flavor oils! To me, they are a must have. I have never seen anything more than 4 flavors here in Philadelphia! There’s always the normal flavors: cherry, mint, creme de menthe, and cinnamon! I bet my boyfriend would get a kick out of the cheesecake flavored one! :)

April 26, 2010 02:04 AM
sarah said...

I go through phases….books, fabric, paper, ribbon, cake stuff, or anything fun and cute for the kids :)

April 26, 2010 02:05 AM
Pan said...

I can’t stop myself from buying anything and everything “kawaii”! I have a bunch of stationery, toys, accessories with adorable characters like Hello Kitty or Disney characters.

April 26, 2010 02:06 AM
phoebe said...

i would have to say books and kitchen tools… i just can’t stop myself..

April 26, 2010 02:06 AM
Jackie =) said...

Glad & Sad! Im Glad that i found their site through you =) and saw those adorable stuffs…Sad =( that i found out its only in US and noway that i can have them =(… i waaannt & looove them speacialy the twine and sticks….can you hear me bakerella please? =)

April 26, 2010 02:07 AM
khx said...

I get all jittery when I look at cupcake items! I want all of them if I could! :D

April 26, 2010 02:07 AM
Lacy Myers said...

Chocolate! And anything that’s on clearance. Did I mention chocolate? :)

April 26, 2010 02:07 AM
Robyn K said...

I have to say I adore that little button mold. I wonder, what else could I mold into adorable buttons? Soaps? Icing? Polymer clay?

April 26, 2010 02:07 AM
Tegan said...

Loving those gingham print cups! I have a bag addiction, probably like every other teenager in the universe. I can’t help myself, I was ecstatic when I found a bag cake in Planet Cake’s cookbook, my two fav things combined!

April 26, 2010 02:08 AM
Gina B said...

Makeup!!! I just can’t stop myself! All the gorgeous colors and textures, lipgloss, eyeshadow bronzer and blush! ohh my its all just so much fun! (:

April 26, 2010 02:08 AM
Eunice said...

OMG…….. SO CUTE!!! And I can’t stop buying… sweets. Mmmm :)

April 26, 2010 02:08 AM
Susie said...

I can’t stop buying Cadbury eggs during Easter time. There is a giant stash of them in the back of my pantry.
Oh and sprinkles and cookie cutters. I don’t even use them that often, but boy are they cute!

April 26, 2010 02:09 AM
Anh said...

Bake It Pretty is perfect for getting all the cute things I need to set up my new dessert table business! (inspired by the fabulous Amy Atlas, of course.) I can’t stop myself from buying paper. Anything that has a great design, I’m in. And kitchen gadgets. And pretty dishes.

April 26, 2010 02:09 AM
Angie said...

I’m a pen, t-shirt, and post-its addict! It’s sooo bad! lol

April 26, 2010 02:09 AM
Cece said...

I can’t stop myself from buying t-shirts with flowers sewn on them. It’s a horrible addiction! I also am drawn to all of the packaging supplies on Bake it Pretty…can’t. get. enough. baker’s twine! :)

April 26, 2010 02:09 AM
Cathy said...

I can’t stop myself from buying nail polish.. it’s a weird addiction, especially since my nails are short! :)

April 26, 2010 02:10 AM
Kari said...

It’s all about the cookie cutters…. oh my they have such wonderful ones.

April 26, 2010 02:10 AM
laura said...

sprinkles…sugars…food coloring…everything to make cupcakes prettty!!

April 26, 2010 02:10 AM
Fernanda said...

I can’t stop buying things forthe house! Furnture, rugs, curtains… ANYTHING!! I admit it!

April 26, 2010 02:10 AM
Codi said...

I can’t for the life of me stop myself from buying books. Or plants. The books for an obvious reason, I love to read. But the plants? There’s no explanation for that torture. I want to keep one alive just to show I can, but my black thumbs best me every time.

April 26, 2010 02:10 AM
Katie W said...

I am a sucker for anything to do with paper. Seriously, if it is made of cute paper, I love it. Of course, now I really want to buy a lot of cute cupcake liners!

April 26, 2010 02:10 AM
Cori K. said...

I keep buying Lotto tickets. I like to dream big!

April 26, 2010 02:10 AM
Brandy said...

I can’t seem to stop buying things for my house. I love anything cottage. My flower garden to my living room, I just have to have it just so cute and cottage-like and comfortable.

April 26, 2010 02:10 AM
Mikah said...

I have to buy anything that I think my sister might like. She calls herself Cupcake, so much of what I find follows that train. But it’s not limited to that. As soon as she mentions she wants something, I have to go out and look for it. It’s a disease, really. ;)

April 26, 2010 02:11 AM
annie said...

BOOKS, especially cookbooks, especially baking books! And I LOVE anything cute for baking (have a cupboard full of little cupcake cups & goodies). Both thrilled and mildly cursing that you have turned me on to this website. Thank you! :)

April 26, 2010 02:11 AM
Jenn J. said...

I can’t stop buying clothes for my son. There just so cute.

April 26, 2010 02:12 AM
Sarah Case said...

I can’t stop myself from buying greeting cards and stationery. In a paper store, I buy cards by the stack!

April 26, 2010 02:12 AM
Brooke said...

I’d probably say scrapbooking stuff. I buy SO MUCH of it! The only problem is…I DON’T SCRAPBOOK! But, someday…when I do…I’m going to have a LOT of cute stuff to get me started! :)

April 26, 2010 02:12 AM
Irene said...

This is all super duper cute! I love everything! I cant stop myself from buying pens!!! I have soooooo many… :)

April 26, 2010 02:12 AM
Trisha said...

Cute stuff :) Sad to say, but I always buy pens, any kind.

April 26, 2010 02:13 AM
AWC said...

I have a totally ridiculous collection of bandaids of all things! I have 2 small kids and it seems like I always need bandaids when I don’t have any so I constantly buy more. An entire shelf in my medicine cabinet is dedicated to bandaids in every shape, size, and cartoon character.

April 26, 2010 02:14 AM
Hannah said...

(I’m not writing a comment to enter the competition) That recipe you can’t read is Swedish. If you didn’t already know I mean.

April 26, 2010 02:14 AM
Anonymous said...

chili cheese fries for sure! if i see them on a menu, i will for sure order them.

April 26, 2010 02:15 AM
Robyn said...

I would buy the Americolor Gel Color Kit or some Polka Dot Cupcake Wrappers or some Super Star Baking Cases… Hmm, I might need more than $50! :-)

April 26, 2010 02:15 AM
michal said...

notebooks, i can’t stop buying notebooks. and i take all my notes digitally for years…

April 26, 2010 02:16 AM
Annie said...

Ooohhh, man.. I’m addicted to foodie stuff, particularly cake/cupcake related items. And cake gadgets. And cooking gadgets. And display plates/stands!! And, well… The list could surely go on.

I’ve been meaning to head to bed for the past 45 minutes, actually… I just keep getting distracted by all those pretty, shiny things on Bake It Pretty’s website.

April 26, 2010 02:17 AM
Janell said...

Sprinkles, I never knew they made so much sprinkles. I have so many different themes for whatever cake, cupcake, cake pops or whatever I will ever need. Yet I still find more to fill my cabinets with.

April 26, 2010 02:18 AM
jessicah said...

Cookbooks! Everyone needs a hundred or two, right? ;)

April 26, 2010 02:18 AM
Ine said...

Everything is so cute. I love it!
I can’t stop buying stuff for making the cutest cupcakes. I almost died when I saw the cute baking cups. Have to have them!

April 26, 2010 02:18 AM
Lisa said...

OMG these are sooooo cute!

I cant stop buying decorations and ingredients for cake pops! Seriously, I have never kept cake mixes on hand before and now 1/4 of my pantry is filled with them, every color and shape sprinkle, lollipop sticks, candy melts, etc! I guess I am ready for any occasion! :)

April 26, 2010 02:18 AM
Tracy said...

If it’s something you can put on a cookie, cake, or cupcake, it’s probably in my cupboard. An entire shelf is dedicated to colored sugars, jimmies, non-pariels, and sprinkles shaped and colored in just about every holiday/birthday related item imaginable.

April 26, 2010 02:18 AM
Sharise said...

My problem is I NEVER buy anything for myself! I will seriously go and look for hours at a bookstore or a cute artsy store, but never leave with anything. I feel too guilty. But I LOVE overdoing it on holidays with other people. Giving gifts is the best! So please pick me random comment chooser so I can not only win something for myself, but have extra to make goodies in and give them away!

April 26, 2010 02:19 AM
Rachel said...

It’s all so pretty. I can’t stop myself from buying tea. I have many different types already but still want more.

April 26, 2010 02:19 AM
Karen said...

Oh, my – those popcorn liners are perfection. I had a carnival party for my kids last year and they would have been so cute. Now, I just need them.

April 26, 2010 02:19 AM
Shari Engelbrecht said...

My 2 favorite weaknesses, quilting and baking. I know you warned me, but how could I resist. The cute candy button molds were adorable. I just had to have the polka dotted cupcake liners. So many cupcake kits to choose from, it’s impossible to pick. I want it all!!!

April 26, 2010 02:19 AM
helen said...

I’d probably buy a million cupcake liners…you can never have too many!

April 26, 2010 02:20 AM
Kine said...

I can’t stop buying dresses! All kinds, but recently most vintage off ebay.

As for whatever is on the Bake It Preppy website, I don’t think I can resist the straws.

And, by the way, the recipe on the back of the baking cups is for plum cupcakes :)

April 26, 2010 02:20 AM
Ashleigh said...

they have a gnome cookie cutter I NEED in my life.
Things I can’t help but buy: 5 for 20/25$ undies. It always seems like such a good idea at the time and then I get home and have all this underwear.
Nail polish, especially purple polish. Makeup of any kind. Clearance clothing sales. Flipflops.

April 26, 2010 02:20 AM
Jocelyn said...

So many adorable cupcake liners! When I step into a grocery store, without fail there is dark chocolate (bar/truffles/cookies) of some sort in my cart. Dark chocolate can be so divine! Love your site :)

April 26, 2010 02:21 AM
Lucy said...

I want any/ALL of the cupcake papers! So adorable!

April 26, 2010 02:21 AM
Anne Nguyen said...

I cannot stop looking at the cupcake liners! I am obsessed with floral prints right now and they would be perfect to my collection of baking supplies!

April 26, 2010 02:21 AM
Kelly said...

Fudge Brownies from Panera. Last week I bought three. On the same day.

April 26, 2010 02:21 AM
TPF said...

We always got those candy cigarettes when I was a kid. Thinking back, I cannot believe me [adamantly nonsmoking] parents stood for it. I am surprised you can still buy them!

April 26, 2010 02:23 AM
Annette said...

I can’t stop buying pajama pants. I buy them for myself and my husband. He always ends up wondering where his are because I steal them! Why do men’s PJ’s have to be the only ones with pockets?

April 26, 2010 02:23 AM
Lesley said...

Fabric is my downfall, and pretty cupcake making goodies, but they are so hard to find down under!!

April 26, 2010 02:24 AM
Malou said...

Kusmi tea, spices and mermaid figurines :-)

April 26, 2010 02:25 AM
Sandi said...

ahhh man, thats a wonderful place to go! I saw all kinds of neat things. BUT, I gotta get some of those mint leaf candy molds and make cream cheese mints like they used to serve at weddings. I love to tell people about you and your fabulous blog, but now…. so much for my diet! ;)

April 26, 2010 02:25 AM
Natalie Satchwill said...

Wow what a great site…I can’t walk past anything retro…especially if its retro green with spots!

April 26, 2010 02:25 AM
Candice said...

I’ve long been drooling over the Bake It Pretty goods! Oh, how I would love the gift voucher!

April 26, 2010 02:26 AM
Lisa C. said...

Truly, I am not much of a shopper so this is a really hard question!! I do love the muffin cups though!!

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

I actually caught one of your contests before the cutoff time! Amazing! :-)

I looove Bake It Pretty and have been drooling over everything on here for months! I can’t even decide what I want the most. I do need more luster dust, but the things I want are more fun….

Like the farmers market strawberry baskets….so cute! I seriously just want all the cookie cutters and baking cups!

April 26, 2010 02:26 AM
Raz said...

Haha! Hey from Sweden!

April 26, 2010 02:26 AM
Arjan said...

I can’t stop myself from buying popchips & yarn! yummy and I <3 knitting. :D

April 26, 2010 02:26 AM
Kaitlyn said...

ahhhhhhh! These are ADORABLE . . . they make me want to have a party! However, I just spent $100 on makeup today that I didn’t need but wanted oh so badly, so the party will have to wait . . . atleast I’ll look pretty, right?!

April 26, 2010 02:26 AM
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