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.

Sarah Day said...

I can’t resist buying books…I love me a good paperback book and warm, comfy chair! I also have a knack for spending all my money on crafty items, especially scrapbook items!

Can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you’ll make from your shopping spree!

April 27, 2010 09:36 PM
Heidi Foreste said...

I can’t resist buying anything sold at Target!
And now you have me in a little baking obsession since I came across your site.

April 27, 2010 09:37 PM
christina madison said...

office and school supplies!

April 27, 2010 09:42 PM
Robin said...

Books, Diet Pepsi and Toffee. Oh, toffee.

April 27, 2010 09:45 PM
shannon said...

i can’t stop thinking about buying the copier, food coloring toner, and rice paper that you used to make the valentines! But now i can’t wait to shop this site with all the wonderful baking stuff! For me, it’s all about the details! I hope I win!!!!!!!!!!!

April 27, 2010 09:46 PM
Jill said...

I can’t stop buying Tupperware/Rubbermaid/any sort of organizational containers. My cupboards are overflowing with them and my husband has forbidden me to buy any more, but I just can’t resist them! :)

April 27, 2010 09:46 PM
jadaksmom said...

pens I love pens.

April 27, 2010 09:46 PM
Cristina T said...

I’m on a real shoe kick right now. Every time I go to the mall and pass a shoe store I’m all grabbyhands. I now have 3 (soon to be 4) pairs of Chuck Taylors and 5 pairs of Vans slip-ons. And I want more!

April 27, 2010 09:47 PM
Amanda said...

I often buy sprinkles and cupcake papers. I don’t know why, guess I want an endless supply of decorations.

April 27, 2010 09:48 PM
rebecca d said...

Ohhh… I need more baking stuff too cute to use… I knew you’d understand….

April 27, 2010 09:48 PM
Rebecca said...

OMG! I need this Cupcakes 101 – Honors Club™. I can´t live without it anymore! It´s gorgeous!!!

April 27, 2010 09:50 PM
Stacy Pearson said...

Adorable! I can’t wait to see what you do with this stuff – so please use it!!! :)

April 27, 2010 09:52 PM
Marina said...

I can’t stop buying cupcake pan! Now I have all sizes… =)

April 27, 2010 09:52 PM
Camille said...

I can’t stop myself from buying chocolate…. and any type of candy. I’m addicted.

April 27, 2010 09:57 PM
Jami said...

sooooo late, but I thought I would still try! So cute

April 27, 2010 09:59 PM
Mallory said...

I can’t stop myself from buying cookbooks of all kinds. (Including Pioneer Woman and Farm Chicks, both of which I found out about on this blog.)

April 27, 2010 10:03 PM
diana said...

I love this stuff! I especially love the straws and the baking cups that look like a popcorn bag! Awesome! Cant wait to see who wins!

April 27, 2010 10:03 PM
Clarissa said...

I can’t stop buying cocktail rings. They’re just so addicting right now for the spring season! That, and nail polish.

April 27, 2010 10:07 PM
Melissa said...

Adorable accessories…Love making baked goods look pretty!

April 27, 2010 10:15 PM
Julie said...


April 27, 2010 10:15 PM
Willa Hegarty said...

I cant stop buying cookie cutters they are awsome

April 27, 2010 10:17 PM
Peggy said...

Oh so cute!!!! Now, I’d never buy anything I didn’t need just because its cute…….ya right! ;0)

April 27, 2010 10:18 PM
Diana said...

Sewing fabrics! there are just too many cute ones out there, i cant choose just one!!

April 27, 2010 10:20 PM
Meagan Borchard said...

Shoes… oh how I love shoes. Peep toes are my biggest weakness. I am pretty sure I would have passed out from cute overload… cupcakes make me swoooooon!

April 27, 2010 10:21 PM
Chriss said...

I should never be allowed to walk into a Michael’s store alone. I buy cute craft stuff, even though i ahve no idea who I will give it to once it is made. But it’s on sale and it’s cute!

April 27, 2010 10:23 PM
Sara said...

I love it! Those baking cups are absolutely adorable, I’ve never seen anything like it!

Thanks for sharing! :)

April 27, 2010 10:26 PM
Liz said...

Love your site, my weakness right now is baking stuff, but the thing that I can’t make my self stop from buying are cookie cutters. Have tons of them.

April 27, 2010 10:28 PM
CC said...

I have learned to be pretty thrifty however those tartan baking cups are calling my name!

April 27, 2010 10:30 PM
Vicky said...

I’m really obsessed with buying headbands… I don’t know why I have a gazillion of them.

April 27, 2010 10:34 PM
Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

I cannot help but by Cookie Cutters and Shoes. I don’t know what it is about the two, but I’m hooked. We haven’t enough room in the house for both. My husband would like me to choose between the two ><

April 27, 2010 10:36 PM
Joy said...

I can’t stop buying baby clothes! they’re so cute and tiny…and a whole outfit for less than $20, I just can’t resist.

April 27, 2010 10:41 PM
Shauna said...

I’m a definite bathing suit addict. Weird, I know.

April 27, 2010 10:43 PM
Jessica Taylor said...

I love socks. I love toe socks, no show socks, fuzzy socks….OH and CANDY MOLDS. I love making candies of all sizes shapes and occassions!

April 27, 2010 10:45 PM
Laura said...

OMGOSH I want it all!!!! Here I go shopping!!!
Thank you for sharing this glorious find!!!

April 27, 2010 10:48 PM
Stacy said...

Seriously! I like the vintage paisley liners, the Black Victorian liners, the folded paper liners! The list goes on and on. I can see how that website made you “need” so many items!!

April 27, 2010 10:49 PM
Wendy said...

Wow so many colors of candy melts! I NEED them all!

April 27, 2010 11:26 PM
Liz said...

SO sad I missed the deadline on this drawing! This is the cutest stuff I think I have ever seen!! Besides, of course, chubby-cheek babies. Combine these things with chubby-cheek babies, maybe throw in a puppy… Well, you can imagine my extreme reaction.

April 28, 2010 01:27 AM
Shelly Knotts said...

I can’t stop buying yarn! I have too much already, plus projects in different stages coming out my ears!
Also, I’m partial to coats and jackets.
And dishes!!!! How many sets do I own? Hmmmm. Lots. And they are all so beautiful!

April 28, 2010 02:02 AM
Fiona said...

That website is fantastic, pure baking heaven. I can’t stop myself from buying edible decorations. You can never have too many coloured sprinkles!

April 28, 2010 03:49 AM
Sara said...

anything scandinavian is awesome :D

April 28, 2010 04:58 AM
Monica said...

I would say my most impulsive desire is the edible glitter! I would love the Cupcakes 101 kit too!

April 28, 2010 07:25 AM
Monica said...

I cannot stop myself from buying greeting cards and stationery despite the fact that I rarely send snail mail anymore!

I would say my most impulsive desire is the edible glitter! I would love the Cupcakes 101 kit too!

April 28, 2010 07:26 AM
Johanne Grov said...

I can read that! It’s swedish and I’m from Norway (that’s the reason why my english sucks).

April 28, 2010 11:03 AM
Candiquik said...

Sooo cute! I think my favorite has to be the mini popcorn cups! Many ideas for those!

April 28, 2010 11:37 AM
Pam Kerns said...

I was having palpitations just looking at this stuff!! It is amazing!!

April 28, 2010 01:34 PM
Michelle said...

Darn! I wish I had won – I just spend $55 there, and had to stop myself after 20 minutes of perusing and adding to my cart. Great site! Thanks for letting us know about it. I hope they send a little reward to you for all of the business you are sending their way : )

April 28, 2010 02:02 PM
Lisa said...

My weakness is pens! I have hundreds, but that doesn’t stop me from a weekly trip to Staples!

April 28, 2010 03:04 PM
Amy said...

Books. I CANNOT walk into a (used) book store and leave empty handed. I love, love, love books.

My daughter is an up and coming entrepreneur. I am pretty sure it will have something to do with baking so I would love to win this for her.

April 28, 2010 03:59 PM
Cheryl said...

Underwear!! lol. very practical. very cute designs. very cheap at 5 for $25 sales at American Eagle Outfitters.

April 28, 2010 04:37 PM
Yazmin said...

OMG! Those cupcake baking cups are so beautiful.

April 28, 2010 07:22 PM
amber said...

cookbooks! and fictional books!

April 28, 2010 08:37 PM
Rockerjewlz said...

Oh my gosh all those comments…thousands of them! I always miss your contests. You post an entry and I see it and then come back each day….but see the same post…
so I go away for a day or two in which you decide to have a one or 2 day contest!!!!!

Grrrrrr………………………one of these days I’ll get there at the right time.

April 28, 2010 09:29 PM
Johanna said...

Hey! that’s Swedish! in Sweden you can get those in the store, for once there’s something posted here that I can easily get, yay! I love this blog, but we don’t have as much fun baking-stuff here in Sweden… I translated the Swedish text, it’s a recipe for plum muffins:

Mix 100 grams of melted, cooled butter with almost 1 cup brown sugar. Add 2 eggs while whisking. Add a little more than 1/2 cup of creme fraiche and 1 1/2 cup of flour mixed with 1 teaspoon cardamom and 2 teaspoons bakingsoda. Cut 2 plums into cubes. Add to the mixture. Put the mixture in the baking cups. Top with pearl sugar and bake in the oven 440 degrees for around 12 minutes.

And again, thanks for a great blog!!

April 29, 2010 05:56 AM
Uli said...

LOL I can indeed read it. Do you want a translation?

is this of interest/use to you ? Seen seen the cupcake liners in various swedish websites but havent tried them myself yet. (nor found them here in ireland :) )


April 29, 2010 07:47 AM
sara said...

I love cake platters! I can’t stop myself from getting new ones everytime the gourmet gadget shop gets them in

April 29, 2010 09:27 AM
Carole Ann said...

Well thank you very much, I am now going to be eating peanut butter and jelly for a month. All the money I spent at Bake It Pretty, but it was fun. I have a few bake sales coming up and this will help alot. And I do remember those candy ciggies, use to eat them all the time as a kid. Love your site and all of the great ideas. At least twice a month I am asked to make cake pops for someone, again thanks.

April 29, 2010 09:42 AM
Josefine said...

As one of your Swedish readers I really appreciate the Swedish cupcake liners! They are super cute :)

April 29, 2010 01:41 PM
Aaron said...

Man I can think of a million things I would buy from that website if I won. I LOVE FOOD


April 29, 2010 11:52 PM
Karen said...

I can TOTALLY relate to not baking in the cups…I don’t think that is weird at all! I GET IT!!! Can’t wait to shop this site!

April 30, 2010 12:40 AM
limewire said...

lmao sweet story bro.

April 30, 2010 02:30 AM
Elle B said...

P.S. I know it’s too late for the contest…but I just wanted to say that I’m sure you’re only one in THOUSANDS of people that won’t use their cute stuff because they don’t want to be without it. :) I’m the same way! I have an adorable dish towel that I won’t use because I’m afraid it will get stained.

April 30, 2010 10:18 AM
Dee said...

Those cupcake holders are so cute!!

April 30, 2010 10:38 AM
Pamela Susan said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOOO visiting this site RIGHT NOW!

April 30, 2010 11:25 PM
Anonymous said...

The picture that has the “…unless u can read this” inscription. I can read it ;) From Norway, and thats Swedish! It’s a pear-muffin recipe !

May 1, 2010 06:34 AM
il ramaiolo said...

nice, very nyce!

May 1, 2010 09:36 AM
Jenny said...

The recipe is in Swedish, and I am from Sweden, that was funny 2 see!!

May 1, 2010 01:55 PM
Juliana said...

I was a bit surprised when I found the baking cups from Sweden in you blog. I have the same ones in my baking drawer. But I can read the recipe on the backside because I am from Sweden :) It’s a recipe for plum cupcakes so I don’t think you miss much by not being able to understand.
Thank you for a lovely blog!

May 1, 2010 08:20 PM
Beth said...

I love all the cute cupcake liners!

May 1, 2010 11:34 PM
Jessica Shaw said...

I love Bake It Pretty! I get one of their surprise bags every two weeks. You get a whole lot of stuff for about $6! It’s awesome! Last time I got those blue and gray damask cupcake liners, some basic white jumbo liners, some chocolate brown and gold striped liners, and polka dotted liners. PLUS I got a beehive cookie cutter and some cute cupcake decorative things. I LOVE Bake It Pretty!

May 1, 2010 11:58 PM
chrissy said...

plomonmuffins sound awesome! im totally going to “google translate” that! i would buy one of everything they had in pink! too many to choose from.

May 2, 2010 02:22 PM
Jaclyn said...

Sweet jebus…I’m gonna go broke…I MUST HAVE those popcorn buckets…

May 2, 2010 03:02 PM
amber shock said...

Wow.. these things are so cute I would just love to give them a try .. My daughter and I would have a blast coming up with creative things to use.. and the straws I love thes straws they would make a wonderfull photo prop for my daughter next photo session !

May 2, 2010 06:27 PM
Matilda said...

hahaha, those baking cup from kalas-fårm are from sweden, i’m from sweden and the text on the back says: Plumcupcakes, and they contain butter, 2 eggs, cremé fraîche, flour, brown sugar and more… :P just for your information.
and i know this because i am from sweden. like your site btw, i get alot of good tips and inspiration from it. thnks!

May 3, 2010 12:04 PM
Christy M said...

I LOVE this site. I do cakes from home and love the button mold for baby shower cakes. Even for my sister who is a seamstress I am planning a button cake and this mold would be outstanding. And the jewelry candy is going perfect on a two years olds birthday cake this month.

May 3, 2010 02:55 PM
Maria said...

Holy moly! Everything is mega adorable, how could you not help yourself to the cuteness!?

May 7, 2010 09:47 AM
Emy Siljemalm said...

Oh I love those Kalasfårm , and being swedish I can totally read what it says underneath and it’s a nice recipe for cup cakes. :-)

(If you want me to translate, let me know! )

Love your site btw, soooo much inspiration and it just makes me wanna run out in the kitchen and start baking! :-)


May 10, 2010 10:08 AM
Anita said...

I know exactly what you mean about loving the wrappers so much you don’t want to use them. I do the same thing with fabric!

May 11, 2010 12:20 PM
ida. said...

Love your blog. :)

Just have to tell you, I have no problem at all reading what’s on the back of that baking cup. Just let me know if you want it translated…

May 12, 2010 06:27 PM
Gaia said...

Oh! I love to bake, and you know that thing you couldn’t read, its Swedish :L

May 16, 2010 06:36 AM
Agnes Billberg said...

Just found this blog today, and oh my god, I absolutely love it to pieces! Fantastic creations and I have totally bookmarked you :)

And it made me giggle when I saw the Swedish baking cups. I have a billion of them in I dunno how many sizes and themes. And I do know what it says on the back of the package, not as hard when you’re born and raised and still stuck in Sweden, haha!

Awesome blog! I am gonna keep going back and read (and drool) more!

September 21, 2010 04:19 AM
Ida said...

Hi! You might not know it but the thing that stands on the baking cups is a recipie on for plumcupcakes in Swedish. I´am from and I live in Sweden so I know how the recipie is(: You can email me if you want to know the recipie in English so can I write it down!
Love Ida

February 11, 2011 10:40 AM
Ida said...

Hi! You might not know it but the thing that stands on the baking cups is a recipie on for plumcupcakes in Swedish. I´am from and I live in Sweden so I know how the recipie is(: You can email me if you want to know the recipie in English so can I write it down!
Love Ida

February 11, 2011 10:42 AM
Linnea said...

The thing you coudn’t read is a recipe for plum cupcakes, in swedish. :)

February 17, 2011 05:37 PM
Hanna said...

It’s a recipe for plum muffin.

March 7, 2011 05:36 AM
miaswan1 said...

im having a circus themed party, and SERIOUSLY need to find out how i can get a couple sets of the red and white cupcake liners in one of the pics…. dose any body know where i can find them?

June 26, 2011 03:26 PM
Christy said...

I want all of these cool things!!

September 29, 2011 10:53 PM
Sunny said...

I love buying my socks from They really have such a cool funky selection and a sleek looking sight! SO recommend this!

April 25, 2012 10:52 PM
Melanie said...

I love everything at Michaels, which is a craft store if you didn’t know.

January 19, 2013 11:11 AM
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