Sunday, May 10, 2009

Where I shop…

Cake Art Party Store! I started going here about two years ago when the baking and cake decorating bug bit me. When I first walked in, I was overwhelmed. Actually, I’m still overwhelmed. There’s so much stuff I don’t know… don’t even have a clue about… but I feel like I learn something new every single time I visit. Unfortunately, I can’t do that very often because this store makes me spend money.

Cake Art Party Store

Like on these things. I’m serious… this place is dangerous. I think I get a sugar high or something when I walk in … my heart starts racing … I start picking random stuff up. And when I get home, bags full… I’m like, what just happened.

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But, when you see all these… in one place. You start thinking… do I have enough yellow sprinkles. I can’t remember. Okay, get some more and get some blue ones, and red ones while you’re at it.

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And then, you start thinking that you can’t live without blue teddy bear sprinkles or green palm tree sprinkles, or pink pigs. And what if someone has a baby… I need those baby sprinkles or wait, boys like cupcakes… what about helmet and football sprinkles. You see where I’m going. Let’s just say that I have accumulated my fair share of sprinkles.

The funny thing is … I hardly ever use them on cupcakes or cakes. It just makes me feel good knowing I have them just in case. I know … weird! But, they do come in handy when it comes to decorating cake pops, so that’s how I justify it.

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You can even buy them in bags!

Cake Art Party Store

Here’s something I’ve never tried… and I think I’ll leave for the pros… Airbrush! Pretty colors, though.

Cake Art Party Store

Speaking of colors… did you know you can buy rolled fondant that is already tinted?

I started doing this recently with red fondant because it is seriously a pain to tint it yourself and get it a deep red color.

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Now, a lot of people don’t like the taste of fondant, they just like the look of it from a visual perspective. So, if you just want to experiment, then play around and buy it pre-made. Just don’t get this much. You can stick with the 1 pound packages.

Or if you really want, make some from scratch. I hear marshmallow fondant is pretty good.

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Anyone need 25 lbs of buttercream frosting?

Cake Art Party Store

Or tinted buttercream?

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Not me. I like to make my own buttercream and tint it myself. Yummy!

Cake Art Party Store

Need some petit four icing? Just snip the tip and go. Great for beginners.

Cake Art Party Store

Marzipan… I haven’t dabbled in this stuff yet, but I do like saying the name. Marzipan!

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Check this out! This might just be the best part of the store. Pans! Round ones, oval ones, heart-shaped ones, square ones! And in graduated sizes, too! And different heights! Help me, please.

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Tools. I love tools. Offset spatulas and flat spatulas. Thank you.

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Inside these little trays are every decorating tip you can think of and some you can’t. Grab some disposable bags and couplers and you’re set.

Cake Art Party Store

There’s so much stuff in the store that you can miss little things like this. Petal dust and luster dust… I think I’m in love. Now, I just have to figure out what to do with it.

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Need to stack a big cake? Sorry, I can’t help you… haven’t done that.

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Mine are little and usually just end up on cake boards like these.

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And sometimes, they get put in cake boxes. I love cake boxes. Especially the tiny ones.
Little cakes in little boxes are just the cutest!

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Need some party supplies? They have that, too.

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Baking cups for boys and girls.

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Tons and tons of plastic cake toppers. I’ve never bought anything down this aisle…

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But, this one made me laugh so hard, I almost bought it for a Mother’s Day cake. Then, I pictured myself on Cake Wrecks and stopped myself. :)

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Father’s Day is around the corner, though…

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Almost done… hang in there. Cookie cutters are always fun to have.

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And so are these. I have this set of dual sided graduated cutters. I love them and they come in super handy when I make fondant covered cupcakes.

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Gadgets galore! I can’t stand in this section too long because my pantry just isn’t big enough.

And guess what… that’s just the half of it. Actually, the 1/8th of it. I wish I could show you everything.
Coming soon… candy stuff!

Hope you guys liked looking at all that stuff and thanks Cake Art for letting me show everyone that there’s a much bigger cake world than the 9 inch cake pans I used to buy in the grocery store. And guess what guys… most of it’s easier than you think.
Cake Art Party Store
3744 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Tucker, GA 30084

And, because I made you scroll through all those pictures, how about a little giveaway for you sprinkle lovers!

Cake Art Party Store

Enter for a chance to win:

I’m giving away 20 different kinds of sprinkles!
(picked out by me)
Want some?
  • Just leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite baking or decorating item or tool or even some elusive sprinkles you’ve been looking for.
  • Leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win (either a blog link or email)
  • Deadline to enter is Monday, May 11th at 6:00 p.m. (recorded by the comment time stamp)
  • The winner will be chosen at random* and announced sometime Monday evening on this post.

    * One winner will be chosen at random, using’s integer generator.

Good Luck!

Sorry, TIME’S UP!
The Sprinkle Winner is none other than Comment #936!
Yay Cam! Have any Sprinkle preferences?

Linda said...

My favorite baking tool is my cast iron skillet. It bakes an awesome big chocolate chip cookie.

Thank you for sharing! I think I just added a new destination to my “must visit” list.

May 11, 2009 02:10 AM
gardensgirl said...

Oh my! I don’t know what I’d do with myself in a store like that. I’d probably have to lie down from sheer happiness before I could even think about shopping.

May 11, 2009 02:11 AM
Laurel said...

my decorating experience has been limited to jimmies. i prefer the all-brown jimmie collection, but my husband and daughter like the colored ones.

do they call them jimmies down by you? they’re just sprinkles.

i made my very first batch of cake pops this weekend, and my 2 year old kept calling them cake cups. not cupcakes, but cake cups. she was VERY insistent that this is what they are called.

but i had so much fun with them that i’d love some funky sprinkles to be able to play with making new pops…

May 11, 2009 02:11 AM
Naomi said...

My favorite baking tool is my Kitchenaid mixer. Boring, I know. Sprinkle-wise, I have a childhood memory of pearlescent beads and metallic teardrops that were totally edible… and super-duper fancy!

May 11, 2009 02:11 AM
Caralyn said...

I love the shimmer dust. My girls would like it, too. My boys would like lots of icing, though!

May 11, 2009 02:11 AM
Elizabeth said...

I never knew there were that many kinds of sprinkles. Neat! That store is amazing! I would go into overload. :) My tips, I love to experiment with them all.

I tried your cupcake pops tonight for the first time. Not too cute, but delicious!

May 11, 2009 02:12 AM
Mona said...

I love my spiffy cupcake liners.

May 11, 2009 02:12 AM
Ellen said...

I love my Wilton racks for cooling cookies and nut roll.

May 11, 2009 02:12 AM
Mel Hopes said...

Wow! I would be in HEAVEN if I had a store like that near me. I may even have to do a road trip SOON I am in overload just looking at the pictures that you posted. I love the sprinkles and the cake pans would be o so lovely to have around. I think my favorite tool that I have is my bosh mixer. Just makes baking so easy. I love to do flooded cookies!

thanks for sharing this with us as well as your fun stuff I am making the nutter butter cookie pops tonight!

May 11, 2009 02:12 AM
Summer said...

I love finding funky sprinkles! They add a completely different spin on cakes/cupcakes/etc.
droveaway (@)

May 11, 2009 02:13 AM
Melissa said...

Who knew there was a store like that!!

Crazy!! It looks like a ton of fun!!

May 11, 2009 02:13 AM
Lindsay said...

That store looks amazing! My favorite baking tool is an off-set spatula. I have…lots of them. I think I buy one every time I see one. I just love them so much.

May 11, 2009 02:13 AM
DaisyLan51 said...

My favorite tool has to be the 1oz. cookie scooper. It makes baking cookies much more easier. That and the 1oz size is perfect, it makes the cookies big enough.

May 11, 2009 02:13 AM
Mama Nash said...

I just started baking, so I am new new new to this all…but I got a wilton tip set (10)tips and I finally got to use them yesterday, I had a blast, and now addicted. I can’t wait to make another cake, I might make up a holiday just to make one!

May 11, 2009 02:13 AM
andrea jean said...

This post RULES! My dream sprinkles would be shaped like Hello Kitty’s head.

May 11, 2009 02:13 AM
HaleyP said...

Sprinkles rock! And my birthday is tuesday!

Awesome post!

May 11, 2009 02:13 AM
You may call me Kitten said...

My husband was looking at your blog with me tonight and said that I could spend days at that store, LOL!

My favorite baking tool is actually my cow-print spatula but I also love my cookie scoops and my cow shaped/colored sprinkles (I’ve never actually used them though, the’re in my cow collection).

May 11, 2009 02:13 AM
Travis and Beckey said...

Oh I go crazy in the cake decorating aisle in Michaels, I would LOVE to see that store! I love my cake decorating tips but really anything to do with baking! I would LOVE those sprinkles!

May 11, 2009 02:13 AM
natsmama said...

ok….must win contest….need more sprinkles.
Love sprinkles! any kind, shape, size. You can never have too many sprinkles!

May 11, 2009 02:14 AM
Kathy said...

I ordered from them online after I developed my addiction to cake pops! I only have about 15 or 20 kinds of sprinkles so am running low – lol.
Thanks for the giveaway and the great ideas you share on your blog.

May 11, 2009 02:14 AM
Gerardo y Aimee said...

I will go crazy in this store too. Its like a baker’s paradise! I’ve never seen the teddy bear’s sprinklers before. Those are way too cute.

May 11, 2009 02:14 AM
Krissy said...

My favorite baking tool is my spatulas, so I can get that last little morsel of delicious brownie mix.

May 11, 2009 02:14 AM
The Baldwin Brigade said...

My favorite baking tool is my mini muffin tin. I use it all the time.

May 11, 2009 02:14 AM
Laura said...

I love my mini spatula. Great for dishing up brownies.

May 11, 2009 02:14 AM
Leslie said...

That store amazing! I love the Silpat Mats for baking. Non – stick and easy clean up. Hope you had a great Mother’s Day!

lesashby at gmail dot com

May 11, 2009 02:14 AM
Emily said...

I love, love, love my cookie scoop! It’s the greatest thing ever!

May 11, 2009 02:14 AM
Bgstoner said...

I love using a lazy Susan when icing a cake.
My husband would ban me from a store like that though, to much temptation.

May 11, 2009 02:15 AM
Sheri said...

We have a store just like this literally walking distance from my house! I try to avoid going in there – it’s just tooo tempting! My favorite decorating tool is the spatula: mini, big, offset and regular. I have them all!! :)

May 11, 2009 02:15 AM
Sues said...

I can spend hours in a store like that! I sure miss not having one nearby. My favorite tool is my small angled spatula.

May 11, 2009 02:15 AM
Melissa said...

That store is AMAZING! My fav baking tool is my cookie scooper (which probably has a more professional name) .

May 11, 2009 02:15 AM
Kristen said...

I love the sucker sticks and mini cello bags to finish cake balls. they look fantastic!

May 11, 2009 02:15 AM
Hannah Noel said...

I love decorating cookies and cupcakes, so I like to use an offset spatula and of course sprinkles!

May 11, 2009 02:15 AM
Terri said...

Looks like fun! I love my off-set spatula. I also love those flaky sugars that look like snow. I would love to visit that store!


May 11, 2009 02:15 AM
Life as a Spencer! said...

I just recently found your blog and have already tried tons of your ideas. I love the cake balls that looked like animals. I am a school teacher and that is right up my alley!
Crystal Spencer

May 11, 2009 02:15 AM
Pamela said...

I recently bought a sugar craft gun. It’s quite a handy little gadget!

May 11, 2009 02:15 AM
Andrea S, said...

I love my cookie scoop. It makes cookies so easy.

May 11, 2009 02:16 AM
HeatherP said...

I love to airbrush colors on cakes, it makes it so easy compared to tinting every color and piping it on. Now I can pipe on things airbrush and keep going. :)

May 11, 2009 02:16 AM
Still Hurting said...

Ever since you got me hooked on these cake-pops (or “Cake on a stick” as my coworkers call it), I have found that the cookie dough scoop is INVALUABLE! Ya know, the one that looks like a smaller sized ice cream scoop. It makes her perfect portioned ball for making just the round cake-ball that goes on the stick. Saves me a TON of work and time, and my hands are less messy…tho that is all part of the fun. LOL!

May 11, 2009 02:16 AM
Anonymous said...

As of last week, I just bought myself a 24 cupcake carrier and a cupcake tree. It’s not a baking tool, but makes the cupcakes easy to transport and look impressive! :) I would looooove some cool sprinkles!!!

May 11, 2009 02:16 AM
KrystalBall said...

My favorite cake tool is plain old fondant. I don’t like cake with a mountain of icing I half the time just eat naked cake. But fondant leaves the perfect layer of frosting.

May 11, 2009 02:16 AM
Tracy said...

My favorite decorating tool is a paint brush. Mostly I use it to ice cookies but it came in handy last month when we tried your cake pops out around Easter.

May 11, 2009 02:16 AM
Sila Lumenn said...

That has got to be the coolest store ever! I wish there was one near me. I have a thing for sprinkles, too. I keep them around and let my daughter use them to decorate cookies and ice cream and gingerbread houses, etc.

May 11, 2009 02:16 AM
Ashley said...

That store is amazing! I would spend way too much money in there.

My favorite baking tool is a standing mixer. I don’t own one myself yet, but I used a friend’s the other day and it is so much easier to bake with.

May 11, 2009 02:16 AM
Lisa said...

I love cupcake liners!

May 11, 2009 02:17 AM
Tyler said...

my cookie cutters. I love them! that store looks AHmazing! I’ve never seen anything like that!

May 11, 2009 02:17 AM
The Adventure of Linds and Lyds! said...

I wish I lived close to that store or one like it!

I have a sprinkle addiction as well. I dumped out my spice rack and filled it with sprinkles, just so they could be seen on my counter!

May 11, 2009 02:17 AM
Lil Missy said...

oh wow, Bakerella those pictures are heaven!! I just started taking cake decorating classes and I would be in serious trouble if I went in that store. My favorite item would be sprinkles, they make me so happy. I’d really like to put up a spice rack and display my sprinkles like you did.

May 11, 2009 02:17 AM
Hannah said...

My favorite baking tool is definitely my stand mixer- I would get nothing done without it!

May 11, 2009 02:17 AM
Carie said...

I LOVE using sprinkles to decorate. I esp love using them when my nephew is “helping” me. LOL I have been wondering if they have Spiderman sprinkles. My nephew is really into Spiderman right now. :)

May 11, 2009 02:18 AM
Barbara said...

My favorite baking tool is my Pampered Chef pizza cutter — I use it for cutting lots more than pizza.

May 11, 2009 02:18 AM
Melissa said...

I live in North Alabama and have not been able to find any baking stores… I have to settle for whatever Michaels has… :( My favorite baking tool is my KitchenAid mixer that my husband got me. I guess I will have to make a road trip to that store!

May 11, 2009 02:18 AM
Southern Mama said...

OOOO! Sprinkles how fun! I love your blog! I would love some cactus sprinkles. Do they have those? Or anything cute really! My blog is

May 11, 2009 02:18 AM
Hoosier Homemade said...

OMG! It’s a good thing I don’t live close to that store!
I love my pastry bags and tips and umm sprinkles…love them all!
Here is my info just in case…
hoosierhomemade @ yahoo dot com
Thanks for the giveaway!

May 11, 2009 02:18 AM
Cristina said...

I’ll be dreaming about that store tonight! :) I wish I could find a series of cookie cutters like the one you showed here and used at PW’s lodge.. I have a little set of round cookie cutters but they’re never quite the right size for my cupcakes.. :) Still, they’re indispensable!

May 11, 2009 02:18 AM
tara leann said...

i love sprinkles! that store is amazinG!!

May 11, 2009 02:18 AM
Jessica said...

I could spend hours in that store! I love cookie cutters and bright colored sprinkles! I hope I will :)

May 11, 2009 02:19 AM
Sarai said...

I could not bake without my favorite heat-proof Rachel Ray scrapers!

May 11, 2009 02:19 AM
mydogumentary said...

I probably couldn’t live without my kitchen aid mixer or my friend helping me!!

May 11, 2009 02:19 AM
Jared and Katy said...

Hey! Since I’m bearly starting my cooking skills, my favorite tool for cup caking is a plastic bag and to cut the tip off! Thanks for always sharing such wonderful recipes! (

May 11, 2009 02:19 AM
Amber said...

I like my mini batter scoop to do cookies and muffins. Not too decorative, but I’m working on it!

May 11, 2009 02:19 AM
Amanda @ Fake Ginger said...

I like cupcake liners. I always buy the cheapie Wilton ones so they’re never as pretty once there’s a cupcake in but I like to look at them.

May 11, 2009 02:19 AM
~Sophia and Noah's Mommy~ said...

That place is so cool. My twins are turning one next month and I am doing a cupcake theme. I am going to have a “make your own cupcake bar!” Looking for ideas if you have any for toppings to use. I need sprinkles for sure! :)

May 11, 2009 02:19 AM
Sara G said...

Wow, I really had no idea such a place existed! I haven’t used many decorations, but I LOVE colorful sprinkles.

May 11, 2009 02:19 AM
Winter said...

My favorite baking item of all time would have to be my dough scoop! It’s the greatest!

Also, I looked into that “Better Than Sex Cake” thing… It’s a german chocolate poke cake… with chocolate syrup and caramel topping slathered all on top and then finished off with crushed up Heath bars on top! It’s tasty! =]

May 11, 2009 02:20 AM
Brockett's said...

My favorite tool is my Kitchen Aid Mixer. Don’t know how I lived with out one!!

May 11, 2009 02:20 AM
LolliCakes said...

My favorite baking tool is my scoop to measure out cupcake batter so that my cupcakes are somewhat the same size…

May 11, 2009 02:20 AM
Lisita said...

My grandmother was a caterer and I inherited her frosting tips so that’s by far my favorite tool and yes am I ever in need of sprinkles!

May 11, 2009 02:20 AM
Lalaroo said...

I love ramekins, but not necessarily for baking souffles or anything like that. Mostly I use them for frosting cookies. You can have eight different colors of frosting, all in small little bowls in front of you, just waiting to be spread on yummy sugar cookies. I love it!

May 11, 2009 02:20 AM
Kate said...

Goodness I would die in that store! I would not be able to stop myself from spending a whole heap of money. I think my favorite tool is my stand mixer – it gets used constantly for cupcakes, cakes and cookies. I love it!

May 11, 2009 02:20 AM
Dani said... should have a ‘Bakerella Starter Kit’ I think they would sell like wildfire! I know I would pick one up, probably several so my co-workers could start making their own! LOL OH, and You Are A-MAZ-ING! I love your creativity!

May 11, 2009 02:20 AM
Marci said...

I love my silicone spoonula. I absolutely love to bake.

May 11, 2009 02:20 AM
Christy@pipandsqueak said...

I am really a cake decorating novice. I have only made and really decorated my daughters 3 birthday cakes. I was really impressed with gel food coloring rather than the liquid drops I had always used.

May 11, 2009 02:20 AM
Coordination Queen said...

I wish they had a store like that were I live… I think I would get lost in there for a couple of hours. And I love any baking gadget… I just wish my kitchen was twice as big so I could get more!

May 11, 2009 02:20 AM
Alysha said...

What a store!!!! I could spend hours (and way to much $) in there. Thanks for the great giveaways :)

May 11, 2009 02:20 AM
Brockett's said...

Oops! forgot the @ in my e-mail. I was a little scatterbrained just thinking of that fabulous store!!

May 11, 2009 02:21 AM
Marcy said...

You got me wondering about a store in my area! I love the pretty pink sugars and I recently saw glitter “dust?” and thought that might be fun!!

May 11, 2009 02:21 AM
Kayla said...

My favorite baking too is my mixer. I would be so lost without it.

May 11, 2009 02:21 AM
Angel said...

Wow, I am seriously jealous! My favorite thing for baking is cupcake liners. Just the traditional pastel colors. Weird, huh? I think it’s because they remind me of my childhood and I just feel happy when I see them.

May 11, 2009 02:21 AM
Kevi said...

love your blog.

May 11, 2009 02:21 AM
Vellum said...

My all time favorite – the spoon. Just a plain teaspoon. It does a wonderful job with pudding cakes in creating an overlapping shell pattern. It shapes balls of fondant and cookie dough. It can be used to make scales in fish. Flip it over and the handle can be used for fun imprints.

I love inexpensive versatility, so the spoon will always be my favorite companion in baking.


May 11, 2009 02:21 AM
MegRuth said...

I am dieing for a mini cheesecake pan. I love making cheesecake. I haven’t gotten too adventurous yet but I think mini cheesecakes are just as cute as cupcakes.

Everything is SO cute small!

May 11, 2009 02:21 AM
Linda J. said...

I think if I found moose-shaped sprinkles, my life would be complete. Ah…

May 11, 2009 02:21 AM
Elliot&Tracy said...

I am always looking for metallic looking sprinkles to dip my cupcakes in.

May 11, 2009 02:22 AM
jennie w. said...

Ooh, that storee looks gooood. My favorite baking item are bake-even strips. If they were a man I would marry them.

May 11, 2009 02:22 AM
Shelly Diane said...

I love wax paper and a fondant smoother for making buttercream smooth, I’m impressed by it each time I do it.

May 11, 2009 02:22 AM
ashley said...

OMG… My sister is a “spinkle” addict. This would leave her speechless and contently eating “spinkles” for quite some time.

May 11, 2009 02:22 AM
Nerdy Jess said...

Holy cow. I need to send my sister there when she visits GA next month!

I love my baking rack. I use it for EVERYTHING. Cooking cookies, draining bacon, organizing the fridge. Everything, its really the best.

xo! Jess

May 11, 2009 02:23 AM
Jackie said...

OMG – all those baking goodies makes me want to bake something – now! We don’t have anything that cool here at all! My favorite baking tool is my mini cupcake pan. Those itty bitty cupcakes are just adorable.

May 11, 2009 02:23 AM
Tammy Elrod said...

My favorite tool is my Kitchen aid stand mixer! I couldn’t live without it!

May 11, 2009 02:23 AM
Lauren said...

Oh my gosh – I can only ever find regular rainbow colored sprinkles. I would LOVE some fun shapes or mini-chips!!

May 11, 2009 02:23 AM
Kellianne said...

I seriously have a fetish for cookie cutters–I can’t stop buying them! But of course, I would always love some new sprinkles. :)

May 11, 2009 02:23 AM
Mom4three said...

Talk about a kid in a candy store! What a great place! We love your blog, my kids are always looking over my shoulder to see what new wonder you are creating! They despertly want a copy of the picture of all the pokemon figures you took to hang in their playroom! (hint hint)

May 11, 2009 02:23 AM
Traci said...

I definitely love my giant cake lifter. I would not be able to move cakes without braking them if not for that tool.

Beautiful post!

May 11, 2009 02:23 AM
PatQ said...

The pastry bag is by far my favorite. I couldn’t do the little things that I do without it.

May 11, 2009 02:23 AM
AHorseNamedFrank said...

Best of all I love my family’s collection of recipe books, some of which are from my great-grandmother and were perfected by her over many years.

May 11, 2009 02:24 AM
Teresa said...

Love, love, love the teddy bear sprinkles!

May 11, 2009 02:24 AM
Roxanne said...

That store is amazing! I must go there sometime! My favorite baking tool is Williams Sonoma spoon shaped spatula.

May 11, 2009 02:24 AM
Andrea said...

Can I claim my Kitchen Aid mixer as a tool? ‘Cause I can’t live without it!!!

May 11, 2009 02:24 AM
jennypilgrim said...

I can understand how you feel when you go in this store. I would be the same way! It is a good thing this store isn’t close enough to me to go very often! But I sure loved the “tour”. Thanks!!!!!!

May 11, 2009 02:24 AM
Kendra said...

I don’t think I could even make up 20 kinds of sprinkles… but I know my kids would think they’d died and gone to heaven if you sent them to us!

Most of my fancy decorating falls into the pipe a Wilton pan cake….

May 11, 2009 02:24 AM
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