Pantastic!

I didn’t bake anything this weekend. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. I think I was still in vacation mode or something. So I guess this is as good a time as any to close out the “Where I Shop” series. This is part 3: PANS! And Cake Art Party Store has a ton of them.

I love this store.

PANS

The cake pan aisle just makes me smile, despite it’s overwhelmingly gray disposition. It just makes me happy. I like to think about all the talented people that walk through here in need of the perfect cake pan and the things they create with them. Take all these graduated cake pan sets for instance… I’m in awe of what serious bakers and wedding cake decorators can do with them.

But layer cake pans aren’t the only kind of pan Cake Art carries.

Loaf Pans

There are loaf pans…

Bread Pans

… not to be confused with bread pans.

Bundt Pans

Bundt-style pans in various designs.

Angel Food Cake Pans

Angel food cake pans.

Tartlet Pans

Tartlet pans. (Fat Daddio’s… they even have a cute name.)

Doughnut Pans

Doughnut pans. I should get one of these for the next time I try dougnuts.

Square Muffin Pans

How about some square pans. Or… regular, mini and jumbo-size muffin pans.

Small Graduated Pans

But, when it comes to cake pans, I love these little graduated ones that you can hold in one hand.

Graduated Pans

And, then there’s these. These are much, much bigger. I don’t know how big they actually go, but I’ve seen some as big as 18 inches wide and 3 and 4 inches deep. That is a serious cake. I think my oven would be scared.

Heart Pans

But, the graduated sets aren’t all round. There are heart pans, hexagon pans, square pans, and oval pans… all available in different sizes.

Teddy Bear Pans

But maybe you just want one pan. How about a sweet teddy bear? In pink, though.

Shaped Pans

What about a butterfly? Care Bear? Spiderman?

Ice Cream Cone Pan

Or maybe you want individual ice cream-shaped cupcake pans. Too cute!

Mini Pans

Or maybe you want a collection of itty-bitty, teeny-weeny, baby-size pans. I want one of each myself. For scale, that’s a container of sprinkles on the left. These ARE cuteness!

Cookie Sheet Pans

What?!?! You don’t want any cake pans? Well, they also have cookie sheet pans. So there.

Number Pan

And, if that weren’t enough, they have pans that try to tempt me to buy them – even though I would probably never use them. This one has blocks you can move around to let you make numbers and letters. I’ve seen it in a large size, but not one this tiny. Again, CUTENESS! I hate this store.

If that’s not enough, they have even more pans.
And, now for some fun.

It’s a Pick a Pan Giveaway!
  • Enter for a chance to win the pan of your choice.
  • Just leave a comment on this post and pick out the kind of pan you want from any of the above. That’s right. You get to pick. Need some jumbo-size muffin pans? Want to try out a set of graduated pans? Hearts? Hexagons? Or maybe you just need some plain old cupcake pans. I know, you really want an assortment of teeny-tiny pans.
  • Well, if you win, I’ll get it for you, or as many as I can get for you with a $50 bill. Sound like fun?
  • Leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win (either a blog link or email)
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, July 14th at 5 p.m. TIME’S UP! WINNER ANNOUNCED BELOW. (recorded by the time stamp of your comment) The winner will be announced sometime Tuesday evening on this post.

* One winner will be chosen using the Random.org integer generator.

Good luck!

Man… you guys like pans! I didn’t think this giveaway would be that fun because it was so, well, so gray. But, I’m glad you had fun entering. Now for the winner…


Congrats Melissa! You’re definitely getting a set of graduated pans. YAY! And I’ll try to throw in a square muffin pan for you, too. I’ll see how far $50 goes.

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4,178 comments on “Pantastic!”

  1. Wow – I think that I would die of happiness in the pan aisle! I definately would pick out a cheesecake pan – because I don't have one and really feel like this is the year I am going to make pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving!

  2. i would love to have fun with an assortment of itty bitty teeny weeny baby size pans! second choice would be the cake pans that you like.

  3. I like you are drawn to all the tiny cuteness..I admire how quickly you realized you would probably never use them. I am working on my own reaction time. Your photos are great and are inspiring me to use different angles when I am taking pictures. I am interested in what the reactions is when people see you pull your camera out and start setting up your shots. Please share.

  4. Omg, I want to buy pans now!! I really need cake pans, a spring form pan, a bunt pan, and who can resist those teeny tiny pans?! I just like different pans… I can't choose!!

  5. I'm drooling and there wasn't even any food in this post! I've been lusting after a tart pan. I've been thinking about a normal size, but of course now I need a mini heart one too! I'm so jealous that you live near a store like that :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Loving that square muffin pan. Oh the possibilities!

  7. i love that ice cream cone shaped pan! that look very cool and fun to use!

  8. Ahh, this is great. I'd love either the teeny tiny cake pans…or the graduated ones. Thank you!

  9. Oooh I like the graduated round pans…but also, the one with the blocks to move around is way cute, too! Ahh…

  10. I think I could live in this store. Sigh.

    I would love a tart pan, the kind with a removable collar. Le sigh.

    Barring that, the one where you can arrange the boxes to make numbers and letters is pretty darn cool, too.

  11. Holy pancakes! I love the pan store!! The regular 9×13 and 9×9 pans are what I'd pick. I am not sure where mine ended up….and I haven't been lucky enough to snatch one up from any parties this summer, so I'm not baking cakes again until a pan shows up in my house! And maybe one of those cute shaped pans…I know, I'm greedy!

  12. Oooo, what a generous thing to do! That ice cream cone pan is just too cute!! I can just see all those cupcakes decorated like ice cream cones now!!

  13. Oh my….there's too much goodness there. My first choice would be the pan that lets you make letters, and then a super cool bundt pan. I've always wanted one of those.

  14. I would love, love, LOVE square graduated pans – i've been wanting to buy a "fat daddio" pan. =)
    Thanks for doing this!! Wish I could visit the store in person. I would probably stay all day…

  15. I like the teeny tiny ones!

  16. oh. my. god.
    i love the tiny baby pans, but I also love those butterfly pans and those heart pans. I think if there was an isle like that, I would buy a whole bunch of pans. =]

  17. That's very generous of you hon!!
    I love that store!!!

  18. My kitchen would be 100000 time happier with a nice set of graduated pans in any shape! I could send my baking potential through the roof!

  19. I would love to experiment with the graduated pans! Or the mini pans… let's face it… any pans would be wonderful! :)

  20. I love love love the ice cream cone pan and the letter one!

  21. OMG! I am so jealous of your store! Makes my teeny tiny local shop look even more teeny tiny! I think I would go for a set of graduated square pans! I have been trying my hand at the round and I am itching to do some squares and work fondant with it! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    jgitchen@msn.com

  22. that looks like heaven!! i wud love a springform pan! or even a doughnut tray. or.. i cud go on :D

  23. This post makes me drool on my keyboard. And what a cool giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

    I'm looking for some long skinny bread pans, sort of like pullman loaves. Something like 2 x 2 x 14. I've got some plans for those pans. :O)

  24. pans, pans, and more pans!! i cant get enough. I dont have many pans & most pans dont fit my small oven.So would love to have the assortment of teeny tiny pans. They would forsure fit in my oven!! If not those, the square muffin pan. I love making muffins for my neighbors, friends, and family!!!!

  25. I would love the itty bitty pans! They are soo cute! Just enough to eat…

  26. After just under ten years of marriage, I'm definitely looking to update my existing collection of rusty sadness. I like the idea of the little number cake, but I think I am in terrible need of a springform pan

  27. Hmmm hard choices. I like the idea of the graduated pans, and the donut pan(hmmmm…donuts..). I thought the pan witht he small squares would be fun to make individual cakes would be fun too! Of course then I would need a good cake recipe to go with it. Well I am in the right place for that.

    Here's Hoping!

  28. Awesome! Pan of graduated roundness and/or alphabets would be positively great!

  29. Holy moley! I'd love that square pan you held up. As well as a regular muffin tin, a mini-muffin tin, and a cookie sheet. Nope – can't stop at one… Just like when I eat cookies.

  30. I'm in! How many of those graduated pans can you get for $50?

  31. If I am drawn, I would love the ice-cream cone shaped cake pans or the medium size square muffin pans. The selection you have over there is absolutely amazing. We have nothing that matches your selection here in South Africa.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    (scrappywalker@gmail.com)

  32. I know I would pick the miniature pans, especially the heart pans. They'd be perfect for Valentine's day! Plus, I'm not really much of a cake person. I like a bite or two, which is why cupcakes are perfect. But with the mini pans, I could make a mini layer cake! Or one for each guest! How cute!

  33. Oh how fun!! I love that square muffin looking pan! That would be so fun to make little mini loaves! I also like the itty bitty pans, very cute!

  34. I would have to choose the itty bitty assortment of pans. What fun.
    jclowry@shaw.ca

  35. I think my choice would be deep Hexagon Pan Set 6''/9''/12''/15'' or Springform Pan Set 8''/9''/10''/11''

  36. That is one amazing store. I need one by me. Well…maybe not! I would love those graduated pans. The possibilities are endless.

  37. I am dreaming and scheming of what I could do with a set of mini pans…Oh the possibilities!

  38. can I get one to catch all my drool? I could get into a lot of trouble in that store and need just about everything.

  39. I want some baby pans
    or a cheesecake pan! :D
    I wish we had a store like that here.. wal-marts cake decorating aisle doesn't quite cut it.

    It's my birthday sooo that would be very nice
    [hint, hint] ;]

    katirow@yahoo.com

  40. The teeny tiny pans!

  41. I would love a set of graduated pans!

  42. OH my too many options!!
    I want an assortment of the cute little ones. Or a Butterfly, my daughter's there for her birthday.
    Or really more cookie sheets, don't get scared but I only have one and I NEED more.

  43. Wow! I'd lovvve to live nearer to that store!! It's pan wonderfulness! I'd love to have any of the character pans, since we dont get many over here. April pan? Or teddy bear? Or spiderman? Or an angle food cake pan? Heck, I'd love to have ANYTHING!!

  44. wow… i love this store!!! i wish i could find a store like this in Spain… or not!! my bank account is much happier this way.. lol!!

    i love the ice-cream shape one… so cute!!

    have a nice day!!
    XOOXOXO

  45. I made my first from scratch cake this month, and it was so fun…I would love a set of graduated pans….it is my goal to stop serving my cakes in the pan.

  46. If only we have a store like that near here I'd spend all my time there. School's not that important anyway :))

    I'd want graduated round cake pans or muffin pans or those baby pans. Oh and those cookie sheets too!

    LOL. I'm so greedy.

  47. Wow, not sure that this will be open to me, cause I'm from New Zealand, but I'd love a tart pan, or some bread pans, or the cupcake cone pan!!

  48. First time commenter, but I would love to win! But I wouldn't even be able to choose! Anything you can fit in a flat rate box ;)! So probably the teeny tiny pans! I love your blog and getting inspiration from it!

  49. Haha that place is crazy! I can feel my OCD loving every bit of it!!

  50. I would love the mini ones any kind. Anything mini is great!

  51. wow, that looks like baking-heaven!!
    How cute are the square-muffin-pans! (I think I need one!)

  52. I don't think such a shop even exists where I am! I would love that ice-cream shaped cupcake pan or the graduated cake pans!Lovely

  53. what a fun place. i'd need a whole new kitchen! i think it's a toss up for me between the mini pans and the square muffin pan! those would be fun to make brownies or somethng like that in!!!

  54. I would have to have the teeny tiny pans! How fun are those! I might have to find some of those over here.

    Thanks for the great pictures!

  55. I was just looking at pans today! Living overseas on a tiny island does not give you many options! I would love to have a set of graduated pans – either round or square! I am having my first attempt at fondant tonight – hopefully it goes well! And the more pans means the more cakes I can try!

    – Nikki B
    mrsb912@yahoo.com

  56. I didn't know shops like this even existed ~ in my regional town we have nothing like this. Wow. The ice cream cone pan has such a great novelty factor but I would love some graduated pans to play with.

  57. Oh my word…. I'd be in cake pan heaven! I love the ice cream cone cupcake pan. I had never seen that one before. Too cute.

  58. I have never seen the customizable number pan – that's really amazing. Do your baking skills come with the pans?

  59. Oh how I would love to go into this store with a full wallet :-) I would have an absolute blast!! Well maybe it's better this way, not living close to the Cake Art store. I would however love to get the petal graduated pans, I think they make such nice cake designs!

  60. I would love some pans. Itty bitty please!

  61. Oh my, so many pans, How could you choose!
    I love the idea of the number/letter pan or the flower bundt tin!

    Rose

    chocolatesoap@hotmail.com

  62. Oh my goodness – I don't think we have that many pans in all of Australia! I have serious pan envy : ) The itty bitty ones are to die for!

  63. Oh my gosh this store is amazing! I would love the letter making one! or the small graduated pan sets. How cute would mini layer cakes be?!

  64. It looks like heaven!! :) I liked the square pan you posted after the donut pan! I can find anything like that here.

    I'm writing you from the Netherlands!! I visit your blog often, I like it very much.

  65. I nearly died when I finally visited Cake Art; the place is HEAVEN! If my comment is the lucky winner, I'd love to rock some graduated cake pans, any shape.

  66. Dommage qu'en France il n 'y a pas de magasin comme ça !!!
    Je serai folle !
    Bizzzzzz
    Barbichounette

  67. What a heavenly shop!
    I'm curious about the Bundt style pans, they are not very common around here

  68. ah, to have a collection of the baby-sized pans… wonderful!
    I'd love to have those!

  69. It's really hard to pick as I think I would have a problem if I was in this store….love to see the store….I think my favorite would have to be the square muffin pan and the cupcake one, so darling!

    mthimjon@aol.com

  70. It's a toss up between the small letter pan and the ice cream cone pan thanks for the giveaway……Jo

  71. Oh my goodness that is like cake-making inspiration heaven! I just *know* my friend would get so excited she would hyperventalate in that store!mwahx

  72. Graduated heart pans would be perfect for when I'm trying to surprise my boyfriend who has been nothing but supportive of me when times have been hard :)

  73. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: we need a store like this in Belgium!
    I would love a cookie baking plate and maybe a cute teddybear =D

  74. i want that square pans..heheheh..pls..

  75. the itty bitty collection of baby pans are so cute! imagine all the possibilities with those!!

    – Johey Chinn
    Josephine_Nida@hotmail.com

  76. I would really want those Wilton Ice Cream shaped ones! They are so cute. You're very lucky to have such a comprehensive shop near you. We have no such thing here in Western Australia!

  77. How do you decide?
    I love the small graduated round cake pans…
    but I am sure my son would want some kind of jungle animal pan or…
    my husband loves the jumbo cupcakes I make…hmmm
    I would be in this store FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!
    Love it!

  78. I am always so jealous when you do posts about where you shop. What I wouldn't give to have such a fabulous store here! We are stationed overseas right now and it was a struggle just to find lollipop sticks! I love the square muffin pan. I can just imagine a bunch of adorable tiny cakes.

  79. Oh my, that looks like baking heaven… I would just love the itty bitty baking pans, they're too cute, and you could spend hours decorating them… or the graduated cake pans, those would be so unbelievably useful.

  80. That store is awesome!
    I have no idea what I would pick…

  81. OH MY STARS!!! It's a good thing I don't live there!! LOL!!!! I love the pans!! I would love to try the mini squares and the mini-one-that-looks-like-an-angel-food-cake, and the doughnut pan, and on, and on, and on…… :) Fabulous post and what a treat of a giveaway!! Thanks for the tour!

  82. I just started baking cakes semi-professionally, so I would really love a new set of graduated-circular or square pans! Or the square cupcake pans! I always liked the crusty edge of my cupcakes. Square molds mean more crust!

    LB Kovac
    darthlibby@yahoo.com

  83. Awesome store! I would pick the care Bears pan for my twin girls 4th Birthday in Sept. I'm making a cake for each of them this year and I've already bought a Strawberry Shortcake pan. Unless they have a My Little Pony?

  84. cookie sheets for me please!t

  85. Graduated round pans! I love your blog; I made the hamburger cupcakes for the fourth!
    (shannonasaurus@gmail.com)

  86. I would love to have a normal size cake pan and a teddy bear pan since my nieces birthday is coming up. I like the mini hearts pans to :).

    PS. I love your blog!

  87. Ooooo!!! Tart pan or springform pan, please :)

  88. That store is heaven! I wish they had one in my neck of the woods! I would love the ice cream cone cupcake pan!

    Thanks!
    Lizzy
    http://www.lizzygoesdutch.blogspot.com

  89. I think it would have to be the ice cream-shaped cupcake pans.

    You just don't get cute novelty pans in the UK :)

    (Melaina25@gmail.com)

  90. Oh, how I wish I had a store like this near me. Oh, how glad my husband is that I don't. :) I am already thinking of fun things to make with that square muffin pan!

  91. It's not fair : I'm French so I can't participate !!!!! I would have loooooved the collection of "itty-bitty, teeny-weeny, baby-size pans" (especially the angel food cake, one for me and one for my loved one) !!!!

  92. I absolutely love the tiny, baby-sized ones!

    lilychang.5@gmail.com

  93. Fabulous store! I would have to pick the square muffin pans. I have never seen those before and now my mind is reeling with all sorts of ideas for sweet square things.

  94. Definintely the ice cream cone pan…so amazing! It's divine….look to be honest I'd probably settle for any cake pan in the series of photos!

  95. I've seen the square muffin pan in the King Arthur catalog and haven't brought myself to buy it yet. Makes me drool every time I see it.

  96. I just love that shop!!!I wish I could take a flight right now to go!!!We don´t get much choice here, and you can´t even get a nice set of graduated pans, they are not tall enough!!, that would be my choice.
    Thanks for sharing so much!!!
    dmatani@gmail.com

  97. OMG! What do you even do with yourself in a store like that? I think I'd leave that store VERY poor! The local shop here has a maximum of 20 types of pans (and they do not specialize in cake decorating supplies, let me tell you). If I had to pick ONE cake pan… it'd be the mini tiered cake pan set (which is not one cake pan, but it all comes in one package).

    Thanks Bakerella!

  98. These are the times I wish I lived in the States… or that Holland would be more into baking. We don't have this kind of COOOOOOOOL shop to spend time or money in. Oh well at least we have chocolate and windmills. Thanks for the great idea's. PS tried your hamburger cakes and everyone LOVED them. did not turn out as pretty as yours but I will keep trying.

    Cheers Wendy

  99. Amazing collection! I'd probably go for the graduated round cake pans and try and take my cake baking to the next level.

  100. I love the number pan. I could do some cool things with it!
    sweetiee1@gmail.com

    Kim

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