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.

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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!

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

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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?

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Or tinted buttercream?

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

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

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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.

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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 random.org’s integer generator.

Good Luck!

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

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3,402 comments on “Where I shop…”

  1. Holy Crap. I must meet you there sometime. I’ve only been once. I love it!
    Funny, I need sprinkles. Dont have any. *LOL*

  2. Oh man, that store looks like so much fun!! My favorite baking tool is probably my mini batter scoop that I use for cookies and truffles, it makes everything so much easier!

  3. Oh my goodness, that is the most amazing store! I LOVE my Witon 1M decorating tip. It’s the most beautiful tip to use for decorating cupcakes (which I love to bake)!
    Carrie from http://cookingwithcarrie.blogspot.com

  4. I don’t bake very often but I love brownies. I guess if I had to choose one item I love my stonewear. As far as sprinkles I Would love to find some basketballs, footballs, or soccer balls. I am a huge sports fan.

    PS I would love to have a store like that nearby.

  5. Sorry I forgot my email.


  6. Oh my, What a cool store!

    I love my off-set spatula. It has changed my life.

  7. That place is amazing! One of my favorite cake decorating tools is using a zip-top plastic bag as a piping bag. I LOVE that it doesn’t spill out all over me!

  8. I think I like my mini cookie cutters best!

  9. I loved all the pictures…all those sprinkles would be hard to pass up!! I would have to say that my small icing spatula is something I absolutely LOVE…and sprinkling any of these sprinkles on a cupcake would be great!!


  10. My favorite is definitely my silicone mat. Cookies would be much harder without

  11. That store looks fabulous!!! I wish I could find cotton candy sprinkles, my little guy loves them!

  12. Oh good gracious me! That store is AWESOME!!! I looked at a store near me and saw about three jars of sprinkles…I think I’d like to just go stand and ooh and aah at your store!!!

  13. (omg!) i LOVE the red/white bakers twine!!! (and cany molds so i can make my own pb cups easily).

  14. I LOVE sprinkles! I remember as a child, my mother always used those silver bullet looking sprinkles! Haven’t seen those in ages!!!

  15. Wow-I love that store-instead of chocolate lovers in Wonkaland it’s the equal for cake-lovers, awesome! macjamin (at) gmail

  16. I just gasped so loud I scared the cat. I got to the bottom of your post and saw Tucker, GA. You mean this fantastic shop is 15 miles from me and I never knew it? *gasp* Will it be possible to keep myself from going there tomorrow? I doubt it. :)

  17. oh my goodness, who knew there was so many sprinkles. my fav baking tool is silicone cupcake cups. i love them.

  18. That store is a dream! I can see how you could drop a large fortune in there!

    I would say my KitchenAid mixer, but that is probably what everyone would say. Actually, it’s the Wilton cake decorating kit I got last year. It came with all kinds of fun gadgets and was a great way for me to get started as a beginner.

  19. Woo Hoo – sprinkles! The more the merrier!! That store is amazing…I would like to live there!

    I love using my offset spatula to frost and spread stuff!

  20. I think I just peed my pants looking at that store. I live in Canada and there isn’t anything even close to that. I LOVE pans. I don’t know what it is about them, but that selection was awesome!!

  21. My favorite baking tool is my mini muffin tin. I know it sounds cheesy, but just start putting stuff in one. You can make totally cute mini cupcakes and my favorite is tiny brownies made in the mini muffin tin. I also do a half a cherry and a little crushed pineapple, then cake and you have the tee-tiniest pineapple upside down cakes ever!!

  22. Fun place. Very overwhelming, but fun! I love the pastry bag and tips. I love to experiment with different frosting tops on cuppies. So fun!

  23. Very cool! I’m just beginning to get into decorating so I don’t really have any favorites…yet.


  24. Hm. I don’t think I have a favorite..I guess my flower silicone baking cups??


  25. Wow. I could spend a fortune in there just to stock up my pantry. Everything is so cute!

  26. I love disposable piping bags, and I am also very fond of my small off-set spatula.

  27. Oh wow! I had no idea this sort of store was on 29! I'll have to make a trip over there sometime~

    I'd have to say my favorite tool would be… I guess my cupcake carrier! I have one that's bottom doubles as a pan as well~ The top layer sits on top of it, but it can all collapse into itself for easy storage- so useful <3

  28. I could spend all day in that store. Bet I could find soft pink sprinkles there. beccatoler@bellsouth.net

  29. OMG I wish we had that store in NY… wait a minute… maybe not, I’d spend all my money there and my honey would kill me. My fav kitchen tool is honestly my KA Mixer, I can’t live without it. I use it at least three times a week (we have a lot of the attachments too).

  30. I only have hundreds & thousands to use for sprinkles. Good on fairy bread, though. Otherwise…I got nothin'.

  31. OMG – I can’t believe this is in the Atlanta metro area! I must go there very soon! Thanks for sharing. My favorite baking supply are the cake pans with a removable bottom. They are wonderful!

  32. Can’t cook or bake without parchment paper! My kids would go crazy for all those sprinkles…

  33. i actually just love my cake carrier .. i transport cakes and desserts on a regular basis so it’s really great to have a way to get them there in their perfect form!

  34. I love my frosting spatula that came with my Wilton Cake decorating kit. I also love the whole box that it came with– love sprinkles… just in case :)


  35. I so want to go to that store! I don’t bake that often, mainly because I don’t have the time for it. My favorite tool right now is my angel food cake pan, it is my favorite cake, and homemade (separating egg whites and all) is the only way to go!

  36. Holy crud I’d be in big trouble at that store. I think I’d just hand them my credit card at the door! Looks like nirvana!

  37. That is funny because that man has been on cake wrecks before!!!

    Lets see….I love baking cakes. Especially theme cakes for my kids birthdays. I like my cake pan wraps that you wet before putting it around the pan to keep the cake from rising in the middle, giving you that dome that makes it hard to stack unless you slice the top off. I love sprinkles too, they are so cute!

  38. I love my kitchen aid mixer! My BFF and I have been making tons of cake pops. I would love to share sprinkles with her! I wish I had a store that cool near me.

  39. Sprinkles! :)

    That post seriously made me happy!

    Thank you!

  40. I love my kitchen aid mixer. I can’t make a cake without it. Or my frosting for that matter.

  41. Favorite is my pastry tips and over-sized bags….works for everything from cakes…to potatoes…to deviled eggs!

  42. Oh.My I got GIDDY just looking at those pictures (and the only cakes I have decorated belong on cake wrecks).

    I could totally do something fun with those pink pig sprinkles though.

  43. AHHHH that store looks amazing! The baking aisle in Michael’s makes me go crazy, I don’t know what a whole store would do to me!!! My favorite decorating item is definitely sprinkles. I’m terrible at piping icing and whenever I try, I end up having to smooth it out and just decorate all my cakes with sprinkles.

  44. My cookie cutters. My kids are grown so looking forward to grandkids.

  45. Um, wow. That is a dangerous store. :) I love all the sprinkles! They are so much fun to work with.

    Thanks for all your ideas! I have enjoyed your blog so much.

  46. What a store! I’ll have to see if we have anything like that around here.

    My favorite baking item is round pans. I don’t know why, I just love them.

  47. I love cookie cutters.

  48. Wow! What a store!

    My favorite tools are decorating tips – there are just so many fun things you can do with them!

  49. That's amazing! My favorite things are cupcake liners.. I love the different designs!!! They're great to put the cake balls I sell in! -> http://www.petitetreats.webs.com

  50. I am in awe of that store. They definitely don’t have anything like that up here in Vermont. !! Crisis!!

    Anyway, I’d have to say that my most favorite baking tool is the tiny-spatula that I have. Makes frosting cupcakes (and mini cupcakes), and weird shapes infinitely easier. :-D

  51. My kids love decorating with sprinkles! It so easy and fun for the little ones!

  52. Oh, sorry.. I think I got some drool on your blog. Oh. My. Goodness. I am extremely sad (while at the same time grateful) that that store is not in my area. We have stores with a few sprinkles( I recently bought butterflies, cows, and flowers), and we have stores with a few pans(think Hobby Lobby decorating section), but we don't have THAT store. Wow. I will dream about that store. Um, I am not sure I can move past the sprinkles to tell you my fav tool. I think my favorite thing to use for baking ARE the sprinkles, or candles, or things like that. I love the baking, the pans, the tools, the frosting(wait, maybe frosting is my fav), but I do love sprinkles. Maybe it is the recipe. Sigh.. I have no favorite. I love it all! (especially my black & white cow sprinkles. Nope. Don't know where I will use those either. Just had to have them)

  53. I am so happy I live in Atlanta too! I am definitely checking it out next week.
    Oh and I LOVE Sprinkles! I put them on everything. But my favorite tool is my icing spatula, which I use for everything.

  54. Oh My Rainbow Star Sprinkles!! That store looks like heaven!!! My favorite tool is my 11″ Wilton Spatula.

  55. Awesome !! I guess my Kitchenaid mixer -since I use it for everything lol
    PS I want the blue bear sprinkles!! So Cute!!!

  56. Oh my! I’ve never been to GA, but I just found the perfect reason to go! My industrial cookie sheets are my favorite…they bake so evenly! All sprinkles are wonderful sprinkles! :D

  57. I can’t believe there is a store that fantastic within driving distance for me…..Where in the world have I been hiding???

    My favorite baking gadget isn’t really a gadget, I guess…but I love my Kitchen Aid mixer.

    I would love to have some of the mini cookie cutters that you use to make your cupcake pops!

  58. Whew. That sprinkle aisle made my jaw drop. My favorite decorating tool is probably my decorating tips – and no I can’t pick just one! They make decorating look so neat and professional. I’ve been on the look out for the heart shaped sprinkles that you use. Apparently they are more elusive in my town. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  59. What a fun store! My favorite baking item is my stoneware baking stone. It makes perfect cookies!

  60. We love to make key lime cake!! SO GOOD

  61. I am so glad I don’t have something like that down the street from my house. I would be in big trouble financially if I did : ) My new fav baking tool is my COOKS brand cupcake tins. I love it, it seems to cook everything so evenly. PS I also like to collect sprinkles for those just in case moments.

  62. I can’t, for the life of me, find a spice rack with clear jars that aren’t labeled, and aren’t already filled with spices. I haven’t gone to any specialty stores yet, but none of my grocery stores / bed bath n beyond / target / walmart have them.

    So aggravating!

  63. I don’t bake much, but dream of making cute and yummy things. I love all the cute sprinkles you use, but can never find any like yours.


  64. Oh goodness. That place looks like paradise come to life. Good thing I don’t live close enough to visit! Too bad for me it’s online though. Yikes!

    My favorite baking tool is my mixer. I just can’t imagine life without my kitchen aid – she’s beautiful.

    I love the colored sugar sprinkles best – they just add sparkle to everything!

    rebekah.dedrick@gmail .com

  65. I am so jealous of your store. There is a pretty good one in New York but it doesn’t have nearly as much as yours does! Like the pre-tinted fondant, for example.

    I would say my fave tool is my X-Acto knife. I use it for so many things (fondant, etc).

  66. My favorite baking tool is the luster dust. It’s so simple and makes everything so gorgeous.

  67. Goodness :O I need to visit that store!! My favorite baking item is my Rilakkuma cookie cutter set! I love bear shaped cookies :)


  68. I LOVE my kitchen aid mixer, too, although I need to get a little more adventurous with it……oh, my gosh that store is to bakers what a great scrapbook store is to a scrapper! I could spend lots of money in both kinds of stores and then just want to LOOK at the stuff I bought…..danger, I tell you!
    Cool. I didn’t KNOW there were that many kinds of sprinkles!!!

  69. Ok, now I’m totally going to be on the hunt for a store like that somewhere nearby. I’m from Canada, and have never seen anything like that.
    It would be like heaven….

    I Love all my decorating tips. A must have for my amature cake decorating :)

  70. I love my food processor.

  71. I love sprinkles! And my wife makes fun of me for it but they’re still great. You can use sprinkles on anything you want. Ice-cream, cake, whatever.

    I’m always looking for knight and dragon sprinkles but have never found any.


  72. Oh, my. It is a very good thing that store is several states away from me!

  73. I love my silicon cake pans! They make removal so much easier :)

  74. Wow, I was going to post a comment anyway, and then it ended up being a giveaway post! I just can’t believe that wonderful, amazing store! I think I could seriously go crazy in there. I don’t see how you could go in there and not buy anything!

    I haven’t done too much decorating. I love all the little sprinkles, colors, etc, though. My hubby just made me a birthday cake last weekend and totally surprised me with how creative he was – decorated the cake with a big sunflower that he made himself – even used chocolate jimmies for the middle of it. It was gorgeous and i was very surprised – he’s totally not the cake decorating type!

  75. Whoa I am blown away by that store! I would be so overwhelmed I would probably just stand there & salivate all over myself! :) My favorite baking tool is my Pampered Chef Mini-Spatula. I have found SO many uses for this little guy & I find myself grabbing it everytime I bake. It is definitely my multi-purpose baking tool. Thanks for the giveaway!


  76. I am new to baking and haven’t done it much with my son having an egg allergy I struggle to get things just right from scratch! I think my favorite item is my new Kitchen Aid Mixer…I never knew how nice it was to have my hands free! I am going to have to Google Map this place and see if I can make a stop there in July! Thanks!

  77. Wozers!
    What a great store!
    OK, so many many years ago, my aunt bought POUNDS of course sugars in every color of the rainbow for our annual cookie decorating party. When the store was going out of business, she bought ever sugar they had left. We are down to the nitty gritty, here people. Cannot find them bulk,(or in any amount larger than a few tablespoonfuls) and cannot find them course like the ones we have always used. Looking for that crunch to add to our secret sugar cook recipe;)
    Anyone know of anywhere? Our fav colors are orange, yellow, pinks tealsand purples!

  78. You lucky dog, I would love to live close to a store like that!! First I’d have to empty my bank account so I could buy everything in the store!
    One of my favorite decorating toy/tools is SPRINKLES!
    Glory (Flickr name GloriousTreats)

  79. I love sprinkles too!
    My favorite toy is my football-shaped cake pan. I’ve used it to make footballs (duh!), but also easter eggs. I guess I don’t have many fancy cake decorating tools beyond that, actually!


  80. I love my graduated oval and circular cookie cutters.

  81. Oh WOW! That place looks amazing! I'd lose my mind there for sure. Like Kristy I'm from Canada and I can't say I've ever seen a store like that.

    I have a pretty nice assortment of cookie cutters that I just love. They're actually from my mom who has collected them for ages. Using them still takes me back to my childhood <3

  82. OMGoodness! I think I need to make a pilgrimage that store. I am so in love. This is kind of silly but I love my Wilton Wonder Mold pan (the one you use to make the doll cakes). I originally bought it just to make cakes for my daughter, but now have made cakes for several of my friend’s daughters. It’s just so fun to see a little girls eyes light up when they see their very own princess cake.

  83. Impossible to name one favorite item… some favorites are: 1. My Kitchenaid Mixer, 2. My Americolor Colors, 3. My Wilton 1M tip 4. SPRINKLES (all shapes and sizes!).

  84. My favorite tool is my mini muffin tins. So much you can do with them!


  85. Goodness Gracious! All that stuff is simply amazing!! Two of my favorite baking tools are from Pampered Chef, their small rolling pin, has two size rollers – one on each end and their pastry blender. That works wonderful for making my apple crisp topping!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. My favorite tool?? Hmm..must be my cake icer tip – no cake too big or too small – and I certainly can’t “dump” icing and smooth, so this little bad boy is a life saver for me.


  87. Oh my!! I’m just starting to cook/bake, but I LOVE sprinkles! I think my favorite “tool” so far is a spatula. It’s just fun.

  88. My favorite baking tool is vanilla extract, I add to to everything!

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  89. OMG. THANK YOU for posting about this store. I’m in the ATL area and didn’t even know the place existed. You can bet your sprinkles(all of them) I’ll be trekking over before I start my next cake.
    And also–my favorite tool is my small offset spatula. Not the big mamma jamma, the tiny one. Love it.

  90. I think my hubby would blow his top if I bought more baking supplies. Or have to build a new shelving system. I would love to get some decent decorating tips and practice.

  91. My favorite baking item would probably be parchment paper…it’s saved my creations numerous times :) As for sprinkles, I’d love to have some fun dogs :)

  92. OHHHH why cant I have a store like that close! I am stuck buying what hobby lobby has, and thats not much! I think my favorite tool is my good set of bakeware! I lived with the cheapie walmart stuff so long, I was in heaven when I got a good set :)

  93. Wow I enjoyed this post. My favorite tool is my KitchenAid Mixer that I alway said I didn’t really need but my husband gave to me on my birthday and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.


  94. Oooohh! Sprinkles make me so happy! That’s an awesome store. My favorite decorating tool is my offset spatula. I LOVE it!


  95. I need to find this store! Though I think I’d need to take out a loan beforehand!! :)


  96. I am ridiculously jealous that you have access to that store. RIDICULOUSLY jealous. I so wish we had something like that around here.

    I love pretty much all of my Wilton supplies. I don’t know if I can choose a favorite! I love decorating cupcakes and cookies, and a lot of my decorating tips come in handy for that!

    roadtotheaisle at gmail dot com

  97. Who knew heaven really existed on earth? We love sprinkles!

  98. Love your pictures. I love my metal spatula. Its so cool to smooth icing with….as far as sprinkles – I love all kinds – just did some chocolate cupcakes with neon sprinkles – loved them.


  99. Wow – that place looks like a bakers heaven. I’m not sure if it counts, but my favorite baking item is my kitchenaid stand mixer. That is heavenly!


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