Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bake It Pretty - Review and Giveaway

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
I'm not a professional chef or pastry artist by any means.  I rarely create anything Pinterest worthy.  I'm just an average mom who sometimes bakes average confections.  And if I do get super creative, I'm only going to do it if the project is simple or I'm using tools that conveniently help me along the way. 

Bake It Pretty is an online company that caters to helping me get inspired and creative while honing my baking skills.  Cupcake liners, novelty toppers, sprinkles, food coloring, party candles, and more from Bake It Pretty are the supplies that inspire bakers to create picture-perfect sweets.
Four of my kids have birthdays coming up soon and I wanted to make cute cupcakes for their parties.  In order to do this, I needed the right supplies and I found them at Bake It Pretty.  I was sent some liners, sprinkles, novelty toppers, and a cupcake icing kit.  I went with a trial run and baked up some cupcakes to see how they'd turn out at the parties I'll be hosting in the future.  I must say, I think the cupcakes fared pretty well. 

Bake It Pretty knows the importance of first impressions and ships most of their products in a baking box sealed with a ribbon and company logo stickers.  Inside the box, my supplies were wrapped in pink tissue paper.  Made me feel like I was digging into something fancy. 
The cupcake liners I had were in a variety of designs and colors.  The Bake It Pretty website has cupcake liners in almost every color and pattern you could imagine.  The sprinkles I received were heart shapes of different colors.  The grab bag of novelty toppers had several pieces of picks, rings, and other assorted toppers to commemerate special occasions, holidays, and everyday occasions.



After I baked the cupcakes in the adorable liners I used the Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit to frost them.  The kit has what you need to create designs and shapes with the frosting rather than make it look like you just slapped the thing together with a knife.  Included with the kit is one 16" professional-grade reusable pastry bag and five tips:  round, star, closed star, french, and super star. 

I used canned whipped frosting for the cupcakes and it worked well with the pastry bag.  The tips each gave different designs to how the frosting on the cupcakes looked.  I'm ashamed to admit I didn't watch the Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit how-to video on the website for full instructions and tips on how to best use the pastry bag and tips.  Now that I've watched the video, after the fact, I highly recommend that you view it before using the icing kit for the first time.  Although it doesn't take a high degree of difficulty to use the kit, watching the video makes it simpler and puts things into perspective.

After I frosted the cupcakes, I topped them with assorted picks and rings that were in the novelty topper grab bag.  My cupcakes represented all sorts of holidays.  Although my cupcakes didn't turn out accomplished enough to win a competition, I think they most definitely came out looking much better than cupcakes I've made in the past.  I chalk that up to cute liners, neat toppers, and a useful icing kit.   

Win It!

One person will win a Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit and an assortment of cupcake liners from Bake It Pretty.

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents worldwide.*
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167 comments:

Heather! said...

They have the most adorable assortment of cookie cutters! I love the Baby Onesie and the Moustache designs. :)

DEBIJOT said...

I like the miniature milk bottles.

shirley said...

Like the Paper Straw Variety Pack.

Chris Taube said...

I also like the Cupcakes 101 baking kit!

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Nancy said...

I like their Variety Pack of colorful straws for $15.

Nancy
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suburban prep said...

Love love the Raspberry Pink Chevron Cupcake Liners

ape2016 said...

I would like the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit and some of the mini cookie cutters like the elephant and butterfly.

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Amanda Rauch said...

I would love the Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit-I think that is the part of cupcakes that i need the most help with.

latanya t said...

Miniature Glass Milk Bottles

Catie said...

I love the Christmas Candy Ring Toppers!

Ken Ohl said...

the variety pack of colored straws. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Loris Ayoub said...

Miniature Glass Milk Bottles is too cute

Kelly Rae said...

mini elephant cookie cutter and yellow plain candles

Lacey Burd said...

I am *In Love* with everything from their site! Thanks to you I'm sure to go broke from buying 1 of pretty much everything they have, lol. Seriously though, I love it. Great variety and very cheap prices :) Thank You!!!

Stephanie said...

I love the straws! Cotton candy pink heart or red and blue star!

rubynreba said...

I like the miniature glass milk bottles
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Maryann D. said...

I would love to have the Surprise Novelty Grab Bag
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Mer said...

I really like the mini cookie cutters. Giving me lots of great ideas!

Madeline said...

I love their cookie cutters

Erika E said...

I'd like to have a 18" Pastry Bag.

Sue Hull said...

I love the Mini Cupcake Papers.I also love the Sprinkles & Edible Decorations.This is a fun website,definitely going to go back there later.Thank you :)

Serenap95 said...

I like the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit

Liz said...

I love several of-the molds. Such as the peanut butter cup mold and the small stars mold.


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Briyick Sibrian said...

I really like the edible decorations, especially the pearls!

ann said...

The mini cupcake papers are nice and I would like the Cupcakes 101 baking kit

jakiesmom said...

i like the hot pink edible glitter

slb3334 said...

best ever cupcake icing kit.

sweepmom said...

I would like the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit.

bison61 said...

the MIni Teddy Bear Cookie Cutter

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Jackie said...

I love the Novelty Toppers. Some of them look so vintage and bring back memories from my childhood. I think the Skiers Cupcake Topper Set is really cute.
Thanks!

Jennifer T. said...

I'd love to get the Lime Green Stripe Paper Straws.
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Carol said...

I like the ballerina cupcake toppers.
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Sara said...

I would like to have the Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit

john hutchens said...

I like the Black Edible Glitter

Sue Ellison said...

I would also like to have some of the cookie cutters, like the birthday cake, snowflake, and the heart.
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i like the t-rex cookie cutter!

alissa apel said...

I'd like to have Paper Straw Variety Pack

Kathy said...

I'd love to have the 101 Cupcake Baking kit.

Christina Eberhardt said...

I love the miniture mile bottles

Christina Eberhardt said...

I love the miniture mile bottles

aperry said...

Baby Onesie Cutter

Chrgei said...

This would mean the world to my mother and I! She needs a new cupcake tip and piping bag and these are the best! If there is anything we love to do together it is bake. <3

Katie said...

like the Raspberry Pink Chevron Cupcake Liners

Karen said...

Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit :)

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Emillie Rose said...

I like the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit!

Yuen Lim said...

I would like: Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit!

Denisa said...

I would like to have the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit.

Sedna said...

The Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit is pure perfection (●ꈍ ◡ ꈍ●)

Samra Softic said...

http://www.bakeitpretty.com/best-ever-cupcake-icing-kit/
:)))

Aiza said...

Dont think I can chose a single thing. I love baking

Elaine said...

I love everything including the Halloween Creeping Spider Toppers and the $7.95 flat rate shipping!

Karen B said...

I like the cupcakes 101 baking kit and the cupcake cookie cutter.
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Sandy McFadden said...

I would like the best ever cupcake icing kit

Dorothy Teel said...

I like this kit for my daughter in law she is the one who makes most of the desserts in our family and she is real good at it.. Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit and she would also like the straws..

Carmen said...

I love the minature milk bottles. So cute!

Calli W said...

I love the paper straws!

allenma said...

Love the ballerina and dinosaur cookie cutters!

Jenna Wood said...

I like the miniature cookie cutters.

Winner Anna said...

I'd love to have cupcake making materials because I'd like to learn how to make cute and yummy cupcakes. :)

Ging Grey said...

I can't choose, everything looks so nice and lovely! :D But I would love to have the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit. Have always been interested in baking, but haven't been getting around to doing it lately.

Lesti said...

would love to own "Unicorn Bust Lolly Mold" :)

http://www.bakeitpretty.com/unicorn-bust-lolly-mold/

Isaa said...

I like the Lemonade Stand Pack :D

calvad said...

I would like to have the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit.

mogrill said...

I like the paper straws.Thanks for the chance.
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Shane R. said...

I'd like to have the Paper Straw Variety Pack

Christina said...

Amazing products! Really hope that I win

Darlene said...

Rainbow Cake Food Coloring Set

longsgl said...

I like the Pearlized Sugar Pearls in Blush.

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Tanya White said...

I would like the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit

Krissy B. said...

Love to bake, love to make cupcakes, love to decorate them and then love to eat them, this is my kind of prize! Thanks for offering it.

lil_kk21 said...

Rainbow Cake Food Coloring Set


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Marian said...

My daughters are the bakers so this would be a great treat for them to receive

Juan Rafaell Gabriel said...

Craving for all these stuff! Please pick me! :)

jim marlon macaraeg said...

I like the Paper Straw Variety Pack.

FreeinJesus said...

Cupcake 101 kit looks great.

Lauren said...

I love the rainbow food coloring kit!

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Sacha Schroeder said...

I love the mini cookie cutters! SO cute!

irenec said...

I'd love the miniature glass milk bottles. So cute! Great for a wedding or shower.

McKim said...

I like the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit.

ajeep said...

Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit

Kushla Morgan said...

mini cookie cutters

Christina Ferguson said...

I would love to own the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit.

Maegan Morin said...

I think the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit is really cool: http://www.bakeitpretty.com/cupcakes-101-baking-kit/

FreeinJesus said...

Mini cookie cutters.

josiefiorda said...

Miniature Glass Milk Bottles

Karen Propes said...

Love the Mermaid Party Invitations. Love all their products. So pretty.
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Cathilee said...

Happy bag assortment

Sarah Walker said...

I would like the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit.

LauraJJ said...

Oh I also love the Ice Cream Cone Cookie Cutter!

Gennie Lancaster said...

I like the Angel Cookie Cutter.

Armaini Eastaugh said...

I LOVE BAKING!!!!!!<3 <3
Thanks for beautiful giveaway :)
Best wishes
Mai

ababe28 said...

I'd like the Rainbow Cake Food Coloring Set

Wendy Lange said...

I would like the Cotton Candy Pink and Black Pinwheel Cupcake Liners.

Kendra Warstler said...

Love the Surprise Novelty Grab Bag

isadragon said...

Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit

Michelle Hill said...

I would like to have the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit

Elizabeth Espinoza said...

The miniature milk bottles!!!

Jessamine Dungo said...

I like the minnie mouse ring toppers. :)

Reena D said...

The cupcake 101 baking kit

bac1 said...

Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit

Rebecca Lock said...

Paper Straw Variety Pack

Crystal M said...

Id like to have the rainbow cake food coloring decorating kit- I think that would be super cute for the kids next birthday :)

Deb K said...

Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit

Amy Martin said...

I love the glass milk bottles!

Kelly H. said...

I would love to have the novelty surprise topper grab bag.

Kelly H. said...

I would love to have the novelty surprise topper grab bag.

Linda said...

I would like to have the ballerina cookie cutter.
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pmj said...

Lemonaid stand pack
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Wendy R said...

i'd like the lemonade stand pack!

Rinei said...

They have a cute and colourful straw!

Angel Cullen said...

I Love the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit! they're pretty cute <3

Mariah Williams said...

I would like to have the Star Wars ring toppers.

Debra said...

Ice Cream Cone Cookie Cutter

LME said...

I like the Dark Brown Fine Sanding Sugar

Rochel S said...

So many fun things to choose from! I love the Heart Shaped Edible Glitter

Allie G said...

I like the rainbow food coloring kit

Deb S. said...

I like the Turquoise Chevron Cupcake Stand

heymissvirginia said...

I would love to have the Ballerina Cupcake Toppers. These would be perfect for my grand daughter's birthday this year.
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saturdaynightfever said...

I want some Blue Edible Glitter!

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jessica holybee said...

this would be perfect for my step daughter birthday party :)

mecarolks said...

I also like the Cupcakes 101 baking kit.

Carolyn D. said...

Since we have Halloween parties each year, I'd like all the molds that are on sale right now!

Jennifer said...

i would love to decorate with the Silver Stars Edible Glitter.

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Karrie Millheim said...

I love the Turquoise Chevron Cupcake Stand KMillheim609@aol.com

Steph S said...

Just a little decorative touch makes a huge difference on presentation! Love the designs.

Brandy Kruger said...

The cupcakes101 baking kit :)

Brandy Kruger said...

The cupcakes101 baking kit :)

Brandy Kruger said...

The cupcakes101 baking kit :)

pauline15 said...

The Mustache Lolly Mold would be perfect for my daughter's back to school night!

Kelly A said...

The raspberry pink cupcake stand is adorable!

Jennifer Reed said...

I love all of their colorful containers like the Cherry Red Stripe Candy Bags.

michedt said...

I'd love to have their Christmas Gingerbread Cookie Toppers.
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Michelle said...

I like the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit

Mihaela Day said...

I would love the Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit

peppersalt said...

I like the turquoise cupcake stand.

wallindeb said...

Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit

MELINA said...

I would like to have Hot Pink Edible Glitter

Janice Crespo said...

Saved their site - OMG - I can order Jimmies in every color - I'm in heaven - thank you thank you thank you!

CourtneyF said...

The rainbow food colouring kit!

Natasha JaysonsMommy said...

I'd like to have the Raspberry Pink Chevron Cupcake Stand, so pretty!

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Nicole C. said...

I would love to have the KId's Classics: Hello Kitty® Heart Toppers.

Ashley Morrow said...

I'd like to have the Rainbow Cake Food Coloring Set.

Sherry Conrad said...

I love the mini glass milk bottles.
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Laynie Seligman said...

I love those little milk bottles. They are adorable!!!

amy16323 said...

Rainbow Cake Food Coloring Set

Susan Smoaks said...

i would love to get the Miniature Glass Milk Bottles

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Leslie S. said...

I love the Owl Lolly Mold Small.

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the lemonade stand pack

Erica C. said...

I like the Turquoise Chevron Cupcake stand.
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Casey Tretter said...

I like the Raspberry Pink Chevron Cupcake stand.

Matthew Pearl said...

I would like to have the Raspberry Pink Chevron Cupcake Stand to give to my mother!

Jennifer Q. said...

I like their cookie cutters, the beehive one is cute

Melissa B. said...

I would love to have the mini dog cookie cutter.

kathy pease said...

I like the Striped Popcorn Boxes

brendaelsner said...

I would love to have the baby sleeping cake toppers. Those would work great for the baby shower I am putting on later this year for my sister.

Jennifer Simmons said...

Would love to have the Cupcake 101 Kit to get me started!

May Avalon said...

the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit.

Buddy Garrett said...

I would like to have the Heart ShAped Edible Glitter.

Vikki Billings said...

I love the cupcake toppers especially the Thomas the Tank engine toppers.
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Kelly Amos said...

I would most like to have the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit.

lmurley2000 said...

Tangerine Orange Chevron Cupcake Stand

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sharlene said...

I like the cupcake liners

SandySue210 said...

I love the Cupcakes 101 Baking Kit!

Breanne said...

Classic Snowman Cookie Cutter

candy said...

I like the different colored edible glitters wilcarvic
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Gianna said...

Miniature Glass Milk Bottles.

tina reynolds said...

i love the Turquoise Chevron Cupcake Stand