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Thursday
Mar132008

Sweet Stuff: Cool Cake Finds from Cakespy

Hipster pastries waiting for the L Train
Some say that the hours between 9 and 5 on the weekdays are for dedicating yourself to your career. Hours between which one ought to tirelessly performs tasks, answer inquiries with a smile, and work toward that "life's purpose".

However, there are others who call these hours "prime time for scouting cool stuff on the internet"--and man, have we spied some cool stuff lately!

The first find, thanks to Cake Gumshoe Kimberly, is the newly released Batter Finger by Fred. Fred is a company we frequently look to for inspiration and cool products--and this is no exception. A functional spatula, it makes a clever play on how we're all really scraping the bowl clean (you know, when nobody's looking)--but provides a safe alternative to using your fingers, you heathen, you. Don't miss their heart-shaped measuring spoons either! Batter Finger, $7.99;



The second thing we're lusting after this week is the cheeky, punky yet still sugar-sweet pendants by Stoopidgerl. We first came across her work through her flickr page, and have become obsessed with her creations: rendered with real sugar and candy, they're finished with resin that makes them look positively candy-coated. And this brand of sweetness won't leave you with a sugar hangover later. Left, Sugar Skull Pendant, $20; available online.

 


The third one is so hot it's not even in stores yet--adorable cupcake sculptures by Bonnie B Pottery! Bonnie, a talented artist who has also worked as a professional baker, has baked up batches of these tiny rattle / sculptures which we hope will soon be surfacing on her Etsy store. Made with tiny clay balls inside, they make the happiest little sound when you shake them. Keep them in your pocket as a sweet talisman, or place it on a shelf or windowsill as an objet d'art; ours always makes us smile. Available by special order; contact Bonnie via bonniebpottery.etsy.com.

This one may be old news for savvy Seattleites, but hold tight, sweetsters across the nation: back by popular demand, Cupcake Royale has relaunched their beloved "Legalize Frostitution" tee-- we love the new heather grey-and-pink color combination! Better still, they're done on supersoft American Apparel tees. And while we could rhapsodize at greater length, perhaps their website says it best: "Sass it up. Sass it up good." $16; available at Cupcake Royale.

 

Reader Comments (34)

Hahaha...great t-shirt. You always have fantastic cupcake products!

March 13 | Unregistered CommenterLarissa

I need to get myself one of those skull pendants!!!!

March 14 | Unregistered CommenterAran

Great finds and fun drawings too!

March 14 | Unregistered Commenterpve design

I would love to have the spatula but then i have few normals one in my kitchen so ...

March 14 | Unregistered CommenterHappy cook

Can I come work for you? Sounds so much better than my day job. I adore the t-shirt... And I have just been loving all of your latest watercolors!!

March 14 | Unregistered CommenterVegan_Noodle

Cute stuff! My daughter is the batter-licker in our family - she would LOVE one of those Batter Fingers from Fred. Thank you for the great leads.

xoxox Amy

March 14 | Unregistered Commenterfamiliabencomo

Batter up! I absolutely adore the Batter Finger, I going to pair it with a container of cookie dough or cake mix and that is going to be my new little birthday gift for my girlfriends! I also checked out the heart shaped measuring spoons, they have measuring cups to match, and a heart shaped cutting board! Cute stuff! I am so excited!

March 14 | Unregistered Commenterpoptart

Such cute pictures!

thank you for including my cupcake rattles (inspired by you)
they will be glazed and fired again,
and then they will be in my shop.
www.bonniebpottery.etsy.com

thanks for turning me on to the mini pie revolution blog~~ i love it. great banner!

March 14 | Unregistered Commenterbonnie

Larissa: Yes, isn't it cute? The owners are so great too.

Aran: You and me both! :-)

PVE: Thanks!

Happy cook: But are any of them shaped like a finger!?

Vegan Noodle: Sure! Come for Vegfest and NEVER LEAVE! :-)

Amy: Fred is just the best. They are so creative--I am in love with all of their products.

Poptart: Yay! I would be extremely psyched to receive such a gift!!

Jessy: Thank you.

Bonnie: Thanks! I fixed your link. :-) Aren't the mini pies adorable? Can't wait to see those cuppies in your store!!

March 14 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

My 9-5 hours are normally consumed by "researching" food online. I'm such a good worker, not! :( I love your humpty dumpty cupcake drawings. They're sooo adorable!! I wanna cry when I see them!

March 14 | Unregistered Commentercakewardrobe

Cool stuff!

March 14 | Unregistered CommenterEmiline

Hey CakeSpy!

Guess what?!?! YOU ROCK!

♥Love, stoopidgerl

March 14 | Unregistered CommenterstOOpidgErL

Oh, how I love your artwork. Funny, that cutie pie in the center looks just like the strawberry/mango one we ate tonight.

March 14 | Unregistered CommenterSurcie

I want you to make a little illustration for "Anticiplate". I feel like she would fit in very nicely with your cast of characters:)

March 14 | Unregistered CommenterAnticiPlate

That batter finger is AWESOME!!

That whole skull thing freaks me out. I lived in San Antonio for 2 years and they do that day of the dead thang and make scary stuff at Easter time. I don't know. I don't like sugar skulls....call me old fashioned.

Say if Mr. Cadbury Egg is free some night....well, perhaps he would like to meet me for a cupcake??? Tell him to wear those glasses....oooooh la la

great post!!! I love that batter finger gadget....I spend hours in kitchen gadget shops...

If you ever want to feature some of my cupcakes...feel free...they are in my etsy shop...link is on my blog

Cheers,
Diana

March 14 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Evans

I'm definitely buying this tee!

March 14 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakeLady

That's some sweet spying.

March 14 | Unregistered CommenterJeanna

I love the Stoopigrel necklace - what's not to love about a bright pink necklace containing real candy!

March 15 | Unregistered CommenterCakelaw

i just ordered my t-shirt...thanks cakespy!!

March 15 | Unregistered CommenterJust Desserts

WOW, cool suff...great finds! Each one of them ROCK! Love the batter-finger, fell for the potter art, heather grey is my fave & the sweet candy finds are fab! BTW, love the mini-pie banner design too. It's PRECIOUS! Congrats Jessie...what a great design!

Jessie,

The rattle cupcakes are a must have...I just placed a request...thank you for your continuous hunting, you little detective, you!

March 15 | Unregistered CommenterRockerJewlz

Cakewardrobe: Ha! We know how it is. thanks for the kind comments on the artwork! You can only cry if your tears are from joy though.

Emiline: Thanks!

Stoopidgerl: No, you rock!! Love those pendants.

Surcie: Oooh, delicious!!

Anticiplate: Only if it somehow involves ballet and food! :-)

Obsessive Foodie: isn't it awesome? I freakin' love FRED. Now what I don't understand is how Sugar Skulls freak you out but sugar cannibalism doesn't (eating the anthropomorphic creme egg) :-)

Diana: Thanks!

Cupcake Lady: Isn't it cute?

Cakelaw: Exactly! Bright, pink, badass and sugary--what is not to love?

Just Desserts: Bitchin'! Wear it with pride!

Passionate baker: Thank you very much!! Glad you enjoyed them as much as we all did!

March 15 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Wow, I love that T-shirt, it's perfect. And those little cupcake sculptures, what a find. I have the perfect little shelf for them.

March 15 | Unregistered Commenternoble pig
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