Last year I did a post called ‘Coveted Cupcakery’ in which I listed tons of items that were cupcake related that I was lusting after. Well… I’ve been meaning to sit down and do one specifically for aprons… since aprons are oh-so-hot right now and there are so many out there that I’m in love with. Anyway I’ve been meaning to do it and haven’t, so today, since its the one year birthday of this site… I decided to actually finally sit down and do it after finding so many cute ones on Etsy. Not all of these are Etsy listings, but a good majority of them are. And not all of these are specifically cupcake related, however them being aprons by their very nature makes them suitable for cupcakery, but also for cooking or baking of any kind. And aprons aren’t only good for cooking/baking, they’re good for crafting too! You can keep your clothes neat while gluing or painting and look cute too. And the term ‘hostess’ apron exists for a reason- wear one that matches your outfit while ‘hosting’ company, or making cocktails and it’ll be a conversation piece for sure. Some people wear them while gardening too, but the ones I have listed here are far too lovely for that in my opinion.
Its never to early to start thinking about holiday gift ideas, or so the media and department stores will have you believe, so for the baker/chef (or crafty) lady in your life who gets excited over new beaters and measuring cups**, you may wanna buy her a nice new apron for her to ‘work it’ in the kitchen with. Or out of the kitchen, since these are so awesome she may wanna wear them just around the house. Or the yard. Or the mall. Whatever. Its also nice to get one for someone on the first birthday of their blog… *cough*… okay, so on we go!
The cupcake symbol () means that particular apron is a favorite of mine (although all of them are my favorites, hence me listing them, I’m partial to some).
Now you know my favorite holiday is Halloween, and I happen to think zombies, vampires, spiderwebs, skeletons and witches are appropriate at any time of year, so therefore… heres ONE more… amuckdesigns’ bib apron! This one reminds me of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas‘ for some reason.
From Carolyn’s Kitchen, we have THREE, count ’em- THREE gorgeous aprons that I would gladly steal if I had the opportunity, cop boyfriend or no cop boyfriend (sorry Jay- you know I’m an outlaw at heart). The Vixen (it comes with a matching GARTER!), the Cupcake and the Dorothy which is SO CUTE for Christmas…
And this apron is called the ‘Chores Apron‘… but cooking and baking isn’t a chore, is it? However, thanks to Etsy seller sokano, when you actually do chores- if you wear this apron, they’ll seem a little sweeter. Made of fabric printed with vacuums and mops and brooms and trimmed in turquoise flowery print.
Next we have this apron by Cupcake Provocateur, which is called the ‘Rag Doll’ apron. I love this so much I can’t even tell you, it reminds me of Raggedy Ann:
Also from Jessie Steele is this amazing pink EVA coated apron… its not available yet but the website says it will be soon. Its like, dominatrix meets baker meets construction worker meets awesome coolness. Apparently it converts from full-apron to half-apron… *drools*
If any of these are sold out or unavailable, I’m sure an e·mail to the seller or webmaster could help you out. Sometimes they have more and just aren’t listed, sometimes they can custom make it for you as well. Now, if none of those are to your liking (which I certainly can’t understand)… you can try going to these websites and finding ones you like better! They vary from simple and the kind you won’t mind getting batter on because it’ll come off easy, to the fancy and pricey and dry-clean only kind.
- Apron Elegance
- Jessie Steele
- Cupcake Provocateur
- Heavenly Hostess
- Haute Hostess Aprons
- Carolyn’s Kitchen
- Etsy search for ‘aprons’
I would certainly not kick anyone out of my kitchen or my home for buying me any of these. *I swear thats not another hint* As the proud owner of 5 aprons, I’m always up for adding to my collection. 🙂
I’ll be back very soon with a special ‘First birthday of Cupcake Rehab’ post.
**However… Its my duty to inform you that there are indeed some women who will punch you in the eye if you buy them an apron for any reason. Or if you buy them fancy measuring cups & matching spoons (even these pewter ones I’d beat someone to death for) or a new mixer. I can’t imagine why, but they do exist. Beware of them. These women would prefer expensive jewelry and perfume to any sort of useful home-related object and will most assuredly toss your clothing and belongings out the window if you buy them something from KitchenAid. I myself am not averse to receiving jewelry *coughcough*this is perfect*coughcough* or perfume, but I will surely not toss anyones anything out a window upon receiving a $300 mixer, say, or an apron set from Jessie Steele… as Jay can well attest to.