Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Shopping at Bulk Barn: an Illustrated Guide

Bulk Barn has so many great things for birthday parties. It will make your life easier, I promise.

I wanted to show you pictures of all the great things at Bulk Barn, but the manager said that photos are not allowed, even if you promise you will be nice and hardly anyone reads your blog anyway. 

Luckily, I am very talented, and I have created artistic renderings of the store's highlights.

Shopping at Bulk Barn: an Illustrated Guide  |  Best Birthdays


First, you can RENT cake pans at Bulk Barn! This is brilliant. I mean, how many Dora cakes are you going to bake in your lifetime? They need a $20 deposit, but the cost is only $1.99 per day. They have TONS of options, including Spider-Man, Lightning McQueen, a pirate ship, and Dora (shown below).

Shopping at Bulk Barn: an Illustrated Guide  |  Best Birthdays
That's a Dora cake pan. I'm sure you can tell.

You'll need some candles to stick on top of that cake, and Bulk Barn has those too. They have regular candles, sparkly candles, and molded character candles like Spider-Man or Hello Kitty. I like the latter because I'm too lazy to bake a theme cake. I buy a regular cake, then stick themed candles on top instead.

Shopping at Bulk Barn: an Illustrated Guide  |  Best Birthdays


Finally, Bulk Barn has a million kinds of sprinkles and coloured sugar. The grocery store never has the colour I want, but Bulk Barn has ALL the colours. They have a giant sprinkle bar stocked with bins of sprinkles and coloured sugar, like so:

Shopping at Bulk Barn: an Illustrated Guide  |  Best Birthdays


If you are making cakes or treats, you will love Bulk Barn. And now that I have created this extremely accurate illustrated guide to their store, you will know exactly what to look for.


Full disclosure: I obviously received no compensation from Bulk Barn for this review. 


11 comments :

  1. Love your artist renderings :D There is a bulk barn by us but I have never been in, I am scared it will cost me millions :D

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  2. Hilarious and informative!

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  3. Hahahaha! Love this! I only discovered Bulk Barn last year, but I love being able to buy small amounts of things I'm not sure I'll use more than once. P.S. They should really hire you to do their website.

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  4. This post killed me. So funny. I really like Bulk Barn too. But be careful with the prices. I assumed that the bulk gummy candy would be a good price because I was buying in bulk, but it was actually a fair bit more expensive than buying elsewhere. It was good and fresh though.

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  5. I love your artistic renderings! And I love that they rent cake pans. Not that I actually make cakes, but, if I did, that would be super handy.

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  6. I think your illustrations are AWESOME. I like bulk barn, but mostly get swayed by the candy and ignore the actual food things. I did notice the cake pans though!

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  7. If I made cakes, I would take a picture like yours to show how awesome it came out. Great post!

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  8. This is hysterical. Ha. Made me laugh. Good to know but I'm still amused. ;)

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  9. Dang, you can rent their cake pans! Wish I would have read this earlier as I've got a few sitting in the cupboard that I'm not going to be using again soon (or ever - lol). Thanks for the post, Katie. Love the illustrations :)

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  10. Your Hello Kitty candle illustration was photo realistic. You have some serious talent. Also, I LOVE BulkBarn. They're awesome.

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