Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm dreaming of a Whippy Christmas

I wrote you a Christmas song for the holidays because I love you and I wanted to do something special. 

I'm dreaming of a Whippy Christmas
Just like the ones that make you stare
Where the buttons glisten
and children listen
to compliments about their mother's hai

I'm dreaming of a Whippy Christmas
with all the colors that are right
May your hair be pretty with height
and may all your accessories be bright

and may ALLLLLLL your accessories be BRRRRRRRRRIGHT!

 Don't worry, as good as my lyrics are I'm not considering making a career change anytime soon. I will be sticking to designing more Whippy Cake... like right now... as I type this. I am multitasking. Designing and typing. That's what I do. And I dance too, if you can believe it. I could be dancing right now, and typing, and designing. Get over it.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Check this out!!

Our Fabulous Friends at TomKat Studio have put together this Beautiful Holiday helper...

You must go here to look at the stunning pages! One of them has been "STYLED" by our very own Miss Becki!

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is here! Which means it's the last day to order from our online store this year. Which means we are having a sale off everything on our website (while supplies last). Use "CAKESALE" as the promo code to receive 20% OFF your entire purchase today only!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

mine all mine

Yesterday I failed to post a thought of gratitude because I was with my family. My family is the greatest thing I have to be thankful for. I'm Thankful my husband puts up with me and all my madness. I'm thankful we have two perfect, beautiful kids. I'm thankful  I get to be their mom and that I was able to experience the awesome and unforgettable moments of pregnancy.  I'm thankful I get to learn from my toddlers every day. I'm thankful that each day is a new day for me to try and be a better wife no matter how many times I  fail. I'm thankful the boss is such and awesome daddy and that the babies love him so. I'm thankful the boss is wanting another baby already. I'm thankful for the holidays that bring families closer together. I'm thankful I had a moment to think about how blessed I am to have my precious family. I love them so so so so so so so so soooooo so so sooo so so sooo soo much!!!! I just feel happy.


 ps. I'm also thankful to Sierra Studios for doing our family photos this year, regardless of how terrifying we truly were. She somehow was able to pull us together perfectly in our photos. Talent!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No Cake without You

When the day is done and I look back on all that has been accomplished the credit is almost always due to my Whippy Cake girls. I have the best team of ladies dominating Whippy Cake from home in their own special way. Each girl brings so much to the table and helps out in so many ways it's hard to imagine I ever survived without them... Who am I kidding!?!? I WASN'T surviving without them!

At this time of year during the thought provoking moments of gratitude I absolutely MUST give thanks for these ladies and express my gratitude to them. Although I am absolutely terrible and awkward at being sentimental the least I can do is try.


Wendy- My right hand. My brain is mush without you and my heart is full because of you. How much  there is to learn from you and how blessed I  am to know you. Thanks for always bringing me back around to what is important and for sharing my burdens.

Carli- (my sister) thanks for always being willing to share the stress with me and for always responding to my picture messages and my late night ideas via text and for quitting soda w/ me and then un-quitting soda with me over and over again. You have so sweetly taken on so many roles.

Aubrey- (my other sister) aka - the machine! Nobody dominates like you do and you have rescued me more times than any sister deserves. Thanks for your pep talks and for always keeping me pointed in the right direction.

Lorna- The girl who needs no training. Thank you for being so talented and available and for thriving the way you do. Your optimism astounds me and your perseverance moves me to tears.

Katie- My personal suggestion box. Thank you for your peppy and fun pace and for always being willing to do more at the drop of a hat. You're a fountain of ideas and always anxious to help with anything!

Kelseigh- The only thing sweeter than cake is you. Thank you for being the most dainty and feminine thing a girl can be. Your sweetness and romantic style inspires me time and again and your help is so important to me. 

I could honestly go on and on about all the things you each help me with and all the wonderful things I love about each of you. I have a feeling I have only glimpsed a small portion of how fortunate I am to have the help of all of you. 

To all you Cake Lovers out there who can't live without your Whippy fix I want you to know that without these girls there would be NO CAKE! Gasp!!! It's true, which is why we should all express how thankful we are to the Whippy Cake Bakers.

Hugs and Kisses girls!


Who could forget this little guy?

I want to start out by saying that, I KNOW that our Heavenly Father is the reason why Emmett is healing, and that Prayer and Faith do indeed work! Every time I went into his ICU room, there was an actual physical feeling that came over me.. A feeling of deep peace, like you could just sit there all day. I would cry on the way home from my visits with Emmett and Karla, because that feeling was soo profound! And the minute I left his room I could feel the stark difference. The last time it happened I called Karla, from the parking lot crying like a little baby.. She said that other's, and even the Nursing staff had noticed this feeling as well. All I can say, is that Emmett must have some important work to do here!


is HOME!!!

He is a Miracle! From before he was born this little guy has had to fight to be here. We have been watching in awe... Emmett came home this last weekend and even all of his Surgeons, and specialist were shaking their heads in disbelief. Amazed that not only did he survive, but he has (in record time) recovered enough to be home with his family. YES! Emmett is home!

Karla, Michael, and his big brother Ethan would like to thank everyone who prayed for him and their Family, they believe with their whole hearts that FAITH and PRAYER is why he is home today. I got to hear Emmett's raspy little voice this morning, and I couldn't stop the tears!

He still has a long road ahead, but he is up for it! He has occupational, and physical therapy daily, and a special Nurse comes to him once a week. Karla has become his secretary and chauffeur, she said she scheduled 8 appointments for him yesterday. They were with all of his Surgeons, and Specialists, to keep a close eye on him. He is a very important guy!

For now Emmett still has his Esophageal Ostomy, and his feeding tube... Eventually he will have a few more surgeries to reconnect everything. And then after his esophagus remembers how to work he will get his feeding tube out. But don't worry all that isn't getting them down, they are just feeling so utterly blessed to still have him, and in his own bed no less.

You can go HERE for Karla's update.

One last thing... Karla found comfort in this song...it is a beautiful song, and said exactly what she has been feeling. GODSPEED ~ Listen if you have a few extra minutes...

Go Emmett GO!


Monday, November 22, 2010

A scheduling UPDATE....

In Honor of Cyber Monday {the busiest on-line shopping day of the year} we will be extending our closing date through Monday November 29th. Yes! a few more days to shop;)

So PEEPS that will be your last chance to shop for Whippy Cake this year! We thought about it and decided that you all might be OUT shopping on this crazy Friday shopping Holiday! In other words; Black Friday will NOT be our last day open, like we originally said.
Just in case any of you can relate to this picture.

Also This Wednesday the 24th will be the last Wednesday for Shopping at Miss Becki's Studio....SOOO if you would like some cake, including our "Christmas Applique's" and other "Limited Edition" pieces this would be your LAST chance.
Shoot me an e-mail and I will HOOK you UP!

Thankful for a SWEET giveaway!

Our Giveaway today comes to us from the Delectable

Can I get a YIPPEEEE! Let me tell ya, if you have not yet had the GOOD fortune of sampling one of these melt-in-your-mouth confections you are missing out! My mouth is watering at the memory...


We were lucky enough to experience Modern Cupcake a few weeks ago at The Believe boutique, and it is something that I won't soon forget... I (Wendy) am a pretty picky eater, but when I find something pleasurable to eat, I can be a passionate woman! Just ask anyone who knows me, especially my kids, I can get a little crazy over food! I brought home 7 Red Velvet cupcakes, and I ended up cutting them into pieces, to make them last longer, then I carefully rationed them, until every last morsel was gone... SCARY, but true.:)

*The only catch is, that you need to be LOCAL, as they do not ship at this time...

So if you want a chance to experience these babies.........

Modern Cupcake will give away 1 dozen cupcakes (1 flavor) to the lucky winner. A dozen is valued at $36.

Here is how you can feel Thankful too...

~LIKE Modern Cupcake on Facebook and let us know.

~Become a fan and follow Whippy Cake's blog, Facebook and or/Twitter and let us know.

~Then leave us a comment on this post stating which flavor you desire, from Modern Cupcake...

~For extra entries, you can blog, facebook or tweet about this giveaway and leave a 2nd comment with the link(s). (extra entries only qualify if they have a link.)

Good Luck Friends!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Detective Cake-Stache

 Yah, I know. Mustache photos are probably getting old but for the record this is my first. I picked up these absolutely, utterly and completely adorable mustache sewing pins at The Queen Bee Market from Creme de la Gems. My kids and I have been playing with them everyday. Uh,  I mean.... I do not let my toddlers play with sewing pins, I just let them look at them. 


I love these super fun sewing pins so much. I want to collect some more!

Whippy Cake Facebook Giveaway WINNER!

Heather Magliarditi
you are it!
Here is the photo that Heather used as her profile pic on our facebook giveaway...
Isn't she LOVELY?

Wow, I'm sure you will have a good time spending your $50 credit!

Shoot me an email; wendy@whippycake.com

This just in.... Black Friday is the last day Whippy Cake will be open for business this year, 2010... But, you should know that supplies are going FAST!! So it's first come, first serve! As we run out of the material to make each Applique, they will be on "SOLD OUT" status...
Never fear, our new line will be available the first of 2011.... so get shoppin friends!


Team Whippy Cake..

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Winner is......

So today is the day that we announce the Winner of our 8x10 TWIG print!

And that lucky person is.... The Navy Morrisons! hooray for you!

Send me an email, so I can make sure you get your pick!



Anyone remember last year when I offered a reward for the mysterious boots {HERE}? After months of searching we came up empty handed...

 Well, I just had the urge to search again and holy GUACAMOLE I found them!!! Thank you AMAZON! The only down fall is it's 3:45am and I can't call anyone or even scream and run around the studio doing my happy dance. Instead I emailed my sister the link so she can get in on the perfect booties also. Sorry to my blog for being the second to hear the good news. You can bet your britches I added all FOUR colors to my Amazon favorites widget on the left. Are my bold, all caps and large words getting annoying? I use them when I am very VERY excited!


It being 3:45am I almost went crazy and bought them in ALL four colors but reason piped in so I didn't... Or because it's 3:45am I ignored the voice of reason when it told me to buy all four colors.  Crap.

Nothing to do now but wait in agony for them to show up on my door. One thing is for sure, when they do get here, I will have a very intimate photo shoot with those suckers on my feet!

fReAkInG out people!!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We would like to make some Announcements.....

A few important items of Business....
  1. Regarding Custom orders; We are no longer able to take custom orders, for a time... Believe me, we would love to make ALL of your wishes come true! The truth is, we have been happily overwhelmed with the volume of your orders, and we just can't accommodate any more. So sorry Cake Lovers... We are, however currently busting our booties to get your orders to you..
  2. Ordering in time for Christmas; If you would like to receive your goodies in time for the Holiday you NEED to order by December 1st.

3. You can still SHOP at Becki's on Wednesday's from 11am to 2pm. Limited Edition pieces can be purchased in house. ;) Email me for an appointment and directions.. wendy@whippycake.com

4. How bout some..Video Tutorials? Are you a FAN? Well if you are, we have a beautiful surprise coming just for you!!!

Last, but certainly not the least.. We LOVE you, and we are doing our best to make all of you happy! Although that seems near impossible sometimes with our tiny, but mighty Whippy Cake Team. We thank you for kindness and patience. You really have been so awesome!

We are trying to keep some perspective, and remember that Glamourbands certainly are NOT life and death, but we would be so happy to help you feel beautiful somewhere in between the two. :)


Team Whippy Cake

Monday, November 15, 2010

I'm tired, how 'bout a giveaway?

Whippy Cake's Monday Morning Fact Sheet:

It's Monday. Duh!
I've hardly recovered from the trip to California. *Small tear.
I'm slammed with orders (which I will start shipping immediately today).
I just found out I missed endless shrimp at Red Lobster (note to self: sign up for Red Lobster notifications).
My house is destroyed! Mainly my studio and my closet, no time to clean it. Oh Darn!
I want to take my kids out for a play date with mommy because I missed them. Bounce U maybe?
I started one of the best books ever (I am Number Four) and am now realizing I may never finish it. Thank you Amazon for suggesting such a LONG book. 
My email is overflowing more than it ever has. Yikes! (please be patient w/ me)
I am feeding Lo Lo pink coconut Snow Balls. Second breakfast, yum.
Changed my Pandora play-list to Christmas music this morning. (no going back now)  It's so loud I'm sure I can't hear anything else.
I am freaking tired!

...more tired after making this list, I should slow down. Too tired to drag pictures from my camera and post them. How bout a GIVEAWAY instead? This one is courtesy of the Boss. It was his idea and he demands it start today. It's a piece of cake...

Change your Facebook profile picture to a picture of you wearing your favorite Whippy Cake. (Ok, it can be a picture of anyone as long as they are cake faced) but you do need to leave a comment on the Facebook Giveaway thread {HERE}. Later this week we will pick a the winner who will get a $50 promo code for our online store.

For an extra entry you can change your blog profile image to one with Whippy Cake too and leave a comment on this post as well. Show us your best cake face and tell us what you like about your Whippy Cake!!!

New announcements coming tomorrow...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

What would YOU do?

Sooo it's that time of the year and we been brainstorming, making lists, sketching, feeling inspired! One of Becki's inspirations was to ask YOU, her very fashionable peeps for your 2 cents!

Let's hear it!

What would your most Divine Whippy Cake confection look like?

Yes just imagine a world with the perfect accessory to complete your ensemble!

Now you have YOUR chance to give us your requests and suggestions... Because we KNOW you have them:). All you have to do is leave us a comment with your inspirations, and who knows maybe we will see a little of YOU in our next Collection!

We can't wait to hear from you all!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Are you a TomKitten?

Well I am! A kitten is what you might call a super fan of TomKat Studio...

The very lovely Kim is the Creator/Owner of TKS, and O baby she is going places! Aaaannd she is taking Whippy Cake with her!
Kim is a Party Stylist extraordinaire, the best in her field, and even been dubbed the Printable Queen by Martha Stewart's peeps! So it goes without saying that she has great style~ And she has always been a supportive friend of Whippy Cake!
Well Kimberley is being featured with her very own segment on Sonoran Living live today! And she will be sporting some CAKE! So if you would like to get some great ideas for your Thanksgiving celebration, or you want to join us in supporting our very talented friend you should tune in! It will air sometime between 11am and 12pm today! we will post a link on Facebook when it becomes availiable.
Congrats to Kim and the TomKat Studio!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How about a Giveaway!

It's Veterans Day and we're celebrating with a giveaway!
{We also want to say Thank you to all our Grandfathers, and loved ones who have sacrificed for this amazing Country we are so blessed to live in...}

here are just a few words that describe this next giveaway;

Cool. Innovative. Hip. Creative.


Steve & Michelle

and their adventure called;


Haven't heard of Twig? They are a husband & wife team who recently launched their website twigcreative.com; they say: "it's a creative collaboration of us + you." And we're excited to share Twig's newest venture!
Here is a small sample of what they offer... And you could win an 8x10 print of your choosing, for your own creative place...

You have to go check the rest of the amazingness out.. Go and look at all of their super cool prints here . They also feature all sorts of other gems designed by others in all areas of creativity!

And one last thing that TWIG has to offer, they can help you build and promote your own little business here: The Marketplace

so if you would like a chance to win an 8x10 print of your choice, this is what you do....

1- Become a fan and follow Whippy Cake's blog, Facebook and or/Twitter & let us know.

2- Then leave us a comment on this post stating what you love about TWIG.

For extra entries, you can blog, facebook or tweet about this giveaway and leave a 2nd comment with the link(s). (extra entries only qualify if they have a link.)
We will announce our lucky winner next Wednesday the 17th.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Girls will be girls...

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of visiting the darling miss Aubri. Aubri and I go to the same church and she is as sweet and genuine as they come. What a peach! Aubri is currently a patient at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She is only 16 and has a rare form of stomach cancer but you wouldn't know that anything is the matter if you encountered her bubbly optimistic personality and her upbeat attitude towards life.  You can read more about Aubri's story HERE to get to know her a little better.

A friend of mine sent me an email a few weeks ago asking if I would be willing to come play beauty shop at a hospital for  a sweet young friend of his. I was so flattered and excited for the invite so we started making plans right away. After a few emails it seemed our two hospitalized friends had so much in common I just had to ask if his friend's name was Aubri and you can bet your britches it WAS. (my excitement multiplies by a bajillion!) "What a small world!" we both agree.

So the day arrives for play time and I decided last minute to pick up one of Aubri's closest friends Katie to accompany me to make the surprise even more exciting. We brought her lot's of goodies including jewelry,  a hat and of course some Whippy Cake to make her feel cute and stylish throughout her stay. We also loaded up on craft supplies and magazines from my studio so she could have something to keep her busy. Aubri is an artist! My favorite part was makeover time. Aubri let me do her hair and makeup and it felt just like a slumber party minus the pillow fight. We finished up just in time for her to head down to get a CT. I'm so happy she let me come visit and that she could influence me for the better and remind me to have the same vim and viger for life as she does and of course to be grateful for my health and blessings. It's always humbling when a 16 year old has a better grasp on life and love than I do. I feel very blessed to know her.








As you can guess her stay at the hospital will be ongoing which means she's BORED people! Please feel encouraged to stop by her Facebook page and say hello or you can email and visit her as well. Anything to distract her from the long days is greatly desirable. You can also contribute to her family by making a donation HERE to help pay for gas to and from the hospital and of course other hospital expenses. Most importantly thoughts and prayers are needed the most!

I wish you all had the opportunity and pleasure to meet miss Aubri. She would surely change your life as well. I'm just hoping she invites me back again soon so we can giggle and play some more soon!
ps. I totally cannot take any credit. This was  100% Steven Carbonneau's idea.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Holy Crazy Weekend Batman!

I woke up from my coma this morning with a boutique hangover. Ouch. The weekend was sheer madness. MADNESS I tell you! I'm kind of sad I only got 6 pictures of the whole thing and only because The Boss stopped by and took a few for me.

The Believe boutique was a packed house start to finish and we had a fabulous time getting to know all of our customers. We also got to meet some awesome vendors that I am excited to connect with and maybe even do some giveaways for in the future.

It was exciting to see all the vendors and shoppers wearing their Whippy Cake throughout the halls of the event. There was cake lovers everywhere!

I just want to say Thank You SO MUCH to everyone who stopped by, to the ladies who put the whole thing together and especially to all my girls (Carli, Wendy and Lorna) that were there to support and help with the Whippy Cake booth and also the girls behind the scenes helping from home. I could not have accomplished anything without their help. I also want to thank my husband, The Boss for all of his love, help and support and for bringing my babies by the booth so I could get a few hugs and kisses in.

(My sister Carli who stayed up till 4am w/ me on Friday to replenish our stock for Saturday)

(Our holiday applique tree was a big hit. We hope to add them to our online store by next week!)


(So excited to meet Mishawn. a super cute fan, shopper and now friend!)

(Lo Lo clinging to me for dear life. Her daddy did an awesome job dressing her in Whippy Cake.)

(Kingston sporting his new Batman/Superman cape and hustling all the ladies for some treats.)

Now it's time to start all over again for The Queen Bee Market this weekend in San Diego.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Drum roll please...........

And the winner of our beautiful Jo Totes is:

Jessi! AKA Jessicca Smith Oberg... Hoooooraaaaay, you are gonna LOVE, love LOVE it! We are so thrilled for you!

Email me to get all the details for receiving your FANTASTIC prize!




Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bite Size Whippy Cake

New MINI appliques will be available at the upcoming events including Believe Boutique and The Queen Bee Market.



New holiday prints and color schemes will also be available at the upcoming boutiques! 


as well as fall and winter limited edition appliques.


All of these are limited edition items, key word limited, which means first come first serve ladies. *hint *hint!

I'm getting really excited and hope to meet some of you soon!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ballerina or Harlequin?

I wanted London and I to be Harlequins for Halloween this year.  I have these awesome vintage paintings of these sweet and adorable harlequin children that inspired the idea so I am pretty disappointed in myself for not making it happen.  I majorly lacked the time to actually make costumes so I altered some clothes she already had and whipped up some extravagant hair pieces with some random stuff in my studio and we went as... um, pretty? My costume was pretty yawn aside from my AWESOME stripe stockings, so I tried to play it up with my makeup and London's costume looked more like a ballerina so whenever I was asked what she or I were dressed up as I would do my best to change the subject. "I eat good!" or  "Ninja!" I don't think the costumes depict a harlequin or a ballerina now that I look at them. LOL

Next year though. Next year I am going to start on costumes in July so it actually happens. You just wait.

(Lo was being extra difficult and refused to hold still for a picture so this is the absolute best picture we captured). Lil' stink! 


Little man Kingston was none other than Spiderman. This picture of him totally makes me smile. We asked him to climb the wall and as you can see he absolutely can.  Climb Spidy, CLIMB!!!

The huge disappointment was that the Boss didn't dress up this year which means he had no character to take on for the whole day. Which means no acting. Which means no laughing. Which means disappointed!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Get Tied Up

Guess what folks! I mean gals, er... ladies? My PEEPS! Alright, whatev! I will cut to the good part.

I now have ties available for purchase (while supplies last) at my house during Wednesday's business hours! Just in time for your family photos and such. We brought back all of our popular prints from last year and I hope you get excited about them.



They are first come first serve. I can't wait to see you on Wednesday! Be sure to set up an appointment through admin@whippycake.com.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Hooray for this GORGEOUS giveway!!!

That's right folks YOU can be the one to take home one of theses beauties worth $90!
And you get waaay more than $90 worth of quality product with a Jo Totes! I absolutely LOVE mine! I have the Rose Bronze, Becki has the rose Marigold, and I promise you, they are TDF! I seriously get compliments on it daily, because since I got this baby, I have not used another bag to carry my camera, Ipad & wallet or my other valuables (like, lip gloss, hand sanitizer, and mints.) The padded interior was designed with Lady photographers in mind and can be custom fitted not only to protect a camera and lenses, but also to accommodate and organize any of the items you might be carrying around..a wallet, music, phone, keys, cosmetics and more. The bottom is also equipped with four metal feet to guard your bag from rough, dirty, or damp surfaces. Inside of each Jo Tote are removable pads which are completely customizable—you can use as many or as few pads as you wish, arranged in the way that best suits your camera, lenses, and other items. Each bag also includes pockets, strong and comfortable shoulder straps, a top-zippered closure, and a removable cross-body strap.
So completely functional, yet very stylish! whether you are a photographer or not, you will USE the heck out of your Joe Tote! And YES it is very strong, you can cart around a lot of goods in one of these amazing TOTES. Can you tell that I am in LOVE!!

Don't you just have to have one?
here is how;
1- Become a fan of Jo Totes on Facebook & let us know.
2- Become a fan and follow Whippy Cake's blog, Facebook and or/Twitter & let us know.
3- Then leave us a comment on this post stating what you love about Jo Totes. For extra entries, you can blog, facebook or tweet about this giveaway and leave a 2nd comment with the link(s). (extra entries only qualify if they have a link.)
We will announce our lucky winner on Friday November 5th!