Wednesday, December 22, 2010

On Holiday

Sorry for my reckless abandonment of this blog. I've been unquestionably distracted on vacation with my family. I must say being snowed in every day has been mesmerizing and relaxing and really I've just enjoyed playing around and goofing off with my family. It will be tough to go home.

Ice skating  for the first time in years!

My sisters and I have silly down to a science.


Nothing is cuter than marshmallow snow clothes except of course Lo Lo's new scrunched up face smile.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Can you handle TWO of them???

This Becky.... invited our Becki......
Our Wonderful friend Becky, of Becky Higgins LLC asked OUR Miss Becki to share some hair tips, for a hair Tutorial on her amazing BLOG..... Becky is an incredible person, we love and appreciate all of the support we get from her!! We had so much fun making the Tutorial, we laughed a lot, hopefully we will see some of the silly out takes one day;)....

For now you should really go over and check out all of the fun videos that Becky H. has made for her 12 days of Christmas, very cool....

Thanks again Becky,

we had a ton of fun!
Whippy Cake....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Opposition wears red boots

... and a bow. Opposition likes to undo anything I do. Opposition likes to take out anything that has been put away. Opposition likes to scribble on my invoices. Opposition likes to dump out bags of buttons. Opposition likes to scout out candy in my desk. Opposition likes to squish her finger through my chap stick. Opposition likes to type on my computer. Opposition likes to sit in my lap while I sew. Opposition leaves her care bears on my floor. Opposition likes to play on my ipad when I'm not looking. But doesn't Opposition look adorable in a dress?


London (currently known as Opposition) is opposed to all things Whippy Cake or at least she is determined to sabotage all things Whippy Cake. She sure is adorable while she is doing it though. It's hard to get frustrated even if she is a force to be reckoned with.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Patched up Heart.

I was honored the girls from St. Josephs Hospital asked me to make the charms and necklaces for the Complex Congenital Heart Infant Evaluation and Follow-up (CHIEF) graduation again this year. The adorable little babies go through so much with their heart surgeries and recovery and it's such an exciting thing for them to be able to graduate. I designed the handmade "bandaged heart" charms to remind them of their triumph over their struggles and it's something that the moms and patience can share in common. It's always such a blessing to be a part of something like this (even though my part is microscopic) it gives me the opportunity to realize how blessed I am in life and of course how precious life itself is.


Monday, December 13, 2010

My BIG Surprise

 A few moths ago I called a family friend of ours and he and I started working together on a project I am incredibly excited about. Jake Clark is in the business of filming and I am tickled pink (do people even say that anymore?) that he is partnering up with Whippy Cake. Jake will officially be taking over filming our video tutorials (there, there icam, don't take it personal). As much as I love recording my hair tutorials by myself on my computer with only one angle in my studio with bad lighting I just felt that my video tutorials were lacking. Over the last few months I have been pouring all my ideas and thoughts into a folder, just saving them for the right time when Jake and I could get the ball rolling. (Sorry for holding out on you, hopefully you will forgive me when you see the new set of videos.) The time has finally come and we decided to kick off the new upcoming videos with a video promo of my 2011 collection. Holla! I begged Sierra to come back on set to model for us once again. I got to see a few peaks of the video and I am seriously going to blow a gasgut from excitement.


I just thought I would leak some pictures and some info so that I am not the only one out of my mind with anticipation. I will be posting more information and details once we get closer to posting our new set of video tutorials. It's going to be COLOSSAL!!! 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Whippy Cake Casting Call

We are officially on a quest to find the perfect girls to model our next collection on our website.

The photoshoot will be located in Chandler and will be an all day event. We already have our adult models but we are still looking for 1 girl between the ages of 2 and 8 as well as 1 newborn infant between 7 days old and two weeks old. The Phototshoot will be between December 28th and the 30th.

How to Apply:

To be considered please send me an email at with the following information:
  • Name, age, clothing and shoe size and physical features (ie. eye color, hair color, legnth etc.)
  • Personality traits (ie. bubbly, hyper, shy, quiet etc.)
  • Any applicable modeling experience including dates and venue information
  • Minimum of 5 images including 1 head shot and 1 full body shot. 
  • Availability between December 27th and 30th.
  • For the newborns include due date and if you are willing to travel with your infant.
  • Contact information for legal guardian including, name, relationship to model, primary number, secondary number, and email. Also let us know if you accept text messages.
  • Feel free to include any additional information you think we might like to know :)
  • Models/model's guardians are required to sign a consent form prior to the photoshoot.
    The second application phase will be a live interview and test shots in front of a camera so we ask that you only apply if you are willing to travel both the interview and late to the photoshoot.

*If you yourself would like to be considered as an adult model feel free to apply as we might have additional openings and we would also love to have you on our contact list for future events.

We are so excited about this phototshoot and we are even more excited at the prospect of having some of our readers participate!


Can you blame me?

I know a lot of people are disappointed we closed up shop so early. I'm super sorry for any of you who  didn't get to purchase from our fall collection. The holidays are always a treacherous time for business owners especially right around Christmas because of the mass amount of Christmas orders. I might be the only one working till all obscene hours of the night and missing out on Ugly Sweater holiday parties. I do my best to stay ahead of the game am usually drowning in work. Sometimes I wish I could curl up with some hot chocolate and watch Christmas movies with my family or go drive around town and look at Christmas lights instead of what I am usually doing.

I knew if I didn't close soon enough I wouldn't give myself enough time to actually take a vacation and spend some free time with my amazing and supportive family. Can you blame me? They are pretty adorable after all. I want to apologize in advance for using sweet and precious pictures of my kids to butter you up. Hopefully it's working and you will forget all about the fact that we are closed ;) Did I mention how awesome our next collection is going to be?





Special thanks to Jessica at Sierra Studios Photography for squeezing us in for family pictures this year.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Small Business Model

Occasionally  I like to talk about Infusionsoft. It's hard not to bring it up every now and then because Whippy Cake is entirely dependent on Infusion's small business software. We use it for everything! It makes me happy. The boss just sent me this video today about Infusionsoft's work environment. I've always appreciated and admired the company's ability to have fun and be creative. It's such a great example of what I hope to achieve some day and a fabulous reminder of what's important. I wouldn't mind working there one bit!!!

I spy a few of my friends in this video. [Jessi, you adorable darling!]

In my boots

When am I not in my boots? Almost never. The Boss doesn't mind so much except when I wear them in bed. Mostly I wear them with my jammies and my hooded sweater jacket when I am working. When I know people are coming over I try to slip into some socially acceptable clothes. People come over unexpectedly all the time so you have probably witnessed the coolness of my over sized J's. No shame or anything :{

Me and the kids have a bit of a slipper fetish.  All 3 of us like to wear slippers and we each have at least 3 pair and what better to wear with slippers than jammies? The Boss is slowly getting used to the fact that it's not going to change around here anytime soon.

What are your guilty comfort clothes?

Monday, December 6, 2010

In case you missed it....

The Tomkat Studio's 2010 Holiday gift guide, the one where Miss Becki compiled a page for, is now being featured on Hostess with the Mostess.... This is a great way to get idea's for everyone in your life!

Have fun shopping!


Whippy Cake...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Overwhelemed by LOVE....

We have been completely OVERWHELMED by the LOVE we have felt from the response to our POST last week, asking for your candidates to be pampered for a day.
So let us say a big heart felt "THANK YOU" You did NOT disappoint! We should have known better, you all are so amazing and have the biggest hearts.... Seriously, we have been inundated by letters about the amazing people who have been beyond selfless, they are courageous, and dare we say these ladies are Hero's..
O my Heck! we have been on an emotional RoLlErCoAsTeR, we have felt incredible JOY at the humanity, displayed. And we have shed many a tear while reading about these remarkable women who are Hero's in the lives of the people they touch. I am emotional right now thinking about the fact that we can only pick one... This has been a very difficult, and heart wrenching task, having to narrow it down to one special person... We are soo very humbled by these stories, we want to take care of every single lady! Becki and our little Whippy Cake team can only do so much.....

We have an IDEA!!!

Now, we obviously can't devote a whole day to each candidate, but we would like to spread a little love to each one...
Here is what we are asking for... We know that many of you are creative, and have mad skills, if you would like to donate some of your time, like styling someones hair, or creating a piece of jewelery, or gift for a Mommy in need, or giving a gift certificate to your Shop, or even from your favorite vendor, we would LOVE to mention your generosity and in the Spirit of Christmas give each lady some JOY! I have goosebumps just thinking about it!! We know that you already are very generous and busy taking care of others...
But just imagine, if you were to help, by giving a little more to these phenomenal people that you may or may not know, we could create a


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Friday, December 3, 2010

A Merry MOB.....

We liked this, because it was different from the DANCE Flash Mob's we've seen before... Don't get me wrong we LOVE the DANCE, but this one took us to a different place, and I'm sure the lucky shoppers had to rub their arms to keep the goosebumps at bay... I hope we can all slow down and take a minute or two to remember WHY we are celebrating!

We are so blessed....

ps. we forgot to mention that Bret sent me this video knowing my obsession with youtube videos and my weird love for flash mobs. Thanks baby!
Whippy Cake

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Last Chance Minis

In case you haven't heard yet we decided to list the mini Christmas appliques in our Etsy shop to make it easier to order. We listed every single one we have so when they are gone they are gone. Check 'em out.

slip it under my tree if you can

Here is my illusive Christmas list. However unpractical and unrealistic it may be I believe in dreaming BIG baby!!!!

1. Mexican Wedding Cookies. I could eat them by the truck load. 

2. My master bedroom painted. It's become the dump zone in our house and I want it to be the escape zone.

3. Budgies! The cutest little mimicking birds ever.

4. This hair cut. I dream of not having to style my own hair.

5. Just Dance 2 for the Wii. I got a taste of Just Dance at my sisters house and I LOVE it! I predict a dance party at my house?

6. One of these in my tummy. Recently bit by the baby bug. Gotta get me one... like yesterday.

A CDMA Verizon capable white 4G iphone. Needs no explaining. It's just time for it to happen STEVE!!!

8. This utterly breath taking art print by Leigh Viner.

A cruise. I could really use a vacation. Jamaica maybe? 

10. This outrageously genius and awesome chandelier. Get in my house!!!

Merry Christmas to me (in an alternate universe)!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Make Over time!

Remember this AMAZING lady?
If you missed it, you can read about it HERE....

Well, we had wonderful time taking care of such a deserving person, that we want to do it again! Only we want you to CHOOSE who gets to be made over! It's time to put your thinking caps on, and then let us know about the AMAZING people in your life! Someone who works really hard, and is always taking care of others, or has been through some rough times, and just needs a break!
You can even nominate yourself!

Unfortunately we don't have the budget for air fair, which means it will need to be someone who lives close by, someone here in sunny in Arizona. We would like to do this on the week of December 14th... SO, if you think you know someone who fits the criteria, and really deserves a day of "GLAM" please tell us all about them...

To NOMINATE~ send us an Email with a little back story on your nominee, and why you think they should be chosen, Oh and if you can, please include a picture of them.

I know you have someone you want to give this gift to! Yes! it feels good already:)


O BABY....

Well I hope we have given the turkey and pies enough time to settle in your bellies!! Because today is the day that we pick a lucky winner for our Modern Cupcake giveaway!......

And the WINNER is.... Rosy B!

O my HECK! You are sooo LUCKY!

So if you want to share, I can meet you somewhere off the 101!!:)

No, i'm sure you will have plenty of family who will be more than happy to share with you...

Shoot me an email so we can get you the GOODS!!