Saturday, May 29, 2010

I can see your HALO hair tutorial

Yesterday I was playing around with my hair and decided to try a Grecian hairstyle on my mCshorty hair and came up with a little something that looks like this...


I love the Grecian ponytail but my hair will never be long enough to try it so a new hairstyle was born using an unexpected instrument.

See what I mean by watching...

Friday, May 28, 2010

Get Some!

You know you wanna get ya some new Pink Chandelier! I received some new fabulous pieces in the mail to sample for Mothers Day. It was a surprise and of course I LOVE them! Favorite thing is Kingston as a Ninja (how true that is).

I'm going to make it really easy for you to win one. Just share this giveaway with your friends via blog, twitter or facebook. Comment with a link to your giveaway shout out and you are in! (one entry per person)

Look ->

Love ->

Then Share!





She has pages and pages to choose from....



To order go to The Pink Chandelier.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

a glimpse into my whippy lair

during chaotic times my studio is known to look a little something like this...


If you were wondering why my posts this week have been lame or non existent this picture will kind of explain why. sigh* I did clean it up and I did overcome what I that to be "the insurmountable" pile of orders and mailed them out yesterday. I felt so unbelievably relieved... for about a minute, then I took one look at my overflowing inbox and decided to take a nap. It seems like I keep running into all different kinds of stupid setbacks with my orders and packages and it has definitely been frustrating. Darnit! It really hasn't been my week but I have had so much support from my sisters and friends. I definitely feel loved! I am back at it again though and hope to rejuvenate some much needed energy and enthusiasm.

I might have a little some'n some'n to giveaway on my blog tomorrow to celebrate the end of this challenging week. I'm just saying...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New girls on the block...

Say hello to the new girls on the block. Just added these ladies to my ssssssshop! Check it.

This beauty was an accident {hence the name "Oopsie"} but she is probably one of my all time favorites. I can't stop looking at her.

Oopsie Glamour Band


This lacey thing has been requested time and again for baptisms and weddings. Now she no longer needs to be custom ordered because she too is in my shop.

Wife Goes On Vintage Confection


If you shop Matilda Jane you probably have the Cher dress. I get custom order requests all the time for glamour bands to match that darling number. This little lady was born to be worn with the cher dress.

Cher-a-like Glamour Band


Monday, May 24, 2010

My Favorite Hair Trends

Sometimes I wish I didn't spend days in a row locked up in my studio in my pj's with 3, 4 and 5 day hair. Alright, let me be honest I actually love it. However, if I did get out more you would find me sporting some of my favorite hair trends which are...

High Top Ponytails {"some men can't handle the regalness of an up-do"}


Braids, braids and more braids. {I'm devoting the month of June to braid tutorials only}


Emma Watson {pk, so she is not a hair style but I just LOVE her!}


Saturday, May 22, 2010

This is how we do it

Feeling pretty good about life right now after pounding out over 40 orders in one day. I'm pretty confident all orders will be caught up by Tuesday. Sooooo HAPPY!



Friday, May 21, 2010

Ripoffs and Knockoffs

In the world of the crafty business woman competition is thick and sometimes even cut throat. With the help of blogs, etsy and fb I think the creative market has expanded like wild fire and sometimes becomes over saturated. In many ways it's a completely great thing but in other ways it can be frustrating and disheartening as an entrepreneur. I've vented in moments of frustration or anger to my husband and closest confidantes about how discouraging it is when others take advantage of someone's hard work, sweat and tears not to mention their creative ideas. I've been ripped off and knocked off by strangers and friends and I know of sweet and ingenious creative friends who have likewise been imitated. It really upsets me.

My question to you is how do you feel about this unspoken behavior that is so ever present in the craft world? As a customer do you have an opinion about this happening? Do you care if you have a ripoff or knockoff of somebody's product? As a business owner do you get frustrated or upset when it happens to you? Do you confront the offender? Do you turn the other cheek so to speak? As an offender do you see fairness in these actions? Is imitation really the best form of flattery or is it just a load of doodie that gives others permission to pretty much plagiarize.

I guess I am wondering if anyone else ever takes offense like I do. Am I completely selfish for thinking so? I think we are all guilty of "copying" in one way or another {special thanks to the rapid popularity of tutorials and DIY's} but at what point does it cross the line? Is it ok to copy something if it's just for yourself? If you change it up a bit does it then become your idea? Is it only wrong if you try to sell it and therefor become competition of the person you copy? I know these are all hush hush things that nobody talks about and especially never blogs about. Please don't stone me ! I just want to know if there are others who feel the same or if I just need to get over myself.

Your thoughts?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's not what you think...

I just added some new product to my shop but it's not what you are thinking... It's actually my pettiskirt that everyone freaks out over! I've had a few girls beg me to sell this skirt in my shop.Wish granted! I realized how utterly selfish it would be for me to keep something so undeniably lovely to myself. It's so feminine and modest it's almost too good to be true. Anyways, I just listed it in my shop {HERE} and it's also available in faded gray and true ivory.


I've also listed metal and elastic headbands a la carte for the first time so if you were wanting to order some extra's it just got a whole lot easier to get them :) Appliques are still just available through custom order request.

Mod Grecian Hair Tutorial

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hissy Fit and other stuff

I have been wanting to post pictures of this piece of work since I made it. I am so in love with this one I threw a hissy fit when it was done (hence the name). I almost thought it was t0o big at first and then I thought "nah! no such thing as too big!". I just listed it in my shop too. So fun!

Hissy Fit



You might just throw a hissy fit too if you win a Vintage Confection on Ucreate who is hosting a giveaway. She is doing a little spotlight on me today so be sure to take advantage and enter the giveaway. {I don't do them very often anymore.} This is one of my top favorite blogs because of all of the seriously awesome tutorials she finds. Absolutely worth blog stalking.

U Create

If you have been waiting to hear about which slogan I picked, I finally committed to one! *Applause* It was a rocky process because I was so torn between all of your great ideas but Bret and Kelsey helped me take the plunge. And so I am pleased to share with you the official Whippy Cake slogan...

A Taste of Glam


I really REALLY liked "have your cake and wear it too" and was actually going to modify it to "whippy cake and wear it too" but "a taste of glam" ties into how I picked the name Whippy Cake for my business and I also like how short and sweet it is. I appreciated all of your comments and input and it was fun to see what you all voted for. I think it helped make it easier for me to decide. Now I just need to get the website finalized and ready to launch I had no idea it would take this long. My bad :(

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hello Weekend

I can't believe it's the weekend already. The days are definitely blurring together. I just finished sending off a few more package and I will be spending the rest of the day cleaning my pigsty of a house but more excitingly than that I get to spend uninterrupted time with my family. I can't wait to indulge in Lo's relentless hugs and Kingston's silly phrases and ninja kicks and of course some one on one with my husband. sigh*





On Monday I will post my new slogan and some new product! See ya then...

Friday, May 14, 2010

This and that

This post is about a little bit of this and that but nothing in particular.

First off, I am getting anxiously excited about tonight because I have been gawking over these clothes in my living room and I just want everyone else to see to come see them already! Also, there is a last minute addition that I know you are going to flip for. Shayce from Chateau Couture is bringing some pieces of her collection and she is also offering a 10% discount to all the guest who attend the tea party tonight! I am so excited to have her pretty things in my home and to see all the new creations she has been working on. Shayce is mucho talented and has phenomenal experience in the design world. I am so happy she agreed to come!

Next! I got an email from one of you readers that just made my day! Alena sent me a link to a post on her blog where she does a tribute to Whippy Cake. I love reading such positive things from you guys and I love sharing them even more. I think it's the best part about my job.

In other news, things have gotten a little crazy at my chaotic whippy Lair (get it? like cake layer...nm) Anyways, over the last 3 weeks I have had a full blown rush of orders I just wasn't prepared for so orders are taking a bit longer to process than usual. I've solicited some help from some of my favorite people and my goal is to be completely caught up by next weekend. Take that you big stack of orders! The good news is that the pandemonium has forced me to come up with some new and improved processed to get things done better and more efficiently. Some time in the future {soon, I hope!} I will get some daily good quality family time in and just maybe some much needed sleep. Thanks to all my helpers and especially to all my customers for being patient with me!

On the bright side I am jolly good happy to announce I will be hosting another Pink Chandelier giveaway. Oh Ohhhhhh! I know you love me, but I can't take credit. She sent me some new samples and charms that I know you are going to love so get your game face on because the giveaway is coming at you live next week! Boooya!

The End.
{for now anyways}

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

All Tied Up Hair Tutorial

I know it's been a while but here is a new Hair tutorial I did this morning that looks a little something like this....


It's really fun and playful. I hope you like it :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Today Only!

You can buy these new pieces in my shop TODAY ONLY! Just kidding :) that would be mean. Kelsey is listing them on etsy today so click on over in a bit to snatch one up for yourself.

Sunset Soiree Vintage Confection


Off the Wallflower Vintage Confection


Pink Pearl Vintage Confection


Dynasty Couture Vintage Confection


Second Glances - Coral Glamour Band


Second Glaces - Seafoam Glamour Band


BFF's Vintage Confection

These pictures are provided by Skye Johansen and I know there are several ladies who have been waiting and waiting for them to become available in my shop. Wait no more!