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Platinum Weddings

Monday, June 1st, 2009

I had a DVR set to record, a video camera in one hand, and a digital camera in the other to be sure and capture Daneris and Hector’s custom logo cake topper as their big day was covered on WE TV’s Platinum Weddings.  It aired May 24th and is scheduled to air again June 28 at 2 pm EST.  Beyond exciting!

Television screen shot

Television screen shot

A special thank you to Tina LaMorte at Oh So Fab for bringing the topper into the cake design.

“Gruma” was grueling!

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

This is to date the most intricate topper that I have done.  I wanted to post this custom piece as an example of the extent of complexity that I can achieve in a cake topper.  The more color changes and places where the metal stops/starts is what made it so challenging but I am pleased with the outcome and excited that it might get air time (more on this as I get the details).

Call me nosy but I always like to know the background story on the items I make.  From the “Gruma” website: Gruma is the worlwide leader in corn flour and tortilla production.  I will never eat another tortilla chip without thinking of this topper!

An understated look for a modest cake

Friday, March 27th, 2009

The original ideas that people come up with never cease to amaze me.  This is a custom logo made special for a Jamaican wedding.  Not even the sheer fabric can tame the brilliance of Swarovksi crystals.  The outcome is just beautiful…

Custom "VR" in Crystal

Custom "VR" in Crystal

This is the same photo used in UK’s Wedding Cakes magazine.

NBC’s Women in Business Week

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

The word about Toppers With Glitz is spreading!  An NBC morning show featured Toppers With Glitz on Thursday March 19th, 2009.  It aired in Las Vegas; the wedding capital of the world!

as seen on tv

A special thank you to Layers Bakery for donating the cake for the set!

Blog Feature

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

I am always excited to get exposure of any kind! This week “Brenda’s Wedding Blog” featured our server sets.  I link to her in my blogroll.  Thanks Brenda!

“The Who’s Who of Crystal Weddings”

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Crystallized – Swarovski Elements™ is the product brand for loose precision-cut crystal manufactured by Swarovski and The Little White Book is a collection of designers, companies, and brand name products that use these elements in their designs.  The booklet was released by Swarovski as a resource to help create a personalized crystal wedding.

The Little White Book launched in the winter issue of Elegant Bride magazine and features some of the most recognized designers in the world (Ron Ben-Israel, Colin Cowie, David Tutera, Diane von Furstenberg).  Toppers With Glitz is proud to be included and is listed under “Paper, Gifts, & Decor”.

WeddingWire 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Toppers With Glitz has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™!

In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US.

Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.  I am honored to receive such an award and would like to thank my past clients for speaking on my behalf  to help me achieve the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award!

2009 Bride's Choice Awards presented by WeddingWire | Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues, Wedding Photographers & More

A warmer shimmer for your “crystal” cake topper

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

A good way to maximize sparkle with a warmer color palette of browns and earth tones, where the stark “whiteness” of Crystal may not blend in as well, is to consider using “Silk” instead. Silk is softer – the whiteness is toned down but it still catches a lot of light. It’s tough to tell Silk from Crystal in a photograph so you are going to accomplish a neutral look regardless but Silk may “go” with your other decor better than Crystal would.

Custom Logo  Colors: Silk

Custom Logo Colors: Silk

*This is the monogram cake topper that will be shown in an upcoming “Platinum Weddings” episode.

First Celebrity Topper!

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Even those of us from LA get a little star struck sometimes. It happens to the best of us. ;) I can’t help but be excited about this monogram cake topper because it was my very first celebrity topper. I can’t say exactly who it was made for but I will mention that it was for the guest of honor at this sports celebrities bash.

Custom Monogram Cake Topper Font: Custom Colors: Crystal

Custom Crystal Monogram Cake Topper Font: Custom Colors: Crystal

Big Screen Debut

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Toppers With Glitz gets its big break! Equalaris Productions contacted me about creating a crystal monogram cake topper for their 2008 project, “Cordially Invited”. It wrapped at the end of 2007 and was chosen as an official selection at the Pan African Film Festival in February 2008. Way to go! I couldn’t make it to the LA premier but how excited was I to get invited to a Premier!? I can’t wait to see the movie (and our sparkling contribution).

Film "stills" from Cordially Invited

Film "stills" from Cordially Invited