Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Custom Cupcake with Owls

A few weeks ago we got an inquiry for a custom order for bride and groom owls, but this order combined a few other things. The couple is having a destination wedding and thought it would be fun to have their bride and groom on a cupcake. In addition to this, the bride-to-be requested that their wedding colors of aqua and bright pink be incorporated in the caketopper. She totally knew what she wanted and asked that the cupcake bottom be aqua and that a ring of flowers in bright pink be placed around the bride and groom. Another detail that she wanted was the initial of their last name placed below the owls, which I did in the same aqua color.
Lastly, a request was made to have a veil on the bride owl and flowers to adorn her head as well, which was done in a super miniaturized version-these owls are only a little over 1 inch tall!
Congrats to the bride and groom and thank you for letting gofigurette! be part of your happy day!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Gofigurette! joins the Garden Art Party

For those of you who keep up with Diane's blog, you'll know this is her Garden Art Party weekend with her good friend Debbie Friedrich of zenatona. In addition to featuring Diane's lovely flowers and Debbie's amazing art work (Diane and I proudly own several pieces), they also discussed having some figurines from gofigurette! at their party.
Of course owls were number one on my list of what I would make and I wanted to incorporate the garden theme, so I made flowers with each arrangement.
Focusing on other animals, I made a bunny in the middle of a head of cabbage surrounded by carrots.And lastly I created a couple of racoons with a tiny blue bird, complete with flowers surrounding the tree stump. I'm sure Diane and Debbie are having a very successful party. Watch for an update from Diane on her blog :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another Custom Penguin Pie Topper

While Myrna never gets tired of making owls, I guess I never get tired of making cute penguins. My large size penguin cake toppers have been gaining popularity. I have had 4 requests for custom cake toppers. This particular client however is buying it for the bride and groom. She wanted the aquamarine body of the penguin, but instead she requested them to be larger (3" tall) and if she could have a medium blue striped tie and have a crown of medium blue flowers for the bride. The bride is Swedish, so I accented the flowers with a bit of yellow glitter in the center of each flower. The client also said that the couple won't be having a traditional wedding cake but rather pie because they are pie fanatics. This was a fun one. The client was quite happy with the end result.
Myrna and I are always coming up with fun and unique ideas, but she may be the one executing on a lot of new ideas since I'm swamped with my flower business for the next few months. But I am sure I'll need a creative release from my flowers and make some new figurines. My husband suggested a hula girl penguin! Hmm......

More Owls-Hoot!

One thing I don't think I'll ever get tired of making is my owls. Just something about them makes me smile. We got a custom order for a set of bride and groom owls in a shade of green to match the succulent plants on the happy couple's wedding cake. The bride-to-be was quite happy with the way they turned out!
And keeping with the theme of owls, I wanted to make something in relation to upcoming graduations. How perfectly fitting for a wise owl to be in a graduation cap complete with tassle and a diploma under his wing. I think this would look really cute on top of a graduation cake and it would be a wonderful keepsake for the graduate :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Custom Wedding Cake Topper

Last week we got a convo from a bride-to-be asking us to do a puppy dog cake topper based on the cupcake topper that we had listed on our gofigurette etsy site.
Since this was one of the cake toppers that I made, Diane told me to go for it. The bride is getting married May 1st, so she immediately sent a picture of her dog, just so I could get an idea of the colors she wanted and some of the detailing she wanted that was specific to her dog. She also requested that the bride wear a veil and carry a bunch of lilac flowers.
For the groom, she requested a top hat and with lilac trim. It's always a challenge to do a custom order and although I hadn't done a dog bride and groom couple before, I thought they came out pretty cute :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Cheer!

Although both Diane and I have been quite busy, we always seem to make time for family. Yesterday my family and I celebrated the Easter holiday and I made arrangements of bunnies, chicks and glittered easter eggs for them. The great thing about Diane and I is that although we may make the same things, we each have our own original style and creativity, so nothing really looks duplicated! Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter holiday!
More to come on wedding cake toppers and graduation figurines so stay tuned!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter from gofigurette!

It's been quite a busy week for Myrna and me with various projects we've been working on. Trying to split my time between DK Designs and gofigurette! sometimes can be challenging. Myrna made me this cute baby chick and Easter eggs in a cute latte style egg cup and because I was running out of time to make gifts for my nieces and nephews for Easter, I decided to follow her lead. So I had these 1 inch square ceramic salt & pepper holders and decided to use them for the chick and the eggs. They came out super cute. I made one each for my son's teachers and for his girlfriend at school. My son is 5 mind you and he's had a girlfriend for over a year now. At least he's a one girl kind of boy! LOL.

Anyway, Myrna and I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter and hope that all your little loved ones find lots of Easter eggs and treats on Sunday!
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