Dani’s Blog: THE JUICE

A Wedding Cake Topper Love Story: Tina, Mike & Eli

Meet Tina, Mike & Eli!

Meet Tina, Mike & Eli!

One of my very favorite assignments is to work on is a wedding… I love LOVE and to be involved in anybody’s big day is such an honor. I was so thrilled when Tina Webber, producer for Martha Stewart asked me to design cookie cake toppers for her wedding cake.

Tina and I chatted a bit about the look and feel of her wedding (held at Perona Farms in NJ), her dress and other fun details. I knew I had the perfect cutter to use for them as a couple but I had to order a mini French Bulldog cutter for Eli to keep with the proper size and proportion.

Cookies baked and ready to ice

Cookies baked and ready to ice

While icing I always refer to a photo of my subjects. In this case I pieced together a photo collage in Photoshop detailing the bridal gown, groom's tux, the veil and their furry bestie, Eli! For best accuracy when icing dogs I always request a photo in similar position to the cookie cutter.

While icing I always refer to a photo of my subjects. In this case I pieced together a photo collage in Photoshop detailing the bridal gown, groom’s tux, the veil and their furry bestie, Eli! For best accuracy when icing dogs I always request a photo in similar position to the cookie cutter.

Since we always create doubles of all wedding cake toppers for every order (in case one breaks), Tina requested that one bride topper wear glasses and the other not. Her glasses are so signature her, but she still hadn’t decided if she would wear her glasses on their big day.

Topper Tina with no glasses

Topper Tina with no glasses

The cookie face on this bride is so small, I had to draw the glasses on with a brown LePen (the famed fave pen of all MSLO employees and alum). I added a brush of gold luster to create a bit of a tortoise frame feel and warned her not to eat the head due to the marker. 😉

Topper Tina with glasses

Topper Tina with glasses

The final verdict? She went with the glasses!SDB Wedding Cookie Cake Topper_Paper Hearts cake top detail

And now for some adorable and amazing photos courtesy of their wedding photographer, Paper Hearts Photography

Eli walking down the aisle!

Eli walking down the aisle!

Cake by Palermo's Bakery, Fresh flowers by Tame Floral

Cake by Palermo’s Bakery, Fresh flowers by Tame Floral

Eli looked so cute on the cake!

Eli looked so cute on the cake!

One of the all time best cake tasting photos ever!!!

One of the all time best cake tasting photos ever! Aren’t they an adorable couple?!

The day after the wedding, Tina sent me a text to say everything went great…

SDB Wedding Cookie Cake Topper_Tina head cake topper

Photo Credit: Tina Weber Carmelich

... and that Mike wasn't worried eating the marker glasses!

… and that Mike wasn’t worried eating the marker glasses! Haahaaaha! Photo Credit: Tina Weber Carmelich

I love it when people top off an event by eating and enjoying our cookies! Woohoo! Cake topper success!

This photo is one of my very faves… I totally laughed out loud when I saw it! Photo Credit: Tina Weber Carmelich

I love it when people top off an event by eating and enjoying our cookies! Woohoo! Cookie cake topper success! Cheers and All Good Things to Tina, Mike & Eli! Life is SWEET!

If you are planning your big day come out and see us in Asbury Park tomorrow night for Porta Pizza’s very first Wedding Event– meet local vendors, eat fresh mozzarella, sip bubbly, and stop by and see what fun paper goods work we are up to and enjoy our latest sweets! Hope to see you there! Xo Dani

 

He’s Here! Welcome to the World Baby James!

Woohoo! I’m an Aunt again and sooo excited about it! On June 27th, Baby James Daniel Boglivi was welcomed into the world on what also happened to be Nicole’s birthday! Of course I had to make them some cookies to double celebrate!

Big Sister Eve! The night before James' due date we were all very excited!

Big Sister Eve! The night before James’ due date we were all very excited especially Cecelia!

Since he was born on Nicole's b-day I wanted to bring some birthday cookies to the hospital.

Since he was born on Nicole’s b-day I wanted to bring some birthday cookies to the hospital…

Since Nicole is always on board with sweets eating, she ordered herself a b-day cake too! Yes!!!

Nicole is always on board with sweets eating, she ordered herself a b-day cake too! Yes!!! These are the toppers I made.

While waiting for the word, I set up this platter...

While waiting for the word, I set up this platter…

Here he is! My adorable nephew!

Here he is! My adorable nephew!

Pretty accurate cookie likeness if I do say so myself!

Pretty accurate cookie likeness if I do say so myself!

Here he is checking out his very first dessert buffet with his Uncle KF. Delish birthday cake by Erie Bakery!

Here he is checking out his very first dessert buffet with his Uncle KF. Delish birthday cake by Erie Bakery!

Of coarse we couldn't resist buying him this adorable stuffed animal shark by Jellycat! :)

Of coarse we couldn’t resist buying him this adorable stuffed animal shark by Jellycat! :)

Sweetness!

Sweetness!

Best birthday gift ever!

Best birthday gift ever!

Welcome to the world, Sweet Baby James! We are going to have so much FUN! Life is sweet! Xo Dani