Just got this very nice review of a topper I did for a customer (Rhonda Y.). It is a very nice review and I am trying to make it a point to let all six of my readers know what my work entails.
"I ordered a cake topper for my wedding cake from Paul Pape this past
August for an October wedding. Paul immediately emailed with a timeline
of when he would start working on the topper and when it would be
shipped. The cake topper arrived exactly when he said it would and was
packaged very carefully. Paul responded incredibly fast to any
questions I had and when he told me about the lifetime warranty on the
cake topper, I knew how strongly he stands behind his products and
service. The lifetime warranty was more than I expected and made me
realize that every penny spent on the topper was worthwhile.
cake topper itself is honestly the most amazing thing I've ever seen.
Paul captured every detail from the pictures I sent him. I've taken so
long to write this review just because I don't have the words to
describe how happy it made me when I first took it out of the box. Just
to give an idea of how these cake toppers make all who see them feel,
when I showed my mom, sisters, and friends, everyone had the same
reaction: they all giggled with such joy that I knew that this cake
topper would be a part of not just my wedding day, but something that
everyone who saw it will remember for a long time. My husband, our
families, and everyone who knows and loves us were so thrilled because
everything from the detail in our dress and tux to the pose captured us
I could go on and on about the topper, but I just
want everyone who is thinking about ordering from Paul know that they
are making an excellent decision, one they won't regret, and ordering
from Paul is truly an investment in something that you'll spend the
rest of your life enjoying."
Thank you, Rhonda, for allowing me to add something special to your special day. It's reviews like that that make me really enjoy what I do. The above pictures are her topper.
I know, I know... I said there would be a new vlog today, but I spent the day finishing the Hallo-Mii-nies instead. The above picture is what they look like. The scuplts are done and I am prepping the molds for casting. The colors that you see are just Photoshopped, and the actual colors will be more vibrant.
I am still working on the vlog (and sometime soon I will finish it), but until then, I will just have to continue typing.
So, it was just looking too ragged and someone had to do something, so it was left to me to mow the set.
My bucket list for theatre:
Pool boy- check
Lawn maintenence- CHECK
Fire Fighter- fingers crossed
It's finally here. I am sitting in the dark on a beautiful day (isn't that typical?) and we are starting the tech process. The grass seems to have survived (watering certainly helped) and the show has a decent pace. Linds is tidying up the costumes as I type this and will be adding them later tonight.
The actors seem to be using the grass well. Only one has a tendency to avoid it, but I am sure that will change. Only three more techs to go. I will post better pictures later.
As I sit here in front of the theatre, waiting for someone with the security code to disable the alarm, I have to remind myself that I actaully like to design theatre and this is totally worth it. You see, I am here to discuss aspects of the design. Aspects that were, I assumed, decided long ago. Little did I know that the design decisions weren't mine to make, but instead were mine to suggest.
I don't mind group design, but the collaborators need to know what they are talking about. To be told that I need to use a black scrim so that it can show the lights better makes me sad. Or to have someone suggest that I need to add a little clutter to " break up the clean lines" puckers my asshole. Ah well, I suppse that is just the nature of this beast. It just gets to be frustrating. It is hard to trust these days. Trust that I know what I am talking about. Knowing that, perhaps they do too.
I am in the thick of Miis right now, and have my out-of-town friend staying for a few days. This all adds up to little time to work, or long nights taking care of business. Today I will be shipping out five Miis and a Squat to a nice man in Japan. My friend snapped a great picture of the Miis, CHORUS LINE-style. Enjoy.
Next entry; The ins and outs of wedding favor packaging. 150 sets of custom chocolate Miis due this Friday!!