While browsing the internet for the latest trends and super chic finds (all events related of course), I located this fabulous company called Toppers with Glitz. What is a Topper with Glitz? Well, it is a cake topper, but not your ordinary bride and groom cake topper…these toppers come with bling, or as the owner, Sari Watkins, would say…GLITZ!
I had the opportunity to chat with Sari recently about her fabulous cake toppers. Here is a bit of our chat:
Denice: What was your inspiration for taking on Toppers with Glitz?
Sari: Finding something that you're both passionate about, and that you can make a living from, is rare. When I found it, I didn't let it go. Making the toppers suits my personality to a "T". It is tedious work and each one adds a challenge like to putting a puzzle together - I love it!
D: What is the philosophy behind Toppers with Glitz?
S: Quality, quality, quality! From the materials used to the craftsmanship in my work, my products are top of the line. And not just materials -- customer service is a phrase heard all too often these days that is rarely backed with integrity. As a consumer myself I know how frustrating this can be and vow to be different.
D: Can you tell me about a cake topper that you especially enjoyed creating?
S: I am a sucker for romance and love when there is a story behind the design of one of my toppers. Some might find a handcuff chained to an apple an odd choice for a cake topper but if you were a teacher marrying a police officer the topper becomes a personalized symbol of the bride and groom. It's always fun to be part of something clever and creative and to give these brides opportunities that will set their day apart.
D: Do you have any suggestions on ways to preserve and display the monogrammed letters after the big day?
S: The greatest ideas are always from the brides themselves and I have a "Keepsakes" page on my website which is a collection of the best I've heard. Personally, I love the holiday season so using the monogram as a Christmas tree ornament is my favorite!
D: I read in your website that each topper is created by you. Do youfind that this becomes very demanding on your time?
S: The wedding industry is somewhat unique in that you become responsible for a day that someone will remember for the rest of their life. Once I commit to being a part of that, it's not something I take lightly. Summer vacations are a thing of the past so instead I take some time off at the end of the year -- It's a small trade off for doing something I love. Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to fit in starting a family :)
D: Does the design of the cake influence the creation of the topper?
S: This very much depends on the bride. For some brides the topper is the most important piece, and the cake is designed to match it. For others,the cake is to be the focus, and the topper is designed as an accent. Still other brides channel their inner designer and are able to tell meand their baker exactly what they envision. In any situation I'm always interested in hearing about the design of the cake. I love seeing what bakers can do -- to me; a well decorated cake is a more impressive piece of art than a Picasso!
Are you looking for a fabulous cake topper? CALL Sari at Toppers with Glitz, She will give you a cake topper you will never forget! Thank you so much Sari for chatting with me!
Photo credit: Sari Exclusives! (thanks for sharing them!)