Monday, December 1, 2014

1000th Sale!

Samantha from the New York Cakepopery had no clue what my plans were when she purchased a custom made stand from me yesterday.

She turned out to be my 1000th sale on Etsy!  As a token of my appreciation and to mark this milestone I am giving her the stand for FREE! 

It’s taken me 4 years to get here and I’m grateful to all of you who have done business with me.  It’s still fun and always a challenge to see what I can do with the ideas that get presented to me.  The majority of the things I sell are inspired by my customers who have very specific needs that can’t be fulfilled by off the shelf products.  I love doing custom work!

Speaking of custom work, I want you to take a minute and browse her Etsy shop.  She does things with cake pops I’ve not seen before.   This one is my favorite Lalaloopsy Cake Pops

Thank you Samantha, and enjoy!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Surprise in store for # 1000 !

Well, it's been 4 years since I opened my Etsy shop and as of today I'm sitting at 999 sales.  I have a special surprise for number 1000, and what a great time of year for it to happen.  I can't wait.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Spiral Cake Pop Stand Video.

World Premier Video!

My new spiral cake pop stand.  See it in my Etsy shop here Mikes Amazing Stands in the "cake pop stand" section.

Just because I could!

More about it to come.....

Monday, January 6, 2014

Margot's Christmas Tree Cupcake Stand

I received a wonderful email that I had to share.  Margot had me build this stand for her so she could surprise her Aunt.  Thanks Margot for letting me be a small part of the wonderful thing you did.  Below is her message.

The attached snap shows what I did over Christmas.  It's a picture of Kevin (my husband, the elf) next to your custom 'tree' created for my Aunt Connie, who has been bed ridden the last few years.
Every year, I try to come up with a new trick.  So this year, I decided that I would make her custom stockings (that's what you see in the picture in red and white) to hand out to all those confined in her "assisted living facility", along with big mugs filled with cocoa, cups of candy and cupcakes.  That's what you see on the tree.  It was a huge success!  You'd have thought we'd given them a $1M.  Goes to show, it doesn't take a lot to brighten someone's day. 
Kevin and I were the elves denoted on the custom stockings.  And Connie became 'Connie Claus' by way of a "Santa snuggie".   It was perfect!  Then we had jiggle bells to alert each resident that Connie Claus was in the house. 
In fact, it went so well, we might do this every year, cuz it made so many lonely people happy.   
Thanks again, your tree really made all the difference!  And Kevin was impressed with how easy it was to assemble, as well as how well made it is.  And it enabled me to put the heavy stockings and mugs on the tree, so I didn't have to figure out how to tote them separately!  What a life saver!!!
Of course, feel free to use for your marketing purposes! Hugs!

This is the picture of it in my shop.  I made it with a 1" thick base which made it 5 feet tall, instead of the 10" thick base which makes it close to 6 feet tall. .  I have the 10" base version listed on Etsy here Christmas tree stand