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Layer Cake Shop in Country Living Magazine!

Posted on January 02 2011

What a way to ring in the new year.. we have been featured in Country Living Magazine!

The issue just hit the newstands and we are overjoyed with how it turned out.  We vote this the hardest secret to keep in 2010 and the very best thing of 2011.. so far!

The article, Making a Country Living, is a regular article that features a different female owned business each month.  Its right in the front on page 20!

They photographed a TON of different products, and ended up choosing our Small Deer Toppers and Retro Baby Animals. We had no way of knowing what they would feature, which made it a bit hard to stock up on these little guys.  We sold out of them really quick, but no worries, they are on order and will be here asap!  Make sure to sign up to be notified when they are back in stock if you are waiting for them.

Country Living contacted us at the end of September and we only had a few weeks to prepare.  I (greta) looked at about 300 dresses online to find just the right one.  I found this one from Anthropologie with the help of my BFF.. thanks Sara!  Then I was on the hunt for the perfect cardigan.  I spent many hours cardigan shopping! Kristen has an amazing collection of vintage clothes and already had that perfect little red puffed sleeve number..LOVE it!

There was hair dying to be done, hair cuts, raiding of the makeup drawers, curtains to be made, some touch up painting on the walls, oh and what to put on the bulletin board.   It was fun, and when your aiming for perfect it gets a little crazy!  There was a whole lot of laughing at the insanity of it all!

We were photographed by the awesome Aimee Herring, she was so much fun to work with!

Here is the cover!  Thanks Country Living!

It was a great experience and we are amazed at how our shop has grown from its tiny beginnings in just 2-1/2 years.  We couldn't have done it without all of you, our incredible customers!  We have received some of the sweetest emails from County Living readers, and a lot of questions.  We hope to do a little business related FAQ in the future to help answer some of them.  If you have any questions that you would like to add feel free to put them in the comments on this post, or email us.


  • KatieC: January 16, 2011

    Hey gals! I just read about you in Country Living. What a fab business you have, and you gals are as adorable as your cake toppers. :-) I’m very excited about your toppers. And also very excited to hear how your business just came out of your lovely childhood memories. I’d love to hear more about how you got started. I’ll be watching for your biz Q&A. Way to go, sistahs! Rock on, girlies.

  • Tricia @ {every}nothing wonderful: January 23, 2011

    Congratulations neighbors! We’ll not quibble about how our town is spelled – the feature is fabulous all the same! How exciting for you!

  • Laura Leseberg: February 02, 2011

    I found you in Country Living magazine, too! Couldn’t wait to get online and look you up. Great blog and website.

  • Liz@HoosierHomemade: January 06, 2011

    Congrats! I just stumbled across your website for supplies and LOVE it…I do LOTS of cupcakes on Hoosier Homemade and will be visiting you often!

  • Melissa Stephens: January 06, 2011

    Enjoyed your articlein CL and your website too!!

  • DeniseMarie: January 11, 2011

    Congrats to you girls!! What a great story in Country Living Mag and love that the whole thing was inspired by childhood memories of the bakery and that you started on Etsy!!

  • Bridgette: January 05, 2011

    WOWSA! I just opened my new Country Living and there you were!
    Prepare for the boom in business:)

  • Greta: January 05, 2011

    Thanks everyone, we are really excited and glad you all love the shop!

  • Bonnie: January 06, 2011

    Just started perusing my Jan issue of Country Living Mag and stumbled upon the article “Making a Country Living” with you as their featured business. How delighted I was to read your story so I went to your website and fell in love with all the little cake toppers you sell. I am a girl of nostalgia and it took me back to the time when my mother made my sister’s and I birthday cakes from scratch. The cakes were always lop-sided but on top were these little wooded birthday candle holders made to look like “Chinamen”. I wish I had the forthought to keep them. My parents are both gone but the memories of those happy birthday celebrations and little cake toppers bring a smile to my face. Thank you for doing what you do and congrats!

  • meaghan (the decorated cookie): January 05, 2011

    Congratulations!!! Great great news. I’ll have to go get a copy!!

  • Mary Jo: January 05, 2011

    I had not heard of you until I received my Country Living, and I immediately logged on to your site! I am a novice cake decorator, and I am just in love with your site and blog! I’m proud to be a fan!!!

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  • June g.: January 04, 2011

    I was sooo happy when i saw you featured in my magazine:) congrats!

  • Emily: January 04, 2011

    Congratulations! That had to be so exciting! I’m going to have to get that magazine!

  • SMoore: January 05, 2011

    I wasn’t familiar with you ladies until I got my Country Living! I absolutely fell head over heels in love with everything I saw! I will definitely be placing orders left and right! :)

  • Becca: January 04, 2011

    oh my goodness, you guys are so adorable. I love it. So proud, I’m crying. :-)

  • Kelly: January 04, 2011

    wow! awesome job you two! you both have a lot to celebrate in 2011. and you look radiant!

  • becca @ birthday girl: January 04, 2011

    congrats on all the good press! you totally deserve it- your stuff is the best!!!

  • Kristie: January 04, 2011

    I just wanted to tell you that I found you in Country Living last week and I was more than excited. I spent a solid hour looking at your shop and telling my husband how cool everything is, and your prices are so reasonable. You are now in the list of blogs I follow so I can keep track of you! I will be placing orders in 2011, so excited!!! Congrats on making it into the magazine!!!


  • lindsay: January 03, 2011


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