Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Something Packaged

I was born a Virgo. Some say it's my biggest weakness (those who have problems with perfection, that is), others my biggest strength. But one thing is clear, when it comes to my products, I like to make things look as perfect as possible.

I'm very matchy-matchy and like consistency, organization and an overall perfect presentation. My secret fetish... packaging. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I get when I walk into a 'paper and things' boutique and become surrounded by embossed wrapping paper and handmade cards with 3D effects... pads of papers with daily quotes and empty boxes made from thick cardstock or plastic... and the agendas (even though it could be the middle of July and no-need for one in the current year or too early to start planning the next). I always leave with absolutely nothing I need.... yet, an array of possibilities.

One of the favourite parts of my job is packaging my products. For me, it's the final cherry on top.

Something Sporty

This past weekend, I was asked to design a cake for a hockey themed party. My client and I brainstormed on a handful of ideas of possible cake designs - such as a big hockey puck, a skating rink, a jersey, etc. I don't think either of us were completely sold on any of the ideas but we settled on designing a hockey bag filled with stuff that Joe likes.

Less then a week before the event, I (along with every other Canadian) was watching the Olympic Men's final hockey game - Canada vs. USA - and it hit me. A life-sized cake of the Stanley Cup.

... Three sleepless nights later, it was finished.