Recently, we sat down with Laurel from Go Against the Grain, a shop specializing in all kinds of cupcake toppers, drink stirrers and labels for different occassions...including weddings! She was kind enough to let us know all the ins and outs of her absolutely adorable Etsy shop and give us a little discount goodie (see the end of her interview for more details.) We also added a few extra photos in the spirit of Halloween. Maybe you will be inspired to use that discount code?
We hope you enjoy!
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How did you get started on your cupcake toppers?
I noticed that most cupcake toppers were in the shape of a circle and wanted to do something different. Buntings and pennants have always been popular so I tried out the flag shape and they are quite popular! They are a fun and simple way to add a little extra something.
When did you start designing for cupcakes?
I have always been a fan of cupcakes, even before they gained popularity. I started designing my cupcake flags around 2008 for holidays with my family.
Everyone would comment about how great they were so I thought I'd try selling em! Now I've branched out quite a bit to flags for drinking straws and other fun things you can use to adorn cupcakes and treats!
What are your favorite materials?
I would be lost with out my trusty Macbook Pro, some sharp scissors and a paper cutter, lots of colored cardstock, my printer and various types of adhesive.
What's the craziest project you've been asked to design?
I had a company called Knurture contact me for 1,000 custom cupcake flags! To date it is my largest order. It is also a pretty random one as they didn't use the flags on cupcakes!
They were included in kits that they sent out to their prospective clients as part of a contest! The kit included little stuffed aliens with my flags stuck in their hands.
The contest was to take photos of the aliens doing all kinds of things. It was great to see such creative thinking! You can see some of the entries at www.knurtureinvades.com.
What do you love the most about your work?
I love that while the products are essentially the same, they are each very unique in their own way.
Is there anything else you'd like to add for our Tying the Knot readers?
Readers can get 10% off in my shop! Use the code: TTK10
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