Post # 1
I’ve been looking everywhere to find a cake topper that I would like. I can’t find anything. I don’t want the traditional cake toppers with the bride and groom or the bride and groom’s initials. I just think they will become knict knacks after the wedding and I really don’t want that. I’ve been thinking about doing a cake topper as a DIy project, but I don’t know where to start or what to do. I’ve seen some DIY cake toppers (little flags, for example) but I wasn’t crazy about them.
I love flowers but I’ve been told its not a good idea to have real flowers as a cake topper. Do any of you bees have suggestions as to what I can do as a DIY project for a cake topper with silk flowers, for example.
I would really appreciate your suggestions or let me know what you did for your cake topper.
Looking forward to reading you all.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
I had real flowers on our cake and they worked out just fine! For our topper, I had our momogra, in crystals, but it did end up gathering dust after the wedding, so I love your idea of keeping it simple!
Post # 4
Personally, I want to do this as a cake topper:
I like that it’s a little different. But if you are concerned about flowers, why not icing ones? They can look really beautiful as well.
Post # 5
I was in your same position until I found my cake topper on Etsy. It was a little pricey, but I loved it so much I didn’t care. Plus it matched our engagement photos.
Here it is on my cake. The topper was made out of clay. Not sure how good you are with your hands but theres always clay I suppose!
Post # 6
BriansBride : I checked the link to the cake topper and I absolutely love it. As a matter of fact, I remember seeing it on a wedding site and I thought it was beautiful. I will enquire about the icing flowers. Sounds like a great idea.
Hippos : I love the LOVE sign. Its beautiful and that is the kind of item you can keep after the wedding and place it in your house without thinking its only a silly little knick knack.
Post # 7
Etsy has some great ones have you checked them out?
Post # 8
FI and I actually got salt and pepper shakers that are kissing pandas because its our nickname for each other. Most people at our wedding outside of close family probably dont even know this about us, but I like the idea of being able to use them for a practical reason after the wedding (as S and P shakers) or I was thinking of threading some wire through and using as ornaments.
Post # 9
pandaroo Yes, I believe I saw the kissing pandas on the Internet and I just love them. they are so cute. Our nicknames is turtle and froggie and I would love to have a turtle and a frog on my cake but I just can<t find anything. I do have some small ones made out of wood that my stepdaughter brought for us from Cuba and I w as thinking of using them, but I<m afraid they could be heavy and also they are made out of dark brown wood so I don<t know if it would look nice on the cake.
Post # 10
I used ornaments and made them a little more ‘wedding’ by adding a veil and a tophat.
I think it’d be super cute to have a turtle and a frog!! But that’s just me. I love things like that which are personal and meaninful to the couple.
*No, my DH doesn’t call me penquin and I don’t call him polar bear. Though his daughter LOVES penguins and couldn’t get enough of this cake topper lol. I may gift it to her.
Post # 11
@Lauraine: There are TONS of wedding cake toppers on Etsy that you could customize with a turtle and frog.
Post # 12
What’s wrong with having real flowers on a cake? Just wondering because I had them on mine. Though not really my decision…
I made my own topper from polymer clay. It’s easier than I thought it would be. There’s a lot of tutorials online and on YouTube.