Post # 1
I’m debating if I want to
1. make my topper
2. get it from Etsy
3. not having one.
I like crafting in general but I don’t know if I have enough time though. Also, I haven’t used polymer clay at all. Etsy products seem too expensive to me and I’m not into a non-customized topper, so if I can’t make one and can’t justify the Etsy cost, I’m going to skip one.
If I want to make one, could you please advice what to buy?? Should I something like this? (assorted color polymer clay)
Or buy a white one and paint later? It seems many bees have rocked it. Could you please share your experiences?
Post # 3
@afake79: Hi there! My sister and I made my cake topper out of polymer clay, and we bought the fimo kind that you posted above. You really don’t need much, so you could even go to a local art store (or i’m sure amazon has them too) and just buy the colors that you need. Here’s my cake topper:
We had also found a tutorial on making these guys, so we used this to start:
Hope this helps a bit!
Post # 4
@pengoala: Thanks! yes, it’s very helpful and your topper is so cute 🙂
Post # 5
@afake79: Thanks! Yeah, we liked them quite a bit. 🙂
Post # 6
Polymer clay has a very slight opalesece, which makes me prefer it unpainted, but whatever is more convenient for your needs.
Polymer clay sometimes rejects paints, and the paints remain sticky forever. Though it seems more common with acetone based paint. Either way, just bake an extra little but to test your paints on.
Also, please be aware of the weight of your topper. An armiture, or even just a core of crumpled aluminum foil will help keep your sculpt light.
Post # 7
I made our shark and otter out of fimo clay as well but ended up putting them on a stack of fabric covered books near our cake instead of on top of it (since they were so heavy). And although I love them to pieces, I definitely don’t think they are anywhere near the level of some Etsy sellers – just something to keep in mind if you’re like me and are pretty crafty but lack even basic sculpting experience.
Also, in order to keep our cake from feeling naked, I ended up making a bunting banner out of wooden skewers, hemp, and paper and placing some really cute bride/group cupcake toppers I received at my bridal shower underneath.
For me, this allowed me to have the best of all worlds 🙂