Make you own wedding cake toppers…?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Mrsclause: I can’t be much help with making the dogs, but I did do something similar.  I purchased these free standing 1960s Barbie/Ken ornaments, did some repainting on them and then assembled them on a wood base with a cat and a diy hockey stick/puck.  I just decorated the base with gather ribbon after painting it, glued pearls and rhinestones around, and then the individual pieces. I aslo went a little nuts blinging out Barbie’s dress, but that’s another story.

 

 

 

 

Can you find small ceramic/plastic dogs that look similar to yours? They are usually sold in toy sections. Just a thought.

 

There are some really talented bees on here that may be able to help you sculpt them.

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

What type of dogs are they?

If you’re looking to make terriers, this YouTube video looks decent:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgJcWXFaJvc

I’m not sure which would would be cheaper in the UK: Polymer Clay vs Fondant Modelling.

Fondant Modelling (aka sugar-craft in the UK) could be an easier alternative. You could find fondant molds. Or you could use fondant mold & pour white chocolate into, then paint with edible paints.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9u63Mh-SsY (Fondant modelling a dog)

ETA: Edible glue is easy to make.
1/2 tsp gum tragacanth (or stabilizer)
3 tbsp boiled water

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

i made my own topper out of fimo. i havent ever used it before and found it REALLY easy to work with. found a pic of the characters i wanted online and then worked on copying them. Fimo has to be baked to dry it so you dont have to finish the topper in one go – i made these over the course of about 2 weeks then cooked them at the end.

i bought the fimo from ebay – VERY reasonable (compared to hobbycraft!!)

have fun with it, start with basic shapes and add detail from there. your FI will LOVE it!x

(sorry the pic is so huge!)

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I second looking for small ceramic dogs, exactly my thoughts. Look on ebay. Unless there is a reason you are making them yourself? What does your cake topper look like? 

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