Post # 1
I was wondering if any of you could help me…First of all I am not a very creative person but I am very good at following instructions. I am also not the kind of person who can cook without a recipe which is why I need your help.
I know what wedding cake topper I will be purchasing however I would like to make two dogs to go with them that would resemble our pets as a surprise for FI. Does anyone know how to make a topper? I don’t even know where to begin. I have struggled to find anything online and I am very interested to hear from someone who has made their own.
Mrs Clause xx
Post # 3
@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
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
What type of dogs are they?
If you’re looking to make terriers, this YouTube video looks decent:
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
- 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
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?