Post # 1
Have any of you guys thought about or tried to DIY a cute little animal cake topper? Like the kind that are sold on etsy? I think you use the colored polymer clay from the craft store and bake it in your oven. I’m pretty artsy so I think I might be able to pull off some cute little versions of us (bride & groom) or a pair of cute animals.
I would totally support this designer if I had the money, but sadly I don’t.
Aren’t these the cutest? Check out her other designs. My fiance is a dinosaur lover and I think they’re pretty cool, too so the little dino’s might be cute!
Post # 3
A made little lobster claws myself. I painted on some shading and detail. Those dinosaurs are too cute!! Sorry the only photo I could find is pre-painting, but you get the point anyways 😉
Post # 5
@lkr736: My suggestion with the clay is just make sure you have a REALLY CLEAN workspace and hands because we thought we were clean and then we kept picking up gunk or if we were using one color of clay and switched to the other without washing our hands, the color would come off onto the clay. I think it’d be easy to paint over them though if needed.
Post # 6
Just a heads up for anyone who falls in love with these toppers. The seller on etsy (theaircastle) who makes these is AMAZING! I am pretty crafty and talented with the clay, but the stress would have gotten to me. Plus they were PERFECT! So we decided that because we would keep them forever and they will probably be the one reminder of our wedding that is front and center in our homes after it is over that we would splurge.
If you are even considering getting custome clay toppers… GET THEM FROM THIS SELLER!!!! I can not begin to tell you how wonderful, patient and FUN she was to work with. She finished them in what seemed like record time. They were packaged with loving care and attention to make sure they arrived in once piece.
My topper might be the most exciting thing about my wedding so far. It was much more than we were planning on spending, but worth every penny!
Post # 7
we got our custom made clay topper from a fellow bee for less than $50!!! she did an AMAZING job and i’d highly recommend her!!
Post # 8
Excuse the dodgy iPhone pic – the light in my kitchen is shocking! Lol and the buns look wet – I used a pearlescent Sculpey!
It is hard work to get them right, mine are covered in fingerprints and I still havent decided if i like the colour…
I used the Sculpey Ultra Light in the middle so they didnt crush my cake, they are about 8cm tall?
Post # 9
I love those dinosaurs. Saw them a couple of weeks ago on etsy. Wish I had the money too, but I work at a Joanns store. So I wanna make my own which will be a lot cheaper. So I’m actually in the process of trying to make my own. A little difficult, but I’m gonna keep at it. I have time, wedding is not till October. Good luck with making yours.
Post # 10
I had thought about this. and i think you could definetly do it. remember to have very clean hands, work the clay well. The warmer it is the easier it is to mould. also i would think about adding a little hole underneath so you can stick a skewer in it and then it would sit nicely on your cake! 🙂 also if you use things like the back of spoons it can help to smooth out the lines on your work. I did do a course in clay, however im not sure if it is the same as the types you use to make these little cuties, however to get a smooth finish we would wet the clay.. anywyas something you could try i guess?
would love to see some more finished products!!