(Closed) DIY Project: Wedding cake topper

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MsGosling510:  So far, looks cool! I vote for clay clothes on the bride. I think that if the only non-clay, non-sculpy material is the dress, it will look a bit barbie doll.All of your other questions are WAYYYYY out of my realm! The only thing I could think of for baking is if you molded the motorcycle from plaster of paris, then used the mold you made to make a clay/plaster of paris mold of the shape of the bike, and bake the topper on that.

I can’t wait to see the finished project!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@takemyhand:  I agree, make something to hold atleast the shape of the seat and other parts of the figures that will be touching the bike, like clay/plaster and wire. I also agree that the dress should also be clay, or fabric covered with plaster if that would make it easier to get it thin enough.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You could also use an air dry clay. That way you don’t have to bake it at all. I’ve never worked with the air dry clay though, so I don’t know how durable it is. Good luck! I’m sure it will look awesome!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is going to be soooo cool I can’t wait to see it!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

That’s so cool! You must be far more talented than me, I could never attempt that!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

This is so awesome!!  I really hope you post updates because I totally want to see pictures of how it turned out!!  You’re an amazing artist too, that’s like straight up Disney studio work!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I canot wait to see how this turns out!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Can’t wait for the next installment. πŸ™‚

Did you solve your “baking the bike” problem?  

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Updates, awesome!!  Thanks for the detailed step-by-step.  Can’t wait to see more!!

eta. I started reading the guestbook thread you linked your first post… you DO work for Disney!!  omg.  so cool!! gush gush πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

So cool! I can’t wait to see more of the process! I’m planning on sculpting our Day of the Dead cake topper. Your process updates will help me out alot!!

 

*HAPPY 500 TO ME!!!

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